Long-time Solid Steel contributor Kieran Hebden helps the show celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Four Tet and Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel go way back, and as the radio show prepares to celebrate its silver anniversary, the in-demand DJ/producer has stopped by for a two-hour set.
“This mix is made from unofficial edits and mixes. I guess these edits were mainly made to be played in clubs and I’ve always like the tradition of DJs extending and rearranging to make things work in their sets,” Four Tet writes. “Most of the edits here are unreleased because they are just tools for DJs really.”
Along with his own tracks, there are edits by Daphni, Floating Points and Happa. Stream/download the mix below, and follow along with what will have to suffice as a tracklist. Next month, Four Tet will join Coldcut, Actress, and Mr Scruff at London’s Fire for a proper celebration. For more Four Tet, there’s always his eight-hour Rinse FM set and FACT’s rundown of his best deep cuts.
1. Playboy Mommy edit
2. Musiq – Photomachine H.E.R raw edit
3. HR Groove (J Rocc edit)
4. Marcos Valle Floating Points edit
5. K54 – Aight Aight Aight!
6. Sweet Love (volca edit)
7. Ain’t no need (Zernell and Goodking edit)
8. Give it up and turn it loose (Black Cock edit)
9. Girl you need a change of mind (Bobby Busnach edit)
10. Marvin time to get it together (Daphni edit)
11. Everyday Extended Edit
12. Joni Mitchell Dreamland edit
13. Arthur Russell Flagrant Foul edit
14. Jerry Green Daphni edit
15. Weather Report – Non stop edit
16. Peaches and Prunes edit Ron Hardy
17. Funky Nassau (KH edit)
18. Teddy Pendergrass – Sunshine Sound edit
19. Happy song or dance (FK edit)
20. Ugly Edit 6
21. Kikrokus Ron Hardy edit
22. Edie and the Eggs edit
23. Jack Your Big Booty (Happa edit)
24. Canned Heat Daphni Edit
25. Pharoah Black Unity club mix
26. What’s going on extended loud drums
28. Peter Finger loop