Solid Steel Radio 10/05/2013 Hexstatic, Luv*Jam & Kirk Degiorgio
Solid Steel (10th May) Hexstatic open this week with the hypnotic 'Calling Me' by Dusky, followed by a free track from Happa with the heavy, heavy bass vibes of 'Freak' blending nicely into a Sheild re-edit of classic Lil Louis. Then it's a jump up remix of Sia via Diplo and into mysterious re-edit of classic UK Garage with Wookie's 'Battle' from AKAmusic. We finish on the London sound of Tessela's 'Hackney Parrot' and 'Helter Skelter',..BIG!
Luv*Jam take over proceedings with a live vinyl mix of tracks taking in music from Heels of Love, Chloe and early 90's tracks from YFB and Tingo Tango. Then it's more recent cuts from Persian & Nicola Duncan, Dauwd and L.I.E.S, finally ending on the recently unearthed 'It seems to me' by Lady E, the former vocalist of Newcleus and their producer Ben 'Cozmo D' Cenac.
In Hour 2, Kirk Degiorgio returns for the second part of his beautiful Ambient mix titled 'A Beatless Planet' for our 25th Anniversary slot. We had Part 1 in January and we continue with more electronic soundscapes from John Pfeiffer, Brian Eno and Gil Melle, soundtracks from Jerry Goldsmith, Quincy Jones and Lalo Schiffrin and the electronic duo of Macolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff with Tonto's Expanding Head Band and their giant Tonto synth, which sound went on to feature in the legendary works of Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott Heron and Bobby Womack.