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LISTEN: Matt Berry & DJ Food On Solid Steel
Laurie Tuffrey , July 24th, 2014 13:32

First spin of mixes from tomorrow's broadcast

Tomorrow's guest mixers on Solid Steel are none less than Matt Berry, one of the Quietus' favourite magickal wyrdos, and SS regular DJ Food. The show is syndicated to more than 20 stations worldwide, including London's NTS, where it'll be broadcast tomorrow morning from 2-4 am, and hosted on Solid Steel's website around lunchtime. However, Solid Steel and Ninja Tune have been kind enough to give us an exclusive first play of Berry and DJ Food's contributions, which form the second half of the show - take a listen above. Ninja Tune's Darren Knott has given us an introduction to the mixes, so read that below and revisit DJ Food's Solid Steel retrospective, marking its 25th anniversary, last year here.

"On Solid Steel we have a double-header of a mix starting with special guest Matt Berry, well known for his appearances in The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh and more recently Toast Of London. He's also a musician in his own right with several albums under his belt, the latest being Music For Insomniacs, where he channels the synthesised soundscapes of Vangelis and Mike Oldfield. There's no track list as he's currently recording the next series of Toast..., but he plugs into musicals like Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds and Jesus Christ Superstar, soundtrack work by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth and pop from Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Kate Bush.

"Following in his wake is DJ Food, with the first instalment of a new mix series called Magpie Music, which focuses on distorted drums, fuzz bass and the more psychedelic side of his current tastes. Expect music from The Soundcarriers, Pond, tUnE-yArDs and the Osmonds, plus unreleased gems from Mophono and The Group Modular."