Solid Steel (17th April) Our guest in Hour 1 is Austrian producer Roman Rauch. His debut album ‘Heliocentric’ is out on Klamauk and he serves up a mix starting with a nod to Coldcut and weaving through music from Mtume, The Roots, Kyle Hall, Greg Beato and Glenn Astro on the remix for Roman Rauch. He told us;
“Here’s a little mix I’ve done for Solid Steel going through some new bits and some all time favorites of mine recorded on 2 Technics, 2 cdjs and a Rane mixer. Feeling very honoured for being asked to record a mix for them, since i spent quite a part of my youth recording their weekly shows to tape. To say I’m a fan is a vast understatement. Hope you like the mix”.
We finally managed to record the guest appearances on our “too fast for love” parties @ Kulturclub Schon Schön!
Solid Steel in association with Serato (7th August) In Hour 2 it’s German producer Tilman who runs the Klamauk record label, which released an album by previous guest Roman Rauch and his own Transmission EP in May. His forthcoming releases will be on Charmin Records and a split EP with Chocky on Ears Have Eyes. Mike Huckaby, Lowtec, Fouk and Moodymann all feature and he had this to say about his mix;
“I recorded this mix in my damn hot studio under the roof and been thinking about the early hours in a house club – when the magic is going to build up and the people slowly prepare for a great night. These records are my old and present all-time favorites: deep and danceable. Just some lovely music for every kind of situation. I am feeling very honoured for getting the chance to record a mix for solid steel.”
“It was a real buzz playing Saturday night’s opening set in room 1 at Freero this year – so many positive vibes. It wasn’t recorded on the night unfortunately, so I decided to re-record the main part of the set here… x”