This week we welcome Lee Gamble, a producer and DJ of exploratory electronic/dance music, and owner of the UIQ label. From roots as a teenage DJ rinsing state-of-the-art jungle on pirate radio, Lee explored the mechanics and dimensions of computer music, avant composition and noise in the ’00s with a series of abstract, sculptural releases and live improvisational and multichannel presentations. He has released on labels like Entr'acte, Pan, UIQ and most recently Hyperdub for his album Mnestic Pressure. He told us;
"It's really the kind of way i'd play in clubs, festivals whatever.. I have my NTS show monthly, so i don't really repeat what i do there each month, so it's different and it's in the afternoon on a Thursday. But, this mix is made with a lot of material this sits in the playlists i've been using when playing out over the past year. So, yeh, it's closer to me mixing live than how i do on the radio on a Thursday afternoon"
As is tradition now, in Hour 2 we welcome back Jon1st for his personal choice of tracks of 2017. Over 60 tracks in 60 mins taking in music from Onyx Collective, Dub Phizix, Om Unit, Fracture, Sully, Mosca, Syd, Kendrick Lamar and Sampa The Great. He had this to say about his mix;
'This is the 2017 of my annual megamix series that I've been putting together since 2010 - blending together some of my favourite records of the last 12 months. Some songs feature in substantial length, others chopped into short snippets. Thanks as always to Solid Steel for hosting the mix for me, it's always a true honour!'