Some old school hip hop to get you going for the weekend. From the Solid Steel:
DJ Food turns back the clock in our 25th Anniversary slot and following a request for an old school Hip Hop set for the De:Tuned party in Antwerp earlier this week, Strictly Kev put this special party mix together to rock the dancefloor. Solid Steel however gets an exclusive to kick things off in the form of excerpts from his first ever recorded mix, unheard by anyone except close friends and hidden on tape for 25 years.
Back in ’87 his DJ (and graffiti) name was D-Vice and the ‘Soundlab mix’ (named after his 2nd mixer, made by Soundlab) was made between 1987-88 on his first two belt-driven decks (only one with a pitch control) and a pause button tape deck. A Strictly Old School Special.
Now i know this is two music posts in a row but this with this stunning mix from DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot and DJ Food i just couldn’t wait and what the hey! It’s friday!! From the boys themselves:
Solid Steel in association with Serato (31st August) 3 years ago Solid Steel DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food had the idea of collaborating on a version of the Beastie Boys‘ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album made entirely from the original sample sources, shortly after Moneyshot aired his mix of their ‘Check Your Head’ album in the same way.
Finally the result is here, titled ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’ – each of them have taken a third of the album to work on and combined their efforts into a mix that will make you hear it in a new way. Aside from the original sample sources they’ve included commentary from the Beasties, vintage interviews, demo versions and much more.
The mix was over half way completed when they heard the tragic news of MCA‘s death in May so the impetus to finish it was instantly doubled and new meaning given to the project. It goes without saying that this is also a tribute to Adam Yauch and the legacy he left behind and we hope it will be embraced by Beastie fans around the globe.
Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way Mix – a tribute to The Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album
DJ Kentaro and DK, what more could you ask for!! From Ninja Tune:
The mighty DJ Kentaro, gold medalist in the DMC World Championships and our number one DJ who has also released his own Solid Steel mix CD. This mix celebrates the release of his new album ‘Contrast’ mixing up tracks from the album alongside music from Foreign Beggars, The Revolutionaries, Rusko and Slugabed in his own inimitable style.
DK continues with a vaguely sporting related mix to end the show featuring Gil Scott-Heron and Baby Huey on the Athletics track, Oh No Ono and Arthur Russell in the Aquatics centre and John Klemmer on top of the podium.
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