The last in our series of winter techno gigs and also our last international guest for this year; Germany's Steve Bug.
A year for which our new venture, Nightflight which has been far beyond even our expecations. A night about a mix of a great crowd, our rock solid residents and the chance to bring over some of our favourite artists. 2008's guest roster included Claude Von Stroke, Joakim, Todd Terje, Aeroplane, Marc Houle, Reverso 68, Mock'n'Toof, Synth Eastwood. Rory Phillips, Francois K, Justus Köhnke, Skull Juice DJs, Prins Thomas, Tobi Neumann and many more.
Back to the task at hand. Steve Bug started his DJ-career in a small after-hour bar near Ibiza’s Space back in 1991 - soon becoming resident DJ in the best club in his hometown Bremen and booked to major German events such as the Love Parade.
After “Volksworld”, his first LP on Raw Elements, together with the mix compilations “Da Minimal Funk Part 1 & 2” Steve finished the label in order to set up two brand-new platforms for vinyl releases – Dessous and Poker Flat n 1999, followed by the launch of Audiomatique Recordings in 2004. Nowadays he is busy with labelwork and DJing aroud the globe.
This gig sees us teaming up with Electric Shock or as their more commonly known, Electric City who first had Steve over back in 2006 when The Button Factory was then simply called The Temple Bar Music Centre (what a stupid name)
His Poker Flat label, set up in 1998, is still one of the freshest imprints around and has been leading the way with a stellar release history from people such as Hawtin, Trentemoeller, John Tejada, Detroit Grand Pubahs and many more.
Steve's releases tretch back to 1993 on the classic Superstition label and subsequently on Minus, Ovum, Kompakt and a series of gems on Poker Flat itself. His DJ sets are the stuff of legend and his Bugnology Mixes have been rocking our M50-cruising souped-up Nissan Micras for the past few years too and his last installment has just got us another speeding fine as it made us go from Blanch to da Dalkin Top Gear style.
Support comes from Nightflight's Little David and from the EC stable Big Giles Armstrong