Novel presents Steve Bug (Poker Flat Recordings)

Novel presents Steve Bug (Poker Flat Recordings)

29th May 2015

Brown Alley


A dedicated, energetic and constantly surprising talent, Steve Bug is nothing less than an electronic music ambassador. Resident Advisor once called Steve Bug the “Gentleman of Techno” referring to his sense of duty and dependability as one of the world’s most renowned DJs and producers. The same professionalism that means he’s hardly ever missed a DJ gig is evident in his work as a composer, producer and owner of the Poker Flat Recordings label. Every step he takes is well considered, but always tempered with his own fine humor.

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.

His international breakthrough as an album-artist was his fourth studio long player Sensual in 2002, which, followed by the essential Bugnology mix series along with high profile mix CDs for Cocoon, Fabric, Fuse and more, continued to rouse support for Steve Bug’s in-demand DJ style, propelling his career to new heights.

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 label. In Spring of 2012 he hosted the first official Poker Flat events in London and Barcelona to critical acclaim.

With over 80 releases, at least 40 remixes, plus compilations and over 500 release credits, it would be difficult to think of Steve Bug as anything less than prolific. Ever driven by the hunger to break new grounds Steve Bug presented his fifth studio album Noir in 2012.

Demonstrating his consistent relevance to an ever changing music industry, Steve Bug’s latest EP Simple, Thick & Raw released in January of 2014 has already received excellent reviews and listed number one in Faze Magazine’s monthly round up. One of the most consistent producers of electronic music world wide, Steve Bug will continue his upward trajectory through 2014.