Half way through the year and already riffraff have brought you the most forward thinking underground off the cuff cutting edge artists from the international house music scene to the Teesside area as always staying ahead of the curve with the music that is continuously portrayed at the 7 and a half year monthly event.
So last month our core had the pleasure of seeing two of Germanys biggest female DJ’s rock it out at the dungeon... and since the girls are doing the biz these days, this month we felt we should stay on that tip to bring you Hollands biggest female star.
This starlet is a DJ that is living and playing within a club inside Berlin…. Not just any club of course but “THE CLUB”… Yeah that’s right we are talking PANORAMA BAR here and we are talking one of underground house music’s most formidable DJs of modern times. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, lesbians and homosexuals, Christians and Muslims, Ploppers and Boppers, shlingers and shlongers, Morons and other strange beings that roam this land we welcome to you the mastermind behind Klakson and Dolly Records, the genius that recently brought you the top selling album this year “Yours & Mine” on Ostgut Ton, the girl that’s gonna come into the dungeon and hit you hard with house music like a Macho Man Randy Savage double elbow drop from the top rope WALLOP! Get out, 123 ding ding ding put this date in your diary, get your clubbing clobber on, buy your tickets quick because this is another Teesside first brought to you from the original scrinser’s who are still holding that burning torch that will never go out and are still leading the way of the original underground party inside Middlesbrough’s best underground venue, put your hands together or fondle yourself in a suggestive manner for the one and only DJ extraordinaire that is STEFFI!!!!!!!
Dutch born DJ Steffi has become an important figure in the realms of contemporary club music during recent years by embracing to music, art and counter-culture.
With the experience that comes with promoting underground parties for over a decade, and running two successful labels - Klakson, and her new Dolly imprint - Steffi has also developed a natural and professional balance between DJing and producing.
As a resident of Berlin's Panorama Bar she forged a growing a relationship with the club's label, Ostgut Ton. Her warm, classic-inspired and analog-proud productions have featured as various singles on the label and her first full-length artist album, “Yours & Mine” plants her firmly on the map as a deft hand at song writing and production. Tracks like the unmistakable “Yours” featuring Virginia, or pumping warehouse moments like “Mine” and “Nightspacer” are undeniably impressive, as is the entire album; an emotional journey reflecting her love for real, uncompromised club music. Steffi also collaborated with the dedicated Restoration Records as “Third Side” alongside Lucretio and Marieu, offering up a raw and historic 4 tracker. Also branching out on US label Underground Quality, her smooth night-driving “Reasons” EP again features Virginia's wonderful vocal encouragement. Steffi's productions explore the many channels of her love with house music, just as you will also hear when you see her controlling the sound system within the DUNGEON!
Always presenting a rich, versatile selection with her skillful, creative mixing style, Steffi continues to distill her huge knowledge and love for this music into her DJ performances. With increased touring and world-wide appearances becoming more and more regular, while also maintaining her residencies in Berlin and at Berns Salonger in Stockholm, Steffi is a talented, passionate and aware member of today's musical culture.
In a nutshell you would be mad to miss out on this if you are in the Boro area because lets face it, it’s not very often a Panorama Bar resident comes to our humble town and certainly not one as big as STEFFI!
Room 2 this month is held by none other than cutting edge record label DEEP EDITION. This label is responsible for putting out records by the up and coming producers GRAHAM LAVERTY & MICHAEL McLARDY as well as putting out recordings from local boys LEE PENNINGTON & STE GUTHRIE. Deep Editions lord and master MARTIJN is the brains behind the operation and was recently Tipped by DJ Magazines “One to watch” so get your bottoms in there and have a listen.
Therefore Deep Edition Records will be hosting room 2 in style with the following DJ’s from the label: MICHAEL McLARDY, GRAHAM LAVERTY & MARTIJN.
Support on the night will come from globe trotting resident DJ LEE PENNINGTON recently back from his Zoo Project gigs in Dublin and Korea who is now warming up for another Ibiza season and he will be accompanied by the newest DJ addition to the gang KRISTOFFER ROBINSON not to forget of course Capture FM’s main man MARK GRAHAM also of Recycle Records fame.
Additional support will come from two local lads that are doing the biz Dean Mac and Dan Dixon.
Tickets are now on sale for this from: Dan Dixon, Dean Mac, Chris Howson, Stefan Butler, James Barron, Daz Hannan, and Yakuza in Middlesbrough town.