Mixtape Madness #2 – Coldcut / 70 Minutes of Madness

In some sort of vague attempt to make up for the lack of a Ctrl:Alt:TheBeat recording for you this week, I was going to give you some classic Nextmen shizzle as the next in my Mixtape Madness series. Then as if to taunt me, another spanner was thrown in the works when the mix I was going to point you at was taken down so at short notice I’ve selected another for you, and it’s an absolute corker.

To be frank, I’d be slightly surprised if you didn’t know Coldcut /  Journeys by DJ – 70 Minutes of Madness, as it’s probably one of the most influential mixes of the last 20 years, spawning many imitators but to my mind, never being beaten.

Looking at the track list it seems almost wilfully schizophrenic, covering genres as from dub, drum & bass, house, techno, hip-hop, poetry, experimental electronica, jazzed up breaks and Dr Who, but somehow Ninja Tune founding fathers Matt Black and Jonathan More manage to not only make it work, but also raise it to an artform, with the tracks forming an almost continuous whole shifting between moods and styles effortlessly. It really is that good.

Philorine / Bola
Truper / Street Beats Vol.2
Junior Reid / One Blood
Newcleus / Jam On Revenege
2 Player / Extreme Possibilities
Funki Porcini / King Ashabanapal
Jedi Knights / Noddy Holder
Plastikman / Fuk
Coldcut / Mo Beats
Bedouin Ascent / Manganese In Deep Violet
Bob Holroyd / African Drug
Air Liquide / If There Was No Gravity
Coldcut / Beats And Pieces
Coldcut / Greedy Beat
Coldcut / Music Maker
Coldcut & Queen Latifah / Find A Way
Mantronix / King Of The Beats
Gescom / Mag
Masters At Work / Bloody Vibes
Raphael Corderos / Trumpet Riff
Luke Slaters 7th Pain / Grace
Joanna Law / First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
Harold Budd / Balthus Bemused By Colour
Photek / Into The 90’s
Boogie Down Productions / Bridge Is Over
DJ Food / Nu Blud
Jhelisa / Friendly Pressure
Hookian Mindz / Freshness
Jello Biafra / From Our Sponsor
Pressure Drop / Unify
Love Lee / Again Son
Red Snapper / Hot Flush
Ron Grainer / Dr Who
Moody Boyz/ Free
DJ Food / Dusk

About djsherlockohms

Obsessive music nerd for since his formative years, Sherlock Ohms finally pulled his finger out and started inflicting his collection of Funk, Soul, Hip-hop, Reggae, Breaks, Beats and random ephemera on the unwitting public in mid-2008. Since then he's graced the airwaves of Big Chill FM and Purple Radio, the stages of the Festinho festival, and the DJ booths of the UK fluffing for the likes of DJ Moneyshot, Boca 45 and Ugly Duckling. Whether it's early morning chilled wig outs, or eclectic party starting beat fests there's a reason they call him 'No Shit Sherlock' View all posts by djsherlockohms

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