7 Feb
One-hour set of underground hip-hop, soul & experimental heat

Madlib jumps on Benji B’s show at BBC Radio 1 for a one-hour set of underground hip-hop, experimental beats and the heavily blunted soul and funk he’s well known for. The left field LA producer and wordsmith also plays a bunch of his instrumentals, as well as tracks from alter egos like Quasimoto. Collaborations like Madvillain [...]


24 Jan
Legendary BBC host launches monthly LA Friday party TONIGHT!

If there were a Moses of dance music, you’d be hard pressed to find a more qualified candidate than Pete Tong. The legendary — but still very relevant — DJ established himself as an electronic music pioneer on BBC Radio One, launching his seminal Essential show way back in 1991 and has since grown to [...]


As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by [...]


Swedish producer Eric Prydz is capping off a massive year for himself with two new tracks, “Lycka” and “F.A.T.” — the former of which BBC DJ Zane Lowe is calling “the hottest track in the world right now.” Not only does Prydz share the two tracks in their entirety, but also a one-hour EPIC Radio [...]


25 Nov
Los Angeles producer gets screwy for Diplo & Friends

Personally one of our favorite producers at the moment, Los Angeles’ Shlomo jumped on Diplo’s “Diplo & Friends” show on BBC Radio 1 for a Halloween-themed set. Which is perfect for Shlohmo, as his slowed & screwed style already has an organic spookiness to it. The 45-minute WeDidIt Halloween Takeover mixtape features tracks by artists [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


You need only catch a couple lines from Thunderbird Gerard‘s debut EP T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (which we posted HERE, as well as below) to get a sense of the Brooklyn-via-London-via-Berlin emcee’s sensibilities. Hailing back from an era where rappers actually communicated, it’s not surprising Gerard has such a cosmopolitan pedigree. The debut EP is in fact allegorical, [...]

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