Download Four Tet’s Two-Hour Solid Steel Takeover

Image via Ninja Tune
Image via Ninja Tune

If you’re talking influences and history, this Four Tet mix is just for you. This isn’t his first go-round on the Solid Steel show; he’s been contributing mixes to them since 2001. This mix is something special, though. As Four Tet put it, this mix “is made from unofficial edits and mixes.  I guess these edits were mainly made to be played in clubs and I’ve always like the tradition of DJs extending and rearranging to make things work in their sets.  Most of the edits here are unreleased because they are just tools for DJs really.  The Black Unity one was done for the Solid Steel US tour that I did in 2001.” To celebrate being added to the Solid Steel 25th Anniversary night at Fire in London on December 6, the Ninjas handed Four Tet the reigns and let him go hog-wild for this week’s two-hour Solid Steel broadcast. There’s a lot going on in here, from all kinds of funk, soul, and disco-tinged classics to a number of interesting bits. Dive all the way in.


1. Playboy Mommy edit
2. Musiq – Photomachine H.E.R raw edit
3. HR Groove (J Rocc edit)
4. Marcos Valle Floating Points edit
5. K54 – Aight Aight Aight!
6. Sweet Love (volca edit)
7. Ain’t no need (Zernell and Goodking edit)
8. Give it up and turn it loose (Black Cock edit)
9. Girl you need a change of mind (Bobby Busnach edit)
10. Marvin time to get it together (Daphni edit)
11. Everyday Extended Edit
12. Joni Mitchell Dreamland edit
13. Arthur Russell Flagrant Foul edit
14. Jerry Green Daphni edit
15. Weather Report – Non stop edit
16. Peaches and Prunes edit Ron Hardy
17. Funky Nassau (KH edit)
18. Teddy Pendergrass – Sunshine Sound edit
19. Happy song or dance (FK edit)
20. Ugly Edit 6
21. Kikrokus Ron Hardy edit
22. Edie and the Eggs edit
23. Jack Your Big Booty (Happa edit)
24. Canned Heat Daphni Edit
25. Pharoah Black Unity club mix
26. What’s going on extended loud drums
27. silence
28. Peter Finger loop