Having grown up in Germany’s techno and acid-house heyday, Steve Bug’s love for a perfect groove is as apparent now as it was back then.
His DJ skills and a keen, innovative ear led him not down the typical path of the early nineties trance and harder dance scene, but instead towards a fresher, hybrid sound–merging stripped deep house, tweaked out acid and more minimal forms of techno and electronic music. With annual label compilations, a variety of artist albums, and new concepts like the Forward to the Past series, Steve Bug continues to steadily develop his Poker Flat imprint, as well as his own internationally touring DJ career. In recent years, he has taken the label further afield, with the Big Bluff event series stopping off in major cities worldwide and in hosting a label party with Boiler Room Berlin.
On 29 October, Steve Bug returns to Los Angeles where he will be manning the decks at Minimal Effort‘s Halloween party alongside the likes of Pete Tong, Tiga, Audion, Mark Farina, Tensnake, and many more. Anticipating the event Steve has been kind enough to provide us with an exlcusive mix of deep house tracks, of which he describes as:
“For this podcast I decided to create a very special house mix featuring my favorite house tunes of the past few years, from deep and beautiful to ruff and nasty and back again. I hope you enjoy it.”