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 Steve Mac - Paddy's Revenge
 

Legendary producer/DJ Steve Mac has merged the old dance music with the new and has created the biggest, smash hit floorfiller of the summer! Released through 3 Beat Blue, Paddy's Revenge has already hit #1 in the Cool Cuts and Buzz charts and much like Samim's 'Heater', the huge hit from last year, 'Paddy's Revenge' is becoming this summer's holiday song, already being a massive hit at holiday destinations everywhere. At its first airing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Maidstone saw Pete Tong, Vernon Kaye, Zane Lowe and 10,000 clubbers all linking arms and dancing an Irish jig!
 
Press Release
 
'This is a number one record' Pete Tong

Traditional Irish music has been around as long as anyone can remember. Why has it lasted so long? Because you can't help but enjoy yourself if you're dancing a jig! With 'Paddy's Revenge', legendary producer/DJ Steve Mac has merged the old dance music with the new and has created the biggest, smash hit floorfiller of the summer! Released on 1st September on 3 Beat Blue, Paddy's Revenge has already hit #1 in the Cool Cuts chart and its first airing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Maidstone saw Pete Tong, Vernon Kaye, Zane Lowe and 10,000 clubbers all linking arms and dancing an Irish jig ...

Steve Mac was approached by Steve B from creative music company 'Big Fish Little Fish' with an idea for a track that was either utter madness, or a stroke of genius; neither was quite sure which. Two weeks later as Pete Tong dropped it at the Radio 1 Big Weekend, it became apparent that 'stroke of genius' didn't even begin to cover it! Since then the support for the record has been unrelenting, crossing genres and boundaries, championed by everyone from the uber-cool to the commercial.

The track itself starts off as a groove that you might hear pumping from the speakers in any of the world's coolest clubs, without a hint of what's to come. Different elements of the traditional Irish instruments begin to loop their way into the track as it keeps building and building. Then all becomes clear as it drops into the full, traditional Celtic chorus, backed up by Steve Mac's understated dance beats, and before you know it your kilt's above your knees and you're dancing a jig!

Much like Samim's 'Heater' the huge hit from last year, 'Paddy's Revenge' is becoming this summer's 'holiday song' and is already a massive hit at holiday destinations everywhere. The tune is also a massive trailer for the BBC this summer on TV and radio. And with full support from Radio 1 DJs including Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Kissy Sell Out, Zane Lowe and Vernon Kaye, there'll be no escaping Paddy's Revenge!
 
Biography
 
Steve Mac, AKA (formerly) one half of the Rhythm Masters began his career as a scratch hip-hop DJ at the age of 11 − where he spent as many hours a day he could practicing, and ultimately left school early because of his obsession with perfecting the vinyl 'scratching' skill and also the studio. He was first inspired by the likes of Marly Marl, Dr Dre, Grandmaster Flash and Jazzy Jeff and many other Hip-Hop DJs and initially started 'messing around' making Hip-Hop records. Steve's Foray into house music first began with Rob Chetcuti in 1990, in Malta. Both in a local Hip-hop group, they spotted what they describe as each other's 'formulating talent', and formed the production/DJ duo: The Rhythm Masters − Steve, bringing his acquired skills from his Hip-Hop past into house music.

After three years of studio work, Steve, (along with Rob) moved back to England and spent much of the first half of the 90's absorbing the house scene - particularly the garage sounds of the US, where his long-term fascination with Todd Terry and the US sound began. The sounds from this time can be heard subliminally through every Rhythm Masters track − especially from their album Disconnect Your Head with tracks like The Ghetto and Underground (feat. The vocals of Diane Charlemagne) on Black and Blue. And, amongst others, 22 releases on their own label − Disfunktional Recordings. Steve and Rob formed Disfunktional in 1996 and have since, seen releases from Junior Sanchez, Yousef, Richard Grey, Paul Woolford, Lottie, Mutiny, Kashmir, DJ Triple A and the mighty Danny Tenaglia and gorgieo moroders (from here to eternity) It wasn't until 1996 and their remixes of Todd Terry's Jumping' and Plastic Dreams that it really took off for the Rhythm Masters. Their DJing took Steve and Rob all over the world and the UK, including regular sets at the likes of Ministry, Cream and Back 2 Basics. 1997 saw them win the coveted Music Week/Record Mirror Award as the Number 1 remix producers − securing their position as one of the top remix teams in the world. By the end of the 90's they found themselves credited amongst the worlds top 5 remixers of the decade in Music Week - a testimony to their ability to consistently produce top quality material for the underground and above. The beginning of 2002 saw an amicable split of the Rhythm Masters as they both decided to take a break and pursue solo projects − whilst still keeping their record label going together. Steve has since completed projects with Lottie mark knight, nick fancuili, Mutiny, Joe mills, Yousef, Paul Woolford and Pete tong. Steve is also working on a new label called 'sMACk' with the first release due dec 2006. the first release is a track that he made with Pete Tong called serendipity. he has 5 releases ready including tracks he did with Paul Woolford and Yousef. in Steve's own words he describes the label as his "Underground Offshoot" Im well known for all the remixes i done last year such as jamiroquai, charlotte church, simply red, etc but my label is raw dirty and filthy, the type of music i like to dj with. Steve is also working on his solo album which is due to be completed by mid 2007. this is more of an electronic selection of music, he describes the music as beautiful and very musical. This is a project that he also wants to take to the stage next year. DJing wise, Steve is a perfectionist and uses three decks, cd players, FX and a sampler in his live gigs − remixing every record live and ensuring he is more than a little different. Jim Mawsdley from Shindig, Newcastle said of Steve "to say I was impressed was an understatement when I first heard Steve spin. With the flow of his records that he put together seamlessly to his encouragement of the crowd, everything was larger than life. He truly rocks". Yousef has cited Steve as:"a technically gifted DJ with an 'interesting', twisted and funky sound". His sets are unforgettable, his style energetic, and combining his musical taste and live shows, he is, above all, entertaining…
 
 
 
Steve Mac
Paddy's Revenge
3Beat
Download available: 1st September 2008
CD released: 15th September 2008
 
Available Mixes (Download and CD)
Radio Edit
Cahill Edit
Steve Mac 12" Mix
Cahill Re-Rub
D.O.N.S Mix
Clubstar Mix
 
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