“Give Steven Lee 5 minutes and he’ll have the place upside down…..” (GURU DISCO - VALENCIA, SPAIN)
Sort of how its been for this NYC youngster. One half of the massive Lee-Cabrera team who’s 2003 “Shake It” record sought record of the year honors and champed a #10 National Pop Chart Selection with “Move a Little Closer” (the vocal version). Signed with Ministry of Sound world-wide and a regular on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection Steven Lee (Lee-Cabrera) in his short 4 years has tasted about all this business can offer. With regular visits every weekend to Spain, Russia ,Australia, China (to name a few) and a partnership with the infamous and now back again Strictly Rhythm records Mr. Lee aims high for the future. Now on his own and taking a hiatus from the Lee Cabrera name Steven Lee is finding his own creative ear in the studio both solo and together with other top artists in the industry. “Seems like yesterday it was “Shake It”, now 4 years later and touring all over the planet its time to get back in the studio and achieve even bigger things on my own and with other artists, Lee explains.”
While getting his first taste in the business at the infamous Strictly Rhythm it wasn’t long before Mr. Lee found himself a home with the label both as a DJ mixing their famous compilations but also as a signed artist at SR with the legendary Albert Cabrera forming the Lee Cabrera tag. “X surly marked the spot” with these two producers, as their first project “Reach” Lil Mo Yin Yang the remake from house dons Louie Vega and Erick Morillo was one of the biggest records in 2002 with support from Pete Tong, Deep Dish, Roger Sanchez, Steve Lawler and many more. A short year later Steven Lee’s first original production with Lee Cabrera came “Shake It” (Move A Little Closer) a 2003 bomb still recognized as one of the biggest records in dance music. Its classic piano hook and ridiculous energy seemed to bring the ‘twist back in the hips’ of all club goers. Licensed to over 15 different territories and to over 50 compilations world-wide “Shake It” was even awarded the honors at the World Music Awards as it was licensed for their theme song in 2003-2004. From there the work just continued with follow up’s like “Special”, Phase 2 “Voodoo Love”, Exhibit A “G-Minor” and most recently in 2006 “I Watch You” for Ministry of Sound. With successful original work comes even more successful remix work, where Steven Lee has seen over 50 to date with records like “My Time”- Crystal Waters, “It’s Up To You” - Layo & Bushwacka, “Safe From Harm” - Narcotic Thrust, “Stars”-Morjack, “Rosa Blu”-Planet Funk, “Plastic Dreams” Jaydee, “Bang Bang”- feat Nancy Sinatra Audio Bulleys, “Big Love”- Pete Heller, “The Rub”- Kurd Maverick and “Not Enough”- Roger Sanchez as of recent and forthcoming on Stealth Records.
With an ‘in your face, jaw dropping’ style of DJing Steven Lee has found himself at the forefront of some of the biggest clubs in the world and a feature on many YouTube links with his infectious technical and stand out style earning him the nickname by his mates as “Baby Morillo”. “I’m definitely a better jock than I am a producer, I feel. I love the big show and love twistin a few thousand people up in knots while kissin them all at the same time”. There is no better rush then being under the lights and delivering everything and more to those that pay you to be there. It’s a business and if you don’t sell tickets then your out, I like to think there’s always going to be a party when I’m at the helm”.
With regular dates in Spain, China, Russia, Australia, South America and a full tour diary already throughout the 2007 summer, there is no doubt that even bigger things are to come for this guy. Stay Tuned!