Dekmantel and Warsteiner present their newest installment in the Sole Selectors series, presenting Dutch electronic music godfather Steve Rachmad. In a runup to the Selectors stage at Dekmantel Festival 2015, two artists will star in a short documentary.
The Sole Selectors series tell the stories of real people, real DJ’s, and their absolute passion for music. Starting off with Steve Rachmad, the documentary shines light on the techno veteran who had a great influence on the Dutch electronic music in general and has been an inspiration for the Dekmantel crew in particular. Releasing quality music for almost three decades now, with the album Secret Life Of Machine (1995) as one of his most important achievements, Rachmad is a true icon in today’s music scene. At Dekmantel Festival 2015, Steve Rachmad will continue the story at the Selectors stage under his Sterac Electronics alias, focusing on 80s disco and electronics.
Watch the video here.
Every country and every city has its musical heroes. Locals who live for music and spend most of their time behind the turntables or in the record store, always digging for that one special record to complete their fivestar collection. All energy is invested in their craft: deejaying. These exceptional and passionate DJs have set an example for many and have even been the reason to start playing tunes as well for some.
These DJs have an amazing story to tell. What does music exactly mean to them? What has this passion brought them and what has it cost them? What is their perspective on life and how are they perceived by the people next to them? Dekmantel and Warsteiner are inspired to take on the challenge to tell their stories in the Sole Selectors short documentaries.
In 2014 Warsteiner launched their international campaign “Do it Right” with an inspiring message; living by the rules of conformity and fear for the unknown are our greatest obstacles to make big things happen. Every individual is aware of his/her own ability to direct his or her own life script. The DJ’s portrayed in these documentary series and playing on the Selector stage embody this belief.
Last year they started this series with episodes starring Antal, Ben UFO, Mr. Ties, and Benny Rodrigues, all to be found here.
Dekmantel Festival 2015
Amsterdamse Bos/Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ/Melkweg, Amsterdam
30/31/01/02 July/August 2015
Selectors Stage at Dekmantel Festival
Friday July 31, 13:00 - 23:00
Saturday August 1, 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday August 2, 13:00 - 23:00
MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE