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Constantly referred to as an artist who’s one to watch, UK based DJ & Producer Steve Haines has been crafting his energetic progressive sound. Influenced by a passion for dance music going back 20 years, his blend of driving basslines, cutting edge beats and melodic hooks have found an ever-growing audience around the globe. Gareth Emery, Paul Oakenfold, Roger Sanchez and Max Graham are amongst the growing list of established artists across the EDM scene that support Steve’s sound. This is testament to his hard work and dedication. Steve’s production talent and ability as a DJ have seen him play around the world with shows in Denmark, Spain, Qatar and Ireland.
Steve started out as a DJ in the mid 90’s and was inspired by big names such as Paul Oakenfold and Sasha. After playing local parties and clubs he was hooked and wanted to takes things further so he began learning how to produce his own music. Fast forward a few years and Steve has an impressive list of accomplishments that continue to expand.
After releases on labels including CR2 and Spinnin Records Steve continued to aim high with a hectic remix schedule and phenomenal original tracks. Steve’s Terminal Velocity EP released though UK imprint Whartone picked up radio support from Tiesto on his Clublife show, ‘Its Time’ with Jonathan Ulysses and Oliver Lang proved to be a big track for Markus Schulz receiving several plays. Steve has also proved himself as a ‘go to’ remixer, his re-works of tracks from artists including Max Graham, Eco and Solarity have picked up big support from Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold and Andy Moor.
Steve continued his onslaught in 2012 with support from more of the EDM scenes legendary names. Paul Oakenfold featured several remixes in his Planet Perfecto radio shows and also in his guest mixes, including a play of Steve’s remix of Memory Flush by Rory James in his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and ending his mix on the BBC Radio 6 Dave Peace show with his Moby - Go bootleg. The same year also saw Steve’s first release on Max Graham’s Re*Brand imprint, cementing his name as an artist of the label. His EP including the tracks Airglow and Motion was well received, with support from DJ’s including Gareth Emery, Andy Moor, Solarstone and Protoculture, Motion was a featured release on Beatport and climbed high in the Trance chart.
By the end of 2012, Steve had several releases under his belt for some of the biggest brands in the dance music scene, including remixes on Toolroom and Perfecto. With these achievements, Steve's podcast has been becoming increasingly popular and has been picking up new listeners every month from around the world. He has also seen his talents showcased on several radio shows including Proton Radio’s featured artist mix, two guest sets on Matt Darey’s hugely popular Nocturnal show which is aired on several radio stations around the world and Max Graham's Cycles Radio.
Now in 2013, with a focus on original material, Steve has a forthcoming EP on Re*Brand Records. The EP is already creating a stir in the scene, picking up plays from Max Graham at ASOT events and on Cycles radio, along with support from Lange and a feature on Protoculture’s forthcoming ‘Tranceworld‘ Vol. 18 compilation on Armada Music.
This just a taste of things to come from this up and coming talent..
"Steve's music is really hot for me right now and I'm playing loads of it at my gigs and on my radio shows. I hope we get a remix from him on Perfecto soon!"
"I remember exactly when I walked into a club in San Diego and heard a track that made me go right up to the warm up dj and ask him
what it was. "Steve Haines" he said. Been a massive fan of the acid driven, chunky hybrid style that Steve makes ever since"
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