best place to hear techno in New York is your bedroom,
‘cause the only other place you'll hear it is
at raves. There are no clubs as such that really play
techno, apart from maybe the gay clubs. The gay crowd
tend to be more into very experimental techno, which
is reassuring, because that's were acid house began."
then, that clubs are not the lifeblood of Steve's particular
brand of electronics. "I don't really like hearing
techno in clubs, it just sounds like a loud kick drum.
I am trying to make music that you can listen to at
home as well as in a club. Together with Pete Namlok
I made an album like Hemisphere, which definitely isn't
club music. A friend of mine told me he made love on
it so maybe that is its best purpose".
the unpopularity of techno in New York be attributed
to a racial motive? Is techno too geeky or white for
club trendies perhaps? "I don't think it’s
a racial thing. Raves in New York tend to be full of
14- to 20-year-old white kids but the techno scene over
here is so small it's more of a unitary thing. Racism
probably exists more in the house and garage scene.
House in America is totally separate from techno which
is a shame because I really like house."
- Storm - Djax-Up-189 (1993)
Storm - The art of Sync (2x12")
- Djax-Up-202 (1994)
Storm - Levy 9 (2x12") - Djax-Up-229
Storm - No more Words - Djax-Up-357
Steve Stoll - November Yankee - Djax-up-362