Steve Clarke

Steve Clarke

Steve Clarke first began to dabble with electronic music in 1995 when he scored his first set of decks. He’d been stocking up on Techno and D&B vinyl since 1992, so he got stuck in, and one year later he gained a runner-up position in “Muzik” Magazines “Bedroom Bedlam” Comp. Not impressed? It was the first tape he’s ever recorded. Stick that in your crack pipe…

In the late 90’s he played warm-up sets for D&B elitists such as Randall, Swift and Elements Of Noize, whilst playing regular slots in Durham & Newcastle. Steve started to invest serious time and money in his DJ setup, developing his technical skills and delving deeper into the druggier deeper depths of Minimal House and Techno.

Like a Phoenix from the flames. Fast Forward to 2006, and Steve yet again gained acclaim from a top music mag. This time he got a runners up prize in “IDJ” Magazine’s “Raw Talent” Comp. Since then he’s played sets at such revered night spots as Independent and White Room in Sunderland.

September 08 saw the the launch of Audiodictum’s “FREAKSHOW DISCO” monthy event, with Steve as Resident playing alongside revered guests such as We Love… Space Ibiza fave Ian Blevins and Newcastle’s Made In Music…

Freakshow Disco progressed into 2009 with spin-off thursday night sessions before the 3 founder members decamped to do different things, with Dave Nicholsons CityWestRecords gathering momentum, Steve produced his first track, “30 Days of Night” released early 2010, a 122bpm horror-score techno track, backed with the uplifting “30 Days Of Light”, a chill out version re-tweeked by CWRs Daavneeq…

Steve’s music began to shift back to where it all began for him, drum and bass and techno, drawing influence from dBridge and Instra:mental’s Autonomic sound, German techno and the new dubstep/house soundscapes of the Hot Flush label, and thus STARK was born… concentrating on changing bpm patterns of various styles of electronic music within the mix format…

Steve has since co-produced 2 unreleased tracks on CWR and has played at Newcastle’s revered Cosmic Ballroom venue, and currently provides a monthly mix through his Soundcloud page ranging from autonomic drum and bass to chill out to Chris Liebing-esque Techno…

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