To celebrate the 240th Local Selection mix, Cork-native, NYC-based selector STE-VÍ, once half of the Hanley Brothers, takes us on a journey through the golden age of techno. Mixed entirely on vinyl, the young selector glides through a collection of tribal-kissed 90s classics featuring cuts from Marco Bailey, DJ Shufflemaster, Joris Voorn, Hardcell, and others.

New York-based techno artist STE-VÍ creates a unique blend of driving techno and groove.
The energetic DJ is influenced by late 90s/early 2000s techno, but he also includes recent cuts while keeping his gaze fixed on the record shelves. His style incorporates a fast-paced blend of loops, percussion, and rhythm to create an innovative sound that is reminiscent of the past. Recent headline shows in Boston and Toronto, combined with his breakneck style of vinyl mixing have seen him become a highly sought-after selector.

The Cork native polished his chops by playing with his brother at underground showcases under the name The Hanley Brothers. The duo performed at clubs and festivals around Ireland, and they were recognised for their harsh approach on techno. He currently lives in the United States, where he DJs at revered New York clubs and performs with industry giants.

STE-VÍ’s contribution to the Local Selection is a relentless assault of thumping drums and gritty basslines, cutting through the mix with a persistent closed-fist approach. His mixes have a raw, unabashed intensity that is synonymous with 90s and 2000s shuffling techno and the art of mixing it well – fast, choppy, and unforgiving. The hour mix is as smooth and slick as it is uncompromisingly ferocious, seamlessly blending teeth-grinding stompers with samba-soaked tribal grooves. This is exactly what a vintage techno mix should be.

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