Poker Flat Recordings has been dealing out underground house music with a unique twist since 1999; from the defining debut “Loverboy” through the Bugnology series, acclaimed albums and worldwide club hits, Steve Bug’s essential imprint has unearthed new talent, developed rising stars and welcomed veterans into the fold. Steve Bug’s reputation as an exceptionally gifted DJ, producer and music connoisseur is about to carry the beloved imprint to its 15th anniversary, which will be celebrated with its finest collection of raw talent yet, starting with this first installment of the anniversary series called 4 Jacks.
Following the winning format of the series thus far, Part 4 boasts two slamming new remixes of classics from the vault, and two brand spanking new tracks from Poker Flat’s stellar roster. Trentemøller’s electro touchstone “Always Something Better” now draws the attention of DJ Tennis and Mind Against, who keep it slow and suspenseful with an intricate and modern deep house makeover.
Chardronnet vs. Afrilounge’s “Shake It” was a defining moment of minimal tech in 2005, and Ejeca modernises it with a full-bodied treatment of peaktime melodic techno. The finale offering of new tracks created to mark the anniversary come from John Tejada & Justin Maxwell and Kindimmer; the former reach for vintage boompty house and noodly acid on “All We Know”, while the latter opts for delicately minimalist deep house construction for the chiming, gleaming “Tremor”
With all four of Poker Flat’s 4 Jacks now been revealed, the label has played its winning hand once again, demonstrating just how they have stayed at the top of their game at 15 years deep.
Poker Flat 4 Jacks p. 4 is out now.