Town Sounds brings a multitude of musical experience and talent into the hip-hop
production scene. It was in 1998 when lifelong friends Chuck Prez (trained as a jazz
musician who wanted to get into hip-hop after a lifelong exposure in the genre),
approached Mac Dilly (a DJ and guitarist who also happened to be nice on the m.i.c.) about
doing a weekly hip-hop radio show at what was then known as WPSM (now WMKP The Roar, a
Pittsburgh-based Penn State University branch campus), the beginning of Steel Town Sounds
was at hand.
"The Show" was one of the most listened to on the campus, from 1999 to 2001, the
pair put hip-hop on the back burner temporarily to fulfill prior commitments. By the end
of 2001, Chuck Prez began the foray back into hip-hop, this time using his talents to
produce. By the Beginning of 2002 Mac Dilly was also back in the scene; first as a DJ to
cut up hooks then also teaming up to collaborate on beats. By the end of 2002, Steel Town
Sounds was beginning to make noise with emcees approaching them for beats. The first
official Steel Town track produced was an unreleased joint by Tanya Morgan member Ilyas in
late 2003, followed up by the cult classic "Shots and Shots and Shots" with Che
Grand and Donwill in mid 2004. By late 2005, Steel Town Sounds was gaining a buzz and
began to develop their own projects.
In 2006, the Steel Town Crew will show the
world how they differ from the rest with the release of their debut mixtape WSTS: THE
REMIX AND BLENDS SHOW, available May 2006. Steel Town Sounds beats will also be featured
on albums by Che Grand, Noņameko, and an as yet to be titled project featuring remixes of
tracks from emcees from their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Keep an eye out on these
talented producers from the City of Champions in the future and beyond!