Steve Parker, born and raised in O’Porto, Portugal grew up experiencing the summer of Acid and the revolution of House and Techno. Since then, dance music has always been present in his life. With various EPs released on labels such as Ovum Recordings, Cocoon Recordings, SCI+TEC, Get Systematic (Quartz rec), Synewave, Sleaze, Harthouse and many others, Steve Parker kept pushing things harder and harder, until in December 2009, Mexilhao (Weave) was born! Suddenly after a week, the track got an outstanding 3rd place at the world’s most prestigious digital music store “Beatport”! With more than 12 printed releases on vinyl and nearly 100 originals / remixes on every digital shop in the web, his music was also included in some internationally Mix Albums such as Secret Cinema, Welcome to my Club, and Azuli Presents Ibiza ’11 by James Talk & Olav Basoski.
His tracks mirror his own DJ sets, combining House and Techno, driving a deep hypnotic explosiveness vibe mixed with groovy rhythms, and a stylish minimalistic Tech style! Steve Parker has already proved to be a quality producer, with his music being charted more than 400 times and carried on being included on playlists like Sven Vath, Dubfire, Chris Liebing, Josh Wink, Richie Hawtin among many others, making him just the right man to interview on the RAW LOOPS underground sample audio shop.
Can you please tell the readers a little bit about yourself and your background in the industry?
Hi, Im Steve Parker DJ & producer from Portugal with music on Ovum Recordings, Cocoon Recordings, Sci+Tec and many more.
Take us through your studio set up?
My Studio consists of a iMac running Ableton Live with various Vsts, plus Novation Supernova, Roland JV2080, Sherman Filterbank, Novation Drumstation and Basstation 2.
What is your favorite piece of equipment to use in the studio right now and why?
My favorite piece of gear has to be the Novation Supernova II, it’s an amazing hardware synth that i create most of my sounds.
What do you think of analog vs digital in the studio?
I love both possibilities of the analogue and digital, analogue has that warm sound and hands on feeling, but i also love the infinite possibilities of digital.
What one piece of advice would you give to new producers starting out? words of wisdom.
My advice to new producers is, don’t go mad and buy all those analogue modular synths without knowing if you really need them. First of all you need inspiration and that can come from any source of sound.