Solid Steel Radio 13-06-14 - Akkord, DJ Vadim

In Hour 1 this week we welcome Akkord ahead of the release of their new EP on the excellent Houndstooth label. The tracks "Greyscale" and "Continuum" from the EP feature in their mix, alongside music from Cloud Boat, Andy Stott, Shackleton and Kerridge.

The deep and dark selection continues with unreleased music from Talk in Silence, plus tracks from Autechre and the Aphex Twin remix for Curve from 1993. HTH020 is released on 16th June on Houndstooth and is pressed on 180g grey wax, with debossed cover and postcard insert.

In Hour 2 our guest is DJ Vadim who first appeared on Solid Steel in 1996 back in the Kiss FM days and has featured regularly since. He steps up with a mix dedicated to his love of hip hop, reggae and dancehall, and for him 'they are like brother and sister, children of the same parents, same struggles and desires. Different in production, but share so many things in common'. It's another perfect mix for a hot day in London and features music from Yelloman, Roots Manuva, General Levy, Cutty Ranks and Top Cat, plus music from Vadim himself ahead of his new album Dubcatcher which is out on BBE next week.