Join us for this week’s Spotlight as we pay tribute to Steve Bug’s beloved and exceptional record label - Poker Flat!
20 Years of Poker Flat Recordings
Having celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019, Poker Flat remains a consistent and robust driving force behind the very best in electronic music - with zero signs of slowing down.
The label is home to a prestigious lineup of talent: John Tejeda, Alex Niggemann, Guido Schneider, Tim Engelhardt, Martin Landsky and Joeski - each as forward-thinking and innovative as their counterparts. Steve Bug’s music-first approach, quality control and ear for creativity has positioned Poker Flat as one of the great imprints of our generation and will no doubt be looked back upon as an influential outlet for not just its music, but also its impact on clubbing, dance and techno culture too.
Releases continue to stand the test of time since its origins back in 1999. Its back catalogue of now over 300 releases - including cuts such as John Tejada’s ‘Sweat (On the Walls)’ Tim Engelhardt’s ‘Everything Is All You Have’ and Guido Schneider’s ‘Unterwegs Mit Guido Schneider’ (plus many more) they continue to remain go-to tracks for many DJs today, right here in 2020.
It’s only right then that Steve celebrates such a significant moment in time for both himself and the label - and in doing so, has released ‘Time Flies 2 (The Best of Steve Bug 2009 - 2019). Marking the second decade in his career, the compilation explores his best productions and collaborations such as recognizable classic ‘Chordwalk Empire’, ‘The Arpeggio’ and ‘Coconut Paradise’ alongside 17 others, making for a bumper 20-track selection. One for each year.
In turn, we salute Poker Flat the only way we know how - through the music! Our expert in-house team has worked tirelessly to bring you an unparalleled range of DJ charts, exclusives, edits, and remixes from Poker Flat and its artists. You will find exclusive content and DJ mixes from Steve Bug and a whole world of music that you can thank us for later!
So what are you waiting for?! Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in! This is the sound of Poker Flat...
In The Studio with Steve Bug
Steve Bug has pushed the boundaries for decades. From the minimal mastery of 1998's ‘Loverboy’ to his Chicago house and Detroit techno-flavoured label Poker Flat, he is one of the most technically gifted DJ-producer-label bosses around: reason enough to visit his synth-packed Berlin studio for a Tech Talk on Telekom Electronic Beats TV.
Tim Engelhardt: Live Melodic Set - In The Lab NYC
Tim Engelhardt has since blossomed into one of the industry's most exciting new artists. Now when he graces The Lab NYC he'll present his live show that reveals more of his impressive talents.
Steve Bug Boiler Room Berlin DJ Set
Poker Flat boss and German house and techno legend Steve Bug, with an amazing set at his label takeover.