Latest release: FBNM016 || Step Time Orchestra – Ajos EP

Step Time Orchestra was the collaborative work of producers Jori Hulkkonen and Tuomas Salmela, who began producing music together in the nineties whilst studying in Oulu, Finland. Whilst all their friends would be getting up early to go to university, they would only just be going to bed, having spent the night listening to house records from New York, drinking Whiskey and programming their MPC 2000!

Step Time produced a slew of tracks during this time, some of which were licensed and pressed on 12” singles during the late nineties/early noughties on labels operating in North America and Europe, but not everything they made saw the light of day. Heavily influenced by labels like Ibadan and Spiritual Life Music at the height of the New York House Scene, ‘Jazz Error NYC’ and ‘2am in Africa’ were never signed, not fitting the profile of their other releases at the time, they were left in the drawer and sadly forgotten!

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