Strictly Kev – The Solid Steel Sound Museum


Wowee….Solid Steel’s main man Strictly Kev made this mindblowing mix as a tribute to 20 years of the radio show that continues to expose hot new talent and the best nuggets of gold from the past. Here Kev explains the process…

“DK asked Matt, Jon, PC and myself to make a mix that encapsulated our favourite moments from our time on Solid Steel, records that meant a lot to us and summed up the spirit of the show. This is, of course, a daunting task and instead of turning in one hour I did two, hosted by Ken Nordine as he takes us around the Solid Steel Sound Museum in my head. Imagine turning on the radio and every channel was playing Solid Steel from a different year, some stations bleeding through to others, but always in a good way. Keep up there at the back and no touching the exhibits… you get a quick peek and then it’s off again.

To illustrate the mix the image was taken at a place called ‘The Treasury’ in Johannesburg, South Africa. I took the fifteen images that make it up nearly ten years ago, the whole 5th floor of a warehouse was filled with records which Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, PC and myself got the chance to raid one afternoon back in ‘99. The other floors were filled with books, antiques and vintage recording gear, it was a truly daunting place and I doubt it’s still there. I found albums of African percussion alongside complete runs of KPM library records, all in pristine condition. There were side rooms with filing cabinets full of 78’s and 45s in boxes all over, just way too much to take in.”

Strictly Kev

Part 1
Steinski – Theatre Of The Mind (CDR)/Ken Nordine – The Sound Museum Pt. 1 (Dot)
DJ Food – Raiding The 20th Century (Part 1 Excerpt) (CDR)
The The – Infected (energy mix) (Some Bizarre)
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Hackattack (EMI)/Negativland – Downloading (SSR)
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11 (EMI)
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On? (Motown)
Gwen McCrae – Compared To What? (Atlantic)
Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together? (Polydor)/KLF – America No More (KLF Communications)
Pepe Deluxe – Go For Blue (Viva Voce Remix) (Catskills)
Pink Floyd – Goodbye Blue Sky (Harvest)
Coldcut Vs The Orb Intro (Cassette)
DJ Food – Raiding The 20th Century (Part 3/4 excerpt) (CDR)
Black Sheep – Strobelight Honey (Coldcut Remix) (Unreleased)
Mark The 45 King – 900 Number (Tuff City)
Spacepimp – K9 Law (Clear)
De La Soul – You Got (Red Lion Ent)
Bobby Byrd – I Know You Got Soul (King)
Aretha Franklin – Respect (Atlantic)
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (EMI)
The Beastie Boys – Sounds Of Science (Capitol)
The Breakbeatles – Feel Alright (Yipe!)
Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun (Virgin)
The Smiths – London (Rough Trade)
Pigbag – Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag (Y Records)
Ken Nordine – The Sound Museum Pt. 2 (Dot)
DJ Food – Raiding The 20th Century (Part 1 excerpt) (CDR)
Japan – Life Without Buildings (Virgin)
MIchael Brook – Albino Alligator (4AD)
Andrew Poppy – Goodbye Mr. G (ZTT)
Nino Nardini – Catch That Man (Lo)
*Commercial Break*
Steinski  -Theatre Of The Mind (CDR)
Strictly Kev – Back In Town Intro (CDR)
Robert Klein – Every Record Ever Recorded (Brut)
The Herbaliser – Something Wicked (Bossa Remix) (Ninja Tune)/EEC – K-Tel Greensleeves Ad
J Star – No Diggity (White)
The Meters – Hand Clapping Song (Josie)
Shirley Ellis – The Clapping Song (MCA)
Malcolm & The Humphries Singers  – The Clapping Song (CBS)
Ray Russell – The Clapping Song (DJM Records)
Les Surfs – Claptape (MP3)
Anita Harris – The Clapping Song (CBS)
Josie & The Pussycats – Clapping Song (Rhino)

Part 2
DJ Shadow & The Grooverobbers – Hardcore Instrumental Hip Hop (Mo Wax Excursions)
Samson & Deliilah – There’s A DJ In Your Town (indigo)
DJ Shadow & the Grooverobbers – Hardcore Instrumental Hip Hop (Mo Wax Excursions)/Bionic Booger Breaks (Dirtsyle)
Meat Beat Manifesto – Electro The Robot (PIAS)
Kraftwerk – The Robots (EMI)
West Bam – Monkey Say, Monkey Do (Flaresnasch)
Think Tank – Hackattack (Tommy Boy)
Wookie – Scrappy (Manchu)
808 State – Cubik (ZTT)
Strictly Hardcore Advert
Circuit Breaker – Overkill (Probe)
The Space Race Dialogue
Circuit Breaker – Frenz-e (Probe)
Public Works – Blue Beautiful Place (Staalplaat)
ELO – Mr Blue Sky (Rocket)/Ken Nordine – Blue (Phillips)
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp – Bringing Down The Light (Virgin)
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay – Plight & Premonition (Virgin)
Leonard Nimoy – Quequeg And I (Living Music)
Barbarella – Barbarella (Irresistible Force remix) (Rising High)
David Sylvian – Gone To Earth (Virgin)
This Mortail Coil – Firebrothers (4AD)
B12 – Theme From Space (Warp)
Sequential – Mission (Rising High)
Ken Nordine – The Sound Museum Pt 3 (Dot)
Frederic Galliano – Espaces Barouques Part 1 (F Comm)
Coldcut – Timber (Bundy K Brown Remix) (Ninja Tune)
Skylab – Knickers Of A Girl (Eye Q)
Nightmares on Wax – Night’s Interlude (Warp)/ George Carlin – God (Little David)
The Orb – Star 6,7,8,9 (Big Life)
Boards of Canada – Happy Cycling (Warp)
Boards of Canada – Sometime In The Future (Geoghaddi Minimix) (CDR)
Boards of Canada – Aquarius (Peel Session) (Warp)
Ken Nordine – Orange (Phillips)
DJ Shadow – Press Cuttings (The Private Press Minimix) (CDR)
Ken Nordine – The Sound Museum Pt. 4 (Dot)
War – Four Cornered Room (United Artists)
Phlabby – So Much About Music (Freq Music)



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