When you think of the best way to describe the world’s finest DJs and producers, what comes to mind?
Only a handful of people can really claim to fit that description, but this week’s guest is all of the above…
Because in the hot seat this week is Steve Bug – a pioneering DJ, producer and label owner who is famed for his ability not only to adapt to changing trends, but set them.
Through his label Poker Flat Recordings, Steve helped pioneer the early 00s minimal tech house sound, and together with the various other labels he also runs, has made a profound contribution to the European house and techno scene as we know it.
His talents have also granted him releases on labels such as Bedrock, Knee Deep In Sound, Minus, Cocoon and Defected, and Steve’s regular touring schedule sees him playing to loyal crowds all over the world.
In this episode we discuss everything from how he generates his initial ideas all the way through to finishing them, how to find inspiration in the studio and stay true to your sound, plus the best approach to take to get your music heard by the top labels in the business.
More than two decades into his storied career, Steve still remains a singularly talented artist.
Listen to this week’s podcast to find out how!
- Give yourself time to explore ideas, and try things out – you don’t always have to create something that’s worth releasing.
- It’s healthy to grow slow, take your time, and develop your sound and skills as a producer.
- A small group of true fans, those that love exactly what you’re doing, is better than a bunch of people who only like what they want to hear.
- Try to make contact with DJs when they pass by your local club, and develop a meaningful foundation to share your music with them.
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