Steven Tang Beatport

Biography

Steven Tang / Obsolete Music Technology___A Hong Kong native living in Chicago since ‘81 whose humble beginnings in electronic music grew exponentially with the discovery of house music; a music going through its own infancy at the time. Steven spent many weekends recording mixes off the Chicago airwaves, shopping for the latest cuts of the day at stores such as Imports Etc. and Loop Records. As his record collection expanded so did his interest in dj-ing, owning his first pair of Gemini decks in ’88 to learn the “craft.” In the 90’s, Tang studied Radio Broadcasting at Chicago’s Columbia College and sporadically dj-ed at local events, small clubs and house parties while working on his next goal to set up a personal recording studio to create his own productions. ‘98 saw the establishment of Emphasis Recordings with his debut release, “Windy City EP.” It garnered the attention of Ewan Jensen (Red Ember Records/Moods & Grooves) and a year later, contributed “Visions Far Away” for Red Ember’s “Deepsounds Vol. 1” compilation. Fast forward to Memorial Day Weekend 2002, Tang performed at DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) and was one of the featured artists on the unofficial DEMF “Generator: Detroit” CD compilation. After another brief hiatus, Steven and his label Emphasis Recordings mark a full return in 2006, with new music under the alias Obsolete Music Technology and has since also produced EPs for labels like Aesthetic Audio (Detroit), Machining Dreams (Chicago), Generator (Chicago), Eargasmic Recordings (Chicago), Syncrophone (France), Smallville (Germany), and Dolly (Netherlands). He has also been feature on compilation projects and remixes for Altered Moods Recordings (USA), M.O.S. Deep (Netherlands), and Pong Musiq (NYC).

Steven is currently on his 2014 DJ tour, which also includes his first live performance as Obsolete Music Technology, beginning this April.