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DJ Steven

DJ Steven started DJ-ing professionally in 1990. He got the bug of turntablism from the early stars of hip-hop like Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa. At that time he DJ-ed in clubs and bars all over Bulgaria. This experience helped him a lot in reading the crowd and programming the right tracks for the right moment of the night. His love for hip-hop took him to the finals of the first Bulgarian DMC championship in 93 where he won the title together with his team Tall, Fat & Small. In 94 they took part in the World finals at the Ministry of Sound, London. The same year DJ Steven was voted best DJ in Bulgaria.

With the rise of house and techno Steven got more and more interested in the even flow of the kick drum. All this plus the pure sound energy of German legends Krafwerk made him spin lots of house & techno music in his sets. But his final turning point came with the release of Sven Vath’s seminal tracks L’Esperanza, Accident In Paradise and Harlequin: The Beauty and The Beast. In 1997 Steven and a group of friends and DJ’s started promoting parties under the name of Metropolis which now is the biggest and most influential electronic dance music promoter in Bulgaria.

Metropolis made more than 90 gigs and tours with DJ’s like Carl Cox, Sven Vath, John Digweed, Deep Dish, Jeff Mills, Josh Wink, Luke Slater, WestBam, Dr Motte, Misjah, La di da, Gayle San, Takkyu Ishino, Jim Masters, Marco Bailey, DevilFish, Blake Baxter, Johan Bacto, Umek, Ben Sims, Ade Fenton, Simon Digby, Henrik B and the Space DJ’z.

DJ Steven is one of the main Metropolis residents and played with all these DJ’s. He DJ-ed in Macedonia, Romania, Czech Republic, Turkey, Poland, Berlin Love Parade and London. Steven is running his radio show for club culture every Wednesday at Darik radio – the biggest private national station. Steven was voted best Bulgarian DJ 1993, 1994, 1997 and 2002.

website: http://www.metropolis-bg.com

23.10.2006  (M)