Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday January 27, 2018
Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday January 27, 2018Coldcut Solid Steel: Saturday January 27, 2018
In Hour 1 this week it's a special mix celebrating 10 Years of Black Acre by Akira Kiteshi. Not only has music from the label featured heavily on Solid Steel over the years, we've had guest mixes from a number of their artists including Blue Daisy, Dark Sky, DJ Khalab, Prayer and Clap!Clap!, who won Mix of the Year in 2014. Label boss Ian Merchant had this to say;
'For our Ten Year retrospective I knew there was only one man who could steer the genres into a cohesive mix; the 'possibly' deceased beat-tape splicer Akira Kiteshi. I tracked him to his remote jungle hideout where he was forcibly shaved, washed and returned to the nearest studio. The result is the definitive clash of new & old flavours. I hope it adds some clarity as to what we are about as a label and shows some traceable bloodlines from 2007-now. Akira Kiteshi was released back into the wild after recording.'
In Hour 2 to complete the Black Acre takeover, we have Cervo who released his 12" 'Deyo' on the label last year, plus an EP on Marcel Vogel’s Lumberjacks in Hell label. He is also part of the Global Roots Soundsystem with Thris Tian and co-founder of club night & label 'Banana Hill'. He had this to say about his mix;
"I was pretty nervous putting something together for Solid Steel as I've followed the series for a long time! This mix is part-collage, part-cosmic party excursions from around the world. I've tied some field recordings around some of my favourite records and a sprinkling of new exclusives. It made sense in my head, I hope you like it."