29/05/2015The pure techno spirit of Dutch-born, Berlin-based Steffi rides high on the producer’s enviable position as a resident DJ at Panorama Bar in Berlin for close to a decade now. Steffi’s latest full length album, 2014’s Power of Anonymity, on Berlin club Berghain’s label Osgut Ton, embodies enraptured club listening, building on her 2012 Scrapers EP and her 2011 album Yours & Mine on the same label, and referencing her astute taste in tunes as heard on her first official DJ mix release, Panorama Bar 05. Steffi also lends her deft ear for underground techno to her own labels Klakson and Dolly, and collaborates live in the studio with Lucretio and Marieu (The Analogue Cops) as the hardware heavy Third Side. As a producer, her name has done nothing but rise in the past year, and MUTEK is thrilled to present her debut live set in North America, which like the album it is based on, offers, according to critic Philip Sherburne, “a masterclass in the sleight-of-hand that we call techno.”
Darling Foundry 03/06/2006The Berlin duo Steffi&Steffi have been working since 2002 in the fields of illustration, graphic design and animation. In their unmistakable, poetic-fantasy style they've created, among other things, album sleeves and a website for Ellen Allien. Steffi&Steffi are associated with the French visuals label, Dalbin. Their live video performances are idiosyncratic mixtures of real visual material, stop-motion and hand-painted animations.