Original is very wanted & expensive on discogs !!!
STERAC aka Steve Rachmad has reached back to the first album 100% Pure ever released in 1995 – the classic milestone in the history of Detroit Techno 'Secret Life of Machines' and has given it a whole new lease of musical life for release this summer.
17 years ago, in a make shift studio at his parent’s house, Steve Rachmad crafted his first album Secret Life of Machines under the moniker STERAC, using his music machines (Roland TR-808, R-8m, U-20, Juno 106, JX 8p, Yamaha TX-81z and FB-01).
Released on 100% Pure in the same year that the Internet went mainstream, everyone was blown away by the fresh thrilling sounds and Detroit Techno futuristic flavours. It was a defining moment for Steve’s career and received massive support from the DJ likes of Darren Emmerson, Mark Broom, Sven Vath, Laurent Garnier....
The timelessness and delicious smoothness of Secret Life of Machines forged a path immediately in the Techno landscape - a path that now Sterac aka Steve Rachmad and 100% Pure have chosen to revisit.
Steve Rachmad, now hailed as the European father of Detroit Techno, has chosen to recreate a selection of the original tracks tailored to today’s sound, using the very same machines as he had back then.
They say ‘good things come in threes’, which is why after the album release, there will be a remix package by Steve himself, then 100% Pure will release a rollout of remixes from headliner DJs such as Ricardo Villalobos, Joris Voorn, 2000 and One….
Marcel Dettmann, Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing, Ben Klock, Karotte, Dave Clarke, Monika Kruse..
What they say?
Shipping begin June 4 (Mon)
DE / ONLINE / GROOVE
NL/ ONLINE / DJ BROADCAST
UK / ONLINE / MIXMAG
GLOBAL / ONLINE / IBIZA VOICE:
NL / ONLINE & RADIO / DJBROADCAST TRANSMISSION:
NL / ONLINE / APE, DANCE.NL
interview will be published on 11 June. (Review will follow on 25 June)
UK / PRINT / DJ MAG
JUNE ISSUE: Voted as album of the month with 10 out of 10 with the following review:
"Dutch producer Steve Rachmad is one of those tireless defenders of the cause who never seems to quite get the credit he deserves. His 1995 affirmed classic as Sterac sees a vital reappraisal and re-release this month via its original label, and it’s an apposite time to rediscover one of the unfairly neglected gems of electronic music. Packed with remixes ‘n’ dubs and refreshed for 2012, if you haven’t already got this album, you know what to do…" 10/10 DJ Mag
Also, will feature Steve Rachmad in Lucky 7 article in August issue
DE / PRINT / DE-BUG
Review confirmed for July issue, will send me the review this week hopefully
DE / PRINT /GROOVE
Review confirmed for July/August issue, will send me the review this week hopefully
Review planned for June issue
DE/PRINT /FAZE MAG
Had promised to arrange interview, feature and review but has not confirmed.
UK / PRINT /MIXMAG
Review planned online for June/July. Hoping to review with remixes for August print issue
BE /PRINT /RIFRAF
Review planned for July issue
NL / ONLINE /PARTYFLOCK
Review planned online for June
GLOBAL / ONLINE /PARTYSAN
Review planned online for June
GLOBAL/ONLINE /RESIDENT ADVISOR
Review planned online for 25 June
NL / ONLINE /VPRO (3voor12)
Plans interview, 3voor12 luisterpool and radio shows.
SELECTION OF ANNOUNCEMENTS
UK / ONLINE /JUNO
NL /ONLINE / PARTYSCENE
DE /ONLINE / FAZE MAG
UK / ONLINE DATA TRANSMISSION
GLOBAL / ONLINE / BEATPORTAL
ES / ONLINE / CLUBBING SPAIN
NL / ONLINE / APE
GLOBAL / ONLINE / BEATSANDBEYOND
NL / ONLINE / BETRIBES
GLOBAL / ONLINE / BLOG Create Digital Music
More press coming up
K-Records : We all support it foreverever!!!
2000 and One: massive new versions of a classic album!
Umek: downloading.thanks. Check Behind The Iron Curtain for Support!
Anthony Collins: whaooo magic album
Alex Tepper: WOW! so good to hear this sounding great in 2012. Thanks :)
Dave Ellesmere: a timeless classic and at long last a deserving rerelease. Steve has been such a massive influence on the techno scene worldwide and this is where it all started. Massive release .....
Nic Fanciulli: Thanks, N.
Joseph Capriat: this is a real masterpiece!
Mendo: Sitting On Clouds reminds me of the good old days! Thanks
Heiko Laux: it is about time this timeless masterpiece is hitting some ears again!
Chube.Ka: one of the best album ever made! big sounds! thanks i will re-use it a lot!
Olderic: Epic... Thanks for the music!!
Len Faki: i can remember how happy i was buying the album back that day. and still timeless piece of techno music to me!
Raresh: many many thanks for the music ! love it !
Emmanuel: Purecd1 - I got this one, and is of the best eletronic cd i got here. Big up for a master such as Steve, you inspired a entire generation with your music.
Taras van de Voorde: Legend
Anton Pieete: sooooooo good!!!
Julien Chaptal: I have been very eager to put my ears on this. This music is timeless, and now it sounds even fresher. Steve is a true master of his art. Thank you for the music!
Richie Hawtin: support by r hawtin
Dj Remy: Cool, love it!
Billy Nasty: one of my favorite techno albums...Classic!!
Joel Mull: Timeless music is good. This is the Proof <3 back to Your <3 Steve!!
Tube & Berger: Wow! Summer of the machines! Very cool release...
Kid Culture: Still so fresh after so many years!! Timeless music from a great person. Can't wait to hear the rmx's Thnx a lot!
Wouter De Moor: BIG BIG BIG!!! Full support! i cant choose a favorite...
Hector Couto:Always full support!
DJ Madskill:Classic Bomb!
Daniel Sanchez: Amazing dutch artist! still at the top of his game! proud on the dutchman!
Luciano: Thanks for the music!
ONNO: Fantastic album!! love the oldskool vibe and super solid production on this!
Shinedoe: Nice to hear the old sounds again. My favorite are Astronotes and Sitting On Clouds. Looking forward to the remixes.
Stacey Pullen: Classic full support from 1995
Ronan Portela: a must-have album! it's old school but timeless at the same time. thx!
Paco Osuna: big fan of steve always ,full support
Alfredo: Just glad i have the original album on vinyl! Still love it and can't wait to hear all the remixes.
Dan Drastic: One of my favourite albums of all times. Really happy to hear it again in the quality it is supposed to be.
Alex Costa:WTF ! Big Trip into Electronic !
Edwin Oosterwal: Good music never gets old! This release takes me back in time. Listening to the album at my friends basement :)
Riva Starr: Big fan of Steve and this release just confirms that he’s a great producer!
Bart Skils: what need to be said more..timeless classic. happy to see it re-released and remastered for the new generation!
Alex Piccini: history!
Gideon Bouwens: Classic... Go Steve!
Butch: good stuff!
Karotte: yo what can i say. this album was a bomb years ago and is it again. one of the coolest albums ever!!! thanks for this rerelease.
Gabriele Baldi (Bitten): thanks!
Meat: An absolutely classic!!!! Still from time to time on my decks! Sitting on clouds is one of my all-time top 10!!! No more words necessary!
Michel De Hey: yeah go steve!
Laurent Garnier: STERAC - SUPERB AS ALWAYS --- Just pure quality MUSIC Full support from me ------10/10 THANKS
Salvatore Freda: Love this package ! full support
Jordan Peak: Great release again from Steve Rachmad. Tracks sound just as good at home as they do on the dancefloor
Chris Carrier: Sitting on clouds back in the day's Thanks
Wehbba: no need for feedback. Legend.
Alex Celler: a classic! in the box!!! thanks for sending
Jerome Krom: AWESOME REMASTERED TRACKS, steve still going strong
DJ T: will download. thank you for good music!
Federico Molinari: nice LP
Loco Dice: Great !!! D