Listen: Weâ€™ll Be Right Back / Steinski & Mass Media SteinskiWellBeRightBack.mp3
Thereâ€™s a nice interview with Steve Stein in the December 2008 issue of RECORD COLLECTOR. It reminded me of the two Steinski singles Fourth & Broadway released, and so I went to play them, not having heard either for ages. They are a vivid soundbite of all that cut up stuff happening in both hip hop and dance but sound a bit dated now. â€˜Pump Up The Volumeâ€™ was the unexpected mainstream smash from the bunch. Despite reaching Number 1 in Billboard, it lost a stack, as none of the samples had been cleared. Island were way more careful when releasing Bomb The Bass â€˜Beat Disâ€™. Both singles were great, but those in the know claim without Steinski & Mass Mediaâ€™s â€˜Weâ€™ll Be Right Backâ€™ from the year prior, they might not have existed. So just maybe this started it all.