The great Herbaliser, aka Ollie Teeba, has made many a world class mix in his day. Not simply satisfied with blending 20 or so jams together, the Herbaliser instead creates mixes with large scale concepts, or thematic motifs, that elevate them to the level of soundscape. Such as with this mix for Solid Steel’s 25th [...]


26 Aug
Protect your copy of "Cat's Craddle" like a Samurai

OK, we’re definitely geeking out here when we correct the makers of these Katana Bookends that ninjas did not actually use katanas, but rather wielded ninjato swords. Ninjatos are straight, katanas are curved and used by samurai. So you can’t really live out your ninja dreams with these protecting your books, but you can at [...]


You remember last year when Solid-Steel Radio did a tribute to The Beastie Boys’ timeless Paul’s Boutique album? We posted the Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix by DJ Food, Cheeba and Moneyshot (with cover illustrated by the great Food One), and it ended up being one of our favorite mixtapes of the year [...]


9 May
Ninja Tune delivers 39 tracks of superhero inspired tunes

DJ Food, who we’ve interviewed in these pages before (e.g. DJ Food Interview: Recording “The Search Engine”, Rolling Cigarettes with Herbaliser & Designing the Coolest Label Logo Ever), has put together a special mixtape in honor of Free Comicbook Day. We love us some DJ Food, who also did an amazing Tribute to the Beastie [...]


Hot Toys makes some of the most hyper-realistic “toys” out there, to the point that they make the nerd in me want to hide under my comforter, make a pillow fort and get in an all-out WWIII-style deathmatch with my vintage Robotech figures (I totally give the edge to Rick Hunter). The latest addition to [...]


One of our favorite LA producers, Daedelus, drops a new free EP for the Scion AV Project titled Looking Ocean. Known to his mum as Alfred Darlington, Daedulus is a layering master, expertly crafting tracks that range from the downright terrifying to the beautifully exquisite, releasing tracks for some of the best labels on earth (Ninja [...]


Ninja Tune producer and head designer DJ Food, who we featured this spring for his album The Search Engine, has just unveiled a project very close to our hearts: a tribute album to the 1989 classic Paul’s Boutique, the Beastie Boys best album and one of the Top 10 Albums Of All Time (yup, no [...]


10 Sep
Ninja & Yo-Landi offer up their acapella for the free remix

South Africa’s finest return with their latest video, a quick clip of the duo rapping over Mims’ “This Is Why I’m Hot” beat. Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er are offering up the acapella of the track over at their website to let bedroom producers make up their own remix. If you think you gots the skills, give [...]

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