A founder member of pioneering electronic act Cabaret Voltaire, whose first releases, Extended Play in 1979, the first domestic release for Rough Trade Records, and A Factory Sampler, the debut release for the seminal British record label, Factory Records. The group went on to make over 30 albums, for labels including Virgin and EMI and has recently reissued a series of box sets though Mute Records.
Stephen has recorded and toured extensively currently working as Wrangler, with recent releases under names Creep Show, with American artist John Grant, Hey Rube, Kula, and Cobby & Mallinder.
Has had works performed and the Tate Modern (Turbines) and the Barbican Centre. Cabaret Voltaire films of the 1980s were acquired as part of the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art, NY) collection.
He has established a number of production companies, record and video labels including: Doublevision; Plastex; and Off World Sounds (Australia). As well as running festivals through his Off World Productions company.
He has worked as a journalist and broadcaster covering both electronic music and popular culture.
As an academic he has published extensively and holds a PhD in popular culture.