Steve Bug has been in the business of making and releasing music for more than 15 years, but Collaboratory, which he'll release via his own Poker Flat imprint June 8, is only his fourth artist full-length to date.
No mystery as to what the Germany-based DJ/producer has up his sleeve for this release. As its title indicates, Collaboratory is conceptualized around shared ideas and collaborations, and the list of vocalists and producers on the new album includes Martini Bros member Clé, techno DJ/producer Cassy, Paris the Black Fu (of Detroit Grand Pubahs, and several others.
Bug is promising not just club bangers this time around, but also several mellower tracks better suited to the quiet nights at home. "Two of a Kind" is the first single off the album, and is available now.
Festivities for his Poker Flat label’s 10th Anniversary continue, with Bug holding several performances around Europe in the company of his roster. He's sandwiched some of his own dates in between those, including a few North American shows.
05/08 Vienna, Austria - Club Camera
05/09 London, England - Cable
05/16 Erfurt, Germany - Centrum
05/23 Detroit, MI - Movement Festival 2009
05/29 El Paso, TX - The News
05/30 Guadalajara, Mexico - For Alterno
06/06 New York, NY - Rebel
06/10 Munich, Germany - Die Registratur *
06/11 Rome, Italy - Purple
06/12 Bristol, England - Just Jack
06/13 Toulouse, France - Inox
06/27 Leeds, England - Mint Club
06/27 Leipzig, Germany - Destillery ^
06/28 Vienna, Austria - Flex #
08/15 Zurich, Switzerland - Hive
* = Poker Flat 10th Anniversary w/ Clé, Patrick Chardronnet
^ = Poker Flat 10th Anniversary w/ Clé, Matthias Tanzmann
# = Poker Flat 10th Anniversary w/ Argy, Martin Landsky
† = Poker Flat 10th Anniversary w/ D'julz