Most often seen and heard playing together, the pair founded Radio Laude, a small streaming crew which in 2020 moved from irregular and spontaneous events to its static broadcast location on top of Planeta Za (a cultural & community hub established by Ankali). As resident DJs of the station, DeSteffan & Volume Sphere are both regular selectors and also curators of the newborn radio, which seeks to represent Prague’s colourful music scene.
DeSteffan’s DJing typically lies on an intersection of old-school analogue sound with a futuristic approach. His digging doesn’t stop at 4/4, but when playing to a dancing crowd his caustic, bass-intensive register comes to the fore. His monthly shows on the radio have brought colorful diversity to his selection, which is now blended into his more club-centric leanings. Volume Sphere’s selection spans genres and styles, but he’s most comfortable flicking through tracks infused with an old-school spirit, always with the steadiness and calm that characterises him as a person. Their most palpable influence is that of Prague’s Endless Illusion label, which has been grooming their attitude, taste and style over the years.
While their solo performances stand on their own, their back-to-backs are what sets them apart from the rest even more. Their joint musical development and inseparable friendship helped them evolve their own sonic communication, relying on the never-disappointing back and forth.