Releases • Klockworks 12 Sterac

On the 27.06.2014 appeared the 12th release of the Berlin based label Klockworks. The Dutch techno legend Steve Rachmad, aka STERAC, joins the label ranks with an outstanding four-track EP. Bringing old-school values up-to-date.

KW12 Sterac:

For almost 20 years, Steve Rachmad has concentrated on the kind of melodic, grooved club tracks that DJs love, releasing on labels such as Music Man, Rejected, Tresor and Wolfskuil.

Over this time, he has been responsible for some of techno's true classics, Astronotes, Asphynx and Thera to name a few. The particular tracks signed by Ben Klock for KW12 draw from a number of the styles Sterac has explored over the years, and each add something else of their own.

Opener Track 2 is punchy and brilliantly executed, setting the tone for the rest of the EP. It centres around coarse mid-range notes that develop throughout and bind the warm lows with high-frequency hiss.

Rachmad uses a similar sound palette on Rotary, a track that featured prominently in Ben Klock's Fabric mix CD. This time he opts for a more spacious mix, allowing the unpredictable texture of hardware to create a retro bassline sure to get any crowd moving.

In Circles is deep and moody, but with uplifting strings and a Detroit feel. The strings give In Circles the 3-dimensional, sci-fi quality that often marks out techno of the highest order, they are bouncy but reserved in their arrangement, keeping the track's energy in perfect balance.

Scheepsrecht ends this release in style. The producer weaves the core elements with canny arrangement and an endlessly-dynamic mix, resulting in hypnotic, hard-as-nails club gear.

Bringing old-school production values up-to-date and keeping that unmistakable Dutch flavour, Sterac shows another side to the Klockworks sound. KW12 is sure to be on constant rotation amongst techno DJs of all styles, and will prove itself to be yet another essential Rachmad record.


01. Sterac - Track 2 (Original Mix)
02. Sterac - Rotary (Original Mix)
03. Sterac - In Circles (Original Mix)
04. Sterac - Scheepsrecht (Original Mix)

Title: Klockworks 12
Artist: STERAC
Release: KW12
Release Date: 27.06.2014

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