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Solid Steel // 19 Jan 2018

In Hour 1 we're joined by Steven Rutter from B12, the label and production duo that also features Mike Golding, who were at the forefront of the UK Techno scene in the early 90's, inspired by the sounds coming out of Detroit at the time. In Hour 2 it's Bearcubs the solo project from 26 year old electronic artist Jack Ritchie. Over the past 3 years, Bearcubs has honed in on a distinctly unique blend of emotive electronic music, future garage and lofi house music in his meticulously crafted...

Duration: 02:32:59

Solid Steel // 12 Jan 2018

As we enter our 30th year of broadcasting, it's timely to feature the legendary Kevin Saunderson as our guest in Hour 1. An artist whose music appeared many times, including the first Solid Steel show in 1988, which also featured an interview with his fellow 'Belleville Three' member Juan Atkins. In Hour 2 we hand over to Sunil Sharpe, one of Europe's most renowned and well-loved techno DJs, with a mixing style that is distinctly his own. Gaining an enviable reputation for his DJing in the...

Duration: 01:58:33

Solid Steel // 05 Jan 2018

In the mix in Hour 1 it's Tee Mango (the alter ego of Millionhands big cheese Tom Mangan), followed by Banoffee Pies in Hour 2.

Duration: 02:25:45

Solid Steel // 29 Dec 2017

It's the best mixes of 2017! Making the grade it's Helena Hauff and Tony Allen.

Duration: 02:08:52

Solid Steel // 22 Dec 2017

This week we welcome Lee Gamble, a producer and DJ of exploratory electronic/dance music, and owner of the UIQ label. 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.

Duration: 02:50:31

Solid Steel // 08 Dec 2017

We're delighted to welcome an extended set from Jayda G who has been lighting up dancefloors with her music selection plus her passion and enthusiasm. The Canadian producer and DJ shares her time between Vancouver and Berlin, in between running her label Freakout Cult with DJ Fett Burger. In Hour 2 it's fellow Canadian Gene Tellem who released her debut EP “Who Says No” on Project Pablo’s label SOBO (Sounds Of Beaubien Ouest) last month. Her mix takes in music from Lola Allen, Sean Smith,...

Duration: 03:05:09

Solid Steel // 15 Dec 2017

In Hour 1 this week we welcome Stroboscopic Artefacts label boss Lucy, also known as the Italian-born and Berlin-based producer Luca Mortellaro. He's been releasing music for over a decade with tracks on Zehnin, Samurai Horo, Ware, Curie Recordings, as well as his own label. In Hour 2 we continue with Justin Broadrick as JK Flesh, who recently released his 'Exit Stance' EP on the Downwards label. He started, aged 15, with the recording of his first —and last—record with Napalm Death. From...

Duration: 02:00:14

Solid Steel // 01 Dec 2017

Our guest in Hour 1 is Walton who dropped his third instalment on Tectonic Recordings last month, calling upon Japanese influences where Asian instrumentation meets head to head with the cutting edge sounds of a UK grime-techno axis.n Hour 2 we welcome Moscow-based Dmitry Evgrafov who began self-releasing his music at the age of seventeen. In 2015, the young pianist / composer signed to FatCat’s 130701 imprint, releasing the album ‘Collage’, followed by a seven-track EP, ‘The Quiet...

Duration: 02:02:24

Solid Steel // 24 Nov 2017

In Hour 1 we welcome Jonti who released his album 'Tokorats' earlier this month on Stones Throw. His last album 'Sine & Moon' came out 5 years ago and since then his life has included collaborating with Mark Ronson, BADBADNOTGOOD, King Krule and Earl Sweatshirt and many more. In Hour 2 it's The Diabolical Liberties are Rob Gallagher and Alex Patchwork. Gallagher has a rich musical history releasing leftfield music under a multitude of monikers including Earl Zinger and William Adamson. He...

Duration: 01:58:40

Solid Steel // 17 Nov 2017

In Hour 1 we turn the spotlight on Mr Bongo; the record shop and label that became an established bearer for hard-to-find, classic Latin music, particularly Brazilian, but also further afield and the first UK shop to sell vinyl releases from independent hip hop labels such as Def Jam, Rawkus and Nervous. In Hour 2 Rio de Janeiro bass producers Omulu & IOIA step up with a special tribute mix to Elza Soares, one of Brazil’s most iconic artists. Omulu has been hailed by Diplo as one of...

Duration: 02:50:04

Solid Steel // 10 Nov 2017

In Hour 1 we welcome Russian producer Kedr Livanskiy who released her album 'Ariadna' in September. The Moscow based artist was born into a shifting and critical time for Russia and her inspiration for this record comes from the Izhevsk sound of the 80s, including groups like Stuk Bambuka V XI Chasov and Samtsy Dronta. In Hour 2 we hand over to New York producer Celestial Trax, following the release of his debut album 'Nothing Is Real' out now on PTP.

Duration: 01:56:23

Solid Steel // 03 Nov 2017

In Hour 1 we have Cosmin TRG, who produces music for labels like Hemlock, Running Back, Rush Hour, 50 Weapons and he had the honour of being the first release on Hessle Audio as TRG. His latest release Afterburn / Electra is his second on his Sportiv label. In Hour 2 it's Sugai Ken with a "Japanese Avant-elektriciteit & Hypocotyl Mix with SolidSteel". The Japanese composer recently released his album UkabazUmorezU on RVNG Intl which incorporates field recordings into his music and has...

Duration: 01:56:33

Solid Steel // 27 Oct 2017

In Hour 1 we welcome Helena Hauff, who releases her new EP "Have You Been There, Have You Seen It" today via Ninja Tune. Describing the mix, she told us "It’s a small selection of feel good electronic sounds from the heart of gentrified Hamburg” which means music from the likes of I-F, Hieroglyphica and Adapta. We hand over to James Grant from Anjunadeep in Hour 2, the independent record label based in London, which started in 2005 and is known for music from the deeper end of the house...

Duration: 02:05:38

Solid Steel // 13 Oct 2017

In Hour 1 we welcome Norwegian producer Henning Severud, known as Telephones, who has released on Full Pupp, Sex Tags UFO, Love on the Rocks and Running Back, which saw his first solo album 'Vibe Telemetry' in 2016. He has remixes due for Chmmr, Seb Wildblood and Phil Stroud. In Hour 2 we hand over to Locked Groove who recently released on Kompakt’s Speicher series and did a remix for Sebastian Voigt on Outcast Oddity. Since his debut on Scuba's Hotflush label in 2012, he's also released...

Duration: 03:06:31

Solid Steel // 20 Oct 2017

In Hour 1 our guest is Airhead following the release of his new Shaded/ Antipolo 12" on Hemlock. It's a welcome return to the label for the artist who has also released music on R & S, Brainmath, Different Circles and 1-800 Dinosaur, the label run by Dan Foat and James Blake. In Hour 2 we hand over to Krikor Kouchian who recently released his new album "'Pacific Alley' on Ron Morelli's L.I.E.S. imprint. The album is inspired by late night LA life, where the producer spent some time growing...

Duration: 02:00:01

Solid Steel // 06 Oct 2017

In Hour 1 we're delighted to welcome Hundred Waters celebrating the release of their new album 'Communicating'. The Los Angeles trio are comprised of vocalist Nicole Miglis (who was a guest on the last album from Bonobo), drummer Zach Tetreault and producer Trayer Tryon, who did the mix. In Hour 2 we hand over to Blue Hawaii, the songwriting, production, and DJ project of Raphaelle ‘Ra’ Standell and Alexander ‘Agor’ Kerby. Their new album Tenderness is released today on Arbutus, which is...

Duration: 02:00:49

Solid Steel // 29 Sep 2017

In Hour 1 this week it's Washed Out, who released his latest album 'Mister Mellow' earlier this year on Stones Throw, followed by an excellent Lone remix of 'Hard to say goodbye' from the album. His new visual album is his latest since 'Paracosm' in 2013. In Hour 2 OYE Records in Berlin are celebrating their 15th bithday. It was in the year 2002 when Berlin based Brasil and Latin music lover Lovis Willenberg launched the shop, that emerged into a tastefully selected record store for lovers...

Duration: 01:59:10

Solid Steel // 22 Sep 2017

It's a pleasure to welcome Josh Cheon to the mix in Hour 1, the boss of the prolific label Dark Entries that has been behind some incredible reissues over the years, alongside some choice new releases. In Hour 2 it's Blondes, following the release of their album 'Warmth' on R & S Records. A decade into their musical relationship, the New York based duo continue to find inspiration through hardware instrumentation and improvisation.

Solid Steel // 15 Sep 2017

In Hour 1 we welcome Steffi ahead of the release of her new album 'World Of The Waking State', her third LP for Ostgut Ton. The Dutch producer is based in Berlin and a resident at Panorama Bar, having compiled and mixed the 'Panorama Bar 05' mix CD in 2013. In Hour 2 we hand over to Sami Baha, the beatmaker inspired by Dirty South hip-hop producers like DJ Screw. He contributed tracks to online Turkish hip-hop compilations during the early 2010s, and after receiving attention , he moved to...

Duration: 02:01:14

Solid Steel // 08 Sep 2017

In Hour 1 this week we welcome Project Pablo. The Canadian producer has built an impressive discography in recent years with a consistent stream of quality releases via labels such as Clone's Royal Oak Imprint, Spring Theory, and Lone's Magicwire. In Hour 2 we hand over to Indian Wells, the producer Pietro Iannuzzi from southern Italy, who's releasing his third album 'Where The World Ends' via LA based Friends of Friends on 8th September.

Duration: 02:00:24

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