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Breaks and beats from Coldcut and friends

Breaks and beats from Coldcut and friends


Brighton, United Kingdom


Breaks and beats from Coldcut and friends




Solid Steel // 03 Apr 2016

We welcome Mosca to Solid Steel this week, a DJ and producer who has released on Numbers, Night Slugs, 3024, Hypercolour and his own label Not So Much. In Hour 2 it's the turn of Milo Smee aka Bintus, head honcha behind Power Vacuum, the influential techno powerhouse that grew out of Berlin's infamous Sameheads Bar. Power Vacuum is unique in its ability to marry new emerging talent like Objekt with releases from techno veterans such as Cylob and Mark Broom and art world oddities like...


Solid Steel // 27 Mar 2016

In Hour 1 we welcome Kaytronik aka Karizma to Solid Steel. A legendary producer and DJ who has been releasing music under various monikers and collaborations since the mid 90s as apart of Baltimore's premier crew - The Basement boys. In Hour 2 we hand over to Brothers From Different Mothers (BFDM) who hail from Lyon, France and grew to prominence in 2014/early 2015 after the release of The Piotwings 'Agorespace EP'. Since then they have released a string of impressive and diverse tapes and...


Solid Steel // 20 Mar 2016

Our guest in Hour 1 is Nightwave, who moved from her native Ljubljana, Slovenia to London in her late teens and was selected for the Red Bull Music Academy in 2011. She has released music on Fortified Audio, Svetlana Industries, Local Action, Unknown to the Unknown and with Rustie on Warp. In Hour 2 we make a virtual visit to another of our favourite records shop from around the world. This time we drop by Anost 'A Number of Small Things' which is the Berlin based online shop that offers...


Solid Steel // 13 Mar 2016

We welcome Brooklyn based producer The Range to Solid Steel this week. His new album Potential, which is out on Domino on 25th March, has him utilising some of the less viewed clips of amateur vocalists alongside his own electronic productions to great effect. In Hour 2 we hand over to Italian cinematic maestros, Calibro 35. Having formed in Milian in 2007 as a one off studio project revisiting obscure Italian 60's B-Movie Soundtracks, they have now released 5 albums (including their...


Solid Steel // 06 Feb 2016

With the final BLOC weekend approaching we invited JD Twitch from Optimo, who are playing on the Friday night to do a Solid Steel mix. Along with JG Wilkes they ran the legendary Optimo Espacio weekly night at the Sub Club in Glasgow. In Hour 2 it's Kasra V, a musical explorer inspired equally by modern club music, funky balearic rhythms and epic film soundtracks.


Solid Steel // 28 Feb 2016

Our guest in Hour 1 is Harvey Sutherland, an Australian artist that has graced labels such as Voyage Recordings, Echovolt, Voltaire and previous guest Motor City Drum Ensemble's label. In Hour 2 we welcome Pedestrian with a mix celebrating the Circadian Rhythms EP, which is the debut release on the Dama Dama label co-founded with Maribou State.


Solid Steel // 21 Feb 2016

We're delighted to welcome Prins Thomas to hour 1. A legendary Nordic figure who has carved out his own niche in the house and cosmic disco scene over the years and recently delivered the epic 'Paradise Goulash' mix CD taking in so much more. Our guests in Hour 2 are Krankbrother, we are brothers, DJs, producers and run a label and monthly London party.


Solid Steel // 14 Feb 2016

We welcome East London producer DrumTalk to Solid Steel. He's had a string of excellent releases on labels like Soundway, Huntleys & Palmers, More Music and Crosstown Rebels and a track on the latest compilation from recent guest Moxie. It's a return for Markey Funk to Solid Steel with the Jerusalem based music producer and vinyl collector celebrating the release of his second album "Instinct: A Study on Tension, Fear and Anxiety" with a mix of music that defined its sound palette.


Solid Steel // 31 Jan 2016

In Hour 1 this week we hand over to Fracture for his debut on Soliod Steel. He's been releasing quality music for many years on his own Astrophonica label, as well as Metalheads and Exit Records. We head to Durban, South Africa in Hour 2 for a Gqom mix by Nan Kol?. The Gqom genre has been getting props from the likes of Mumdance, Blackdown and Kode 9.


Solid Steel // 24 Jan 2016

In Hour 1 we welcome back legendary Warp artists Autechre to Solid Steel. Their history with the show goes back many years with their first mix back in 1997 and again in 2003, plus their music has been a permanent fixture since they began producing pioneering electronic music in the early 90's. The hour long mix takes in music from Disjecta, Industrial legends and previous guests Cabaret Voltaire & Throbbing Gristle and John Cage. In Hour 2 we hand over to SHALT ahead of the release of his...


Solid Steel // 17 Jan 2016

In Hour 1 we welcome AKASE, the new collaborative project between Harry Agius (better known as Midland) and Robbie Redway, and the latest artist signed to !K7 Records. Formed in Leeds, written in London and finished in Berlin under the influence of Ewan Pearson, their debut album 'Graspers' will be released on the 22nd January 2016. In Hour 2 we welcome Lo Shea celebrating the release of the 'Northern Lights' EP on his Hope Works imprint, which is also the name of the club night he runs in...


Solid Steel // 10 Jan 2016

It's another label takeover this week with Axel Boman and Kornel Kovacs from Studio Barnhus sharing deck duties. Alongside Petter Nordkvist they've been running the Swedish label since 2010 and we get a taste of some forthcoming Studio Barnhus material. Their productions, remixes and DJ sets have always been of the highest quality and it's no exception this week. Axel Boman takes care of Hour 1 and Kornel Kovacs steps up for Hour 2.


Solid Steel // 03 Jan 2016

We kick off the New Year on Solid Steel with Seb Wildblood and a mix to ease you into 2016. Seb runs a small South East London label called Church which has released artists such as FYI Chris, Laurence Guy, Ishmael and others over the last three years. The mix focuses on his own productions as well as forthcoming material from Church as well as Ross From Friends, Leif, Mall Grab and more. In hour 2 Cheeba and Moneyshot drop a mix celebrating the Golden Era of Hip Hop. With classics from...


Solid Steel // 27 Dec 2015

The competition has closed and the votes have been counted for the Solid Steel Mix of the Year 2015 and we clearly ended the year on a high, as the two most popular mixes both came from December. But there were two clear frontrunners that took most of the votes and it was the Modeselektor mix from the beginning of December that you decided was Mix of the Year 2015, with Jon 1st as a close runner up.


Solid Steel // 20 Dec 2015

In Hour 1 our guests are With You., the LA based project/collective front by Dave Taylor aka Switch aka Solid Groove, co-founder of Major Lazer and producer for M.I.A amongst others, alongside Rick Trainor, Jeff Penalva, Noah Schy and Daouda Leonard. In hour 1 we hand over to Jamz Supernova, the BBC radio 1extra DJ who also runs the EDIT LDN club night and has a show on Reprezent.


Solid Steel // 13 Dec 2015

We welcome back Jon1st to Solid Steel for his personal highlights of 2015.It's a staggering 63 track mix of music that he's been playing out over the year, plus a few chilled favourites from 2015. Music on offer from LV, Fracture, Moresounds, Ivy Lab and others. In Hour 2 Strictly Kev from DJ Food takes a chronological trip through Rammellzee's intricate, confusing, yet always unique recording career as a new exhibition of artwork celebrating his Cosmic Flush album opens in London.


Solid Steel // 06 Dec 2015

With the closure of the iconic Berlin record label 50 Weapons, it seems only right to hand over Solid Steel for a special double bill featuring labels founds, Modeselektor and the artist that released the final album, Benjamin Damage. Modeselektor are up first with music from the label by Truncate, Untold, Atoms For Peace and more. Benjamin Damage released his third album 'Obsidian' on 50 weapons and as the first artist (outside of Modeselektor) to release on the label it's apt that his...


Solid Steel // 29 Nov 2015

Prayer steps up in Hour 1 with a mix packed with unreleased tracks. Influenced by artists such as Max Richter, Burial and Philip Glass, his music has continued to attract attention since his release on the Cult Music label run by Zomby. It's over to Bakradze in Hour 2, whose latest release 'Before Time Altered Them' is out now on Transfigured Time and you can hear the track 'Water Cannon' in his mix, plus music under his alias Gacha and tracks from Bicep & Hammer, Fort Romeau and Roman...


Solid Steel // 22 Nov 2015

It's another epic Video Mix from Armtone in Hour 1. More bespoke visuals alongside original videos for a 90 minute AV mixtape. In Hour 2 we welcome Sessions Victim to Solid Steel. The German House duo have released two albums so far on Delusions of Grandeur and a whole host of singles and remixes, with their last EP coming out on Retreat in September and a track is featured in the mix. We also head a fine selection of music from Mark Hand, Skylevel, Romare, Henry Wu and The Dark.


Solid Steel // 15 Nov 2015

This week on Solid Steel we feature the recent Radio 1 Essential Mix from Coldcut and DK, minus the talking. We start with the brand new single from Roots Manuva, plus music from Ninja Tune artists Romare, Beat Spacek, Bonobo, Machinedrum, an unreleased track from Illum Sphere and 'Glassbeadgames' by Martyn and Four Tet. In Hour 2 we welcome Prequel Tapes celebrating the release of his album 'Inner Systems' on the R'COUP'D label run by Fin Greenall from Fink. We hear a track from the album...