Since its inception in 1994, Steve Rachmad’s STERAC alias has yielded somewhere north of 20 releases for labels including 100% Pure, Klockworks and Tresor, but until now the project has never appeared on Mote-Evolver, the label run by fellow techno veteran Luke Slater. That’s all set to change in July with the release of a four-tracker named Different Strokes, and Rachmad has shared an exclusive pre-release track stream with XLR8R.

“Stroke 3” (the tracks are named simply from “Stroke 1” to “Stroke 4”) is emblematic of a release that keeps things as spartan and uncluttered as possible while retaining Rachmad’s characteristic buoyancy and depth of personality. “Stroke 3” can be streamed on the player below ahead of the full release of Different Strokes on Mote-Evolver on July 6.