Mix Of The Week // Coldcut //


Solid Steel, the long running radio show/podcast series by Ninja Tune Records celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year.  Coldcut, who run the label, have put together a special edition which features the type of varied and eclectic track list that got me hooked on the series many moons ago.  An exquisite selection of tracks gracefully and melodically intertwined with a certain ‘magical flow’ as Coldcut presents 2 Hours of Sanity – Pt. 1 Love.


Here’s what Coldcut had to say  about the Mix Mind Map (pictured above ) which they used to put this very special mix together… You can see a better copy of this picture here

“The mind map lists the bases we want to cover, and some part of the links between our lifelong music experience and the electronic scene of today.  It’s partly about playing with the interface between DJ mixes of other peoples tunes, and producer/studio mixes creating original tunes. Using micro slicing and multi threading of material, with an ear for the magic moment of harmonic mix beauty and eye for mix aptness. 
The project is also about celebrating the history of musical experimentation, featuring innovators ancient to the future. Using spoken word from Sun Ra’s Arkestra as a leitmotif, it’s a tribute from Coldcut to some of the artists we feel have both moved us and changed the game.” – Coldcut

Free Download and keep your eyes peeled for Part 2…


Intro _ Yaya, Arkestra _ Unknown
Flying Lotus _ Brainfeeder _ Warp
Spacetime Continuum _ Fluoresence _ Reflective
Jevetta Steele _ Calling You _ Island
KingTubby _ Baby I love you so/dub _ Yard Music
Alice Coltrane _ A Love Supreme _ Impulse!
Carl Craig _ Its a Wonderful LIfe _ Planet E
Linda Perhacs _ Chimacum Rain _ Kapp
Marc Moulin _ Tohubohu _ CBS
Roy Harper _ Another Day on Stalag riddim _ Harvest
Penguin Cafe Orchestra _ Numbers _ Editions EG
Todd Rundgren _ I was born to Synthesize _ Bearsville
Jon Hopkins _ Vessel _ Double Six Recordings
Diana Ross _ Love Hangover _ Motown
Billy Cobham _ Heather _ Atlantic
Art of Noise _ Moments in Love _ ZTT
Krayzie Bone _ Murda Mo _ Ruthless
Ennio Morricone _ Once upon a time in the West _ RCA
Lee Scratch Perry _ Cloak and Dagger _ Black Art
Franz Ferdinand _ This Fire _ Domino
Talk Talk _ The Rainbow/Eden/Desire _ Parlophone
Tape Beatles _ Beautiful State _ DOVe
Peverelist/Pinch _ Revival _ Punch Drunk
Kode9 _ Magnetic City _ Soul Jazz
George Duke _ Pyschosomatic Dung _ MPS
Cornelius _ Wataridori _ Warner
Herbie Hancock _ Nobu _ Sony
Yusef Lateef _ Plum Blossum _ Moodsville
Jim Morrison _ A Vast Sunshine _ Unknown
Hyetal & Shortstuff _ Ice cream _ Punch Drunk
Red Light _ MDMA _ MTA
Laurie Anderson _ My Eyes _ Warner
His Boy Elroy _ Revolve _ Cinematrik
Flying Lotus with Thundercat _ MMMmmm _ Warp
Roy Budd _ Hallucinations _ Cinephile
Vinyl Richie _ In the woods _ Unknown
Sun Ra _ Languidity _ Philly Jazz


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