Steve Bug’s Poker Flat Recordings has been going from strength to strength since the late 90’s, releasing high-grade electronic dance music by the likes of John Tejada, Martin Landsky and Trentemøller among many others and no-one least Steve Bug himself. As a timely reminder of his exceptional contribution to the Techno continuum this re-release is a seminal slice of Bug.
Originally released in 2001, ‚A Night Like This‘ is an exceptional piece of tightly-wound machine funk. Sounding every bit as essential today as it did back then the track evolves out of an angular rhythm into a floor-destroying tech burner – a truly timeless classic.
This digital-only release also gathers together three stunning remixes also released in 2001. Richie Hawtin‘s ‚A Night Like That Remix‘ sees the minimal don stretch the groove out over nearly 10 minutes, maintaining the pressure yet adding his trademark space and restraint.
Richie’s mesmerizing ‚A Dub Like That Remix‘ opts to submerge the original in deeper waters, punctuated by sharp snares and percussion that sound perfectly contemporary.
Rounding off the EP is an interpretation by Octave One - a suitably fierce and funky slab of Detroit futurist Techno with clattering percussion and a driving groove that winds the main refrain into a hypnotic mantra.