Solid Steel Radio 28-06-13 - Congo Natty, DJ Food AV mix

Solid Steel Radio 28-06-13 - Congo Natty, DJ Food AV mix

It's a massive welcome this week to Congo Natty, a well respected and legendary figure in British music who had his first release as Rebel MC in 1988, the same year Solid Steel started. Chart success followed alongside Double Trouble, but he's probably most respected as one of the pioneers of Jungle. His music has always been a firm fixture on Solid Steel, evident in the 1991 Kiss recording we had back in January. Will Ashon from Big Dada talks to him about his extensive career, his new album Jungle Revolution and we get to hear a few classic records that have influenced him over the years. That is followed by a Congo Natty Live '95 recording that features Ragga Twins, Navigator, MC Dett and DJ SL

For the second hour this week DJ Food presents a version of his set from the Boards of Canada-inspired night he played recently, A Few Old Tunes. The playlist for the night took its cues from the Scottish duo's music and expanded both ways, to the music and TV that had inspired them to those who had been inspired in return. From the past we find Sesame Street, Galt MacDermont, Delia Derbyshire and John Abercrombie, from the present: The Books, Mordy Laye, Lost Idol and Two Quiet Suns.

In addition to the audio mix, Kev presents his first solo AV mix - O Is For Orange. Visually inspired by the weathered found footage cine film and public information films of yesteryear and featuring numerous unofficial Boards of Canada fan films that have sprung up on YouTube over the years. Watch below or listen on SoundCloud.



Congo Natty and DJ Food Articles

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Ninja Tune & Big Dada at Glastonbury Set Times

Bonobo, Kelis, Mr. Scruff, Machinedrum, Toddla T, Congo Natty, Kate Tempest and Young Fathers will all perform at this year's festival, plus we have news of a specially curated programme in collaboration with Greenpeace. Full info below the drop.

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Big Dada at Glastonbury 2014

We have set times for Congo Natty, Kate Tempest and Young Fathers making their way across Glastonbury this year from Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 June.

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Congo Natty in London this Autumn

This October Congo Natty lands in London for a Soundcrash takeover alongside Digital Mystikz's co-founder Mala, Dillinja & Mungsos Hi Fi. Tickets & info here.

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Congo Natty at Outlook Festival 2014

The jungle godfather, the mighty Rebel MC joins the bill for Outlook this year, taking place in Pula, Croatia from 3 - 7 September. Info and tickets here.

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Mr. Scruff US Tour in August

Next month Mr. Scruff heads stateside for a string of tour dates supporting his fantastic new studio album, Friendly Bacteria, kicking things off at Shambhala festival next weekend. Full info & tickets here.

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Teebs Australia & New Zealand Tour // August 2014

Next month LA producer Teebs heads down under in support of his new album, E s t a r a, which is out now on Brainfeeder. Full info and tickets after the drop.

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Dorian Concept - Limited-Run 'Draft Culture' 12" Single Out Now

The first single from the new Dorian Concept album comes in the form of a limited-run, one-sided, white label 12" vinyl, which is out now worldwide and available from the Ninjashop, iTunes, Amazon, and streaming from your service of choice.

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Young Fathers at Visions Festival

This weekend all roads lead to London's Visions where Young Fathers will perform live at Dalston's Oval Space from 7.30pm - 8.15pm. Tickets are still available here.

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Congo Natty and DJ Food Releases

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Get Ready VIP

Congo Natty feat. Nanci Correia, Daddy Freddy & Phoebe "Irondread" Hibbert

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