Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Poker Flat will be marking this milestone with a series of remixes of some of its releases from an array of artists, alongside a number of anniversary events over the coming months. Founded by Steve Bug in 1999, the label released a sound and style that was popular in club culture for years, and continues to be for both DJs and music fans to this day.
With a back catalogue that includes more than 300 releases and to celebrate the anniversary the label have hand picked a number of key records for the remix treatment.
The first package with reinterpretations of Berkson & What's cut ‘Keep On’ featuring vocals from Robert Owens by Tim Engelhardt will drop 23 August, while other artists involved with the series include Michael Meyer, Catz ’n Dogz, Acid Pauli, Guti, Butch, Matthias Kaden and Francois K.
In addition to the remix series the label will be hosting a number of special anniversary parties across Europe, including 3 August at Hive, Zurich and 7 September at Tanzhaus West, Frankfurt, with further events to be announced soon.
Finally, Steve Bug has revealed that he will be launching a new sub-label for Poker Flat, Sublease Music, later this year.
Steve Bug: “I’ve been thinking about starting a new label for a while now, and now seems the perfect time to finally do it. I get sent a lot of tracks I love and play in my sets that aren’t quite right for Poker Flat: deeper, more club-ready, tracky cuts from exceptionally talented producers that deserve a platform so that more people can hear them.
“This was the ethos with which I originally set up Poker Flat, so it seems fitting that as we celebrate 20 years of Poker Flat it’s time for Sublease Music to bring a different sound to the world.”