|How a nice Jewish boy from the suburbs became one of the most influential producers in hiphop, sampling, and cut & paste.|
Dropped out of 2 colleges (Temple U, Franconia College), never went back.
Worked as an advertising copywriter for 6 years - Polaroid, Volkswagen, Atari, etc. Taught copywriting at The School Of Visual Arts. Spent all disposable income on records. Promoted and DJ'ed dances in Brooklyn, hung out at early downtown Manhattan hiphop clubs; Negril, the Roxy. Quit advertising.
With partner Double Dee (Douglas DiFranco; a prince), co-produced the series of records known as The Lessons: The Payoff Mix, Lesson 2 (The James Brown Mix), Lesson 3 (The History Of Hiphop) for the Tommy Boy label. These analog tape cut-and-paste collages, still widely bootlegged (and wildly illegal), are generally acknowledged as three of the most influential works in the world of hiphop and dance music production. Cited as defintive influences by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, and Fatboy Slim, among others.
Freelanced as creative consultant to MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Lifetime, Showtime, The Movie Channel. Produced TV commercials. Spent all disposable income on records and women.
As a solo producer, crafted The Motorcade Sped On, turning historic broadcasts of the Kennedy assasination into a hiphop record. The NME (British music magazine) gave away a quarter-million copies of the song as a Flexidisc stapled to the cover of the magazine.
Produced We'll Be Right Back for Island Records. Music and video of this advertising satire were licensed to Ovaltine UK for television advertising for 6 months. Go figure.
Solo productions for Ninjatune include It's Up To You and I'm Wild About That Thing, a satire on sex licensed to Pretty Polly Bras (UK) for TV advertising campaign. Go figure.
Reunited with Double Dee (a prince) after 10 years to produce Jazz for Tommy Boy's 10th Anniversary. Also illegal, also bootlegged.
Steinski - What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective 
Title [What Does It All Mean?
Label [Illegal Art
Quality/Size [44.1 @VBR 177,2 MB
Grabbed from [CDDA
Enc [Lame 3.97
01 05:22 Steinski & Double Dee - The Payoff Mix
02 04:22 Steinski & Double Dee - Lesson 2 (James Brown Mix)
03 05:02 Steinski & Double Dee - Lesson 3 (History Of Hip Hop)
04 05:03 Steinski & Double Dee - Jazz
05 05:33 Steinski & Double Dee - Voice Mail (Sugar Hill Suite)
06 03:58 Steinski - The Motorcade Sped On
07 05:03 Steinski - It's Up To You" (Television Mix)
08 04:44 Steinski - I'm Wild About That Thing
09 04:17 Steinski - The Big Man Laughs
10 04:36 Steinski - Vox Apostolica
11 06:36 Steinski - Is We Going Under?
12 06:31 Steinski - Ain't No Thing
13 04:10 Steinski - Everything's Disappeared
14 07:48 Steinski - Number Three On Flight Eleven
01 Steinski - Tonight From NY (Intro)
02 Steinski - Swingset (10 Beautiful Girls Mix)
03 Steinski - Opening Credits
04 Steinski - Greatest Man Alive (Man' Game Mix)
05 Steinski - The ID (Small World Mix)
06 Steinski - Let's Get It On (Big Daddy Mix)
07 Steinski - Hit The Disco (MC Enuff Mix)
08 Steinski - Lolita (Burning Mix)
09 Steinski - Hot Spot (Terrible Love Mix)
10 Steinski - It's A Funky Thing (Part 1 - Special Feature Mix)
11 Steinski - Bboy Breakdown (You Got The Job Mix)
12 Steinski - B-Beat Classic (Airwave Interlude Mix)
13 Steinski - Funk Construction (Prodigal Son Mix)
14 Steinski - Them That's Not (Cash Mix)
15 Steinski - Swan Lake (Beat Poets Mix)
16 Steinski - Here We Come (Death Mix)
17 Steinski - Product Of The Environment (Redfern Gowanus Electro Mix)
18 Steinski - By Any Means Necessary (Malcolm & Bobby Mix)
19 Steinski - The Art Of Getting Jumped
20 Steinski - I Like It Like That (Scratch It One Time Mix)
21 Steinski - Solid Air (Junk Mood Mix)
22 Steinski - Country Grammar (Hydro Mix)
23 Steinski - Let's Get It On (Reprise Mix)
24 Steinski - Muscles (Mistake Interlude Mix)
25 Steinski - Easin' In (Pedro's Letter Mix)
26 Steinski - It's Time To Testify (Mc5 Mix)
27 Steinski - The Acid Test
28 Steinski - Silent Partner (Peace Out)