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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


6 Sep
More music magic in mixtape form from Stephen Fasano

We’re hopeful you’re familiar with The Magician (Stephen Fasano) by now as we’ve posted plenty of his mixtapes, including my personal favorite, Magic Tape 22, older mixtapes like Magic Tape 12, and his BEAN mixtape. Today we’re bringing you his latest installment in the magic tapes, number 25. If you’re still buzzing from the weekend, […]


11 May
3rd & final installment of our feature with the reclusive producer

Although not a name well known outside music nerd circles, Amon Tobin has lit the interwebs aflame with his recent Coachella performance. We were among those that were there, and were properly dazzled. The Brazilian born, London-raised, Redwood Forest-dwelling electronic music maverick has always been two steps ahead of his sonic contemporaries. But with his […]


27 Apr
Part 2 in a 3-part feature with the reclusive sonic magician

Although not a name well known outside music nerd circles, Amon Tobin has recently lit the interwebs aflame with a Coachella performance these past two weekends. It was, by all accounts, a cinematic tour de force. We were among those that were there, and were properly dazzled. The Brazilian born, London-raised, Redwood Forest-dwelling electronic music […]

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