A many headed beast encompassing
a radio show, a mix CD series and live club events.
Coldcut, DJ Food and show producer DK construct
possibly the best DJ mix show on the airwaves,
focusing on an eclectic mix of tracks of all genres.
20-may-13 solid steel|
DK opens this week with a track off the awesome Thundercat album and into Ten Tigers from Bonobo, the return of Slum Village and back to '95 for T Power & MK Ultra, then it's another spin for the Machinedrum mix. We welcome Gilles Peterson in the guest slot, a DJ who also presented a show in the 90's on Kiss FM. For this mix he's layed down a 'Brit Funk 1977 - 1982' mix, returning to a period of music that was an important part of his life growing up.
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mirrors live events
Ever since Matt Black and Jon More started
VJing back in the mid-nineties, their live shows have been innovative. Now, based
around the music of their brand new album, "Sound
Mirrors" they have designed a whole new set, with brand new, interactive
Owens - a legend in house music since the 1980s (as one half of Chicago's
Mike Ladd - Infesticons/Majesticons mainman.
- A hot new singer with credits
and collaborations that include Bugz In the Attic and Ty.
The gigs will feature Bluetooth technology - point your phone at the CC banner
on stage and get an exclusive download, a free drink pass and more. It is
also a chance to enter the mycctv competition - use the Bluetooth
link to upload footage you shoot at the show as part of a massive interactive
tour film project.
'All the essential Ninja trademarks are here, deft, witty mixing, screwy spoken
word and ace juxtaposition.' Time Out
'There's mixing and there's mixing.' Q Magazine
'A much loved show, always has the ability to delight and surprise.' DJ Magazine
Solid Steel's plaudits include the Sony Award for Best Specialist Show, which
led to their “Journeys By DJ” mix album, “70 Minutes of Madness,” (declared
the Best Compilation of All Time in Jockey Slut, 1998).
started in 1988 when Jonathan
Matt Black on the (then) pirate
station Kiss FM.
Since then PC and Strictly
Kev of DJ
Food have become regular fixtures
on the show. DK
joined as a producer, but has become a respected
DJ in his own right.
In 1999, BBC London became the home for Solid
Steel but with changes at the Beeb and the station
becoming more 'talk' based, Solid Steel moved online
with totallyradio.com and 40 syndications around
Formed in 1993 to counter the juggernaut marketing ethic
of major labels, Ninja Tune has grown into one of the
classic independent labels to emerge in the ‘90s.
Ninja provides a welcoming home to Mr Scruff, Cinematic
Orchestra, Herbaliser, Kid Koala and Wagon Christ. It
also spawned the Big Dada imprint, which signed Roots
Manuva and Ty.
Ex-art teacher Jonathan More
and computer programmer Matt Black first teamed up as DJs on London's
rare groove / warehouse party scene in the 1980s. Their first release "Say
Kids, What Time Is It?" (1987) was the UK’s first sample-built record.
In the same year they remixed Eric B and Rakim’s
"Paid in Full", cutting and pasting Israeli singer Ofra Haza’s
vocals in a notorious reworking.
They have since worked with
Kennedy Jello Biafra, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry,
Mad Professor, funk drummer Bernard
Purdie, poet Salena Saliva and mixologist Steinski.
The last few years have seen them re-work the Dr Who theme, the music of Herbie
Hancock and the Trojan catalogue. Their latest album includes contributions
from Jon Spencer, Robert Owens, Saul Williams, Soweto
Kinch and Roots Manuva.
Coldcut pioneered the concept of VJing and designed
their own VJ software, VJamm, to allow the live
re-creation of whole audiovisual pieces. Video
could now be jammed or scratched as easily as sound!
Their CCTV show (showcasing this technology) has been presented
around the globe - Sonar in Barcelona, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the
Queen Elizabeth Hall (John Peel’s Meltdown), Steve
remix project launch party in New York and the Darklight Digital Film Festival
in Dublin. The Vjamm software is now on permanent
display in the Interactive Games Room of The American Museum of Moving