Monday, March 18, 2013

Solid Steel (15th March).

Solid Steel (15th March).

25 years of Solid Steel continues and this week we start with a mix from Om Unit who featured on the show a few years ago, but under a different guise and also had a winning entry in the Solid Steel Intro competition from way back. A forward thinking producer who's music has featured many times, either as Om Unit, alter ego Philip D Kick or his collaboration with new Ninja signing Machinedrum as Dream Continuum. Music in the mix includes Danny Scrilla, Phaeleh, Alego, Om Unit alongside Sam Binga and the premiere of his collaboration with Fracture. Heavy!

DK takes over with Space Dimension Controller, remains in outer space with Sun Ra, followed by the Machinedrum remix for Fracture and Neptune and new music from Leatherette, Lapalux and Bonobo featuring Erykah Badu.

On Solid Steel, we like to go deep and as part of our celebrations in Hour 2, we welcome DJ Scientist with Solid Soviet Steel Radio (SSSR), a special guest mix that solely features music from the former Soviet Union. The dedicated record collector, DJ and Equinox record label owner from Berlin managed to unearth and put together an extensive and fascinating selection of tracks from countries like the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldavia, Russia and more, resulting in a unique musical adventure. The mix starts with a deep and slow psych part, coming up with more funk-laden Soviet grooves and killer instrumental breaks. Many of these groups managed to create their own kind of sound, mixing western styles like Jazz, Funk and Rock with traditional music from their own countries. You can get a full run down here

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