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Steve Bug Talks 15 Years of Poker Flat: "Something With Soul, Rather Timeless"

The German capital of Berlin still sets the tone for underground electronic dance music on the wider global scene. And celebrated DJ-producer and Poker Flat Recordings boss Steve Bug has been at the helm of Berlin house and techno for two decades now.

With 15 years' worth of formidable chart-topping releases and a star-studded artist roster that includes such international luminaries as Trentemøller, Martin Buttrich, and Josh Wink, the Poker Flat label remains a touchstone for quality sounds as forward-thinking as they are classic.

"In the beginning, we simply wanted to create a platform for me and my friends to release music that we like," Steve Bug tells Crossfade about launching Poker Flat in 1999.

"Soon, the artist roster grew and the family became bigger. Nowadays, we still release music that we like, and I'm good friends with most of the artists, it's just that I met them through their music first."

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