Born in Zurich and grown up in Italy, he took his first steps into the techno world in the late ’90s, taking inspiration from his idols Jeff Mills and Dave Clarke.
His first appearances behind the console began from a young age and due to his talent, he very quickly became a resident in some historic places in his province (Vicenza). His artistic career achieved his first major achievements in 2001 when he debuted with his first Zool EP vinyl on Underground Media Records by Mauro Picotto and landed at the legendary Italian techno club Matrix in Brescia, where he has been regular resident for five years.
Since 2005, Stephan has continued his musical growth by playing in some of the best Italian techno clubs and festivals such as Nature Beat Festival, Shame Clubbing, Ex Dogana, The Room, Amnesia, Mantra, Electrique, Il Muretto, Alterego, Bolgia, Sonica Dance Festival, Mood Boom Festival. He also includes countries such as Poland, Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Switzerland and Malta, as well as clubs like Sfinks700, MTW, Sub Club, Depo Klub, Bollwerk, Sugar Factory, Space Monki, Trax Club.
Since 2013, he has been resident at HYPER’s events in Italy (near Venice), which became the stage for international techno legends such as Dave Clarke, Speedy J, Ben Sims, Oscar Mulero, Surgeon, Slam, and many, many more.
The tracks from recent EP’s like “Runaway Giant” EP on Decoy, “Horsehead” on Black & White, and “Diving Echoes” on Amazing Records, were played and appreciated by Dave Clarke, Ben Sims, Rebekah, Drumcomplex, Submerge and many more. His latest EP’s can be heard on on Jack! Who?’s DEAD CERT. Records, SK Black (includes the hypnotic remixes of XHEI and ViL), Naked Lunch, Vegim’s TMMR, DISTRICT4 (with two remixes for DJ Emerson) and SMR (with remixes from Israel Toledo & Lathan).
Italian’s techno icon, Stephan Krus’ sound includes not only years of experience as a DJ, but also 20 years as a techno lover and fan. His DJ sets are a mix of old-school rhythmic, distorted and industrial rhythms, hypnotic synths, and power-full kicks: a journey towards unexplored galaxies with an ever-turned look towards the farthest past.