On Saturday, February 15th, Studio 80 is the home to yet another premiere. Dutch techno legend Steve Rachmad will play during the first edition of keep it simple. What makes it even more extraordinary is that he will be playing for 10 hours. This is something special, as he never played such a marathon set before.

Nina Kraviz - Ghetto Kraviz (Steve Rachmad's Jack Mix)

For over 25 years, Steve Rachmad is one of the top DJ’s of The Netherlands and abroad. Music is in his genes and therefore it’s no surprise that from a very young age, he was caught by genres such as R&B and disco and later on electro. By delivering newspapers Steve financed his first ever drum computer, the legendary Roland TR-808. Soon after he started producing and playing records: the rest is history. In 1995 the album The Secret Live of Machines was released under his moniker Sterac. Many releases followed on labels such as Rejected, 100% Pure, Get Physical as well as many successful remixes for artists like Joel Mull and Nina Kraviz. Even though Amsterdam based DJ has been active for many years and played hundreds of gigs over the entire world, his sound still remains spot-on. As a DJ, he is constantly looking to reinvent himself and he makes sure he combines the best that house and techno has to offer with disco and electro from the past.

Being the Dutch homebase of Steve Rachmad, Amsterdam based club Studio 80 is the ideal spot for his first ever 10-hour set. The club previously hosted his legendary birthday party’s, for which Steve invited none other than Ricardo Villalobos, Josh Wink and Joel Mull to join him in the booth. Panoramabar-resident Cassy also found a spot in her busy schedule to play next to Steve Rachmad at Studio 80. By taking a look at Steve’s musical history, you can expect him to take you from 80s disco and house classics to techno on February 15th. But you never know for sure… Maybe the Dutch grandmaster is planning on something completely different!

Tom Trago's Boiler Room DJ set

In the back room of Studio 80, Tom Trago will play all night as well. His third studio album The Light Fantastic, which was released at the end of last year, was praised by both music lovers and –critics. If you know Tom Trago a little bit, you know he always puts his heart and soul into his music. On February 15th, the Amsterdam based DJ will get plenty of time for his set and we expect him to also explore the other sides of the musical spectrum besides house and techno. The Amsterdam based DJ will get plenty of time for his set and we expect him to also explore the other sides of the musical spectrum besides house and techno.

Two exceptional artists, who both made musical quality their top priority. It suits perfectly to Steve Rachmad’s new concept keep it simple. keep it simple. is not necessarily meant as basic or simple as such. Rather, it is about simple pleasures in life: straightforward, true, inspirational. Steve Rachmad himself carefully selects the artists, who will get freedom to play what they feel like playing.

Tickets for this special night are for sale at