After more than a quarter of a century involved in electronic music, it’s not an exaggeration to say that Sterac aka Steve Rachmad has been integral to the development of the scene in his native Netherlands and a longtime friend of the Tresor family. Most often associated with Detroit techno, its warm pads, rousing strings and powerful grooves, Steve is the producer, remixer and DJ who among first championed such sounds in his home country. Amongst his earliest achievements was releasing the full length Secret Life of Machines back in 1995, a definitive techno album that was very much an instant classic, re-released and remixed in 2012 by the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Joris Voorn. His Tresor Records untitled EP in 1999, with its futuristic and bold techno forms, further cemented the extreme talent of this unique artist. Sharing the decks tonight is Berlin techno legend and Damage Music head Alexander Kowalski, a DJ, producer, remixer, composer and live performer whose pioneering, cutting-edge releases and sets placed him at the vanguard of Berlin’s techno culture; plus our focused and blazing DJ resident HGR makes this a basement trio of champions. Danish artist Kenneth Christiansen’s Echocord Records showcase kicks up club dust in Globus tonight. Running the 2 labels Echocord and Echocord Colour, and the Pattern Repeat project with Resoe, and booker/co-owner/manager of the club Culture Box in Copenhagen, Kenneth still manages a busy DJ schedule in the world’s top clubs and festivals. Deadbeat is Scott Monteith, an adopted Montrealer who has been releasing his own special blend of dub laden, minimal electronics since 2000. Whether crafting quirky, not-quite-dancefloor techno, or rumbling digital dub, Deadbeat continually strives to create music that honors the past beyond empty tribute or cultural appropriation, by infusing the digital tools of the present with a little of the magic known as human imperfection. Mikkel Meldgaard aka Mikkel Metal released a series of 12″ on Echocord as well as on the German label Kompakt. These works continue a click-aesthetic and dub-influence, but take a slightly different path, and go from shuffle techno to slow melodic 4/4-based tracks. Around 2010 Mikkel Metal‘s sound has showed an inspiration from a more Detroit-based sound, as heard on his Echocord “Pamon 403” EP. Max Hill aka mvl’s musical taste oscillates between crackle and poetry. He is not only working with a traditional 4/4 techno and house palate, but is often likely to include experimental and unexpected sounds in his individual sets.