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University hosts Hip Hop legend

22 January 09


Hip Hop legend Steve Stein AKA 'Steinski' will be visiting The University of Bradford and The National Media Museum on the 28 and 29 January 2009 as part of the School of Computing, Informatics & Media (SCIM) seminar series.

Hip Hop legend Steve Stein AKA 'Steinski' will be visiting The University of Bradford and The National Media Museum on the 28 and 29 January 2009 as part of the School of Computing, Informatics & Media (SCIM) seminar series.

Hosted by the Communications, Cultural and Media Studies research group in SCIM, these Timecode seminars explore the increasingly important relationship between media, technology, culture and society.

Steinski is an acknowledged master in the art of collaged sound design. Originally an advertising copywriter, he was one of the founders of New York Hip Hop. Many of the recordings he produced with Douglas DiFranco (AKA 'Double D') are classics of old school cut-up DJ work. His work has influenced subsequent sound designers - including DJ Shadow, Coldcut and The Avalanches.

Over the course of two days visitors will have the opportunity to attend the seminar Steinski: A History of Hip Hop, where he will discuss through personal experience the emergence of Hip Hop in youth culture in New York in the 1980's.

Visitors will also have a chance to take part in Steinski: A Hip Hop Masterclass. Steinski will demonstrate producing and mixing techniques and discuss how making, mixing and producing music can be achievable for anyone who has a passion for music despite their budget. In Steinski's early career he made cheap, local but professional music that led him to win a competition with legendary US label Tommy Boy records.

During the event Steinski will be discussing his life and work, providing anecdotes, working methods and examples from his key role in the invention of modern dance music and totally unique personal composition.

Mark Goodall, Lecturer of the School of Computing, Informatics & Media said: "We are delighted that Steinski has chosen to visit the University as it will be totally unique experience and reflects that our School is growing in the area of creative media."

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Further information for Media Enquirers

For further information please contact the University of Bradford Press Office on 01274 23 3089/3084.

Out of office hours call 07879 437996. Alternatively, e-mail press@bradford.ac.uk or fax on (01274) 236280.