DJB Sunday Documentary: Steve Rachmad

Dekmantel and Warsteiner present the latest episode in the Sole Selectors series, starring Dutch electronic music godfather Steve Rachmad. In a run-up to the Selectors stage at Dekmantel Festival 2015, the festival crew created two short documentaries. The Sole Selectors series tells the stories of DJs playing at Dekmantel Festival, along with their passion for music.

The documentary sheds light on the techno veteran whose influence on the Dutch electronic music scene inspired the Dekmantel crew. Rachmad has been releasing quality music for almost three decades now, with the album Secret Life Of Machines (1995) his most important achievements, Rachmad is an icon in today’s music scene. At Dekmantel Festival 2015, Steve Rachmad will play at the Selectors stage under his Sterac Electronics alias, focusing on 80s disco and electronics.

Sole Selectors
"Every country and every city has its musical heroes," says Dekmantel, "locals who live for music and spend most of their time behind the turntables or in the record store, always digging for that one special record to complete their five-star collection." In the Sole Selectors series Dekmantel focuses on the stories of these passionate DJs. What has this passion brought them and what has it cost them? What is their perspective on life? And probably most important: what does music exactly mean to them?