Steve Rachmad

Steve Jerome Rachmad

Also known as Rachmad, S. Rachmad, S.. Rachmad, S.J. Rachmad, S.Rachmad, Steve J Rachmad, Steve J. Rachmad, Steve Jerome Rachmad, Steve Rachmod, Steve Rachmond, Steve Richmad

Short biography of Steve Rachmad: Steve Rachmad is a Dutch techno producer, DJ and remixer. By many, he is considered a father of Detroit techno in the Netherlands, respected in the world of electronic music for his deep, groovy sounds that tend to rest on impressive strings, melodies, funk and soul. His career has been reaching its highest peaks from 1996 up to the present time. Yet, it is somewhat less known that he has been in the music realms for over 25 years by now.

Steve’s life story starts in Amsterdam. At the age of 12, teenage Steve already starts buying his first records: to mix, remix, and cut-and-paste their parts with an open reel tape deck. In such a cut-and-paste fashion, he presented his first release in the mid-1980s. Among these early releases was also the one created for a hip-house/dance artist Tony Scott.

From that time on, Steve finds his inspiration in the 1980s dance and electro, works of former Time members (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis), The System, Arthur Baker, to name but a few. At the age of 15, he also starts his DJing career with a disco set in a small Amsterdam club. Nevertheless, his love for music urges him to start buying equipment, which would later result in a professional studio that is, according to him, “everything he ever dreamt of having.” Today, his equipment is mainly analogue, providing him with a chance to explore the realms of warm, alive, non-static sounds. He laid the corner stone of this collection in 1985, by getting a TR-808.

A year later, Steve gets introduced to the house music. His attention is captured by the new sounds echoing mostly from Detroit and Chicago, i.e. by the work of artists such as Mr. Fingers and Derrick May. Following their style, Steve’s own style takes a new direction. He is soon to be found releasing for artists like Darren Emerson and Derrick May.

The incoming years are to be marked by numerous successful releases on labels such as 100% Pure, Cocoon, Underwater, Fragile, M-Plant, Tresor, and the recent years on labels as Sino, Delsin, Music Man, Artless, etc. He also made over a hundred remixes, signed under various pseudonyms. He remixed a variety of artists, from Taksi, Derrick May and John Tejada, to Armand van Helden, Club MCM, Armin van Buuren, Seven Grand Housing Authority, Victor Calderone and Basement Jaxx. Among Steve’s most respected releases is certainly his album “Secret Life of Machines,” which came out in 1996 under his pseudonym Sterac, and is up to this date considered as one of the all-time techno classics. About the same time his DJing path starts rapidly evolving as well. Until today, Steve shares his talent with the crowds all over the World. He occasionally spins disco and electro, but mainly techno.

Of all the fictitious names he used throughout his career to sign his productions, the ones that remained until today are Sterac, Sterac Electronics, Ignacio and Parallel 9. In the later years, he also releases more and more under his real name. The history of remixes continues into the present, including a variety of people, such as M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade, DK7, Clashing Egos, Sweet Coffee, Infinity (Juan Atkins vs Orlando Voorn), etc. In the latest years, next to his characteristic techno sound, he also actively focuses on electro, stripping it down to the old-school feel. His Sterac Electronics remixes of the vocal track Love Sweet Love (by Clashing Egos), Keep on Running (by Sweet Coffee) and Body Language (by M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade), and his own “Keep on running” and “Night Heat” releases on Music Man Records have ended up in the record bags of a wide variety of artists, from techno, to minimal, house and electro. He re-confirms his reputation as an artist with exquisite ear for technical qualities of sound, always returning to his soulful roots and maintaining the warmth of analogue-produced music.

Also on the Web you may find Steve Rachmad by links below:
  1. http://www.steverachmad.com/
  2. http://www.facebook.com/steverachmadofficial
  3. http://www.facebook.com/steve.rachmad
  4. http://twitter.com/steverachmad
  5. http://myspace.com/steverachmad
  6. http://gigs.gigatools.com/user/steverachmad
  7. http://soundcloud.com/steverachmad
  8. http://www.youtube.com/user/steverachmadofficial
  9. http://www.ad-bookings.com/artistName.asp?id=4
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Steve Rachmad - Tir Na Nog Tir Na Nog 2
mp3, CD
2000-00-00 Rotation Records
2 Steve Rachmad - Sinosphere Sinosphere 2
mp3, CD
2001-09-00 Sino
3 Steve Rachmad - Platinum Platinum 9
mp3, CD
1998-00-00
4 Steve Rachmad - In The Mix In The Mix 17
mp3, CD
2001-00-00 Music Man Records
5 Steve Rachmad - Citation Saga (Part 1 Of 2) Citation Saga (Part 1 Of 2) 2
mp3, CD
1996-00-00 Fierce!
6 Steve Rachmad - Nocturno Nocturno 3
mp3, CD
1997-00-00 Fierce!
7 Steve Rachmad - Sikora Sikora 3
mp3, CD
1999-00-00 Music Man Records
8 Steve Rachmad - Emerging Emerging 15
mp3, CD
1998-09-04
9 Steve Rachmad - Citation Saga (Part 2 Of 2) Citation Saga (Part 2 Of 2) 3
mp3, CD
1996 Fierce!
10 Steve Rachmad - Platinum Platinum 9
mp3, CD
1997 Urban Sound Of Amsterdam
11 Steve Rachmad - Superman / Legacy Of The Lost World Superman / Legacy Of The Lost World 2
mp3, CD
2003 Music Man Records
12 Steve Rachmad - Amsterdam Session Amsterdam Session 2
mp3, CD
2003-10-00 Music Man Records
13 Steve Rachmad - Amsterdam Session 2 Amsterdam Session 2 2
mp3, CD
2006-03-27 Music Man Records
14 Steve Rachmad - Platinum Platinum 9
mp3, CD
1997 Urban Sound Of Amsterdam
15 Steve Rachmad - I Am A Machine I Am A Machine 2
mp3, CD
2006-12-00
16 Steve Rachmad - Neo Classica Neo Classica 9
mp3, CD
2006-12-22 Sino
17 Steve Rachmad - Neo Classica Neo Classica 17
mp3, CD
2006-12-22
18 Steve Rachmad - Neo Classica Neo Classica 6
mp3, CD
2006-12-22 Sino
19 Steve Rachmad - Moog On Acid Moog On Acid 2
mp3, CD
2007-04-30 Music Man Records
20 Steve Rachmad - Virton Le Groove On Retrohouse Virton Le Groove On Retrohouse 2
mp3, CD
2007-03-00 Limited Series
21 Steve Rachmad - Amsterdam Session Amsterdam Session 2
mp3, CD
2003 Music Man Records
22 Steve Rachmad - Rond Bot EP Rond Bot EP 2
mp3, CD
2008-04-17 Delsin
23 Steve Rachmad - Surdosong Surdosong 3
mp3, CD
2008 EC Records
24 Steve Rachmad - Hutspot / Stamppot Hutspot / Stamppot 2
mp3, CD
2009-05-11 Truesoul
25 Steve Rachmad - Neo Classica Neo Classica 11
mp3, CD
2009-07-01 Sino
26 Steve Rachmad - Figure SPC H Figure SPC H 2
mp3, CD
2010-09-30 Figure SPC
27 Steve Rachmad - Mr. Ed Mr. Ed 4
mp3, CD
2010-10-09 Get Digital Music
28 Steve Rachmad - Tir Na Nog Tir Na Nog 2
mp3, CD
2000-00-00 Rotation Records
29 Steve Rachmad - Figure SPC H Figure SPC H 3
mp3, CD
2010-10-06 Figure SPC
30 Steve Rachmad - Virton Upgraded Virton Upgraded 3
mp3, CD
2010-11-00 Music Man Records
31 Steve Rachmad - Virton Upgraded Virton Upgraded 3
mp3, CD
2010-11-29 Music Man Records
32 Steve Rachmad - Sikora Sikora 3
mp3, CD
1999-00-00 Music Man Records
33 Steve Rachmad - The Viking The Viking 3
mp3, CD
2011-10-17 Soma Quality Recordings
34 Steve Rachmad - Moog On Acid Moog On Acid 2
mp3, CD
2007 Music Man Records
35 Steve Rachmad - Moog On Acid Moog On Acid 2
mp3, CD
2007-04-30 Music Man Records

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