1. Solid Steel (8th November) It's yet another AV mix from Mr Armtone this week for both your eyes and ears. Carefully selected visuals have been edited alongside original videos for an awesome 80 min Video Mixtape, which is available to watch in high quality on Vimeo, download on iTunes or just listen on Soundcloud/Mixcloud. Unique to the Solid Steel radio show!
    We kick straight off with the inimitable Wiley over J Beatz and tearing through heavy beats and intense imagery from Ta-ku, Sleepin Giantz, Juice Aleem and Congo Natty. Then it's tracks from Special Request, Machinedrum production for Azelia Banks, Debruit, Om Unit, Bang On and our own Hexstatic. Classic tracks from Kool Keith, Jaydee and DJ Hype all feature and we end with the sublime 'Fly like an Eagle' by Steve Miller Band.

    You can download the audio here https://soundcloud.com/ninja-tune/solid-steel-radio-show-8-11-1

    Aryist - Title - Record Label - (Visuals & Video Directors)

    J Beatz _ Bassed Riddim _ Slit Jockey Records ( Niles Heckman )
    Wiley _ Flying (Acapella) _ Big Dada ( Ruffmercy (Original Video) )
    Beatles _ Come Together (AnTenNae Remix) _ Sequence Records ( Procrastinatus / Mr. Armtone Video Edit )
    Ta-ku _ Diamond Mouth _ HW&W Recordings ( BRTHR (Original Video) )
    Bassbin Twins _ Doubles _ Bassbin Records ( )
    HeavyFeet ft. DRS _ Dirty & Stinking (Acapella) _ Black Butter Records ( Original Video )
    Sleepin Giantz _ Mucky _ Tru Thoughts ( Original Video )
    Juice Aleem _ MoorKaBa LightBikes (Ebu Blackitude's Shadowless Remix) _ Spinning Compass ( Ben Lister (Original Video) / Cassidy Bisher / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Congo Natty _ Revolution _ Big Dada ( Ryan Warner (Original Video) )
    Derajah & Paketo Wilson _ Inna De Yard (Mr. Armtone Re-Dub) _ Unreleased ( Original Video / Stu Maxwell / Mr. Armtone Video Edit )
    Skanx _ Dubplate War _ Sub Slayers ( Carlsson / Jonathan Toomey / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Special Request _ Mindwash _ Houndstooth ( Bison / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Pixelord _ Been Lookin (Chrissy Murderbot Remix) _ Civil Music ( Dan Hankinson (Original Video) / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Genys & Piotrus Plan _ Keep It Tight _ Mondayjazz ( Uwe Schweer-Lambers )
    Machinedrum ft. Azealia Banks _ Fantasea _ Self-Released ( Alexander Haessner )
    Shy Fx _ Bambaata (Break Remix) _ Digital Soundboy Recordings ( Matt Pearson )
    Debruit _ Ata (LV Remix) _ Civil Music ( Smab (Basile Buisson) & Botine / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Debruit _ Ata _ Civil Music ( Smab (Basile Buisson) & Botine )
    LAS _ Zaikedelic _ Box Clever ( Jean-Paul Frenay )
    Krampfhaft _ Spit Thunder _ Saturate! Records ( Johan Planefeldt (Original Video) )
    Ital Tek _ Hyper Real _ Civil Music ( Uwe Schweer-Lambers )
    Om Unit _ Ulysses VIP _ Mp3 ( Bison & Sam Coldy (Original Video) )
    Danny Scrilla _ Jolt _ Civil Music ( Anton Boman & Steffen Knøsgaard / Greyscalegorilla / Mr. Armtone Video Edit )
    Zion I _ Human Being (Bassnectar Remix) _ Live Up Records ( Spencer Groshong & Anthony Cole (Original Video) )
    Dub Phizix & Skittles _ I'm A Creator _ Exit Records ( Maxim Sullivan (Original Video) )
    Major Lazer _ Hold The Line (Sleng Teng Riddim) _ Mp3 ( Ryan Staake & Ferry Gouw / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Macka B _ Natural Herb (South Rakkas Mix) _ Sunny Side Records ( Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard / Combination Films / Notaguineapig / Mr. Armtone Video Edit )
    Vaiper Despotin ft. Highleef _ James Bondales _ Renegades Of Bump ( Clockwork VFX / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Kool Keith _ Livin Astro (Acapella) _ Ruffhouse Records ( Original Video )
    TC _ Do You Rock _ Don't Play ( Original Video / Cinematographoria / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    London Elektricity _ Yikes! _ Hospital Records ( Luke Tickner (Original Video) )
    Die & Break _ Tear Down _ Digital Soundboy Recordings ( Mr Kaplin )
    Bang On! _ Munnys _ Big Dada ( Best Fit Session / Goaj / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Conquering Lion _ Code Red (Serial Killaz Remix) _ Congo Natty ( Original Video / Ithaca Audio / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Smiley Culture _ Police Officer (Jinx In Dub Remix) _ Mp3 ( Giblets (Original Video) / Kotaro Tanaka )
    DJ Hype _ Revolution _ Parousia ( Lukas Vojir / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Lewis Parker _ Walking On A Razor Pt. 2 (Sharp Edged Remix) _ KingUnderground Records ( Original Video )
    Hexstatic _ Ninja Tune _ Ninja Tune ( Hexstatic (Original Video) )
    Thievery Corporation ft. Mr. Lif _ Culture of Fear (The Polish Ambassador Remix) _ Self-Released ( Robin Bell (Original Video) / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )
    Jaydee _ Plastic Dreams (Hohner Retro Mix) _ R & S Records ( Matthew DiVito )
    Bassnectar _ Laughter Crescendo ('2012 Version) _ Amorphous Music ( Daihei Shibata / Andreas Mass )
    Steve Miller Band _ Fly Like An Eagle _ Capitol Records ( Original Promo Video / Tetsumasa Saito / Mr. Armtone Re-Edit )

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  2. The Simonsound (aka Simon James and Matt Ford) transmit their first video podcast courtesy of Solid Steel, complimenting a fine audio mix with vintage clips for sci-fi, expo and synthesizer documentaries. Check their LP 'Reverse Engineering' out now on First Word records.

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  3. Nearly 3 years after kick-starting the now regular and pioneering video mixes for Solid Steel, (Ninjatune/Coldcut's long running radio and video show/podcast) Robin Hexstatic returns with a 'Solid Reel' sequel.

    Focusing on tracks with videos as strong as the accompanying audio, the mix smoothly blends it's way through a myriad of musical genres, pleasuring the eyes and ears in equal measure.

    From Ramadanman to the White Stripes, Darwin Deez to Kid Cudi, there's no disco wallpaper here,..well, maybe a bit.

    Of course you get special extra's,...video edits and remixes as only Solid Steel regulars know how,..some available for download along with this mix.

    So sit back, relax,…or get up and dance,… as we present 'Solid Reel 2'.

    Tracklist - Artist - Song - Label - (Video)

    1. Darwin Deez - Constellations (SBTRKT Remix) - Lucky Numbers (video: Terri Timely. extra visuals: Warren Fu - The Strokes)
    2. Hifana - Hanabeam - W&K Tokyo Lab (video: Shane Lester and Fantasista Utamaro)
    3. Beeple - Instrumental Video Nine - unreleased (video: Beeple)
    4. 16 - Bit - Dinosaurs - MTA (video: Kristofer Ström. Colonel Blimp & Blinkink)
    5. Hexstatic presents Trailer Trax - So Good - Lower Level (video: Beeple - edit Robin Hexstatic)
    6. Ramadan Man - Humber - Apple Pips (video: Victor Meldrew)
    7. John Hopkins - Vessel (Fourtet Remix) - Domino (video: Bison)
    8. The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button (Blunt Instrument Remix) - XL (video: Michel Gondry)
    9. Birdy Nam Nam - The Parachute Ending - Sony (video: Will Sweeny, Steve Scott)
    10. Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (Blenda Sound Remix) - UMG (video: So Me)
    11. Steel Life - Mateusz Zdziebko & Patryk Kizny
    12. Africa Hitech - Out In The Streets - Warp (video: Sixty40)
    13. Animal Collective - My Girls (Trailer Trax Disco mix) - Domino (video: Knowmore Prod, Jon Vermilyea, Chad Von Nau)
    14. Lusine - Two Dots - Ghostly (video: Britta Johnson)
    15. Flairs - Truckers Delight - Third Side (video: Jérémie Périn)
    16. Double 99 - Ripgroove (2006 and Paul Hunter remixes) - Skint (video: unknown. visuals: Beeple)
    17. Fever Ray x Bassnectar x Trailer Trax - When I Grow Up - Rabid (video: Martin de Thurrah)
    18. The Beastie Boys - Sabotage (Alex Metric Remix) - Capitol (video: Spike Jonze)
    19. M.O.P. - Ante Up (Specimen A Remix) - Forty (video edit: Stian Hafstad)
    20. Akira Kiteshi - Pinball - Black Acre (video edit: Robin Hexstatic)
    21. Little Dragon - Twice - Peacefrog (video: Johannes Nyholm)

    Catch the 'Hexstatic presents Solid Reel' AV show soon.
    Bookings: sinan@elasticartists.net

    Info, dates, FREE music and mixes: http://www.myspace.com/hexstatic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hexstatic
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    Exclusive FREE remixes for download:
    http://soundcloud.com/hexstatic/animal-collective-my-girls/s-UmqDk
    http://soundcloud.com/hexstatic/feverxbassxttrax/s-98E7D

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  4. 'O Is For Orange' came about because of the set I made for ‘A Few Old Tunes’, the Boards of Canada-inspired night we did on June 20th in London. Because I’d edited so much video to go with it, I thought I’d finally get round to my first solo video mix too so here it is.

    This is a second version because the first got taken down because of a copyright violation notice from someone. I've now re-edited the footage and taken out the offending item as well as upped the quality of the encode.

    ‘O Is For Orange’ is the sound of weathered tape saturation, detuned analogue synthesisers, vinyl crackle and machine hum. It’s also the look of unfocused, flickering lenses, mirror image filters and blurry grain embedded into film. Unofficial fan films sit alongside experimental animation, public information shorts and even the odd official video. Material that BoC took inspiration from blends with their own work as well as many that they inspired.

    I make no apologies for the quality of the vision here, some of it is only available via the web at frustratingly small sizes. In a couple of instances I’ve actually downgraded the look and quality of the image to make it blend in better and in others, even my best attempts at filtering can’t disguise the low quality of the source material. No HD or widescreen here, I’ve gone back to 4:3 for this one even though some of the clips were originally 16:9 or wider.

    Tracklist:
    Sesame Street - Oh! Orange (Sesame Workshop)

    Galt MacDermot - Aquarius (RCA Victor)
    Video: 'Conquest of Light' - dir. Paul Cohen, 'Mars & Beyond' - dir. Ward Kimball, 'Time Magazine' advert, excerpt from 'Thunderbolt' - dir. Ira Cohen

    Boards of Canada - The Colour of the Fire (Warp)
    Video: Sesame Street 'I Love You'

    Broadcast & The Focus Group - The Be Colony (Warp)
    Video: 'Witch Cults' #1 & 2, - both dir. Julian House

    Yosi Horikawa - Wandering (First Word)
    Video: Yeasayer 'Henrietta' - dir. unknown

    Prefuse 73 feat. School of Seven Bells - The Class of 73 (Warp)
    Video: Official - dir. Chris Boyle (Warp Films)

    Mordy Laye & The Group Modular - Electric Paint (Audio Montage)
    Video: Official - dir. PlanktON

    Boards of Canada - Everything You Do Is A Balloon (Skam)
    Video: unofficial - dir. Nonameno5, sampled from "One Got Fat" (1963)

    John Abercrombie - Timeless (ECM)
    Video: 'As The Crow Flies' - dir. Funki Porcini, AT&T documentaries
    Delia Derbyshire and Barry Bermange - The Dreams: Land (BBC)

    The Books - Group Autogenics I (Temporary Residence)
    Video: 'Terminal Self' - dir. John Whitney Jr.

    Two Quiet Suns - Light Curve (Bandcamp)
    Video: Yeasayer 'Fingers Never Bleed' - dir. unknown

    DJ Food - Sunspot (no label)
    Video: Official - dir. DJ Food & Tom Clarkson

    Lost Idol - Beesmouth (Cookshop)
    Video: excerpt from 'The Public Voice' - dir. Lejf Marcussen

    Boards of Canada - A Beautiful Place Out In The Country (Warp)
    Video: Unofficial - dir. Neil Krug

    Meat Beat Manifesto - Prime Audio Soup (Boards of Canada remix) (PIAS)
    Video: 'Series 4' - dir. Normand Grégoire (Nation Film Board of Canada)

    Autechre - Teartear (Warp)
    Video: 'Beyond The Black Rainbow' - dir. Panos Comastos, Aldo Aréchar 'That Will Be The Day' - dir. Matthew Divito

    The Human League - Being Boiled (Fast)
    Video: Unofficial live TV appearance remixed by DJ Food

    Wagon Christ - Chunkothy (Ninja Tune)
    Video: Official - dir. Celyn Brazier

    Boards of Canada - Satellite Anthem Icarus (Warp)
    Video: Unofficial - dir. Videomarsh

    Boards of Canada - Music Is Math (Warp)
    Video: Unofficial - dir. unknown

    Slag Boom Van Loon - Poppy Seed (Boards of Canada remix) (Planet Mu)
    Video: 'Rendezvous with Rama' Arthur C. Clarke 3D footage

    Boards of Canada - Olson(Midland re-edit) (mp3)
    Video: 'Hello Machine' - dir. Carroll Ballard

    Delia Derbyshire and Barry Bermange - The Dreams: Colour (BBC)
    Sesame Street - A Lot of Me (Sesame Workshop)

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