7x Grammy-winner Steve Thompson is a contemporary music producer, arranger, mixer, re-mixer, writer, and brand creator. Thompson’s touch often sells millions of records and downloads worldwide, and his creative work is heralded as uncompromising, innovative, and timeless.
A recognized multi-genre musical chameleon, Thompson adapts to, and masters, every genre of music he addresses, working fluidly in Americana, Electronica, Trap, DubStep, Pop, Hip Hop & Reggae, and, of course, mainstream and alternative rock, where he has produced, mixed, re-mixed and arranged 150+ diamond, platinum and gold records, from GNR’s “Appetite for Destruction” and Metallica’s “And Justice for All,” to Blues Traveler’s “Run-Around” and Butthole Surfer’s “Electricladyland.”
Thompson started at a young age, spinning as a DJ in world-renowned NYC night clubs. This instilled in him the DJ mentality of always looking for the next big sound, regardless of the medium. As Thompson’s reputation for creating great music spread, it caught the ears of music mogul Clive Davis, who was so impressed with his passion and creativity that he took Thompson under his wing and mentored him.
Over the years, Davis showed Thompson the art of great and timeless pop tunes, teaming him with artists such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Exposé, with some amazing results: Aretha Franklin’s “Who’s Zooming Who,” Madonna’s “Open Your Heart,” and Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” all certified multi-million, multi-platinum sellers.
Today, Thompson boasts an international A-List clientele that embraces everyone from John Lennon, the Rolling Stones, Wu-Tang, KORN, Public Enemy, and Madonna, to Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, and Soundgarden.
But Thompson has only just begun. “My greatest mark on music and global brand,” Thompson says, “has not yet taken place.”
Recently, Thompson reaffirmed his diversity and passionate interest in diverse forms of art and entertainment by:
1/ contributing to Atari’s new video game “Test Drive2,” collaborating with EDM greats Deadmau5, Metric, Temper Trap, Passion Pit, and Paul Van Dyke,
2/ moving into the big-budget motion picture arena, co-writing and developing Sci-Fi-Futuristic property “Souls,” for which he also will be composing and producing the movie soundtrack, and
3/ launching “Steve Thompson Productions – Liv Famous,” his new production and multi-media company that will address not only great music and great production, but also branding, motion pictures/TV, publishing, lifestyle, fashion and sports. See SteveThompsonProductions.com.
See Steve’s Discography for many of the artists he’s worked with over the years and keep an eye on the News Page for updates.