Steven Tang / OMT

By Lerato • • 14 Sep 2011

Steven tang -  (Emphasis  – Chicago – Dj )

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.

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Selected discography Steven Tang

As Tang:
Windy City (12″) Emphasis Recordings 1998
Nightfall (12″, Clear) Emphasis Recordings 2002
Generator: Detroit 2002 (Compilation LP/CD) “Ominous (edit)” Generator Records 2002
Machine Oriented EP (12″) Emphasis Recordings 2006 Ominous (12″) Emphasis Recordings 2007
Bass Synergy (12″) Emphasis Recordings 2011

As Steven Tang:
Deepsounds One (Compilation 12″) “Visions Far Away” Red Ember Records 2001
The Verged Sessions (12″) Aesthetic Audio 2010
Uprise In The Orient (12″) Syncrophone 2011
The Pancakes Sessions (Compilation 12″) “Over Easy” Altered Moods Recordings 2011
Finale Underground Vol. 1 (Compilation 12″) “Immense” Finale Sessions 2013
Disconnect To Connect (LP, CD) Smallville Records 2013

As Obsolete Music Technology:
My Neurosis (12″) Emphasis Recordings 2007
Evening Star (12″) Emphasis Recordings 2008
Viewpoints Chapter One (Compilation LP/CD) “Evening Star” AW-Recordings 2008
Generator: Broadcast In Hi-Tech (Compilation 2×12″) “Past Virtue” Generator Records 2010
Thoughts From Chicago Vol. Three (Compilation 7″) “Incite” Eargasmic Recordings 2010
Relapse (12″) Machining Dreams 2010
Mmmmmusic (12″) Emphasis Recordings 2012
Since The Accident (12″) Emphasis Recordings 2012 Inflection Point (12″) Dolly 2012
Incite (12″) Emphasis Recordings 2013

Remixes:
Chris Fortier – That Being Said (Obsolete Music Technology Remix) (MP3, 320) Manual Music 2009
Chicago Skyway – Lager (Obsolete Music Technology Remix) (12″) MOS Recordings 2011
Javier Orduña & Active – Luz De Coco (Steven Tang Remix) (12″) Pong Musiq 2013
– First Day (Steven Tang Remix) (12″) Dolly 2013 Lawrence – Films & Windows Remixed – Angels At Night (Steven Tang Remix) (12″) Dial 2013
- (Steven Tang Remix) (12″) Synapsis Records 2014
- (Steven Tang ) (12”) A( ) ( ) ( ) 2014