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Hot Stepper Productions, Etnies, and CKLN 88.1 present:

Solid Steel
featuring DJ FOOD (Strictly Kev) and DK on four decks
with Four Tet (Domino) and Bonobo (Ninja Tune)
also Andrew Allsgood


Thursday, November 29, 2001
at
Reverb, 651 Queen St. W.

$15 advance tickets available at: Play de Record (357a Yonge St.),
Metropolis Records (162 Spadina Ave.), Vice (383 Queen St. W.),
Cosmos (607 Queen St. W.), Rotate This (620 Queen St. W.),
Soundscapes (572 College St.)
$20 at the door - doors open 9:00pm - 19+

DJ FOOD's Strictly Kev and Solid Steel radio producer / DJ DK (Darren Knott) invade Toronto with cohorts Bonobo (Ninja Tune) and Four Tet (Domino) in tow to kick out the jamz and celebrate the release of the first in Ninja Tune's Solid Steel mix album series adapted from the weekly KISS FM / BBC radio show launched by Coldcut 13 years ago.

Announcing the release of a new series of albums to come from Ninja Tune, dan dan daaaaaaaah..... "Solid Steel presents..." a series of mix albums to come from various Ninja and Big Dada artists - or combination of. First one is by Solid Steel's co creators DJ Food and show producer DK. A multiple deck and effects extravaganza designed to go far beyond the usual concept of a mix album. Others to follow will be projects by Mr Scruff and Kid Koala. Keep your ears tuned for a special 10 episode program on an underground college radio station near you.

The DJ Food project started in 1990 with the release of Jazz Brakes Vol.1. Jazz Brakes Volumes 2 & 3 were among Ninja Tune's most successful early albums. DJ Food released a series singles in various combinations starting in 1994 (including "Freedom"/"Consciousness"). Latter DJ Food albums like the incredible "A Recipe For Disaster" in '95 and its remxied follow up "Refried Food" in '96 have developed into some of the most innovative and original jazz hip hop around. DJ Food dropped the next step with the brilliant Kaleidoscape full length in 2000 and followed up with the Quadraplex EP in 2001.

Bonobo (aka Simon Green) rides in from Brighton on his self produced Ninja Tune debut "Animal Magic" (including his own live instrumentation). It's fair to say that few people have been as adept at crafting intricate, subtle mood music so seamlessly and so honestly. Bonobo manages many more styles and moods than you might expect from someone falling under the chill out tag - "Animal Magic" is genuinely interesting and clever as well as gorgeous.

Domino Record's Four Tet (Kieran Hebden) weighs in with the release of his "Pause" LP, a collection of richly textures and wildly diverse tracks ranging from the luscious, trumpet-drenched "Twenty-three" to the rocking, psychedelic "You Could Ruin My Day" to the whimsical "No More Mosquitos". Kieran takes time out from touring as part of Fridge, working on his next Four Tet LP and backing with Badly Drawn Boy to join the Ninja camp on its journey through North America.

For all things Ninja: http://www.ninjatune.net

© Hot Stepper Productions 2001