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Solid Steel (12/31/2010)

We finish our review of 2010 looking back at the most popular mixes by the 'Old Skool' Solid Steel residents, as voted by you the listeners. Again,'In no particular order', we start with DK's mix from March kicking off with the excellent Warrior One remix of 'Eyesdown' by Bonobo and continue in a leftfield uptempo groove with Martyn, Joy Orbison and Octa Push, before dropping the huge bomb that is the Nero remix of 'Sincere'. More bass heavy beats follow, before dropping down with new music from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron, Jay Electronica and the original from Billy Stewart.

Coldcut's mix from October was part of the Ninja Tune 20th anniversary celebrations, where they plucked out a few gems from the back catalogue as well as looking forward with tracks from the Ninja Tune XX compilation. DJ Vadim, The Bug and Ghislain Porier all feature alongside remixes of Coldcut tracks from King Jammy and United States of Audio, plus they have their own take on The Heavy's 'How you like me now'.

Solid Steel Radio Show 31/12/2010 Part 1 + 2 - DK, Coldcut by Ninja Tune & Big Dada



Bonobo _ Eyesdown (Warrior One Remix) _ Ninja Tune
Martyn _ Freidrichstrasse _ Fabric
Joy Orbison _ The shrew would have cushioned the blow _ Aus
Octa Push _ Dr Bayard _ Fabric
MJ COLE _ Sincere (Nero remix) _ Prolific
Jinx _ Tippa Tap (First Aid Rmx) _ Functional
Gella _ Twinkle feat MC $pyda (Schema Remix) _ Sub Slayers
RUCKSPIN _ JIBBER _ Ranking Records
George Lenton _ Cold Rocker _ Wicky Lindows
Dyme Def _ Do Something (Inst) _ 800 LB
Gil Scott-Heron _ On Coming from a Broken Home, Pt. 1 _ XL
Jay Electronica _ Exhibit C _ Decon
Billy Stewart _ Cross my heart _ Chess
Andreya Triana _ Lost where I belong (Flying Lotus mix) _ Ninja Tune

PART 2 - Coldcut

Funki Porcini _ Long Road _ Ninja Tune
Andreya Triana _ Draw The Stars _ Ninja Tune
Shuttle _ Tunnel _ Ninja Tune
Wiley _ Syer Pussy Inst _ Big Dada
DJ Vadim _ The Terrorist _ Ninja Tune
Coldcut _ More Beats N Pieces-USA Remix _ Ninja Tune
Diplo _ News Flash _ Ninja Tune
The Heavy _ How You Like Me Now (Coldcut Remix) _ Ninja Tune
Toddla T _ Sky Surfing -Benga Remix _ Ninja Tune
The Bug _ Catch A Fire _ Ninja Tune
Coldcut _ Man In A Garage-King Jammy Mix _ Ninja Tune
Ghislain Porier Ft. Face T _ Blazin' -Modeselektor Remix _ Ninja Tune

Hexstatic's mix from May celebrating their 'Trailer Trax' album, got your vote and it also came with it's own Video mix. Taking it's lead from the cheese of drive-in cinema trailers, 'Grindhouse' style movies and those Saturday Morning Cinema shorts of all our youths,..we see and hear these elements sliced and diced with techno, dubstep, dancehall and drum and bass rhythms into a whipped up frenzy that's 'now available in the foyer!'..... 'The Mighty Gammera' destroy Tokyo in a flash, 'Galaxy Invaders' scare rednecks with ill fitting plastic suits. Mix in some other favorites from the likes of Mantronix, Dizzee Rascal and DJ Hazard and you have one Blockbuster of a mix!

Also from May, Strictly Kev's winner brewed up a mix with a distinct whiff of Brit nostalgia taking in vintage electronica, psychedelic folk, outer space beats and deep dubstep. Moon Wiring Club, Broadcast & The Focus Group and Lost Idol all featured, plus tracks from Blockhead, James Pants and Gil Scott Heron.

Solid Steel Radio Show 31/12/2010 Part 3 + 4 - Hexstatic, Strictly Kev by Ninja Tune & Big Dada


PART 3 - Hexstatic

Hexstatic _ Loop-a-lot _ Lower Level Records
Hexstatic _ Jungle Drums _ Lower Level Records
Lee Thompson & Josh McKinnes _ Pirate Matierial _ white
DJ Hazard _ Machete _ Tru Playaz
The Quemists _ Iron Shirt _ Ninja Tune
Hexstatic _ The Galaxy Invader _ Lower Level Records
Dizee Rascal _ Sirens (C&S remix) _ XL
Mantronix _ King Of The Beats _ Sleeping Bag
The Green Flash _ Coded Message _ white
Hexstatic _ Intermission _ Lower Level Records
Hexstatic _ Gammera (Akira Kiteshi remix) _ Lower Level Records

PART 4 - Strictly Kev

Moon Wiring Club _ In Your Own Time _ Gecophonic
Lost Idol _ Beesmouth _ Cookshop
Moon Wiring Club _ Always A Welcome _ Gecophonic
Gil Scott Heron _ Where Did The Night Go? _ XL
Kid Kanevil _ Lantern _ First Word
Demdike Stare _ Forest Of Evil (Dawn) _ Modern love
Tristram Cary _ Shaped For Living (excerpt) _ Trunk
The Advisory Circle _ Mind How you Go Now _ Ghost Box
Blockhead _ Four Walls _ Ninja Tune
Linda Perhacs _ Parrallelograms _ Wild Places
Broadcast & The Focus Group _ The Be Colony _ Warp

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