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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


Suicide – Suicide
JM: I used to go to this venue in Aylesbury when I was a teenager - I saw so many good bands play there. I saw Suicide there, just stunning – so ahead of their time, in terms of electronics. Again, they combined all sorts of stuff that I really love, so crazy electronics, rockabilly and punk, merging these things and being able to get away with it. At the time it was one of those records that used to annoy people – I remember a lot of people thought it was bonkers. Now I think it's considered to be a sort of important record in the development of electronic music and rightfully loved, as it should be. They were a pretty brutal live act as well, they were quite moody. I suppose their career was fairly short and sweet but I loved a lot of the later work too, and some of the solo stuff that Martin Rev did. They were just what I loved – punk attitude, rock & roll shapes and electronica.