Solid Steel Radio 22/02/2013 - DK, Joe Acheson & Greg Wilson

Solid Steel Radio 22/02/2013 - DK, Joe Acheson & Greg Wilson

Solid Steel (22nd February) DK starts with a few current gems leading with the huge Romare track 'Your love', new music from Ty and the stunning single from James Blake, plus Machinedrum remixing Guilty Simpson and a classic Donald Byrd production for The Blackbyrds.

Then we welcome Joe Acheson (aka Hidden Orchestra) with his latest mix celebrating the release of the single 'Fourth Wall' from the  'Archipelago' album on Tru Thoughts. Like previous mixes it features all the variety of music that Joe has been listening to in the last year or so, much of which he has added to, mashed up or remixed, with lots of spoken word and field recordings. One of the themes is sleep, or the lack of it - and there's a strong theme of imagined live collaborations - Kelpe with Thom Yorke, Ivor Cutler and Johnny Cash trading verses over Jan Johansson's piano with added beats, Four Tet and Neil Cowley, Steve Reich with vocals from John Lennon and Finsta Bundy

The full 79min version of this mixtape will be available at http://www.hiddenorchestra.com/ and you can catch them live on 23rd February at the Tru Thoughts night at Koko in London.

It's a great honour to welcome Greg Wilson for our 25th Anniversary slot in Hour 2. A legendary figure who's own career started in 1975 and a pioneer of mixing in the UK, with residencies at Wigan Pier and Manchester's Legend and Hacienda clubs in the early eighties. He is also know for his masterful edits and 2013 also marks 30 years since he went into a recording studio. For this mix he unveils a whole host of unreleased tracks that have been part of his 'Confessions of a Teenage DJ' project, with only a handful having been previously released. As Greg says;

 “It’s got an autobiographical theme, in an abstract sort of way (although sometimes it’s quite direct). Always in the past I’ve been dependant on musicians, singers and engineers in order to realise any musical ideas I might have, whereas this is the first thing I’ve done that is totally me. It’s loops based, as that’s the way I’ve always worked, but it’s a little more involved than straight re-edits (more like multi-track edits). Most of all, it’s by me for me. What I mean is that it wasn’t made with anyone else in mind. The samples chosen obviously reflect my own influences and love of music (and film for that matter). If other people like it, that’s a bonus, it’s always good to share a vibe, but it ultimately doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, the main thing is that I’m really into it. There’s definitely a cathartic aspect to Teenage DJ, hence the projects name, it’s me revisiting me, from a spectrum of previous points in my life – every sample representing a certain period, or moment, for me.”

Screen-Shot-2013-02-22-at-16-03-14.jpg

Check out  http://www.gregwilson.co.uk/2013/02/confessions-of-a-teenage-dj/ for the full run down of this project from Greg (plus a lot more on dance music history on his site) and to cap it all, it's also his birthday today!



Other Articles

<< Previous

Ninja Tune in 2014 - The Wrap-Up

A lot has happened this year, so much so it's hard to do it all justice in one news piece, but here's to trying. Listen to the sound of Ninja Tune (and the extended label family) in 2014 via our Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud playlists; check out our visual wrap-up here.

Read More

Ninja Tune Staff Picks - Best of 2014

You may or may not have known that we like to impart the office stereo selections to you via our Spotify Staff Picks playlist. In any case, here's our run-down of 2014's Top 20 Albums and Top 20 Singles, in no particular order, below the drop.

Read More

Ninjashop - Final Delivery Dates / Xmas Shutdown

The Ninjashop will be closed from 12pm GMT on Friday 19th Dec, reopening 10am GMT on Monday 5th Jan - any physical orders placed after closing time will be shipped in the new year.

UK orders placed before 19th Dec should arrive before Christmas - EU & ROW orders will now arrive after the Christmas period.

Digital orders will be available immediately throughout the holiday period.

Read More

Wiley - UK Tour Rescheduled for 2015

Fortunately Wiley has rescheduled his Snakes & Ladders tour for early next year with a newly upgraded London venue, Scala, making way for some extra tickets if you missed out the first time round - more info here.

Read More
tquaxtz