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Solid Steel // 29 Nov 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome Ian McDonnell a.k.a. Eomac, also known as 1/2 of electronic duo Lakker. He's an artist, composer, producer, label owner and DJ, who has released on The Trilogy Tapes, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Bedouin Records, Killekill and recently his own Eotrax imprint. In Hour 2 celebrating 30 years since their first release, on November 16th foundation laying forefathers Smith & Mighty released ‘Ashley Road Sessions’. A special one-off double label partnership between Pinch’s Tectonic...


Solid Steel // 23 Nov 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome Frank Bretschneider who was raised in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in the German Democratic Republic. He is the founder of the influential East German underground band AG. Geige and co-founder of the prestigious Raster-Noton label. He lives as a musician, video artist and producer in Berlin. In Hour 2 it's Graham Van Pelt who recently released 'Time Travel', his first record in the four years since he moved from Montreal to Toronto, and he’s no longer Miracle Fortress,...


Solid Steel // 12 Oct 2018

Our guest in Hour 1 is Vester Koza ahead of his debut album 'Loader Mither' coming out on Houndstooth in November. In 2013 he released a string of self-released EP's which gained widespread critical acclaim and in 2016 Koza signed to fabric's Houndstooth Label, beginning with the OTR EP. In Hour 2 it's Imrie Kiss who has been spearheading the renaissance of electronic music in Hungary since his acclaimed debut album Midnight Wave back in 2013.


Solid Steel // 16 Nov 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome Parris ahead of his new release 'Puro Rosaceaes' on Idle Hands, which features a remix by Gunnar Wendel under his KMOS alias. His previous releases have been on Tempa, Ancient Monarchy, Hemlock Recordings and The Trilogy Tapes. In Hour 2 we hand over to Virginia the talented DJ, singer, songwriter and producer who has been deeply involved in electronic music for over a decade.Her DJ sets fuse warm analog house and electro of the 80s and 90s with off-kilter swinging...


Solid Steel // 09 Nov 2018

This week we welcome Manchester native Ruf Dug to Solid Steel, owner of the appointment-only record store Hi Tackle and label-boss of Ruf Kutz. His releases have also appeared on labels like Unknown To The Unknown, Music For Dreams, Klasse Wrecks and Tusk Wax. In Hour 2 it's Brame & Hamo from Sligo, Ireland and currently based in Berlin, who have expertly produced some of the most effortless house music of the last few years via their first imprint Splendor & Squalour.


Solid Steel // 02 Nov 2018

In Hour 1 it's singer, songwriter and producer Nick Hakim. He independently built a following through the release of his critically acclaimed self-released EPs Where Will We Go, Pt. 1 and Where Will We Go, His 2017 debut full-length album, 'Green Twins' features contributions from Jesse & Forever and the Onyx Collective. In Hour 2 we hand over to Astronautica, a singer/songwriter and electronic producer. She has been signed to Alpha Pup Records for the last five years, and has launched a...


Solid Steel // 26 Oct 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome Bambounou, a key figure in the Parisian scene. His effortless straddling of experimental eclecticism and 4x4 beat mastery helped Bambounou to early on catch the eye of Modeselektor, whose 50Weapons released two albums and five EPs of his axiom breaking dance incantations. In Hour 2 it's Puce Mary the solo moniker of Copenhagen based sound artist Frederikke Hoffmeier. Since her first LP released in 2013, the project has then explored the fields of industrial noise and...


Solid Steel // 20 Oct 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome back Taraval celebrating the release of his new EP 'Aardvark', which is out on Four Tet's Text Records today. The title track has been whipping festivals and dance floors into a frenzy all summer long when played by the likes of Four Tet, Daphni, Floating Points amongst others. In Hour 2 we hand over to Cromby, an Irish DJ and producer residing in Berlin, having previously cut his trade between Belfast & London. He's held a residency for the past 6 years at Belfast’s...


Solid Steel // 05 Oct 2018

In Hour 1 it's Etch celebrating the release of his debut LP Ups & Downs' on Sneaker Social Club. He began producing in his bedroom at the age of 12 after the infectious curiosity of early 00’s drum & bass, hip hop and experimental electronic music. In Hour 2 we welcome Maarja Nuut and Hendrik Kaljujärv aka Ruum who release their collaborative album 'Muunduja’, today on 130701 an imprint of FatCat Records.The stunning album was recorded in July 2017 at Peeter Salmela's studio in Kalamaja,...


Solid Steel // 28 Sep 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome Voyage label boss Andy Hart following the release of his Voyager 1 EP. In Hour 2 we hand over to Rafael Anton Irisarri for his Solid Steel Ambient mix to celebrate the release of his new cassette on Umour Rex called El Ferrocarril Desvaneciente. While composed as an ode to an overnight train journey through Spain he took many years ago, the music picks up sonically where his previous album Sirimiri left off. Irisarri focuses on deploying sonic cycles throughout these...


Solid Steel // 21 Sep 2018

In Hour 1 we're joined by San Proper who has released music on Rush Hour, Dekmantel, Perlon, Church and many others. The music he makes is always idiosyncratic from his earliest 12”s right up to his debut album. In Hour 2 it's Tin Man who is of Finnish descent, but born and raised in California and now has a home in Vienna, a town perfectly suited to his deep and moody productions. TIN MAN has acclaimed releases on the Finnish record label Sähkö / Keys of Life, Cheap Records from Vienna,...


Solid Steel // 15 Sep 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome Dorian Concept following the release of “The Nature of Imitation” on Brainfeeder last month. Born Oliver Thomas Johnson, the self-taught keyboardist and producer should be no stranger to those in the Brainfeeder orbit. In Hour 2 we hand over to Rejoicer who released his debut album on Stones Throw, Energy Dreams on 31st August. Rejoicer, a.k.a. Yuvi Havkin, is a musician and producer who splices together funk, hip-hop, breakbeats and jazz rhythms.


Solid Steel // 07 Sep 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome back Ital Tek to the show. The Planet Mu artist is celebrating the release of 'Bodied', (the follow up to his acclaimed 2016 album 'Hollowed') and is out now and available to buy here: It's built around acoustic elements and ghostly choral arrangements, refracted and transformed into atmospheric, alien forms which are given the time to settle and transform. In Hour 2 we have an extended slot with Auntie Flo who joins the...


Solid Steel // 31 Aug 2018

On Solid Steel this week we have eclectic mixes from Nick Höppner and Elena Colombi.


Solid Steel // 24 Aug 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome Stephen Hindman from The Golden Filter who started a new label this year called 4GN3S with the intention of releasing the more free flowing, genre-bending spectrums of analog electronic music. In Hour 2 we hand over to Tim Parker who has maintained a secure taste-maker status at the heart of the British hip-hop and alt-electronica landscape as a club & radio DJ for almost a decade. His Slanted EP drops on 31st August featuring 3 original compositions and a guest...


Solid Steel // 20 Aug 2018

In Hour 1 this week we have an exclusive mix from Off-White founder Virgil Abloh. The recently appointed Louis Vuitton Creative Director of Menswear - fresh from commissioning BadBadNotGood to soundtrack his debut spring / summer show in Paris - has recently embarked on a string of DJ shows across Europe and the US. In Hour 2 it's Jesse Futerman. He recently finished recording his EP for the Sounds Of Beaubien Ouest (SOBO) imprint , where he worked with musicians, sampling their playing...


Solid Steel // 10 Aug 2018

Mixes from Route 8 and Chevel this week on Solid Steel.


Solid Steel // 03 Aug 2018

This week we welcome DJ Haus, the London based producer and Unknown To The Unknown and Hot Haus Recs label boss. His last release ‘Let My Brain Go EP’ was released on Chiwax Records, on the 20th June. He drops a mix featuring Project Pablo, Gnork, Marquis Hawkes, Contactless and a Baba Stiltz Remix for Bell Towers. In Hour 2 we hand over to Yu Su who has released music on Genero, PPU, Wichelrode and her last release 'Peperations For Departure' on Arcane.


Solid Steel // 27 Jul 2018

In Hour 1 it's Makeness in the mix before the Unseen Worlds record label drop their mix for Hour 2.


Solid Steel // 20 Jul 2018

In Hour 1 this week it's Hugo Massien who's had a number of high profile releases already behind him for labels including the legendary XL Recordings and Dusky’s 17 Steps imprint. In Hour 2 it's Ethiopian Records aka Endeguena Mulu with his second mix from his 'Listening to your Heart' series entitled 'Listening to your Heart - With only love and dreams in your pocket'. The mix is filled with unreleased unheard tracks from Ethiopian Records and a couple of tracks from his recent EP release...