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STRIP STEVE’S DEBUT ALBUM MICRO MEGA OUT NOW VIA BOYSNOIZE RECORDS
(stream full album on Soundcloud HERE
LISTEN TO STRIP STEVE’S CURATED SUMMER MIXTAPE FOR DAZED AND CONFUSED HERE
Strip Steve Performs at NYC’s Electric Zoo on 9/2
“Astral Projection” Feat. Puro Instinct HERE
“Astral Projection” (Destructo Remix) HERE
French born and Berlin-based Strip Steve
released his first full-length debut album Micro Mega
worldwide via Boysnoize Records
on July 16
. While the common pattern through Micro Mega
is clearly his own sense of rhythm and melody, his distinctive rich, sweet and mellow backbone, we discover a whole new variety of styles and colors that might have stayed unsuspected from him so far, showing us deeper into the corners of his creative mind.
IS the idea that everything from the microscopic scale to the infinitely large, is designed from a similar pattern. A fractalist vision of what surrounds us, a way of seeing variety and chaos as part of one. A peaceful and unitive idea all in all...
This week, Strip Steve
curated a Summer-themed ‘Hazed & Confuzed” mixtape for Dazed and Confused HERE
which ranges tracks from Big Freedia to Bootz Durango to Scissor Sisters. After a series of successful shows in LA (Dim Mak Studios), Chicago (Wavefront Festival), and NYC (Le Bain), Strip Steve
returns to NYC on September 2 for Electric Zoo w/ Boys Noize & Djedjotronic.
The first single which features lucid, dream-pop band Puro Instinct
, young protégées of living legend Ariel Pink,
breaks away from Strip Steve
’s more dance floor like focused tunes previously seen in “Stomp/Mother Circuit” (BNR078)
. The track encapsulates musical influences from Beach Boys, Chic, and modern disco-like Amplified Orchestra foreshadowing the debut album as a more psych-noir disco pop trip. Watch and listen to the single “Astral Projection” HERE
Stream Micro Mega HERE
Buy Micro Mega HERE
Strip Steve - Micro Mega Tracklisting:
01 - Micro
02 - Stomp
03 - Money Trouble Funk
04 - Astral Projection Feat. Puro Instinct
05 - Radiocheck
06 - All The Time
07 - Music for the Ringtone Generation
08 - Hood
09 - One Thing Feat. Robert Owens
10 - Skate Control
11 - Don't Know When
12 - Calcium Feat. Das Glow
13 – Mega
is a testament to Strip Steve’s spectrum of influences and his versatility as a producer, with no two tracks on the 13 track album sounding the same.” - Discobelle
“the perfect intersection of pop meets disco.” - Earmilk
“Strip Steve’s latest video is pure psychedelic summer bliss.” – Electronic Beats
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STRIP STEVERead all
As any cool kid of the 90′s, Strip Steve grew up listening to californian punk, 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, Phoenix & Daft Punk’s videos he used to watch before “Yo MTV rap” started, torn unconsciously 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 19 and listening for most to House & Techno. Inspired by Chicago as much as Cologne, his goal is to bring freshness and this newly digested diversity of sounds to the clubs. And he knows how to do that: his dj sets make crashing Chicago House classics (Robert Armani, Dj Pierre, Marshall Jefferson, Armando…), latest Techno Anthems (Boys Noize, Smith n Hack), early 90′s Rave Ufos (this kid has fascination for for Prodigy & Bizarre Inc.) or the best raw 12″ electronic music has ever made (Dance Mania Records, Romanthony, Todd Terry, LFO, Joey Beltram…).
2008, at the beginning of the year Strip Steve released his first EP "Skip School" on Boysnoize Records. Yet another proof by Labelboss Alex Ridha that he supports young & fresh talents. Bookings all over Europe and his first Australia 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 studio session with Boys Noize, Steve participates in the making of a track which will become a huge single (named Jeffer) of Ridha's 2nd Album called “Power”.
2009, In this year finally the whole world could get inspired by the Strip Steve sound. Every weekend another show. Tokyo, Sydney, Miami, he's later the Support Act for the “Boys Noize Power Tour” and whole Europe enjoys his tasteful yet hextatic sets. During his Tour he still found time to work on banging remixes for artists such as The Faint (BNR), G.L.O.V.E.S. (Bang Gang) , Das Glow (Institubes) and his 9 minute acid banger for Adam Sparkle & Dave P (Satellite of Love).
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 newcomer Rynecologist.
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…
2012 is the year Strip Steve completes his debut album "MICRO MEGA". The first extract of it called "Stomp" gathered, once again, the support of very various styles of DJs and had a big impact on clubs all over the world. The second - and first formal single of the album - caught everyone by surprise by featuring the Californian dream pop girl duo Puro Instinct, which take everyone on a dark disco trip to the cosmos. Another Important collaboration takes place in the making of "One Thing", as he teams up with one of his Chicago House heroes: Robert Owens.
Strip Steve 1st full length is one very expected piece by everyone, as he has shown in the past a preference for quality over quantity of its releases. Making a 13 tracks record an exceptional moment to go deeper into the various corners of his creative minds, by showcasing different styles as Pop, Disco, Funk, House, Techno. A diversity we still feel very strongly in each of his DJ sets, a reflection of his generation. One creative mind bringing all people together. With a very strong culture and a very obvious talent, Strip Steve didn’t wait long before he distinguished himself from the Internetz crowdz, and proved that he’s surely here to stay. His extatic and rich productions put the lightspots of the electronic music lovers on him at lightspeed.
HOLLA BACK, YOUNG’N !