As any cool kid of the 90's, Strip Steve grew up with Offspring, the
passion more or less regular of skateboard, and the art of
turntablism. Few scratches and a failure in a rap band after, he
remembered how much Armand van Helden, Cassius & Daft Punk's videos he
used to watch before "Yo MTV rap" started, torn his sentimental life,
and more his whole existence.
He started mixing at 14 with his first turntables, and slowly made
parties with his friends in his hometown (Bordeaux) that mixed every
kind of music they found exciting, with always one purpose: that the
people had fun very simply.
2007, Steve is now 20 and listen for most to House & Techno. Inspired
by the masters Dj Sneak & Paul Johnson, as much as by listening to the
Crydamoure compilations, his goal is to bring back House where it
should never left: the dancefloor.
And he knows how to do: his dj sets make crashing Chicago House
classics (Robert Armani, Dj Pierre, Marshall Jefferson, Armando...),
nowadays Techno Anthems (Boys Noize, the french record labels
Institubes & Ed Banger...), early 90's Rave
Ufos (this kid has fascination for for Prodigy & Bizarre Inc.) or the
best 12" electronic music has ever made (Masters at Work, Romanthony,
Daft Punk, LFO, Joey Beltram...).
2008, At the beginning of the year Strip Steve released his first EP
on Boysnoize Records. Yet another proof by Labelboss Alex Ridha that
he supports young & fresh talents. Bookings all over Europe and his
first Austrlia Tour has been the result of it.
Many artists got interested to his own special sound and Remixes for
Shadow Dancer (BNR), Van She (Modular) and Outlander (R&S) followed.
Another huge milestone in his life took place on the 2nd half of the
year. Falling in love with the german capital Steve moved from his
mum's house in Bordeaux to Berlin to life as a free man and start
concentrating on his music.
During tea time and a short session with Boys Noize, Steve
participates in the making of a track which will become a huge single
(named Jeffer) of the furthcoming Album calle"d Power".
2009, In this year finally the whole world could get inspired by the
Strip Steve sound. Every weekend another show. Tokyo, Sydney,
Auckland, Support Act for the "Boys Noize Power Tour" and whole Europe
were stops by the New Berliner.
During his Tour he still found time to work on banging remixes for
artists such as The Faint (BNR), Adam Sparkle & Dave P (Satellite of
Love), Das Glow (Institubes) and his 9 minute acid banger for
G.L.O.V.E.S. (Bang Gang).
Although his neighbours freaked out, end 2009 Steve could finish his
new EP called Delta Disco. With great feedback of his fans and big
support by artists like 2many DJs, Busy P, Erol Alkan, Mylo, Dj Feadz, Boris Dlugosh, Andy & Jaymo (BBC One), Dexpistols, Surkin and Bobmo.
In 2010, Strip Steve saw some dreams come true by releasing the remixes version of "Delta Disco".
It featured remixes by his masters Ian Pooley & Sedat the Turkish Avenger (Crydamoure) along with his mates Das Glow (Institubes) & Lorenz Rhode, and newcomers like Clap Mike, Rynecologist & Crystal.
In 2011 he releases a 2 track EP on BNR digital sublabel, BNR Trax with his french fellow Das Glow.
The response on Calcium is very strong, getting 3rd of the Beatport Techno chart, and being played by the likes of Carl Craig, Errorsmith, Laurent Garnier, and many others...
He's now working on a new solo EP, a follow up to this collaboration with Das Glow, and an album in the horizon!
With a very strong Techno culture and a very obvious talent, Steve
didn't wait long before he distinguished himself from the Myspace
crowd, and proved that he's surely here to stay.
His extatic and pumpin productions put the lightspots of the
electronic music lovers on him at lightspeed.
HOLLA BACK, YOUNG'N !