Steven J. C. Stanley (born July 11, 1958), is a Jamaican audio engineer, record producer and keyboardist who has worked in the reggae, dub and rock music genres since 1975, most notably with Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club and Black Uhuru.
Stanley began as an in-house apprentice sound engineer at Aquarius Recording Studio in Halfway Tree, Kingston, Jamaica, September 1975. An integral part of the Compass Point All Stars, he is considered as a member of the 1980s new wave group Tom Tom Club, co-producing their debut album Tom Tom Club (1981). He is credited as co-writer of "Genius of Love", sometimes considered the most sampled song in hip-hop music, having been re-interpreted by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in the 1982 song "It's Nasty (Genius of Love)", and sampled by Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, The X-Ecutioners, and on Mariah Carey's #1 hit "Fantasy" (1995) which earned Stanley a 1997 ASCAP Pop Award as a songwriter.
Stanley worked on the Grammy Award-winning albums, Anthem by Black Uhuru that he co-produced with Sly and Robbie, and Dutty Rock by Sean Paul, mixing the song "I’m Still in Love With You". Outside of the reggae genre, Stanley has also worked with Grace Jones, and the The B-52's, receiving a Gold Album for Wild Planet (1981). He lives in Kingston, Jamaica and works at his studio there, Steven Stanley Recording Studio.
- Tom Tom Club biography at Allmusic.com
- Review of Tom Tom Club, David Fricke, Rolling Stone, Feb 18, 1982
- Review of "Genius of Love" at Allmusic.com
- "Fantasy" composer credits listing at Allmusic.com
- "Bankie Banks riding on a Chariot of Steel", The Jamaica Observer, Oct 3, 2003
- "First Born" The Jamaica Observer, Aug 28, 2005
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