Nicolas , better known as DJ Steaw or Steaward, is a powerhouse producer and DJ. Born in Rennes, France and currently based in Paris, DJ Steaw travels around Europe and the world at large, playing his bass-heavy, soul-infuenced productions for captivated audiences. Just this year, he played to the biggest audience – 3000 dancers warming up for Derrick May and Carl Craig in Paris and debuted in Australian with shows in Melbourne and Sydney. DJ Steaw’s house tracks are percussive and heavy with bass, featuring bold samples that are everything from melodic to arresting. DJ Steaw cites the African American musical tradition as one of his main inspirations. His listeners can hear its imprints on his work—jazz’s improvisational spirit and rap’s unpredictable rhythm light up DJ Steaw’s house tracks. In addition to DJ’ing and producing music, DJ Steaw is the cofounder of two record labels, Rutilance Recordings and House Puff Records.