Our first Producer of the Week of 2012 is no newcomer to the electronic music scene, Steffi has been building her stella reputation as a talented producer and supremo DJ for years alongside promoting parties in Amsterdam and Berlin and being the boss of record label Klakson. But Steffi has had such a particularly glowing 2011 that it seemed only right to tip our hats to her.
Very few clubbers could have missed the storming brilliance of her 2011 hit ‘Yours’ – an infectious piece of vocal house that was played by all and sundry and defined many a party across Europe and beyond.
Steffi – Yours feat Virginia (original mix)
Steffi often has a classic European house sound in her productions and DJ sets, but always with hints of detroit house, electro and darker techno laced throughout. A resident at Berlin’s legendary Panorama Bar, Steffi has impeccable skills in the mix – which her residency, guest sets and all her deep cutting edge mixes testify to.
In ‘Nightspacer’ you can hear that techno and electro sound coming through.
Steffi – Nightspacer (original mix)
However, her productions can also take on a softer more sombre tone, and some of our favourite tracks are those with a more sedate pace. Tracks like ‘Sadness’ take classic vocal house and make it a more pensive moody affair. Whatever she is turning her hand to, Steffi handles her musical output with total class.
Steffi – Sadness (vinyl version)
Steffi – Kill Me (Crushed Soul Mix)
Lets hope she has an equally brilliant 2012.