I can pretty much blame Steve Bug for how I first acquired a taste for
minimal. I didn't always get minimal --I used to have a hard time
grasping its tedious repetitiveness, the absence of real melody and
conventional song structure. Then a couple years ago I heard a
compilation mix Bug put together and all of a sudden that stripped-down
glitchy funk sound made all the sense in the world. His outstanding
track selections and the seamless narrative flow of his mixing showed
me the light. That's because Steve Bug has earned his reputation as the
world's foremost minimal dance connoisseur precisely for his impeccable
musical taste and knack for picking out the finest sounds from the
minimal underground and bringing them to the forefront of the scene.
Bug's headlining debut appearance at Space this Saturday night is rather
emblematic of the heights he has reached since he begun his career
spinning records at a small bar, ironically near Ibiza's own club
Space, in the early '90s. He has since gone on to establish Pokerflat
and Dessous Recordings -two of the top labels in minimal techno and
house- released numerous mix compilations, including his beloved
Bugnology series, and kept a busy hand in his own production work and
Steve Bug will be joined at Space this saturday by DJ/producer Camea,
one of the fastest-rising stars in the international minimal scene. As
co-owner of the highly-succesful Clink Recordings label, Camea works
closely with a world-class team of artists including Alexi Delano, Tony
Rohr, Elon, and Adultnapper. In just a couple of years, she has
acquired wide recognition for her sophisticated production style and
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darkly sexy and funked-up DJ sets. With esteemed locals Maurizio &
Danyelino and Dsan Powell spinning in support of Steve Bug and Camea,
Saturday is poised to be one hell of a night for techno in Miami!
Steve Bug and Camea at Space. Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11 p.m.-12 p.m. 34 NE 11th St, Miami.