Since his earliest days in the scene, Amsterdam’s electronic music pioneer Steve Rachmad has created a legion of monikers to cover the variety and broadness of his compositions. Black Scorpion, Tons of Tones, Rachmad Project, Scorp, Parallel 9, Ignacio, Dreg, Sterac Electronics; they all represent a different facet of Rachmad’s music.

One of the main creatures living on Planet Rachmad has always been STERAC, a side of Steve’s musical personality that’s not easily described. Let’s say that where other aliases are used for excursions to more dub-, disco-, or house- oriented records, STERAC’s focus has always been on the no-nonsense, darker, and deeper side of techno. The STERAC discography consists of signature cuts, spread out over genre-defining labels such as M-Plant, Tresor, Klockworks, Afterlife, Mote Evolver, Indigo Aera and Delsin. Over the years it’s been reinterpreted, remixed, and reworked by peers such as Ricardo Villalobos, Vince Watson and Marc Romboy.

The work rarely fits current trends or pushes through to the absolute top of subjective charts. Rather it simmers, always ready to spark the rise of new generations, parties, and artists’ careers within the musical biotope we all love.

His effort and independent attitude have made STERAC a regular on many a stage. From his hometown’s Awakenings, to Berghain in Berlin, Movement festival in Detroit, Fabric London, Loft Barcelona, D-Edge in Sao Paulo, and more.

If you don’t want to miss out when STERAC passes through your town or sends new material into this world, keep an eye on one of the following channels:

Agenda Steve Rachmad
MonthDayEvent + info
June22 SatSterac & Deniro @ C12 NITE, C12, Bruxelles, Belgium
July06 SatSTERAC @ Freerotation Audio Visual Festival, Baskerville Hall Hotel, Hereford, Wales
July07 SunDoc Ciroc b2b Sterac Electronics @ Freerotation Audio Visual Festival, Baskerville Hall Hotel, Hereford, Wales
July18 ThuQ&A with gear: STERAC & Lady Starlight, The Factory, St. Petersburg, United States
July19 FriSTERAC & Lady Starlight LIVE @ Fader, The Factory, St. Petersburg, United States
July20 SatSTERAC & Lady Starlight LIVE @ 6AM, TBA Warehouse, Los Angeles, United States
July26 FriSTERAC aka Steve Rachmad @ The Great Beyond Festival, Minnesota River Valley Sanctuary, Franklin, United States
August04 SunSTERAC @ Dekmantel Festival 10 Years, Amsterdamse Bos, Amsterdam, Netherlands
August10 SatSteve Rachmad, Loveland Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
August17 SatLandjuweel @ Boogie Bos, Ruigoord, Amsterdam, Netherlands
August30 FriSterac b2b Ignez @ Vault Sessions Vinyl Weekender, Radion Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
September13 FriColin Benders & Sterac LIVE, Bassiani, Tbilisi, Georgia
November01 FriSteve Rachmad, Audio Club, Geneva, Switzerland
November09 SatWooferland & The Beginning, Thuishaven, Amsterdam, Netherlands