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  • Review: Coldcut - Sound Mirrors

    15 Feb 2006, 01:20 by Fidgital

    Eight years between albums is a long time, even if you are running one of the consistently best and most innovative labels in the world. Coldcut, cut-up music pioneers and founders of the Ninja Tune label, last put out Let Us Play in late 1997. That was a great record and was single-handedly responsible for pulling me into the world of Ninja Tune and the trip-hop underground of the late '90's. One could even say that record was responsible for the formation of Fidgital in 1999.

    So, after all this time, a few singles, remixes, amazing audio-visual tours, Coldcut are back with a new full-length. Sound Mirrors dropped in Canada today, and I was quick to pick up my stylish die-cut packaging.

    The album begins underwhelmingly, with the Zero 7-flavoured trip pop of Man in a Garage, featuring John Matthias on vocals. Uh-oh. Not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but hardly what we waited 8 years for! Don't worry, though, the vinyl cut-ups at the end of the track are sign of things to come: This record gets better as it goes. …
  • Coldcut @ Cargo 19/01/06

    23 Jan 2006, 17:31 by musiclikedirt

    http://www.musiclikedirt.com for the full review with pics, download, links etc

    “We’re back!” a gleeful Matt Black bellowed at those gathered under Cargo’s arches for this the launch party for their first LP in 8 long years.
    To say I’d been looking forward to this is an understatement, Coldcut have over the past (almost) 20 years shaped my outlook on music, technology, not to mention the politics. From the moment a 16 year old me was blown away by “Beats’n'Pieces” and “Doctorin’ The House” I’ve been a borderline Coldcut obsessive! I interviewed Matt for my degree dissertation (itself a coldcut inspired opus on music and interactivity), for years I had a huge mural of their “Stop This Crazy Thing” cover painted on my bedroom wall (which became a minor local landmark), and have had my musical palette stretched by “the broadest beats” on their radio show since the late 80’s, including times when I appeared to be one of the few listeners (which is great as my CD collection swelled with all the competitions i won on the show). …
  • New Group

    12 Dec 2005, 15:10 by Ditchdigger2005

    I have just made a group for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. So if you like the game and/or it’s music come and Join.

    This is the soundtrack for GTA:SA

    Master Sounds (soul, groove and funk)

    Charles Wright - Express Yourself
    Maceo And The Macks - Cross The Tracks (We Better Go Back)
    Harlem Underground Band - Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba
    The Chakachas - Jungle Fever
    Bob James - Nautilus
    Booker T and The MGs - Green Onions
    The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park
    Bobby Byrd - Hot Pants
    Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul
    James Brown - Funky President
    James Brown - The Payback
    Lyn Collins - Think About It
    Lyn Collins - Rock Me Again And Again
    Maceo And The Macks - Soul Power 74
    The JBs - Grunt
    War - Low Rider
    Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
    Sir Joe Quarterman - So Much Trouble In My Mind

    Playback (hip hop)

    Kool G - Road To The Riches
    Big Daddy Kane - Warm It Up Kane
    spoonie g - The Godfather
    Masta Ace - Me And The Biz
    Slick Rick - Children's Story
    Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause