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Steve Reidell

is a music composer and producer from Chicago Illinois. Reidell is one-half of The Hood Internet, a duo known for a decade-plus’ worth of mixtapes comprised of oddball song blends sampled from different spheres of the music world. The Hood Internet started as an mp3 blog and grew fast, racking millions of streams worldwide, and soon found Reidell and partner Aaron Brink DJing regularly across North America and the globe, hitting festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Electric Forest. 

The Hood Internet’s long-running ear for editing and remixing landed Reidell and Brink the repeat job of overseeing and producing the music for YouTube Rewind, a widely viewed year-end recap produced by Google and Portal-A. They’ve also formed Air Credits, a collaboration between The Hood Internet and Chicago rap artist Showyousuck. The Air Credits song “All I Need (Part II),” which samples a hook from 1970s Minneapolis funk/soul artists Michael A. Dixon & J.O.Y, recently soundtracked an Apple Watch ad. 

Reidell has worked on original music compositions for a variety of productions: The Onion’s A.V. Club hired him to pen themes for two of their original series, Pick-A-Choice and The Serial Serial. Penguin/Random House’s rising TASTE podcast has a theme song from Reidell. He has worked with Ryan Elder Music (Rick And Morty, Harmontown) on producing music for the YouTube Red series Good Game, and the theme song for the FOX comedy show Party Over Here. Reidell’s most recent work is the original score for the short film Robu, a new independent production shot in Tokyo starring Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) and Kazuki Kitamura (Kill Bill, Godzilla: Final Wars).