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We have an action packed Pressure planned for the end of April with the some of best protagonists of underground house and techno converging in Glasgow’s Arches.
After moving from Puerto Rico to Chicago in the late 80s, DJ Sneak was introduced to the house music. After starting out only playing in local clubs,, while working at the now legendary Gramophone Records, he met Curtis Jones aka Cajmere, the owner of Cajual and Relief Records. They decided to release a few of Sneak’s essential tracks which helped him gain an international presence and spawned his global DJ career at the same time revolutionizing the Chicago house sound and influencing, amongst many others, 2 Parisien teenagers called Daft Punk, London duo Basement Jaxx & NYC’s Armand Van Helden.
Disco filtered house grooves have become his signature sound and his “musical style is diverse from furious banging Chicago tracks and Latin tribal beats to disco filtered reworks of retro classics”. His 1996 hit ‘You Can’t Hide From Your Bud’ is known as a work of art for setting a blueprint for subsequent disco influenced house tracks.
DJing all over the world, he is a regular to Ibiza, the UK, and has been causing chaos throughout the years at many festivals including T in the Park and Creamfields.
Slam have embarked on their Alliances project with like minded producers. Releases confirmed so far are with Gary Beck, Pan-Pot, and Italo Boyz.
They will also be marking a highly prolific period in their career with the release of Collecting Data, a double CD of original productions on labels such as Soma, Drumcode, Figure and Paragraph, coupled with their remixes of artists including Radio Slave, Pan-Pot, Paul Ritch, Josh Wink, Shlomi Aber and Christian Smith, due out later in June. Meanwhile Slam are soon releasing Carl Craig and Kink remixes of “Azure” and Jerome Sydenham’s remixes of “Variance” and “Positive Education” and Slam’s own remixes of Cari Lekebusch’s “Mad Poet” & Paperclip People’s “Throw” are also poised to drop imminently.
Growing up in Windsor, Ontario Canada, just across the border from Detroit, the sounds of the Motor City and Chicago led Heidi to a deep and lifelong passion for underground dance music.
A move to London led to Heidi being part of the team that opened up London’s foremost record shop, Phonica in 2003. This soon led her from vinyl fanatic to budding DJ, of which the wildly successful Get Physical label took note in 2004, making her a unique staple for the label in Berlin, where she currently resides.
Throughout the last few years Heidi has played the world’s best clubs including Fabric, Panoramabar, Womb, Space Ibiza, with residencies at Watergate and Monza, having played on every continent except Antarctica in 2009 alone. The festival circuit has also welcomed her, showcasing her booty-shaking beats on the stages of DEMF, UltraFest, Bestival, Electric Zoo, Exit Festival, Balaton, and many more.
In 2008, her impeccable tune selection combined with a charismatic and energetic personality landed her a monthly slot on the BBC’s ‘In New DJ’s We Trust’ on Radio 1.
Heidi continues to conquer the dance music world, starting her own night called ‘Jackathon’ featuring the talents who have inspired and moved her, a series that she has toured globally since 2010. With her energy behind the decks and an infectious style of DJing, its hard to stand still when Heidi is in control… keep a close eye on this lady, and keep shaking your ass on her dancefloor.
Steve Rachmad also known as Sterac, is a Dutch DJ producer and remixer. With a career spanning over 25 years, he is respected in the techno and electronic scene and has been regarded as one of the first to bring popularity to Detroit inspired techno music in Holland. Rachmad was inspired by the early sounds of Detroit and Chicago such as the artists Derrick May and Mr. Fingers. From this he has created his own style with most of his equipment being mainly analogue to showcase an alive, non-static sound. From 1996 to present day, he has been reaching the highest peaks of his career releasing on labels 100% Pure, Cocoon, Underwater and Get Physical. A career highlight is certainly the release of his 1996 album, under his pseudonym Sterac, “Secret Life of Machines”. Aside from his exciting DJ and producing career, Steve Rachmad is also a very active remixer, with over 100 released remixes.
With his massive discography Steve Rachmad has distinguished himself as a true techno legend. His work has become milestones in the world of techno and electro and he still continues to inspire up-and-coming DJs across the world.