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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 // 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 // 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, and...


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...


Solid Steel // 13 Jul 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome back DJ Marky, following 2 appearances on Solid Steel a decade ago. With more than 20 years as a true international professional, DJ Marky directed the art of djing and producing music to another level. In Hour 2 we welcome Shy One who is also playing at Outlook this year and has been involved deeply in music for nearly a decade. It began for her in 2003, just as grime was emerging as a musical force and a year later she began to play with Fruityloops, trying to find...


Solid Steel // 06 Jul 2018

In Hour 1 this week it's Dauwd ahead of his return to Technicolour with his “Theory of Colours - Versions” EP. A new 4-tracker EP containing remixes / reworks of various singles from his debut album “Theory of Colours” which was released last summer via the Ninja Tune imprint. In Hour 2 it's Red Axes, who have a well-established presence on the outlandish fringes of experimental, alternative and dance music. The celebrated Israeli duo make a surprise left-turn onto Phantasy with a...


Solid Steel // 29 Jun 2018

In Hour 1 we welcome Octo Octa ahead of the 'Under The Ballroom' EP which is out on 13th July via Skylax Records and also features music by Lauer and Violence FM & The Underground Soulsavers. The Brooklyn producer has also released music on 100% Silk, Running Back, Argot and HNYTRX. In Hour 2 it's the turn of Proc Fiskal who recently release 'Insula' on Hyperdub, having first released the 'Highland Mob' EP in 2017 carving a path into radio stations and internet streams worldwide. His debut...


Solid Steel // 22 Jun 2018

In Hour 1 it's Hot Chip Megamix which is currently hitting festivals all over Europe this summer. Having previously featured Joe Goddard on Solid Steel before, it's the turn of fellow band member Felix Martin to open up the record bag. In Hour 2 it's François X. He's firmly cemented himself as one of France’s finest exports within the realms of House and Techno. Since making his production debut in 2009, the Parisian has gone on to establish his inimitable blend of genre bridging Techno,...


Solid Steel // 15 Jun 2018

We welcome Chloe Robinson aka Barely Legal, who in a few short years has quickly risen up the ranks of the UK club selection. From House, Garage and Grime to Drum n Bass and beyond, Barely Legal has proven herself an aficionado in all genres on the club spectrum. In Hour 2 it's Mamiko Motto, a DJ, producer, composer and founder of the GASS record label. An international touring DJ, Mamiko produces and composes under various monikers including Wednesday Nite. Her sound design for video...


Solid Steel // 08 Jun 2018

This week we're delighted to welcome Everything Is Recorded, the project from Richard Russell who is the head of XL Recordings. The album features appearances from Ibeyi, Sampha, Giggs, Wiki, Syd, and Kamasi Washington among others. In Hour 2 we hand over to Haider, boss of Breaker Breaker the label that originally brought us Ross From Friends and he recently released his own EP 'Do What You Love'.