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|Occupation(s)||Instrumentalist, remixer, songwriter, producer|
Philip Steir is a musician, remixer, composer and music producer.
Life and career
As a drummer, he played in the critically acclaimed band Consolidated he co-founded, 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.
After the success of Philip’s first remix for Consolidated, “This Is Fascism”, which went to #1 on the U.S. dance charts, he started receiving phone calls from record labels to remix other artists on their roster. 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, Smash Mouth, Bush, Live, Cake and others.
Philip’s remix of Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride", for the movie Go, 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 then Skechers for both of the companies major TV ad campaigns. It was also eventually used in other films and TV shows as well.
Philip’s reputation as a remixer eventually led to production work. He produced the Grammy-nominated album Arepa 3000 (best alternative Latin album) in 2001, for the Venezuelan band, Los Amigos Invisibles. The album was also nominated for a Latin Grammy Award (best rock album).
Philip also produced the majority of tracks on the Maverick debut album Falling Uphill for Lillix. Falling Uphill was an international success spawning hits in the United States, Canada and Asia. The album has now been certified gold in Japan. The success of the song “What I Like About You,” which Philip produced for the TV show of the same name, was also the hit song in the movie and soundtrack for Freaky Friday. When the band No Doubt started work on their Rock Steady record, they began first in San Francisco recording with Philip at his studio where the song “Hey Baby” was born, and eventually went on to win the Grammy Award for best pop single in 2003.
Philip was also the music producer and music supervisor for The WB TV Network's image campaigns, producing the theme music for 5 seasons of the network’s image campaign. The campaigns in which Philip did the music for won both he and the network 4 Promax awards for best Network promo.
Philip is now living in Los Angeles, where his reputation for remixing classic tracks for film and TV led him to develop 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 in 2006 features classic songs by America, The Doobie Brothers, Rod Stewart, George Benson, Ambrosia and Tower of Power redone. The album includes remixes by other top producers and DJ’s. It was conceived and executive-produced by Philip, as was his remix of the Devo classic “Whip It” and Todd Rundgren’s “Hello It’s Me,” from the project which have been receiving license sync’s from film, TV and ad campaigns. Philip’s remix of Seals and Crofts's classic hit song “Summer Breeze” was prominently featured in a summer ad campaign for Gap and was a come back hit on AC radio.
After remixing the same theme song he originally produced for the WB TV series What I Like About You, Philip was asked by the shows producers if he would join the show as composer, music producer, and music supervisor and has just completed his third season on the hit series.
Philip has just recently completed work on a remix project for Rhino/Warner Music Group for which he remixed and executive produced a project featuring classic original hits by the legendary Bee Gees.
As a producer:
• David DeLautour - “Until You”, “Remember”, “I Got You” from What I Like About You TV series
• David DeLautour w/ Joanna Pacitti - “Ultraviolet” from What I Like About You TV series
• Lillix - “The Meaning” from Princess Diaries 2: Original Soundtrack
• Lillix - “This Town” (MTV series theme song)
• Junk - My Favorite Dream
• Junk - "Life Is Good" from Agent Cody Banks: Original Soundtrack
• Lillix - seven tracks from Falling Uphill including the hit “What I Like About You”
• PAX 217 - Engage
• No Doubt - “Hey Baby” from Rock Steady
• Athenaeum - Athenaeum
• Los Amigos Invisibles - Arepa 3000
• Magnified - Stand In Traffic
• Black Lab - “Horses” from Permanent Midnight: Original Soundtrack
• Eden’s Crush and Hesher - “My Generation” (WBTV Theme)
• Vitamin C - “Oh What A Night” (WBTV theme)
• Penny Dreadfuls - Unravel EP
• Live - “Voodoo Lady” from Distance To Here
• Junk - Kiss My Acid Jazz
• Soulstice - two tracks for Illusion
• Mindless - “Mindless” from Cool World: Original Soundtrack
• Traci Lords - “Laughing”
• Bijou Phillips - several tracks for I’d Rather Eat
• Butterfly Jones - Anywhere But Now
• Grace Jones - “Sex Drive” EP
As a remixer:
• 300 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – “To Victory” (Sacrifice for Sparta remix)
• Bee Gees – Greatest
• Charles Wright - “Express Yourself” club remix
• Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"
• Devo - “Whip It”
• Todd Rundgren - “Hello It’s Me”
• Lillix - “What I Like About You” remix for the theme of the TV series
• Junk - "Life Is Good" for Agent Cody Banks: Original Soundtrack
• No Doubt - "Hey Baby"
• No Doubt - “New” for Go: Original Soundtrack
• No Doubt - “Ex-Girlfriend”
• Steppenwolf - “Magic Carpet Ride” from Go: Original Soundtrack, and for Dodge, Skechers
• New Order - "True Faith"
• Korn - "Make Me Bad"
• Rob Zombie - The Ballad Of Joe and Rosa Whore" from the album American Made Music to Strip By
• Foreigner - "Hot Blooded" from Osmosis Jones: Original Soundtrack
• Orgy - "Stitches"
• Lo-Fidelity Allstars - "Blisters On My Brain"
• Bush - "Synapse" featured on the album Deconstructed
• Jane Jensen - "More Than I Can Give"
• Smashmouth - "Walkin’ On The Sun"
• Cake - "Daria"
• Butthole Surfers - "Pepper"
• The Start - "Gorgeous"
• Len - "Steal My Sunshine"
• Live - "Freaks"
• Live - "Lakini’s Juice"
• Moby - "That’s when I Reach For My Revolver"
• Shootyz Groove - "Dear God"
• Blair - "Have Fun, Go Mad"
• Getaway Cruiser - "I Find I’m Fine"
• Getaway Cruiser - "Let’s Get Down"
• Lori Carson - "Something Got Me"
• Kylie Minogue - "I Did It Again"
• Kylie Minogue - "Too Far"
• Red Five - "Lenses"
• Artificial Joy Club - "Sick & Beautiful"
• Dink - "Numb"
• Dink - "Drive"
• Qkumba Zoo - "Cloud Eyes"
• Chimera - "Catch Me"
• Ryan Down - "Scratch"
• Lisa Gerrard - “Meltdown” from The Insider: Original Soundtrack
• Tom Tom Club - “Who’s Feelin’ It” from American Psycho: Original Soundtrack
• Slowrush - "Junkie"
• Spooks - "Things I’ve Seen"
• Lisa Kudrow - "Friends’ Medley"
• Better Than Ezra - "Normal Town” from American Werewolf In Paris: Original Soundtrack
• Chumbawamba - "Amnesia"
• Pete Townshend - "Let My Love Open The Door"
• Consolidated - "This Is Fascism"
• Johnny Cash - "Get Rhythm"
Awards and recognition
Grammy Awards and Nominations
• No Doubt, "Hey Baby", 2002, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
• Los Amigos Invisibles, "Arepa 3000", 2001, Best Rock Album nominee
• Los Amigos Invisibles, "Arepa 3000", 2001, Best Alternative Latin album nominee
Bammie Awards and Nominations
• Junk, "Kiss My Acid Jazz", 1997, Outstanding Jazz Band nominee
• Junk, "Kiss My Acid Jazz", 1997, Outstanding Jazz Album nominee
• Winner of 4 Promax awards for best Network promo, The WB TV Network
- McDonough Management LLC. "Philip Steir". Retrieved 2007-10-16.