His CD features all specially recorded beats in a wide range of styles including Jazz, Old Skool, R&B, Jungle, Acid Jazz, and many more.
There's also a special section with Steve's loops taken from Paul Weller recordings.
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Steve is one of the UK's top drummers.
He won the 1997 Making Music 'Best Drummer' poll and won two of the prestigious Rhythm Magazine 1997 polls and was runner up in a further 2 of the 8 available categories. His background is in Jazz, Acid Jazz and R&B.
His work with Difford & Tilbrook, The Style Council, Galliano, James Taylor Quartet, Working Week and the Young Disciples has been very influencial over the years. His recent work with Paul Weller has cemented his reputation amongst the elite.
His latest projects include Dr. John, Carleen Anderson and a jazz project with Bheki Mseleku and Steve Sydelnyk.
Steve's, Paul Weller's drummer, and has played with the likes of Difford & Tilbrook, The Style Council, Galliano, James Taylor Quartet, Working Week and the Young Disciples over the years and notched up many more credits during his years as a top session drummer.
"Steve White is one of the tightest funky drummers I have had the chance to hear, and this is a tribute to high class funk and soul drumming. Soul, disco, funk, jungle, big beat; they're all here. For the definitve library, On The Beaten Track is an absolute must. 90%, Platinum Award." - Future Music, Nov 97.
"There's nothing neutral about White's aesthetic; it's rough and dirty all the way, down to the sloppy-in-a-hip-way pedal noise and gasping tube-style compression. His loops are stellar in mono -- no surprise, since many have only modest stereo images to begin with. The results suggest both vintage breakbeat grit and hard-assed techno mayhem...those whose tastes run toward sonic rough trade will find it difficult to top these aggressive sounds." - Keyboard (USA), June (ish) 98.
"Steve White is no stranger to the worlds of funk and soul drumming and this 99-track, 72-minute audio CD is both a great showcase for his considerable talents and a scorchingly useful collection of loops and breakbeats...as you might expect from one of the UK's most respected drummers, the performances are all spot on. Throughout, the loops have a strong acid jazz and British R&B flavour and, while there are a good number that could easily be called laid back, the overall emphasis is on seriously funky precision playing. From intelligent, mellow, acoustic soul right through to fast and frantic lunatic drumming that jungle freaks will be aching to get into their samplers, this release delivers both variety and authenticity...just the right snare and kick types have been selected to fit with the theme of each loop. These range from snappy and often ludicrously overcompressed 'thwacks' through to a flappy and ambient 'one mic for the drums and off we go' type of feel...Absolutely nothing, though, can detract from the actual quality of the drumming, which is near perfect and very original. 4 1/2 stars." - SOS, Feb 98.