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JOINING FORCES & RELEASING THEIR FIRST EP IN 2014, HUNGARIAN DUO STEAM SHAPE CONSISTING OF ADAM SZVETEC & NILS BARACSI ARE SET TO TAKE THE TECHNO WORLD BY STORM...AND WE'RE ALL INVITED TO THE PARTY.

Hi guys, thanks for taking the time to speak with us at Virtus, where are you right now?

(Adam & Nils): Hi, thank you for reaching out, we are at our studio in Budapest right now.

Steam Shape is an interesting name, how did the project start and the name come about?

Adam: We have started our joint project in the very early days, in 2004. We have organized our own events and had the chance to play together several times, usually on 4 decks. After a few years break we rejoined our forces first in 2012 and released the first EP of our project in 2014.

Nils: Our name derive from the fact that we always identified ourselves and our dynamic sound with the raw Power, that represents the steam.

Since your birth as a duo, you have released on top labels such as Driving Forces, Phobiq, Analytictrail & Respekt, Footwork what can we expect next?

Adam: We have a few interesting things ready in the pipeline, however we do not like to unfold these for now.

Your own label, Metaphase was born in 2017, what are your plans for the label moving forward and will it mainly be an output just for Steam Shape?

Nils: We have launched our own label last year, the Metaphase Recordings, which is a main platform to our projects and for some guest remixers. Up next, we are releasing an EP together with Spartaque.

You regularly share live sets from your gigs around the world, what would you say is your best gig so far that you enjoyed the most?

Nils: We do like almost all of the gigs in our home-base, Budapest, as we the Hungarian crowd is always special. In the last few years, we had the chance to play at many great underground clubs, which we always really enjoy, as there we can connect more with the people.

Adam: One of the main highlights from last year was our performance at Cloud Club in the Czech Republic.

Nils: To be honest, our exceptional gigs are yet to come this year.


When you work in the studio, do you have any particular hardware or software that you just love to use in all of your music?

Adam: As our main DAW we use FL Studio.

Nils: We are big fans of software synths and we usually experiment a
lot to get our unique sounds.

Adam: Techno is all about the experimentation. One of our favourite
synth is Predator (1&2).


What producers are you feeling right now that we should keep an eye on?

Nils: For me, I really appreciate the works of Layton Giordani, Ramiro Lopez and Weska nowdays.

Adam: The Spektre guys are on fire recently, Yan Oxigen is also notable.


For any new DJ/Producers starting a career, what is one piece of advice you could give them?

Adam & Nils: Pay attention to detail and keep learning and experimenting. It may sounds cliché, but it really applies for the music and managing social media as well.

Where can we see you play next?

Next we are playing together with Cristian Varela in Corvin Club, however we are excited to play in the first half of the year in Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Check out Steam Shape's latest EP 'Equality' on Spartaque's Codex label here

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