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Philip Steir

Philip Steir

Philip Steir is an accomplished musician, remixer, composer and music producer. He co-founded and played drums in the critically acclaimed band Consolidated, which was signed to Nettwerk Records and later London Records. Consolidated released five albums between 1990-1996. Philip co-wrote all of the band’s material, as well as doing much of the producing of the bands studio work.

In 1996, he opened his own studio in San Francisco (Toast), where he remixed tracks for numerous top artists including No Doubt, New Order, Korn, Moby, Rob Zombie, Foreigner, Smashmouth, Bush, Live, Cake and others. But it was his remix of Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride", for the movie "Go," that set the ball in motion for many classic tracks to be remixed for movies, clubs and TV commercials. His “Magic Carpet Ride” remix was licensed by Dodge and Skechers for major TV ad campaigns, films, and various television shows.

Philip’s reputation as a remixer eventually led to production work. He produced the Grammy nominated album “Arepa 3000” for the Venezuelan band, Los Amigos Invisibles. He produced the majority of tracks on the debut album "Falling Uphill" for Lillix, which became an international success. He also produced the hit song “What I Like About You” for the TV show of the same name, eventually joining the show as composer, music producer and music supervisor for its final three seasons.

In addition to his remix and production work, Philip was the music producer and music supervisor for The WB TV Network's image campaigns, producing the theme music for five seasons of the network’s image campaign. For his work, Philip and The WB won four Promax awards for best Network promo.

Philip developed a project for Warner Brothers Records to remix past hit songs from the Warner Bros tape vaults / back catalog. The album, “What Is Hip?”, released on Warner Bros Records and whose title track was nominated for a Grammy features remixes of classic songs by America, Doobie Brothers, Rod Stewart, George Benson, Ambrosia and Tower of Power. The album includes remixes by Philip as well as by other top producers and DJ’s. Conceived and executive-produced by Philip, his remix of the Devo classic “Whip It” and Todd Rundgren’s “Hello It’s Me,” have been receiving license sync’s from film, TV and ad campaigns. Philip’s remix of Seals & Crofts’ classic hit song “Summer Breeze” was prominently featured in a summer ad campaign for Gap and was a come back hit on AC radio.

In 2006, the Los Angeles ad agency Chiat Day recruited Philip as a music supervisor and researcher. Overseeing their Apple computer account, Philip designed TV spots for Apple's iPod. He went on to produce the branding image campaign for Lifetime Network's 2009 television season. As their music supervisor, producer, remixer and composer, Philip completed more than 100 television spots that made up the network's on-air promos, as well as their advertising on other networks.

In 2012, Philip signed an exclusive deal with Spirit Music Group to remix the classic back catalogue of Pete Townshend and The Who for licensing in film, television, advertising and new media. Through his selection of songs and style of remixes, Philip helped to further build The Who brand.



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=engineered
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=mixed
W=Wrote

Selected PRODUCTION credits:

- The Spinners - "It's A Shame" featuring Jennifer Hudson, Will Sasso,
     Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos
     from The Three Stooges motion picture (20th Century Fox) (P)
- Modern Water Orchestra - "Get It Om," "Fade Into You," "This Is Your Life"
     from 'Advanced Music For Yoga' (P-M)
- Bee Gees - Greatest (Rhino/WMG) (Exec P)
     #1 debut on Billboard's Pop Catalog chart
     #1 at iTunes ("You Should Be Dancing")
- David Delatour - "Until You", "Remember", "I Got You"
     from 'What I Like About You' TV series (Warner Bros.) (P)
- David Delatour w/ Joanna Pacitti - "Ultraviolet"
     from 'What I Like About You' TV series (Warner Bros.) (P)
- Lillix - "The Meaning" for the 'Princess Diaries 2' soundtrack (Disney) (P)
- Lillix - "This Town" (MTV series theme song) (P)
- Junk - My Favorite Dream (Spirit) (P)
- Junk - "Life Is Good" for Agent Cody Banks motion picture (MGM Films) (P-RM)
- Lillix - seven tracks from Falling Uphill (Maverick) (P-M)
     including the hit "What I Like About You"
- PAX 217 - Engage (Forefront/EMI) (P-M)
- No Doubt - “Hey Baby” from Rock Steady (AP)
     nominated for two Grammys, including Best Pop Performance
- Athenaeum - Athenaeum (Atlantic) (P)
- Los Amigos Invisibles - Arepa 3000 (Luaka Bop) (P)
     Grammy Nominee and Latin Grammy Nominee (2001)
- Magnified - Stand In Traffic (TVT Records) (P)
- Black Lab - “Horses” from the Permanent Midnight soundtrack (Geffen) (P)
- Eden’s Crush and Hesher - “My Generation” (WBTV Theme) (P)
- Vitamin C - “Oh What A Night” (WBTV theme) (P)
- Penny Dreadfuls - Unravel EP (Restless) (P)
- Live - “Voodoo Lady” from Distance To Here (Radioactive) (AP)
- Junk - Kiss My Acid Jazz (Fafco/City Hall) (P)
     nominated for a Bammie for outstanding jazz album
- Soulstice - two tracks for Illusion (OM Records) (P)
- Mindless - “Mindless” from the Cool World soundtrack (Warner Bros.) (P-W)
- Traci Lords - “Laughing” (Radioactive) (P)
- Bijou Phillips - several tracks for I’d Rather Eat Glass (Almo) (AP)
- Butterfly Jones - Anywhere But Now (Vanguard) (AP)
- Grace Jones - “Sex Drive” EP (P)  
     #1 dance single



Selected REMIX credits


- Device - "Vilify" (Warner Bros.)
- The Who - "Love Reign O'er Me" (UMG)
- The Who - "Going Mobile" (UMG)
- Pete Townshend - "Let My Love Open The Door" (UMG)
- The Spinners - "It's A Shame" from the motion picture The Three Stooges (20th Century Fox)
- Dean Martin - "For Once In My Life" (Universal)
- Watchmen: Original Motion Picture Score Remix - "Prison Fight" (Warner Bros.)
- Johnny Cash - "Get Rhythm" from Johnny Cash Remixed (Compadre)
- Bee Gees - several tracks from Greatest (Rhino/WMG)
     including "Stayin Alive," "Too Much Heaven," "You Should Be Dancing"
     #1 debut on Billboard's Pop Catalog chart
     #1 at iTunes ("You Should Be Dancing")
- The Pipettes - "Pull Shapes" Club mix (Interscope)
- 300: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - "To Victory" (Sacrifice for Sparta remix) (Warner Bros.)
- Charles Wright - "Express Yourself" club remix (Warner Bros.)
- Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze" (Warner Bros.)
- Devo - "Whip It" (Warner Bros.)
- Todd Rundgren - "Hello It's Me" (Warner Bros.)

- Lillix - "What I Like About You" remix for the theme of the TV series (Warner Bros. Television)
- No Doubt - “Hey Baby” (Interscope)
- No Doubt - “New” for the Go soundtrack (Work)
- No Doubt - “Ex-Girlfriend” (Interscope)
- New Order - “True Faith” (Warner Bros.)
- Korn - “Make Me Bad” (Epic)
- Rob Zombie - “The Ballad Of Joe and Rosa Whore”
     for the album American Made Music to Strip By (Geffen)
- Foreigner - “Hot Blooded” for the Osmosis Jones soundtrack
- Orgy - “Stitches” (Reprise)
- Steppenwolf - “Magic Carpet Ride” for the Go soundtrack (Work)
- Lo-Fidelity Allstars - “Blisters On My Brain” (Columbia)
- Bush - “Synapse” featured on the album, “Deconstructed” (Trauma)
- Jane Jensen - “More Than I Can Give” (Interscope)
- Smashmouth - “Walkin’ On The Sun” (Interscope)
- Cake - “Daria” (Capricorn)
- Butthole Surfers - “Pepper” (Capitol)
- The Start - “Gorgeous” (Geffen)
- Len - “Steal My Sunshine” (Work)
- Live - “Freaks” (Radioactive)
- Live - “Lakini’s Juice” (Radioactive)
- Moby - “That’s when I Reach For My Revolver” (Elektra)
- Shootyz Groove - “Dear God” (Kinetic/Reprise)
- Blair - “Have Fun, Go Mad” (Jersey/MCA)
- Getaway Cruiser - “I Find I’m Fine” (Sony/550)
- Getaway Cruiser - “Let’s Get Down” (Sony/550)
- Lori Carson - “Something Got Me” (Restless)
- Kylie Minogue - “I Did It Again” (Deconstruction)
- Kylie Minogue - “Too Far” (Deconstruction)
- Red Five - “Lenses” (Interscope)
- Artificial Joy Club - “Sick & Beautiful” (Interscope)
- Dink - “Numb” (Capitol)
- Dink - “Drive” (Capitol)
- Qkumba Zoo - “Cloud Eyes” (Arista)
- Chimera - “Catch Me” (Grass)
- Ryan Down - “Scratch” (Rocket/Island)
- Lisa Gerrard - “Meltdown” The Insider soundtrack (Sony)
- Tom Tom Club - “Who’s Feelin’ It” American Psycho soundtrack (Koch)
- Slowrush - “Junkie” (Epic)
- Spooks - “Things I’ve Seen” (Artemis)
- Lisa Kudrow - “Friends’ Medley” (Reprise)
- Better Than Ezra - “Normal Town” from the American Werewolf In Paris soundtrack (Elektra)
- Chumbawamba - “Amnesia” (Universal)
- Pete Townsend - “Let My Love Open The Door”
- Consolidated - “This Is Fascism” (Nettwerk)

P=produced / AP=add'l production / E=engineered / M=mixed / W=wrote

 
For more information on any of these producers or mixers, contact Frank McDonough at frankATmcdman.com