FROM RUNNING A SOLID TECHNO LABEL TO PLAYING THE LAST YEAR OF SPACE IBIZA FOR CARL COX, STEVE MULDER IS A NAME SYNONYMOUS WITH FORWARD THINKING FOUR TO THE FLOOR MUSIC...
Thanks for taking the time to speak to us at Virtus, where are you right now?
In my studio at home working on a remix for Carl Cox & Digital Primate’s new label.
Tell us about how you got into electronic music and what inspired you to become a producer?
I always was interested in Electronic music since I was a kid. It started in the mid eighties when I heard Dutch legend Ben Liebrand for the first time. He would do mini mixes and at the end of each year he would mix his famous “Grandmix” with the best dance tracks of that year.
What release of yours do you think gave you the most exposure of your talents as a DJ/Producer?
I would say my “Kusesai EP” on Carl Cox’ Intec Digital.
You have played many gigs all over the world, if you can name just one what would be a standout favourite that you will never forget?
There are many but one that stands out is playing for Carl Cox at Space Ibiza last year for Carl’s final season at Space. I got to play with Sasha & Monika Kruse and it was truly magical but also a bit sad knowing Space was about to close and I can remember thinking I will never be here again in my life. It was something I will never forget. I’m very grateful to Carl and his team they gave me the opportunity to play at Space 3 times.
Over the last few years, your own label Orange Recordings has gone from strength to strength, what is your plans with the label going forward and what artists can we expect to see releasing their music there?
Yes, the label is doing very well and receives more and more global support. I’ve signed established artists like JSPR (Minus / SCI+TEC / Elevate), Drumcomplex (Intec, Complexed), Steam Shape (Analytic Trail, Phobiq), but also big talents like Danny Fontana, Mark Mywords, Mark Greene, StoKed, Nicolas Taboada, Brooke Powell to name a few. Plus of course new material from myself ;-)
Have you been busy in the studio recently and what can we expect from you in terms of upcoming releases?
I have music coming out on Roberto Capuano’s Unrilis label, Paride Saraceni & Dema’s Redrum Music, a collab EP with my buddy Durtysoxxx on Spektre’s Respekt Recordings and I’ve signed an EP on Reinier Zonneveld’s Filth On Acid.
When you are writing music, what is your favourite piece of hardware of plug-in that you love to use in all of your tracks?
I bought the Korg Minilogue when it came out and I’m loving it. Also I like all the Fabfilter plugins.
What producers are you feeling right now that we should keep an eye on?
Durtysoxxx, D.Mongelos, StoKed, DJ Jock are just some of the artists that come to mind but there are so many!
For any new DJ/Producers starting a career into music, what is one piece of advice you can give?
Do your own thing, don’t try and copy others. It’s been said time and time again but it’s true. It’s ok to incorporate some ideas / way of thinking from others but always try and stay true to your own sound.
Where can we see you play next?
January 2nd I’ll be playing at the famous Melkweg, Amsterdam for my good friends from Techno Tuesday!
Keep up to date with Steve and his label Orange Recordings here