Twenty years after the Iraq war referencing “It’s Up To You“, Hip-Hop & Cut-Up legend Steve Stein aka Steinski has been sufficiently riled by the newly ‘moderate’ Mitt Romney to produce his own take on the US Election 2012.
“A piece I did to let off some steam. It’s up on reddit in politics, too, if you feel like giving it a boost.”
Visit Steinski’s label Illegal Art to download an MP3 or high quality FLAC for gratis.
UPDATE(28/10/12): Great to see the track getting some love from Pitchfork who describe Steinski as the original Girl Talk (like The Beatles are like so the original Radiohead and the Ronettes were the original Bananarama).
I’ve also cobbled together a little video (above) but the sync’s gone a little wonky!
Released on Coldcut’s Ninjatune label back in 1992 as a comment on the Gulf War, “It’s Up to You” saw Steinski turning Bush Snr’s Iraq war speech into a sing along hook.
“Regrettably, we now believe, That only force will make him leave”
WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio stream recently aired 30 classic Rough Mix radio productions by Steinski, which originally featured on the station back in 1995.
(You can hear archives of all those programs and more via this page.)