Tommy Boy D.J. and old school remixing legend Steve Stein is getting a retrospective on the illegal art label. So who the hell is Steve Stein? As half of Double Dee & Steinski, heâ€™s one the men behind the classic â€œLessonsâ€ street tapes, which included â€œLesson 3 (The History Of Hiphop),â€ a classic DJ mix that you canâ€™t find anymore, anywhere. Screw P. Diddy. If anyone invented the remix, it started here. Without Steinski, we arguably would never have had DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, or Girl Talk. Heâ€™s also the mastermind behind â€œThe Motorcade Sped On,â€ which mixed used news broadcasts about JFKâ€™s assasination over a dancemusic bed. In poor taste? Maybe. Yet, at the same time, remarkably compelling.
All of the above and more are on this double disc, as well as remixes of 3d Bass (â€œProduct of the Environmentâ€) and tons of classic old school platters. Some of this material may date back to the â€˜80s and â€˜90s, but it sounds fresher than lots of the stuff you hear today.
Iâ€™m heartily recommending this.