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DJ Food & DK - Now Listen Again



DJ Food DK Now Listen Again
DJ Food & DK - Now Listen Again
(CD) Ninja Tune ZENCD123, 2007-04-02

Want to hear Rakim dueting on the mic with Phil Oakey from the Human League? Rock drummer Cozy Powell trading beats with DJ Format? Maybe the funky film version of 'Are You Being Served' is more to your taste or some West Coast surf-psych in the form of The Dragons' rarity 'Food For My Soul'? Resisting all the food puns we can think of (we know you'll be doing it for us) Solid Steel presents DJ Food & DK with "Now, Listen Again" - the sequel to the mix that kicked off the series in 2001.

DJ Food DK Now Listen Again
DJ Food & DK - Now Listen Again
(CD) Ninja Tune ZENCD123, 2007-04-02

Tracklisting :
01. MVP - Roc Ya Body,'Mic Check 1,2' (instrumental)
02. Z-Trip feat Soup - Listen To The DJ
03. Timbaland & Magoo feat Missy Elliot - Cop That Shit
04. Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul (a cappella)
05. The Human League - Being Boiled
06. Area Code 615 - Stone Fox Chase
07. Cut Chemist - A Peek In Time
08. Pepe Deluxe - Salami Fever
09. Cozy Powell - Dance With The Devil
10. DJ Format - You Hear That?
11. Ram Jam - Black Betty
12. Johnny Jones & The King Casuals - Purple Haze
13. Primal Scream - Revenge of the Hammond Connection
14. Bomb The Bass feat Merlin - Megablast (a cappella)
15. DJ Shadow - Right Thing (Z-Trip's 'Get The Party Off' remix parts 2&3)
16. Giorgio Moroder - Tears
17. AC Lewis feat Ndidi Cascade - Tickles
18. Aphex Twin - Nannou
19. The Irresistible Force - Underground (Ambient mix)
20. New Order - The Beach
21. Part 2 feat Fallacy - One Of Dem Days (remix)
22. Freestylers feat Pendulum & Sirreal - Painkiller (Ed Solo & Skool of Thought remix)
23. 5 Deez - Funky (a cappella)
24. TTC - Dans Le Club (instrumental)
25. Rodney P - The Nice Up
26. DJ Zinc - Reach Out (remix)
27. Roots Manuva - Swords In The Dirt (Qemists 03 remix)
28. Pendulum & Fresh feat Spyda & Tenor Fly - Tarantula
29. Roots Manuva - Witness (Walworth Road Rockers Dub Steinski rework)
30. Jo Ann Garret - It's No Secret
31. Ronnie Hazelhurst - Are You Being Served? Theme (Film version)
32. The Dragons - Food For My Soul

Note : Solid Steel mix album.

Press Release :
Want to hear Rakim dueting on the mic with Phil Oakey from the Human League? Rock drummer Cozy Powell trading beats with DJ Format? Maybe the funky film version of 'Are You Being Served' is more to your taste or some West Coast surf-psych in the form of The Dragons' rarity 'Food For My Soul'? Resisting all the food puns we can think of (we know you'll be doing it for us) Solid Steel presents DJ Food & DK with "Now, Listen Again" - the sequel to the mix that kicked off the series in 2001.

Six years ago, DJ Food and DK launched Ninja's hugely successful "Solid Steel" mix series with "Now, Listen". The current main movers of the long running and much-loved "Solid Steel" radio show and club night, they laid out the basic template of all that was to follow. A dizzying, kaleidoscopic pile-up of musical styles and spoken word eclectica, all pieced together, layered and re-treated with the sort of attention to detail that only comes from nerdy obsession and music collections that need reinforced floor supports to be held safely.

Now... Listen Again! Ever wondered what these would sound like? Roots Manuva given exclusive makeovers by d'n'b new kids the Qemists and cut 'n' paste legend Steinski? Primal Scream in Hammond funk mode jamming with a northern soul version of 'Purple Haze'? The dub mix of New Order's classic "Blue Monday" (s)mashed into the vicious 2-step grime rhythm of New Flesh producer Part 2 with Fallacy on the mic?

It's all here plus plenty more besides, picking up (literally) where the last one left off. The emphasis with this compilation is on making the listener want to listen again and again, if not just to peel back the layers of the onion but just because it demands a repeat performance amongst the sea of data we consume these days. Food & DK wanted to make something that stood the test of time, a mix you'll still want to listen to 5 or 10 years from now, not something that dates quickly because it was trying to be too upfront. As the voice near the start implores: "Listen, Listen, we ask you, NOW LISTEN!"

... then listen again.


Press for "Now Listen":
"Flat-out, mind-mangling fun." Recommended compilation - Q
"A condensed course in the joys of eclecticism" - HHC
"COMPILATION OF THE WEEK - Mixmag Update
"Eclectic but never esoteric, 'Now, Listen!' makes for enchanting ear candy." - NME
"MIX OF THE MONTH - Dazed & Confused
"A lesson in the art of putting together DJ mix albums." - Music Week
"COMPILATION OF THE MONTH - A wonder to behold." - No.2 in the Top 5 compilations of 2001 - Jockey Slut
"A witty, accessible, unique and utterly brilliant hour of music." - Independent on Sunday
"The best the artform has to offer." - Metro
"Mixing all manner of breakbeat business with style, wit and the occasional breathtaking party trick" - Big Issue
"COMPILATION OF THE MONTH - A very, very fine mix album." - IDJ
"There's enough flash and sparkle in evidence to keep this on or near your stereo for months to come, Very exciting." - Time Out
"They're not just members, they're the funky precedents, and the mix is absolutely fantastic" - one of the records of the year - The Wire
"Breathtaking" - Muzik
"One of the year's most diverse selections. The future starts here." - DJ
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jef_91 jef_91 ·  22 July 2007, 14:46

commen on fait pr pouvoir jouer

Ninja Freaks Ninja Freaks ·  23 July 2007, 04:34

On achète le CD peut-être...


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