Steve Mac (house DJ)

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Stephen Michael McGuinness (born 14 June 1965 in Bristol, England)[citation needed], also known as Steve Mac, is a UK house music producer. As a solo artist, he runs Variation Recordings.[1]

Mac started out as scratch DJ at the age of 11. He met his production partner Rob Chetcuti in a hip-hop group in Malta. They formed the group, The Rhythm Masters.[2]

Mac and Chetcuti also set up a studio followed by a record label, Disfunktional Recordings in 1995. The label was mainly a showcase for the pair's own productions although artists such as Danny Tenaglia, Junior Sanchez, Paul Woolford, and Giorgio Moroder also contributed.[2]

The Rhythm Masters split in 2002 to pursue solo projects, with Mac producing tracks including "Circus Parade", "Da Canto" and "Lovin' You More (That Big Track)" for record company CR2. Mac also remixed for Jamiroquai, Charlotte Church and Simply Red.[2] The track "Lovin' You More" is used on the Radio Station "Vladivostok FM" on Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony.

In 2008, Mac released the track "Gotta Have Some Fun"; and in September that year his track "Paddy's Revenge" (sampling Penguin Cafe Orchestra's 1984 song "Music for a Found Harmonium")[3] reached number 17 in the UK Singles Chart.[2][4]

Mac's most recent release is the track "The Fly" also for CR2.[5]


  1. ^ "Steve Mac". Discogs. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile". Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  3. ^ "". WhoSampled. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Steve Mac & Mark Brown release new EP". Beat Factor. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 

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