Solid Steel 9th December - King Geedorah, Jon1st
King Geedorah aka MF DOOM is perhaps the most legendary and revered living figure in underground hip hop today. A generation have grown up in awe of the masked producer and MC - he’s influenced and worked with J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Madlib, Clams Casino, Danger Mouse, RZA, Ghostface Killah, De La Soul and more. To celebrate the re-release of the conceptual classic Take Me To Your Leader, originally released in 2003 via Big Dada (Ninja Tune), King Geedorah has delivered a rare "Snake Charmer" mix (premiered via Pitchfork) for Solid Steel. The mix features 3 exclusive unreleased tracks from an upcoming project curated by MF DOOM and a new King Geedorah remix of 'Banished' by JJ DOOM.
In Hour 2 we welcome back Jon1st to Solid Steel with another mix where he looks back over his favourite tracks from 2016. His highlights of 2015 mix last year was the runner up in the Mix of the Year competition and again it's over 60 tracks taking in music from Machinedrum, Alix Perez, Fracture, Deft, Addison Groove, Loefah, Kuedo, NxWorries, Mark Pritchard and Anderson Paak.
He told us; 'This is the 2016 edition of my annual roundup series where I mix together some of my favourite club and headphone music released in the past 12 months. Some tracks are played in isolation, others become rhythmic layers and one shots. A big thanks to Solid Steel for hosting the mix again!'