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Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday November 10, 2018.

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday November 10, 2018. , 327.98 MB
Sat 10 Nov 2018

 This week we welcome Manchester native Ruf Dug to Solid Steel, owner of the appointment-only record store Hi Tackle and label-boss of Ruf Kutz. His releases have also appeared on labels like Unknown To The Unknown, Music For Dreams, Klasse Wrecks and Tusk Wax. With music from Omar-S, Martini Bros, DJ Duke and John Tejada in his mix, he told us;
"I recorded this mix at my studio on a Tuesday morning - it’s 100% vinyl for no other reason than I couldn’t get into the room with the CDJs in it (must improve biometric hacking techniques). I figured well fuck it then I’ll just play out of my bag like it’s a gig.
My record bag is a continual work in progress; I very rarely empty it out and start over so it’s constantly evolving - some things haven’t left literally for years. I just did a reasonably large refresh after the festivals so it’s a little newer to me than normal.
The mix was gonna be longer but the Glowing Palms tune ended sooner than I expected and it seemed like a good point to stop; sometimes u gotta let fate make the big decisions.
Biggups mashups & minimal, the world is ready to forgive u. All my love to my incredibly understanding wife Louise, my beautiful son Larry and my beautiful home Manchester."

In Hour 2 it's Brame & Hamo from Sligo, Ireland and currently based in Berlin, who have expertly produced some of the most effortless house music of the last few years via their first imprint Splendor & Squalour. In 2017 they launched their eponymous second label with the Trants EP to critical acclaim. Their latest EP “Celebrity Impersonator” came out last month and they had this to say about their mix;
"It has been ages since we have put out a mix, and it’s a pleasure to join the Solid Steel series as it is one of our favorites and has shaped who we are as artists. This is a good account of the tunes and style we play when we are out at a gig. It features a few rare gems, and some unreleased but forthcoming productions of ours. We hope you enjoy!”

San Pellegrino - Kaschiel
One Step Ahead (MAW Mix) - Debbie Gibson
I Was Tired Of Being Alone - Klodya
Less Pain - Omar-S

Nativtonguetwisterhood - MB
Critical Ebb - Intelligent Communication
Butter Up (Inst) - Elektrik Dred
Hot - Martini Bros
Tribal Journey - DJ Duke 
Mind Bend - John Tejada
Core - Nagual
Your Love - Jackmaster Hater 
Murder Weapon - Sugar Minott
Mighty In Battle - TNT Roots

For Real - M-Dubs

My Caesar - Mark Seven
Love - Reggie Dokes
Good Girls - Designer Music
Equitoreal Dubtribe - Sound System
Saturday - Unknown
Getting There - Glowing Palms


Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday November 3rd, 2018

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday November 3rd, 2018 Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday November 3rd, 2018, 298.9 MB
Sat 3 Nov 2018

In Hour 1 it's singer, songwriter and producer Nick Hakim, who  grew up in a household overflowing with musical diversity and cites influences ranging from Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, to Madlib and MF Doom, to South American folk and DC punk. He independently built a following through the release of his critically acclaimed self-released EPs Where Will We Go, Pt. 1 and Where Will We Go, Pt 2. May 2017 marked the release of his debut full-length album, 'Green Twins', which featured contributions from Jesse & Forever and the Onyx Collective and was an experimental step forward with emotional heft gleaned from experiences in the years since the first EPs. He had this to say about his mix;
"These are songs that I love right now.. I appreciate you taking the time to listen. With all this madness happening around us, listening to music is where I always find solitude and peace. Have a nice day and enjoy. Be safe out here"

In Hour 2 we hand over to Astronautica, a singer/songwriter and electronic producer whose music captures the eclectic nature of Los Angeles’ experimental beat scene and its connections to different cultures around the globe. She was drawn into the L.A.’s underground musical community swirling around Low End Theory, and quickly became addicted to the burgeoning beat sounds of the West Coast. She has been signed to Alpha Pup Records for the last five years, and has launched a slew of widely acclaimed releases with the label. Her latest album is Death Valley, which she wrote and recorded over the last three years at her home studio in Los Angeles. She told us;
"This is a collection of songs that I'm currently listening to, songs that have been an inspiration in some of my past works, and my latest tracks off of my most recent LP, 'Death Valley.' Living in LA, I spend a lot of time in my car driving through many streets and neighborhoods, my favorite is when I'm driving late at night after all the traffics subsided listening to music with the windows down, I made this mix to evoke that feeling."


Part 1 Nick Hakim

Doug Carn featuring Jean Carn Naima
Pink Siifu  Skin Made of Gold
Barry White Cant get enough of your love, babe
Dur Dur Band Is Yeelyel
Jack Dejohnette Ntoro
Dr Buzzards Original Savanah Band Sunshower
Marlena Shaw  Loving You Was Like a Party
Melvin Van Peebles Hoppin John
Interlude 1 (sp404)
Shuggie Otis Island Letter
Pink Siifu  Pops Tired
Norvis Junior (Nelson Bandela) Kissin on Your Back
Eugene McDaniels  The Parasite
Pink Siifu Pray Everyday
Doug Carn Jean Carn Naima
The Moments When The Morning Comes
Dirty Beaches Lord Knows Best
Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson Peace go With You,Brother
Eugene McDaniels Feel Like Making Love
Ashni Puthli Space Talk
Outro (sp404)

PART 2 Astronautica
Rosalía Malamente
Blake Skowron No Fight (feat. Skyler Bennett
RAYE Confidence (Preditah Remix)
Nosaj Thing U G (Les Sins Remix)
idntrmmbr Judgement Night
Dauwd What’s There (Fort Romeau Remix)
Daphni Carry On
Astronautica Racetracks
Kllo By Your Side
Route 8 3 Days
Renraku Presents: RKU-V01 A2
Astronautica Can’t Remember
CRi Keep It Real (feat. Jesse Mac Cormack)
Ross From Friends Project Cybsersyn
Blawan Getting Me Down
Martyn Manchester
Jitwam Stronger
Lando Kal Further
Astronautica Palms

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday October 20, 2018

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday October 20, 2018 Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday October 20, 2018, 269.49 MB
Sat 20 Oct 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome back Taraval celebrating the release of his new EP 'Aardvark', which is out on Four Tet's Text Records today. The title track has been whipping festivals and dance floors into a frenzy all summer long when played by the likes of Four Tet, Daphni, Floating Points amongst others, getting many Track ID requests and features in this mix. The San Francisco based producer also has a background as a band member in Caribou. He told us;
"Always exciting to get to mix for Solid Steel. This one features a lot of music I’ve discovered and loved in 2018, plus a couple of tracks from my Aardvark EP on Text Records out on Oct 19. I recorded this live at Crowbar Corner studios, a new and very inspiring place in San Francisco I share with a bunch of artists. It starts off in an aquatic groove then shifts into some psych-y techno then dissolves into some American drones and tones old and new."

Playlist for Hour 1 - Taraval

Shimshon Miel - Amsterdam Experience
Herbert - The Swamp
Evigt Morker - Total Makt 
Wata Igarashi - Question and Answer 
Alex Falk - BETA
Koehler - Thief
Taraval - Aardvark
Arttu - Wiggly Eyez
DJ Shufflemaster - Voltage Controlled Sequence
Soulphiction - Blues Theory (Churchapella)
Ambivalent - Doxa
Nihad Tule and Nima Khak - Plateaux 2002
Daniel Bortz - Dry Mouth
Michael Claus - Ice Pick
Gemini - Klonopinless
Taraval - Pumpkin
Jesper Dahlback and Nihad - Tule Expansion of Timelessness
Orbe - Upper Stage
Aiken - Dominance (James Ruskin Remix)
Henry Flynt - You Are My Everlobvin' 
Organic Dial - Subelan

In Hour 2 we hand over to Cromby, an Irish DJ and producer residing in Berlin, having previously cut his trade between Belfast & London. He's held a residency for the past 6 years at Belfast’s legendary Shine and shows in the past year at the likes of Panorama Bar, Robert Johnson, The Warehouse Project & Boiler room.  His latest EP Futurola is the first release on Denis Sulta’s new Sulta Selects sub label Silver Service, which has been gaining a lot of International support and his next release 'Retribution' is coming out on Feel My Bicep in November. He had this to say; 
"Big big honour to be able to contribute to this series! I found out about this quite last minute with not much time to prepare, so I decided to pull out some of my favourites i've been playing over the last year, I hope you enjoy it!"

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday October 13, 2018

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday October 13, 2018 Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday October 13, 2018, 267.68 MB
Sat 13 Oct 2018

Our guest in Hour 1 is Vester Koza ahead of his debut album 'Loader Mither' coming out on Houndstooth in November. In 2013 he released a string of self-released EP's which gained widespread critical acclaim and in 2016 Koza signed to fabric's Houndstooth Label, beginning with the OTR EP. Unlike his previous EPs where he first found his voice, 'Loader Mither' was conceived of and completed as a single project, and its coherence adds to its emotional kick. His mix includes tracks from Autechre, Chynna, Luna-C, Drexciya, The Human League and Bochum Welt.

In Hour 2 it's Imrie Kiss who has been spearheading the renaissance of electronic music in Hungary since his acclaimed debut album Midnight Wave back in 2013. The last few years have been particularly fruitful for the Lobster Theremin affiliate: opening the country’s first Boiler Room; launching Crisis Sound System with Aiwa and S. Olbricht; holding a residency at Budapest’s infamous LÄRM; releasing a string of remixes and releases for various imprints; and taking his unique sound to world-renowned clubs such as Panorama Bar, Culture Box and Corsica Studios. He told us;
“Recorded on a rainy day in my apartment in Budapest, this is a slow-burning mix, a journey through trippy breakbeat and electro with hints of italo. Best enjoyed on a hazy night with a few glasses of wine.”

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday October 6, 2018

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday October 6, 2018 Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday October 6, 2018, 268.85 MB
Sat 6 Oct 2018

 In Hour 1 it's Etch celebrating the release of his debut LP Ups & Downs' on Sneaker Social Club. He began producing in his bedroom at the age of 12 after the infectious curiosity of early 00’s drum & bass, hip hop and experimental electronic music. As time developed and he carved a taste in music through garage, grime, dubstep and hip hop, he began to amalgamate his past into his productions releasing on Keysound, Lapsus, Sony Space + Time, Sunday Best & Soundman Chronicles to name a few. He told us;
"As with most studio recorded mixes I try to capture whatever frame of mind I’m in production-wise at that moment. I’ve tried to combine what I play in clubs with some further reaching headphone music. I like the idea of being blasted into space through your headphones, I love sinking into the background listening to music when im walking around or travelling, let the music dictate where I go. The mix contains classics, new founds favs, unreleased cuts and some blends I’ve been having fun with. I feel a lot of mixes suffer from being a whole hour of waiting for something to happen these days as people monotonously and elegantly transverse 120bpm to 130bpm, the mixes that used to jump out at me when I was younger were the ones where things would just jump out and kick you in the face, not necessarily been done with much technical prowess, and leave you with a smile. So yeah expect a lot of kicks in the face etc…"

In Hour 2 we welcome Maarja Nuut and Hendrik Kaljujärv aka Ruum who release their collaborative album 'Muunduja’, today on  130701 an imprint of FatCat Records.The stunning album was recorded in July 2017 at Peeter Salmela's studio in Kalamaja, Tallinn. The duo was joined there by producer Howie B, who inspired the artists to use more than their standard repertoire of instruments. Maarja Nuut sings, plays violin and different keyboards. Ruum plays different analogue and digital synthesizers; various field recordings and “found sounds” were employed where appropriate. They had this to say;
"As the weather changes, perception seems to follow. Surroundings become a little muffled and focus moves inwards, it’s like a sneaking preparation for coming ‘kaamos’ - translated literally, it means (winter) darkness. The way from my home to studio runs along the coast line of Tallinn, it’s about a 40-minute stroll that I often pass with - I call it - walking music. So it’s a selection of hypnotising rhythms that I like to move along with, embellished with picks from archives, outer environments, some cosy sounding synth loops and one ballad."

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday September 28, 2018

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday September 29, 2018 Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday September 29, 2018, 220.16 MB
Sat 29 Sep 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome Voyage label boss Andy Hart following the release of his Voyager 1 EP. He told us; "This is the first record I’ve put out in a quite some time as I’ve mainly been focusing on djing and developing the label. We’ve just finished a tour of Europe with Wax’o Paradiso, a party and group I’m involved in from Melbourne. I’m also heading on a solo tour to Asia and Australia in November, although there is a gig in Osaka at the end of this month as well as the usual Wax’o Paradiso gigs in Australia over summer. The mix is somewhat reflective of the upcoming Voyage EP we’re doing with Rings Around Saturn. He’s an incredible talent and one of the most interesting artists that has come out of Melbourne; check his aliases and collaborations sd Dan White, 2200, Bleekman and Turner Street Sound. Although he makes music across a broad spectrum, this EP is quite reserved and delicate, which are qualities I’ve tried to focus on whilst putting together records for this mix. There are some more recent bits in from Skee Mask, Lord Of The Isles and S.O.N.S as well as a track from Move D and Benjamin Brunn’s 2006 LP for BineMusic. Thanks for listening and thank you Solid Steel for having me, respect!"
In Hour 2 we hand over to Rafael Anton Irisarri for his Solid Steel Ambient mix to celebrate the release of his new cassette on Umour Rex called El Ferrocarril Desvaneciente. While composed as an ode to an overnight train journey through Spain he took many years ago, the music picks up sonically where his
previous album Sirimiri left off. Irisarri focuses on deploying sonic cycles throughout these four shorter pieces, basing much of this sweeping ambience around looped sounds and distant pulses. The sound is however kept in a state of forward motion and constant evolution, invoking the slowly rumbling night train that inspired it —not to mention its cargo of misfits and travelers. Inspired by musical storytellers such as Lee Hazelwood, Lou Reed, or Leonard Cohen, his music is transforming into something closer to narrative ––“storytelling without words,” He said this about his mix "Ambient mix featuring dear friends. Enjoy!"

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday August 31,2018

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday August 31,2018 Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday August 31,2018, 312.03 MB
Fri 31 Aug 2018

Nick Höppner - Part 1
Sentinel - Dig Deeper
DJ Peshay - Latin Jungle
T. Power - Police State
Andy C. & Shimon - Recharge
Sappo - Die Hard RMX
Twin Dragon ft. Sevi G - Dangerous
Mask - Square Off 
Maximum Style - Admit To Love

Nick Höppner - Part 2
Wriggler - Nu Lick 
Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers (Photek’s Secondary Diagnostic Mix) 
Nuyorican Soul - It’s Alright, I Feel It! (Roni Size Remix)
Lemon D - I Can’t Stop 
Capone - Massive 
J Majik - Your Sound 
Borderline - Screwface 
Boogie Times Tribe - The Dark Stranger (Origin Unknown Remix) 
The Two G’$ - The Reno 

Elena Colombi - Part 3
Mr. Incognito - Wheel Of Fortune
Peverelist - Aztec Chant
Second Storey - Manhattan To Moscow (214 Remix) 
Giant Swan - Pax Britannica
Lorenzo Senni - XAllegroX (DJ Stingray’s Molto Allegro Mix) 
Ossia - Devil's Dance
Memotone - Pantomine Demon 
Lolina - Style and Punishment

Elena Colombi - Part 4
M-M - Bus Ride Ambient 
Gavin Guthrie - Sound Mind In a Sound Body 
Universal Indicator (AFX) - 15 c7 
Adapta - MKS-50_04 
R Gamble - Dislocate 
The Mover - Astral Demons 
TYVYT-IYTYI - Never Here Before 
Clan Of Xymox - Stranger 
Model 500 - Vessels In Distress (Prelude)

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday August 18 2018

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday August 18 2018 Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday August 18 2018, 222.12 MB
Sat 18 Aug 2018

Unknown - Intro

Pearson Sound - Xlb
Moderat - Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix) 
Joy Orbison - Ellipsis
Honey Dijon & Tim K - Thunda (Rampa Remix)
Boddika & Joy Orbison - Mercy (Boddikas VIP)
D-Malice - Gabryelle (Refix)
Donae’o - Party Hard
Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
Boys Noize & Virgil Abloh - Orvnge
Joy Orbison, Boddika & Pearson Sound - Faint
Cktrl - Azula

Julio Bashmore - Au Seve
Drake - Gyalchester
Friend Within - The Renegade (Special Request Murder Mix)
Roy Davis Jr feat. Peven Everett - Gabriel (Live Garage Mix)
Preditah & Jorja Smith - On My Mind
Octavian - Party Here
Travis Scott feat. Future & 2 Chainz - 3500
Giggs - Whippin Excursion
Section Boyz - Lock Arf
Cardi B - Bodak Yellow
Canblaster - Voxes Roll

Jesse Futerman - One For Bess
Joe Henderson - Black Narcissus
unknown - unknown
Marion Brown - Vista
Pharoah Sanders - Getting to Saud
Norman Connors - Butterfly Dreams
Billy Higgins - John Coltrane

unknown - unknown
Heath Brothers - Smilin Billie Suite (part 2)
Bobby Hutcherson - Procession
Bobby Hutcherson - Now
unknown - unknown
unknown - unknown
Group Home - Up Against the Wall (getaway car mix)

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday July 21, 2018

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday July 21, 2018 Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday July 21, 2018, 220.47 MB
Sat 21 Jul 2018

In Hour 1 this week it's Hugo Massien who's had a number of high profile releases already behind him for labels including the legendary XL Recordings and Dusky’s 17 Steps imprint. His recent EP 'Advanced Aerial Threat' came out on Tectonic Recordings last month, carving a sound for himself that sees him bring together elements from house, techno, dubstep and hardcore. He had this to say about his mix:
"I’ve put together a mix of my own unreleased tracks, traveling my production's various paths of the past few years… Some (listed) are forthcoming tracks, and others are still in their earlier stages. The forthcoming releases included are a third offering on Ebeamz along with a selection of my unreleased tracks from the London underground house scene 2014-16 that will be dropping on Keysound later in the year."

In Hour 2 it's Ethiopian Records aka Endeguena Mulu with his second mix from his 'Listening to your Heart' series entitled 'Listening to your Heart - With only love and dreams in your pocket'. The mix is filled with unreleased unheard tracks from Ethiopian Records and a couple of tracks from his recent EP release on Warp Records offshoot Arcola entitled 'Ye Feqer Edaye (Burden of Love)'. He told us:
"It is dedicated to the billions of souls out there that have not been given the chance to express themselves freely on this “global" platform, that misrepresents them and pretends to speak on their behalf. A global platform that has the potential to be a lot more than the monopolized, one sided, self aggrandizing, repetitive, fast spreading echo chamber that it is today."

Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday June 23, 2018

CCSS230618.mp3 mp3, 220.47 MB
Sat 23 Jun 2018

Solid Steel (22nd June) In Hour 1 it's Hot Chip Megamix which is currently hitting festivals all over Europe this summer. Having previously featured Joe Goddard on Solid Steel before, it's the turn of fellow band member Felix Martin to open up the record bag. Head over to for the upcoming dates and they had this to say: “This is the first in a series of mixes under the Hot Chip Megamix name. This instalment was put together by Felix. Megamix is a way for us to play music we love and to integrate it live on stage with electronic elements like 808 drums and a TB303.This mix includes a selection of tunes that are relevant to the Megamix concept - fun ways of remixing and messing around with our own music, along with some of our favourite cuts by other artists. It includes tracks from Joe & Alexis under their own solo monikers,  Hot Chip music as reimagined by Erol Alkan and Carl Craig, and a very well know Alexis acapella put into a new context alongside music by Matthew Herbert & Trevino.

In Hour 2 it's François X, a key protagonist within Paris’ underground scene for nearly a decade, François X has firmly cemented himself as one of France’s finest exports within the realms of House and Techno. Since making his production debut in 2009, the Parisian has gone on to establish his inimitable blend of genre bridging Techno, most notably via Dj Deep’s renowned Deeply Rooted imprint as well as his own label DEMENT3D. With his versatility fuelled by a rich knowledge and understanding of his musical heritage, his rapid rise has seen the DJ establish himself as a key resident at Concrete Paris, not to mention regular appearances at the likes of Berghain (Berlin), fabric (London) and Robert Johnson (Frankfurt). His debut album 'Irregular Passion' came out at the end of last year and he told us: "The idea behind the mix wasn't very clear at the beginning. Experimental? Danceable? Trippy?… So I decided to let loose and selects tracks I was enjoying at that moment to create a patchwork of vibes. I'm known for playing straight 4/4 techno but around a year or so ago I began to reinvent myself slightly by playing tracks I wouldn't usually include in my in sets. Taking more risks. Surprising both my audience and, first and foremost, myself. Music is the answer!" - François X