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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Congo Natty at The Forum in October

Here's a taste of what's in store when the jungle godfather touches down in London next month. Rebel MC is joined by Mala, Dillinja and Mungos Hi Fi - tickets available from Soundcrash.

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This week Monkeytown residents Dark Sky open the show with an eclectic mix-down ahead of Solid Steel's very own DJ Food in Hour 2 - listen in.

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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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Machinedrum - Vapor City Archives Released 17 November

Electronic music's Renaissance man, Machinedrum, brings his Vapor City project to a close with this final chapter in the sprawling epic, Vapor City Archives, on 17 November - pre-order at the Ninjashop and iTunes, and get an immediate download of new track Only 1 Way 2 Know.

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Solid Steel Radio 19/09/2014 - Coldcut & Damon Bell

Coldcut start the show this week, before Deepblak Recordings Chief Connoisseur Damon Bell steps up in Hour 2.

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Ninja Tune X ADE 2014 - Live Show & Exhibition

Ninja Tune are heading to the Netherlands next month for 2014's Amsterdam Dance Event, hosting a stellar label party on 16 October and collaborating with Bleep, Novation and DontWatchThat.TV on a special set of exhibition events over the weekend.

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Actress - Headlines A Day In The Desert, California - 11 Oct

Actress heads Stateside to headline Pioneertown, CA's A Day In The Desert festival on 11 October - all info and tickets 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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