From Ninja Tune: Solid Steel (8th March) DK back this week with the superb Cid Rim remix for Chvrches, another spin for Romare and the FaltyDL remix for Dobie, reminiscent of the next track, Wagon Christ’s remix of Extreme Possibilities. Then it’s two from Letherette, one via a Dorian remix, tough Brazilian batucada from Alma Brasileira and Forss fr Concept om 2003. This leads into a classic from Cymande, new music from Bonobo and Four Tet, Moodyman from ’98 and Daphni laced with ‘Dis poem’ by Mutabaruka, who crops up again with Kalbata. We wind down with The Underachievers from their mixtape on Brainfeeder and close with jazz from Billy Cobham and Michel Urbaniak.
We welcome back J Rocc for our 25th Anniversary slot in hour 2, having featured on Solid Steel back in 2005 and also played at the Solid Steel night at Cargo for the ‘Keep in Time’ release. He’s a man that’s also known for his Broadest Beats and for this mix he opens with Krautrock legends Faust and moves through similar 70’s jazz/prog/rock territory with The Abstract Truth from South Africa, Lokomotive Kreuzberg from Germany and Psychedelic Rock from South Korea with He 6! Then it’s a sharp turn into an 80’s New Wave and a leftfield disco selection featuring music from Doris Norton (an 80’s Italian Delia Derbyshire), Das Ding, Dominatrix, Klein & MBO and Visage, all mixed to perfection as you’d expect from the founder member of the Beat Junkies.