Steve Chab Steve Chab



Steve Chab here. I create, critique, and program music, words, and visuals in collaboration with the Holy Spirit. Questions? Tweet me.

Official Bio

Steve Chab is a progressive gospel songwriter, visual artist, poet, designer, and programmer.

From the murky banks of emotional hardcore, Steve stuffs musical compositions with luscious layers of dense guitars and competing rhythms, yet genre is no limiter. Overdriven, polyrhythmic hip hop saturates his shoegaze soundscapes. His poetic themes are Biblical and occult; critics have said he has a "subtle obsession with specificity."

Steve's projects are diverse. He has produced, composed, and engineered tracks for bands and rappers, designed websites and album artwork, provided creative direction for artists, edited music videos, and even programmed music for a robot. He has collaborated with Vanilla, Sol Invicto, and Matt Susko. He has shared the stage with The Composure, The Dudley Corporation, and Josh Epstein of JR JR. And he has taught web design and digital accessibility workshops at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

Three music videos, three albums, and six EPs fill Steve's audio repertoire. In 2016, he reinterpreted the neoclassical piano of Nils Frahm as progressive rock by composing, performing, and recording new instrumentation atop three of Frahm's recorded pieces. Steve's 2013 album, Tempo, is a collection of spiritual poetry set to a fury of dirty guitars, dark beats, and spectral, lo-fi melodies. It exposes truth about God's love for creation and man's apathy towards the Creator. Steve is currently the drummer and producer of the grunge duo, Bassette, who sound like the mating call of a Transformer; they will likely hurt your ears and feelings.

Steve has studied music technology, sound design, and creative writing at CMU where he is currently a User Interface Designer and Developer. Detroit's Galactic Dust Records published his first electronic album in 2006. He was featured in issue five of Ramen Music Magazine in 2011. He won Best Website Design in the Independent Artist Network for the Music Arts (IANMA) Awards in 2014. And his art was featured in "Volume XLII" of The Oakland Review in 2017. His music on SoundCloud has collected over 36,000 organic listens.

Steve lives in Pittsburgh with his Messianic Jewish family and wants you to know that Jesus loves you.