Steve O’Sullivan and his seminal imprint Mosaic have always occupied the most credible peripherals of the house and techno sphere. You won’t find the UK producer’s name at many of the big festivals, far less headlining. But he has always been about substance over style. That he is so highly regarded amongst his peers, goes some way to explaining his understated impact on the scene.
Now Steve is back touring his live project under the name of one of Mosaic’s sub-labels, Bluetrain. The label began in 1997 – in contrast to Mosaic’s, its output was more befitting of soundsystem culture than club. It’s premise of putting out reggae inspired minimal tech is certainly niche, and speaks volumes of Steve’s status as a pioneering visionary.
Following how well it was received, Steve began producing music under the name a few years later. The live show made its first appearance at Sonar, and now – some 100+ shows later – Steve is reviving the project and bringing it up-to-date.
With him set to bring an updated version of the show to Dimensions festival in Croatia at the end of August/start of September, we chart five of the most memorable cuts from its impressive back-catalogue.
Steve O’Sullivan presents Bluetrain (Live) appears alongside Kraftwerk, Nils Frahm, Moodymann and many more. Tickets for Dimensions are on sale now.