Steve Mac (GB)
Steve Mac is one of the most respected dance music producers in the UK. He first made his name in the mid-1990s as one-half of house music act the Rhythm Masters, who broke through when their remix of US legend Todd Terry’s ‘Jumpin’ shot into the charts internationally.
The Rhythm Masters cemented their position as top-notch producers with a slew of original productions and club remixes of artists such as Michael Jackson and INXS. Going their separate ways after the Millennium, Steve subsequently worked with the likes of Pete Tong, Paul Woolford, Nic Fanciulli and Yousef, and in 2008 Steve (who has Irish heritage) had a worldwide smash with a record he made as a joke — ‘Paddy’s Revenge’.
As a solo artist he’s released on labels such as Underwater, Cr2, Big Love, Toolroom, Saved, Ovum, Nervous, Rejected, Snatch, Sci-Tec, Edible, Elrow, Viva and Do Not Sleep, as well as his own Dis-Funktional and, more recently, Jack Said What, the label he’s started with Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh. Jack Said What put out Steve’s latest artist album, ‘Bless This Acid House’, in April 2023, as well as material by These Machines, Steve’s alias for more techno-orientated sounds.
Steve is currently scoring the music for Trainspotting: The Musical, a forthcoming west end production, and has also recorded an album with some talented musicians in Sierra Leone, after visiting the Way Out Arts project there in 2022 with the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life charity. “It was a life-changing experience working with youths who live on the streets, recording an album in the slums,” says Steve. “I’m committed to helping these kids now, and fully intend to go back over there in 2024 to work on more music with them.”