Hong Kong native Steven Tang (aka Obsolete Music Technology) saw his humble beginnings in electronic music after migrating to Chicago in the early ’80s, where he discovered house music for the first time through his friends, and where he spent many of his weekends recording mixes off Chicago’s radio airwaves. As his addiction for the genre grew, Tang began collecting the latest cuts of the day from stores like Imports Etc. and Loop Records. His ever expanding record collection is what eventually lead Tang to buy his first pair of Gemini decks to teach himself the art of DJing. In the ’90s Tang studied Radio Broadcasting at Chicago’s Columbia College and started playing at local events, small clubs, and house parties, while working towards establishing his own studio to work on original productions. His debut EP, Windy City, released on his own Emphasis Recordings imprint in 1998, garnered the attention of Ewan Jensen (Red Ember Records/Moods & Grooves). Two years later Tang contributed to Red Ember’s Deepsounds Vol 1 compilation with a track titled “Visions Far Away.”

Tang has performed at festival’s like the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) and has produced for labels like Aesthetic Audio, Dolly, and Smallville. He has also featured on a variety of compilation projects and remix releases for Dial and Secretsundaze, among others.

Honoring his Chicago roots, Tang delivers us with an immense house track offered as an exclusive download on XLR8R.

127 House Beat