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
October18 WedSecret Artists in Residence x ADE, Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, NL
October18 WedMusic for the Radical Xenomaniac / Gert x ADE Lab, Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, NL
October18 WedClubbing Heritage x ADE x Steve Rachmad & Manuela de Jong - Budimilic, Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam, NL
October21 SatMathew Jonson & Steve Rachmad Live x ADE, Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, NL
October21 SatSterac @ DJ Bone presents Homeless Homies, Radion Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
November03 FriSTERAC @ Reclaim Your City, Bassiani, Tbilisi, GE
November04 Satb2b Dimitri, RLGC, Amsterdam, NL
November05 SunSterac & Lady Starlight LIVE @ 20 Years AD, E1 (Studio Spaces), London, GB
MonthDayEvent + info