Time for two more editions of Coldcut’s Solid Steel radio show this time dating back to the end of 1991. The fact that I scattered parts of shows across many tapes, coupled with labelling that shares TS Elliots sense of order has contributed to a bit of a delay in posting.

The first show (14th Nov 91) has Jon stumbling over how to pronounce Fu-Schnickens, Acid Jazz from the Subterraneans, 3 garage cuts, along with two Coldcut mastermixes. “Funk Box Funk Up” mashes up the early roots of hip hop, while “Future Beat Bop” mixes up some Jungle Brothers with break beats from the likes of DJ Food. There’s also “Asemi Gusta Me” by Kemo Baio, obviously the Ibiza hit of the year which Matt pulls mid way through declaring “it sounded pretty good out there… but its terrible”.

Subterraneans – Taurus Woman” (MP3)

Coldcut – Solid Steel 14/11/91” (MP3)

Next up a show from mid December 91 featuring a superb “Quite A Bit Dope” megamix from Coldcut, including Masters At Work, PE, and The Quanzai Posse. There’s an early bit of Carl Craig in his 69 guise, and a tasty bit of Nu Groove from The Barnyard Orchestra.

69 – Ladies & Gentlemen” (MP3)

Coldcut – Solid Steel 15/12/91” (MP3)

Solid Steel is still going strong: Podcast here
Look out for a review and pics of Jarvis Cocker’s frankly mental Disney tribute in the next few days (night shift permitting!)