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We Like To Dig The Roots: Coldcut's Favourite Albums
Lottie Brazier , May 24th, 2017 08:03

As Ninja Tune founders and Coldcut men Matt Black and Jonathan More release a new Adrian Sherwood-produced new LP they talk Lottie Brazier through the records that sparked their lifetime of eclectic music-making


Pharoah Sanders – Thembi
JM: This record combines several things that I love, which is beautiful jazz, spiritual jazz and ambient jazz - it's just a beautiful record. We used to play it a lot on Solid Steel radio back in the day, when we were on Kiss FM – when there were no adverts, and we could play two hours of music without interruption. It formed what we called the Alien Sphinx – two hours of music anywhere we wanted to go. But I think it's that track 'Thembi' which is the most ambient of the ones on there. It's possibly the influence of Alice Coltrane coming in that makes this my favourite Sanders to play.