Thursday May 5, 2011
Lima Lounge 1401 K St NW
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+
Famous Tracks:Lost, Superfly, 21st Century Ketchup, Out at Night, Sleepwalking, Carnival Kalimba, Femme Fatale, Tanov – Relevant (Steve Lawler Remix)
Best Known For: Hosting the legendary M42 Motorway raves when clubs wouldn’t let him spin as a youth. Leading the way in the UK techno movement. Never succumbing to the pressure to conform. Constant progression.
In a time when the music industry has risen to an all time high; where the swollen pockets of music executives have diluted quality; where the radio has become more vanilla than French ice cream; and the rise of internet distribution has allowed anyone, talented or not, to get their ‘art’ to the masses; Steve Lawler has remained all about the music.
His career has spanned nearly two decades and seen a teen from Birmingham go from throwing illegal parties under a highway to being crowned King of Space, Lawler has made it a point, no, an imperative necessity, to remain true to his forward thinking musical nature.
Now, nearly twenty years after he first threw the first of his legendary M42 motorway parties, Mr. Lawler is still pushing the boundaries of dance, performance and music.
“Performing is addictive, it’s a unique feeling, something that I will never get from anything else in my life. Sharing music that you are passionate about to an audience of people is magical for me.” – Steve Lawler
Experience the magic.
Steve Lawler A child of the acid house generation, has been busy with the beats long
before genres were but a twinkle in clublandʼs eye. An electronic artist who deﬁes generic
boundaries, ever since his days organising the infamous motor way raves under the M42
motor way, in the uk.
As an Artists his releases & Remixes have been signed by some of the worlds most
established Recording labels. R&S Records, Systematic, Drumcode, Harthouse, Cocoon,
MBF, OVUM, Sci+Tec, Tsuba, Souvenir, Rekids, Boxer Sport, Be As One, Monique,
Kostbar, Skint and of course his own recording label VIVa MUSiC.
As a Label Manager Steveʼs label VIVa MUSC (found in 2006), has quickly earnʼt a
reputation for breaking new talent and has featured tracks by such artists as Reboot,
Audioﬂy, Simon Baker, Jamie Jones, Davide Squillace, Luca Bacchetti, Bushwacka, Livio
& Roby, Dragosh, Leon, Plasmik, Ripperton, ilario Alicante, John Selway, Peace Division,
Bearweasel, Tiefschwarz and of course lawler him self amongst many others and receives
heavy patronage by many House & Techno luminaries.
As for A&R, just ask artists like Simon Baker, Audioﬂy, leon, Bearweasel and Livio & Roby
and theyʼll tell you all about the support, encouragement and opportunities Lawler has
VIVa MUSiC works as a culmination of everything thatʼs gone before; from the putting on
the aforementioned illegal raves, to his residency at super club Cream back in the mid
90ʼs. Heʼs remixed high proﬁle artists such as Jamelia, Dido and Justin Timberlake and
worked with many of the worlds renowned dance imprints. As well as recording a track for
the blockbuster horror movie by Ian Softly ʻThe Skeleton Keyʼ. Heʼs released some of the
industryʼs most collectable mix series such as the ʻDark Drumsʼ ʻLights Outʼ and, most
recently, the ʻVIVaʼ series. Now on its 3rd release, the ʻVIVaʼ series has revealed Steveʼs
widescreen vision better than any mix before with down tempo and deep house playing a
big part in the beat blend.
Steve held a triumphant residency for nine years at the Balearic club Space in Ibiza (a club
he returned back to in 2008). His VIVa Nights residency where steve played from doors
open to door close at The End in London consistently sold out for its 7 years span and his
residency at Londonʼs Home Club was one of the infamous venueʼs only success stories.
Dynamic, driven and drastically obsessed with performing as well as he possibly can.
Steveʼs passion for House, Techno and Electronica is too strong for one simple generic
association, and right now his message is louder than ever. 18 years deep and Steve
Lawler isnʼt just at the top of his game, heʼs pushing the boundaries of what a DJ can do –
both technically and creatively – as an artist and as a successful label businessman.