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Steve Smooth
I am a: DJ/Artist
From: Chicago IL
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Born and raised on Chicago's Southside, Steve Smooth first immersed himself in the dance music scene starting out at a record store and then a Chicago based independent record label. As a dj, Steve worked to perfect his style of mixing, hitting the Chicago club circuit. This, along with Guest appearances on several college radio stations helped to gain him recognition, eventually leading to a frequent guest spot on the Sunday mix show, "The Street Flava," which aired on Chicago's largest radio station B96 (96.3 FM).

Steve first began working in the studio producing and remixing tracks for some of the hottest dance labels. Mixes like "Everyday My Life" and the remix of the vocal anthem, "Time" by legendary house diva Dajae, helped Steve quickly make his mark in the house and dance music community as well as receive much deserved attention from Billboard Magazine. His first original production "Beat Freaker" created a frenzy on dance-floors, worldwide. Solidifying himself as a production force to be reckoned with, Steve's skills in the studio earned him a part on Bad Boy Bill's production team working on dance-floor hits such as: "Everybody;" "Costa Del Sol" and "Happy" as well as his mix compilation series "Bangin' The Box" & "Behind The Decks."

Working with Bad Boy Bill, Steve hooked up with production partner, JJ Flores. Together, they found a signature sound that is guaranteed to fill dance floors across the Globe. Peak hour tracks like "Release", "Get Naked" & "Time For Love" have become bonafide hits and have led to releases on such labels as: Ministry of Sound (UK), Sound Division (Italy), Vendetta (Spain), Fine Tune (France) & Ménage Music (US). The duo has remixed for many mainstream artists as well such as Nelly Furtado, Santana & Chad Kroeger from Nickelback. Their remix of "Dancin" by Aaron Smith was a Top 10 hit in the UK Pop Charts in 2006. With the success of the duo's production, Ménage Music released their first full length album entitled "The Collection". The album was just that, a collection of the most popular tracks produced and remixed by the duo to date. Exploring their talents in the studio & producing 2 rock EPs for the Electronic Rock Band, The Shock Stars, 2007 found Steve JJ growing musically more than ever before. Within the 1st year the band has found themselves opening for bands including AFI, but more impressively beating out over 2000 bands to win the MP3.com's "Last Band Standing" contest to perform on the main stage of the infamous music festival "Lollapalooza."

In addition to producing, Steve maintains an impressive DJ schedule. Voted as one of "America's Favorite DJs", according to BPM Magazine, Steve took his skills as a DJ to countless shows including the UK, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, and North & South Americas alongside Bad Boy Bill from 2002 - 2004. Over the past 4 years Steve has been touring solo and headlining the same venues he once played as the opening DJ but also opening new demographics for himself in places like The Cayman Islands, Taiwan and Central America. In the summer of 2006 Steve and JJ emerged from the studio together and went on tour with the Bad Ass B*tches. Aptly entitled The Debauchery Tour, the show was so well received they brought it back in the Fall of 2007. Each year the tour hit 20 + major cities in the US and Canada with rave reviews from media and general music loving patrons so much so, both DJs found themselves with a monthly debauchery residency at Chicago's own Spy Bar in 2006 until moving the residency to Crobar (Chicago) in the summer of 2007. In addition to his hometown residency, Steve held a residency with Ink in Miami, FL all of 2007 until moving the residency to Dream (Miami) in early 2008 and continues to be a fixture on Whettravel's "Groove Cruise Miami."

2008 already seems to be a promising year for Steve. In January he signed an exclusive deal to release his and JJ's sophomore album on Ultra Records / Ménage Music. Their next release "Being In Love" finds the duo teaming up with "Dancin'" vocalist Luvli. The track has already started charting on major mix shows across the US included Energy 92.7 fm in San Francisco. Be on the lookout for major releases off the album throughout the year and another trendsetting tour from the duo this Fall.


 
 
 
 

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