Solid Steel Show 2012-09-21 Coldcut, DJ Irk and Mr Scruff

“More carnival vibes from Coldcut this week, starting with a heavy reggae selection from Courtney Melody, Ninjaman and Poison Chang who are joined by Om Unit, Ty & Roots Manuva and Hudson Mohawke. We hit double time with Enei, Dub Phizix and Guardians of Dalliance from 96, then two from Greensleeves with Mr Vegas and Admiral Bailey, before closing with The Bug, The Qemists and Dream Continuum.
DJ Irk steps in with a driving party mix with musical offerings from Todd Terje, Two Fingers, Captain Planet and hitting funky afrobeat flavours with Javi P3z Orqueta, ending with Bobby Byrd setting us up nicely for our guest in hour 2.
It’s a welcome return for our guest Mr Scruff in the second hour. Having previously released his own Solid Steel mix CD, he delivers another trade mark mix crossing the globe in search of the funkiest, soulful, house, and afro selections of the highest quality. In the pot, it’s tracks from Charles Wright, Theo Parrish, Andres, Orchestra Baobab and Funk E, all mixed to perfection.”
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Solid Steel Show 2011-12-16 DK and DJ Irk

“Solid Steel in association with Serato (16th December) We continue with the second part of Cymatic Frequencies II by DK, the Video Mixtape reviewing some of his favourite mixes from this year with added visuals. Using more Original Videos from the artist this time and the quality of the music is equally as good as Part 1. It’s a sombre start with Gil Scott-Heron RIP, followed by James Blake and hip hop from Paul White, Danny Brown and Shabazz Palaces. Ninja Tune feature with Mr Scruff, Toddla T, Raffertie and Fink, with Big Dada represented by Wiley & Offshore. There’s 2 from Martyn on Brainfeeder, Zed Bias features 3 times and it’s big club tracks from Joe Goddard, Julio Bashmore and Fourtet. Plus there’s a few classics from Liquid Liquid, Radiohead and Har You Percussion group to close a visual feast.
The votes are in, polling stations closed and for the second year, DJ Irk gets your vote for Mix of the Year. He cropped up a few times in 2011, but it was his mix from March that was the most popular with some bone crunching beats from the likes of Broken Note, Bassnectar and our very own King Cannibal. Then on to some electro-hip hop flavours, showcasing sounds from Dizz1, Cherry Chan and Kiat, plus music from Machinedrum, Bonobo and Modeselektor all mixed to the highest standard. Take another listen.”
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Solid Steel Show 2011-12-16 DK and DJ Irk [Filesonic]

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Solid Steel Show 2011-12-02 Hexstatic and DJ Irk

“Robin Hexstatic back in the mix again this week. We start off with classic Angie Stone,..remixed twice, first by Gatto Viola and then beefed up by Doc Daneka and on into some vintage house from Karen Pollack remixed by the mighty Murk. Julio Bashmore’s inimitable ‘Battle for middle you’ mixes nicely into some more vintage house,..this time the classic ‘Break Of Dawn’ from Rhythm On The Loose. Bang up to date now with Dauwd’s ‘Ikopol’, new Martyn with the epic ‘We Are You In The Future’ and a Hexstatic favorite – Akira Kiteshi with the bulging bass of ‘Transmission’. Fourtet’s lovely remix of Caribou brings us down nicely for a bit, before we slam into new Ninja Tune signing Starkey with ‘Villagers’. It’s more from the label courtesy of 16 Bit’s remix of Amon Tobin’s ‘Surge’, then the brilliant Amen heavy remix of Africa Hitech leads into the Transformers sampling drumstep of Heist, before we mellow things down with Isotroph and another fave beatsmith,..George Lenton, with On Repeat.
In hour 2 DJ Irk presents his ‘Too much pressure’ mix kicking off in his typical style with a sample heavy spoken word intro and onto some chunky west-coast beats from favourites illGates and Bassnectar, then transition through funk and blues and on to a few rocky beats from Kid Koala and DJ Shadow. Picking up the pace we move on to some funky midtempo sounds, including Dave Nada and Tipper, then finally out to new fLako wonkiness and low-end from Gatekeeper, Joker and Halp.”
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Solid Steel Show 2011-12-02 Hexstatic and DJ Irk [Filesonic]

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Solid Steel Show 2011-03-25 DJ Irk, Pearson Sound and DK

“Irk steps back up to the Solid Steel decks for the first time since winning last year’s MOTY title, bringing with him his usual knack for juxtaposing quality track sequences with detailed scratch prowess and absurd sampling. He sets up with another signature hiphop intro, then makes a break for some bone-crunching beats from the likes of Broken Note, Bassnectar and our very own King Cannibal. Then it’s on to some electro-hiphop flavours, showcasing a bunch of great new sounds from friendly producers the world over, including Dizz1, Cherry Chan and Kiat, and irk’s Montreal-based pal Living Stone. Throw in a Bonobo track from the NinjaTune XX celebrations and a couple of UK hiphop giants on the way then it’s over to the dubstep and breaks for a solid landing. In Hour 2, Pearson Sound celebrates the release of his Fabric Live CD this week with a mix showcasing just some of the tracks from the mix. Also known as Ramadanman, we get to hear music from both moniker’s alongside tracks from joy o, Randomer and Kode9 & spaceape. DK continues in a similar vein with Boddika and the Sepalcure remix of Tailor-made by Deadelus, before taking it right down with more from Matthewdavid, recent guest Jonny Faith and two Blue Note classics from Alphonse Mouzon and the sublime ‘Harlem River Drive’ by Bobbi Humphrey.”
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Solid Steel Show 2011-03-25 DJ Irk, Pearson Sound and DK [Filesonic]

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Solid Steel Show 2010-10-22 Seiji, DK and DJ Irk

“This week we welcome Seiji, who has been producing great tracks and remixes for many years. From early days on Reinforced, through to ‘broken beat’ classics and now releasing music on his own website (, he has always been at the forefront of underground dance music. We get to hear some of his latest cuts alongside music from Lone, Lv & Okmalumakoolkat and his excellent remix of Coldcut & Hexstatic’s ‘Timber’.
DK follows in a similar vain with more club music off the Ninja XX box set with Toddla T, Mr Scruff, Spank Rock remixed by Todd Edwards, plus the classic ‘It’s a trip’ from the Last Poets and new music from James Blake and Dreadsquad & Lady Chann.
DJ Irk returns for the second hour with another mad cap mix of goodies pushing the boundaries with artists ranging from Noisia, Dr Octagon and Bassnectar to Jean Knight, The Blind Boys of Alabama and the Flight Of The Conchords.”
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Solid Steel Show 2010-10-22 Seiji, DK and DJ Irk [Hotfile download]

Part 1 – Seiji
Coldcut & Hexstatic _ Timber (Seiji Remix) _ Ninja Tune
Seiji _ Seiji 2 Weedkiller _ Seiji Music
Lv & Okmalumakoolkat _ Zharp _ Hyperdub
Seiji _ Agua Riddim _ Seiji Music
Hot City _ Sweat _ Ramp
Seiji _ Seiji 2 Straylight _ Seiji Music
C.R.S.T _ Good Love _ NO HATS NO HOODS
Heavy Feet _ Got To Have You _ Plant Music
Mj Cole & Wiley _ From The Drop ( Mj’s Drop Dub) _ Prolific
Seiji _ Basslips _ Seiji Music
The Martin Brothers _ Duck Face _ Dirtybird
Pierre’s Phantasy Sound _ Mystery Girl (Seiji’s Bassrub) _ Numbers
Lone _ Pineapple Crush _ Magic Wire
Funkineven _ Heart Pound _ Eglo

Part 2 – DK
DJ Food _ African Rhythms (Tom Middleton Remix) _ Ninja Tune
Spank Rock _ What It Look Like (Todd Edwards Remix) _ Ninja Tune
Toddla T _ Want U Now feat. Ms Dynamite _ Ninja Tune
Mr Scruff _ Believe _ Ninja Tune
The Last Poets _ It’s a trip _ Harmless
Dreadsquad & Lady Chann _ Money ah dem god (P-Era & FJH UK Funky Rmx) _ Superfly Studio
Dorian Concept _ Her Tears Taste Like Pears _ Ninja Tune
Maddslinky _ 50 Shades Of Peng Featuring Skream _ Tru Thoughts
James Blake _ Klavierwerke _ R & S
Eskmo _ Cloudlight _ Ninja Tune

Part 3 + 4 – DJ Irk
Irk vs The Producers _ Opening Sh!te (The Worst Show In Town) _ Promo
Jimmy Hicks _ I’m Mr. Big Stuff _ Big Deal
Jean Knight _ Mr Big Stuff _ Stax
Gladys Knight And The Pips _ Save The Overtime (For Me) _ Columbia
Arnold Schwarzeneggerís _ Let Your Body Rock _ Columbia
Big John Hamilton _ Big Bad John _ BBE
DJ Format & King Aroe _ Lords of Cardboard _ Bomb Hip-Hop
Breakestra _ You’ll never know _ Strut
Kormac _ People Rising _ Scribble
Noisia _ Machine Gun _ Division
Minimatic _ Pata Pata _ Promo
The Blind Boys of Alabama _ Way Down in the Hole _ Real World
Afrika Bambaataa _ Got That Vibe _ Tommy Boy
MF Doom _ Rap Ambush _ Lex
Dizz1 _ Here We Go Again _ Nod Navigators
The Herbaliser _ The Sensual Woman _ Ninja Tune
Dr. Octagon _ Perfect World _ Buttercuts
DJ Vadim _ That Lite ft. Juice Lee & Rjay _ BBE
Mudmowth and Metabeats _ Maaad Tight _ Associated Minds
Benjamin One _ Focus _ Promo
Bassnectar _ Teleport Massive (Bassnectar Remix) _ Basshead
Foreign Beggars _ Let Go (Feat. Wildchild) _ Dented
Shirley Bassey _ Goldfinger _ United Artists
Flight Of The Conchords _ Business Time _ Sub Pop
Bar Kays _ Too Hot To Stop _ Mercury
Kool & The Gang _ Hollywood Swinging _ De-Lite
Party Ben _ Galvanise The Empire _ Promo

Solid Steel Show 2010-01-15 DJ IRK, Production Unit and DK

“Solid Steel in association with Serato (January 15th) This week DJ Irk takes to the decks, fresh from playing with our man Cheeba in the Alps. A mix that cuts up everything in sight has Foreign Beggars, Mr. Scruff, The Beach Boys, The Prodigy and the Average White Band all jostling for space.
Hour 2 starts with Producion Unit, one of Glasgow’s best kept secrets. Brimming with off kilter electronica, slow slung bass riddims and future hip hop of the highest quality with music from Flying Lotus, The Pharcyde , Harmonic 313 and J Dilla straight from your speakers.
DK wraps up the show with a mix of the new Blockhead album titled “The music Scene”. It’s his 3rd album and he has always made beautiful, emotive music based around the hip hop template, but on ‘The Music Scene’ he elevates his craft to another level.”

Solid Steel Show 2010-01-15 DJ IRK, Production Unit and DK [Hotfile download]

Part 1 – DJ IRK
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger – Save The Overtime (For Me) – Columbia
2. Salt ‘n’ Pepa – Whatta Man – Next Plateau
3. DJ Rogue – Dreams (Ben One Remix) – Promo
4. People Under The Stairs – Trippin At The Disco – Sai-Sam
5. Foreign Beggars – Shake It – Dented
6. Two Fingers – Bad Girl – Big Dada
7. Zamfir & James Last – The Lonely Shepherd (Kill Bill Ost) – Maverick
8. Tomoyasu Hotei – Battle Without Honor Or Humanity – Maverick
9. Bassnectar – Bomb The Blocks (Ghislain Poirier Remix) – Om Records
10. The Qemists – Dem Na Like Me – Ninja Tune
11. Nom De Plume – Rocksteady – Ukhh
12. Kormac – Studio Sorcery – Scribble Records
13. Dangermouse And Jemini – Don’t Do Drugs – Lex Records
14. Cut Killer – Nique La Police – Promo
15. Doujah Raze – A Little More Time – Trilogy
16. Mr. Scruff – Nice Up The Function (Remix) – Ninja Tune
17. The Beach Boys – Surfin’ Usa – Capitol Records
18. John Williams – Theme From Jaws – MCA Records

Part 2 – DJ IRK
1. Jimi Jameson – I’m Always Here (Baywatch Theme) – Direction
2. The Wiseguys – Ooh La La – Wall Of Sound
3. Kormac – Showtime (Single Mix) – Scribble
4. Missy Elliott – Let It Bump (Hydroz Remix) – Booty Breaks
5. Kokolo – Soul Power (Lack Of Afro Remix) – Record Kicks
6. Flow Dynamics – Live In The Mix – Freestyle
7. Neighbour – Phyllo – Home Breakin
8. The Prodigy – 3 Kilos – XL
9. Prince – Let’s Work – Warner
10. Sugar Hill Gang – Apache – Sugar Hill
11. Bernard Purdie – Good Livin (Good Lovin) – Flying Dutchman
12. Chalie 2Na – Lock Shit Down (Instrumental) – Decon
13. Suff Daddy – Kill Bill – Melting Pot
14. DJ Vadim – Got To Rock – BBE
15. Beatvandals vs A Skillz – Blowin’ Up – Bomb Strikes
16. Nick Thayer – Get Up – Bomb Strikes
17. Average White Band – Pick Up The Pieces – Atlantic

Part 3 – Production Unit
1. Flying Lotus – Bad Actors – Plug Research
2. Koushik – None In Mind – Stones Throw
3. Mike Slott – Knock Knock – All City
4. Erykah Badu – Soldier (Acapella) – Universal
5. Quasimoto – Axe Puzzles (Instrumental) – Stones Throw
6. J Dilla – Love Movin Feat Black Thought – BBE
7. Aloe Blacc – Find A Way – Stones Throw
8. Karriem Riggins – 12S In 8 – Scion
9. Harmonic 313 – Cyclotron – Warp
10. The Pharcyde – Passin Me By (Acapella) – Delicious Vinyl
11. Dabrye – Evelyn – Eastern Developments
12. Fulgeance – Rubiscube – Musique Large

Part 4 – DK
1. Blockhead – Farewell Spaceman – Ninja Tune
2. Blockhead – The Daily Routine – Ninja Tune
3. Blockhead – Pity Party – Ninja Tune
4. Blockhead – It’s Raining Clouds – Ninja Tune
5. Blockhead – Four Walls – Ninja Tune
6. Blockhead – Which One Of You Jerks Drank My Arnold Palmer – Ninja Tune
7. Blockhead – The Prettiest Sea Slug – Ninja Tune
8. Blockhead – Attack The Doctor – Ninja Tune
9. Blockhead – Tricky Turtle – Ninja Tune
10. Blockhead – The Music Scene – Ninja Tune
11. Blockhead – Hell Camp – Ninja Tune