A collection of occasional articles about the (mainly) technical details of the making of our records.
I'm sure many Double Dee and Steinski fans wonder about the technical side of our early productions. Here's as much as I can remember about the creation of "The Lessons" including our most popular record "Lesson Three - The History of Hip Hop".
The Insanity Clause mix had its start on May 1, 2015 and was originally titled May Day Mix. Expressing a need to "do something" Steve handed me a collection of well over 500 songs and a load of spoken word bites loaded into Ableton Live. He had been hoarding the tracks without any forethought of how they might be used.
“File 13 was the studio project of New Yorkers David Witz and Doug DiFranco. As Double Dee & Steinski, DiFranco and partner Steve Stein had already helped create one of the first great audio collages — the “payoff” mix of G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid’s “Play That Beat Mr. D.J.”—and in doing so helped pave the way for M/A/R/R/S’ “Pump Up The Volume.”