These stories never get old, in fact they just get better and better, and we think we’ve stumbled upon the best ‘something from nothing’ story yet: Steve James. Heard of him? If you have then you’ll be familiar with his veteran quality productions, unique creativity, and passion for spreading some love through music. If you haven’t then don’t worry, we reckon you’ll know him very soon. Over the past two years, Steve has been making subtly profound impacts on the scene, like tremors before an earthquake people have been feeling the rumblings, but have no idea what’s to come.
Listen to “Purpose”, the track that Steve James co-produced and co-wrote, below.
Steve Philibin’s story starts in the basement of his home in Johnstown, PA. At the mere age of 15, in a quaint bedroom style studio, Steve landed stems to ZHU’s now legendary single, “Faded,” under his artist name, Steve James; this remix later became an official remix with air time on BPM radio – if you’ve been to an EDX show lately, you’ve probably heard him open with it. From there Steve continued cranking out renditions of Clean Bandit, Ellie Goulding, and Smallpools tracks, eventually earning the support of the Chainsmokers’ on his official remix of “Let You Go.” This hustle n’ bustle wasn’t going unnoticed in the industry, and he was quickly called into the studios of LA, where he spent this past summer working with some of the most influential writers in the game. By the time he returned home, he had a remix of the Weeknd and an official Melanie Martinez remix in his pocket, with a secret weapon from Justin Bieber up his sleeve.
“I can’t really put this past year of my life into words, and still do it justice. The opportunities laid before me have been a dream come true, and the people that have worked with me, who share the same goals as I do, have been nothing short of incredible. The people behind “#teamjames” are really more of a family, and I hope that with the release of ‘Purpose’ we can begin to grow that family through music, for years to come.” – Steve James
— Steve James (@stevejamesDJ) October 28, 2015
Beyond proud to be a part of this record. #purpose #6weeks A photo posted by Steve James (@stevejamesmusic) on