Happy 25th, Coldcuts Solid Steel!

Coldcuts Solid Steel-Radioshow feiert 2013 ihr 25jähriges Jubiläum und für die erste Show haben sie ganz frühe Shows aus den Pirate-Radio-Tagen zusammengeschnitten. Ein paar mehr Infos gibt’s bei DJ Food, beide Teile mit Oldschool-Overload inklusive Tracklists nach dem Klick.

Solid Steel Radio Show 4/1/2013 Part 1 + 2 – Coldcut – Pirate Kiss 94FM

On the pirate station Kiss FM in the mid to late eighties Matt Black and Jon More both had separate shows, we hear clips from both and then as they joined forces in 1988 prior to Kiss shutting down whilst applying for legal status at the end of the year.

To start with we scan the airwaves through various London Pirate Stations of the time, landing at Kiss 94 FM to hear Matt Black’s Mastermix Dance Party dropping exclusive Coldcut tracks for the first time and music from the emerging House scene. Jon More takes over with the Meltdown Party playing ‘new’ releases from The Beastie Boys, Eric B & Rakim and Adrian Sherwood plus the original version of ‘The Only Way Is Up’ that they later covered with Yazz and took to the top of the charts.

Then we hear them together for their last show on the Pirate Kiss 94 FM whilst waiting for a licence. Music comes from Kraftwerk plus a Todd Terry workout and, as they say goodbye, we hear a farewell from Kiss founder Gordon Mac and the announcement of a new commercial station for London…

You can see a documentary about Kiss FM from its pirate roots, through applying to become a legal station, to the launch here vimeo.com/45893966.

Matt Black – Mastermix Dance Party 1988
Mongo Santamaria _ Cold Sweat _ Columbia
Floormaster Squeeze _ Kick out the James (Spend version) _ Ahead Of Our Time
Kool and the gang _ Who’s gonna take the weight _ De-Lite
James Brown _ The Payback Mix (Coldcut Meets The Godfather) _ Urban
Marshall Jefferson Presents Truth _ Open Our Eyes _ Big Beat
Rick “Hollywood” Pagan _ Make them sweat _ Music Village
Bam Bam _ Where’s Your Child? _ Desire Records

Jon More – Meltdown Party 1986/87
Vicki Anderson _ Message From The Soul Sisters _ King
Ray Baretto _ Soul drummer _ Fania
Beastie Boys _ Brass monkey _ Def Jam
Age of chance _ Kisspower _ White
Tackhead _ The Game (You’ll Never Walk Alone) (Dub) _ 4th & Broadway
Eric B & Rakim _ I ain’t no joke _ 4th & Broadway
Percussion Allstars _ Percussion _ Modern Records
Prince buster _ Ride A Donkey _ Fab
Lola _ Wax the van _ Jump Street
Manu Dibango _ Abele Dance _ Celluloid
Housemaster Boys _ House nation _ Dance Mania
Papa Noel _ Bel ami _ Industrie Africaine Du Disque
Otis Clay _ The only way is up _ Blues R&B

Coldcut – Solid Steel 1988
Royal House _ Can you party? _ Idlers
Black Riot _ A day in the life _ Fourth Floor
Todd Terry _ Just Wanna Dance _ Sleeping Bag
Swan Lake _ The dream _ Bad Boy Records
Kevin Sanderson _ The sound _ KMS
Todd Terry _ Weekend _ Sleeping Bag
Masters at work _ Dum Dum Cry _ Fourth Floor
Kraftwerk _ Numbers _ EMI

Solid Steel Radio Show 4/1/2013 Part 3 + 4 – Coldcut – Kiss 100 FM

In hour 2 we step forward to 1990 and a legalised Kiss 100 FM with Solid Steel on a Friday night. House music has evolved and mutated and we hear a Coldcut Mastermix featuring C’hantel, Pink Noise, LFO and the first Ninja Tune release by Zen Bones. Coldcut keep it funky with Matata and Ju-Par Universal Orchestra, plus hard Latin from Dom Um Romao and the first spin from Major Force, before dropping another Mastermix.

We then move to Saturday night for the second half and tracks from Rebel MC and Demon Boyz pave the way for the Jungle scene. The next Mastermix features De La Soul, Prince, DJ Food and Maze and we finish with tracks touching on rave, IDM and breakbeat territory with The Black Dog, Doc Scott and DJ PC.

PART 3 Coldcut – 1990
C’hantel _ The Realm _ Powertraxx
Pink Noise _ Gimme Some More (Energy) _ Fourth Floor
Rick “Hollywood” Pagan _ Village Vibes _ Music Village
Tricky Disco _ Tricky Disco _ Warp
LFO _ LFO _ Warp
Zen Bones _ Bogus Order _ Ninja Tune
Matata _ I feel funky _ President
Ju Par Universal Orchestra _ Flute Salad _ Ju-Par Records
Dom Um Romao _ Braun-Blek-Blu _ Muse
Hiroshi & K.U.D.O feat DJ Milo _ Return of the original artform _ Major Force
Snap _ The Power _ Arista
Public Enemy _ Bring The Noise (a cappella) _ Def Jam
Coldcut _ Ride The Pressure / Working Trax _ Ahead Of Our Time
De La Soul _ Say No Go (Say No Dope mix) _ Tommy boy
Think Tank _ A Knife, a fork _ Hakattak

PART 4 Coldcut – 1991/92
Rebel MC _ Rich Ah Getting Richer _ Tribal Bass
Demon Boyz _ Jungle Dett _ Tribal Bass
De La Soul _ A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays” _ Tommy Boy
Prince _ Gett off _ Paisley Park
DJ Food _ Klute’s groove _ Ninja Tune
Mr. X & Mr. Z _ Drink Old Gold _ Urban Rock
Maze _ Twighlight _ Capitol
The black Dog _ Parallel _ General Productions
Doc Scott _ NHS EP _ Absolute 2 Records
DJ PC _ Insomniak _ BITE Records
Soundclash republic _ Sack the drummer _ Junk Rock
Mike Perras _ Beginning of life _ Bassic Records
Cajmere _ Underground goodies _ Clubhouse Records