Panorama Bar resident Steffi has worked her way through another stunning mix with her contribution to the XLR8R series, with podcast 447 lacing together atmospheric synth echoes and clattering percussion for over an hour of breaks and electro twists. Already a recipient of the coveted title of being a “DJ’s DJ”, Steffi has cemented her position at the top yet again thanks to the moody acid and abstract inflections that grace this latest mix, which she describes as “a blend of new contemporary broken beats with some more classic electro”.
Outside of this mix, the Berlin-based producer has been busy in recent months, having just signed off on an album written alongside Martyn, to be released later this year. Using the alias Doms & Deykers, the pair will follow up two earlier 12” releases with the LP on Klakson, the label of her own that Steffi relaunched last year. Having signed new artists and also prepared a release with Dexter, Steffi is clearly putting time in to make the “family affair” a far-reaching success, and this mix can only heighten our excitement as the Ostgut Ton favourite once again demonstrates why she is such a respected tastemaker.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Lisa Swarna Khanna