Aeon Manahan

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Aeon 'Step' Manahan
Also known as Step
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Pop
R&B
Hip hop
Occupation(s) Music Producer, Songwriter, Performer
Years active 1998 (1998)–Present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment (2009–present)
Associated acts Nine Yards
Alexandra Burke
Liberty X
Willy Denzey
Rebecca Ferguson
Adam Lambert
Busta Rhymes
Ginny Blackmore
Christina Aguilera

Aeon 'Step' Manahan is a British songwriter, music producer and performer. He was born in London.

Nine Yards[edit]

In 1998, Step signed a recording contract with Virgin Records UK Ltd as part of R&B group Nine Yards and released the album Where Do We Go From Here?,[1][2] nominated for two MOBO awards in 1999.[3] The lead single Always Find a Way featured remixes by J Dilla and Todd Terry. [4] A white label remix featuring Craig David was also released in 1999. [5]

Music Production[edit]

Working in studios across Europe and the United States, Step has written and / or produced tracks for a diverse range of international artists including Liberty X, HotCha,[6] Willy Denzey, J-Son and Christina Aguilera.

In the latter part of 2009, he co-wrote and co-produced the track Gotta Go, which features on Overcome, the debut album from Alexandra Burke. [7]

In May 2011 Busta Rhymes recorded a track over one of Step's beats while in Paris, France.

In June 2011 Step spent several days in the studio with artist Adam Lambert, recording, writing and producing "By the Rules," which features on the deluxe edition of Trespassing.

In August 2011 Step spent time in the studio in London with artist Pixie Lott, recording and producing new material.

In late 2011 Step spent time in the studio in Los Angeles, USA with artist Christina Aguilera, recording and producing the track "Sing for Me", which features on Lotus, Christina's seventh studio album. [8]

Step has worked extensively with Epic Records Recording Artist / Songwriter Ginny Blackmore, working on tracks for her album, composing and producing her debut single Bones. "Bones" entered the Billboard Music Charts at No. 40 for Adult Pop Songs in March 2013,[9] reaching No. 1 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart in July 2013[10] and has since certified as double platinum.[10] On 2 September 2016, UK artist Rebecca Ferguson released her cover of Bones as the debut single from her fourth studio album Superwoman.[11]

[12] In 2014 Step co-produced the studio version of Holding You, Ginny's collaboration with fellow Kiwi artist Stan Walker, which also reached the top of the NZ charts.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Where Do We Go From Here? by Nine Yards. New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  2. ^ Nine Yards. discogs.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  3. ^ mobo.com/1999[dead link]
  4. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Nine-Yards-Always-Find-A-Way/release/5783649
  5. ^ http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kbLt0TyQGIo
  6. ^ HOTCHA (EP + DVD) (hot Congratulations). Translate.google.co.uk. Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  7. ^ Alexandra Burke: Overcome. www.ok.co.uk (2009-10-20). Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  8. ^ Lotus (inlay cover). Christina Aguilera. RCA Records. 2012. p. iTunes Digital Booklet. 
  9. ^ Caulfield, Keith (28 March 2013). "Bubbling Under: Gorgon City, Ginny Blackmore, Weston Burt, Adrian Marcel". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Official New Zealand Music Chart Top 40 Singles". Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  11. ^ http://metro.co.uk/2016/08/30/the-x-factors-rebecca-ferguson-is-back-and-will-debut-her-new-song-on-strictly-come-dancing-6098971/
  12. ^ "Ginny Blackmore Covers 'All of Me' and 'Say Something' and Blows Us Away". Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  13. ^ http://acharts.us/song/84870

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