Solid Steel presents Amon Tobin
by Various Artists

— Released 12th July 2004

The fourth episode of the world famous and much trusted Solid Steel mix series comes from the Silent Brazilian, Amon Tobin. After a year and half of performing, tweaking and perfecting his DJ set, Amon found himself in Australia in the final stages of a long but rewarding tour. Every night of this antipodean leg was recorded, and it was decided that this memorable and sweaty night in Melbourne, with Amon under the distracting influences of drugs, alcohol and Aussie girls, would be the perfect...

The fourth episode of the world famous and much trusted Solid Steel mix series comes from the Silent Brazilian, Amon Tobin. After a year and half of performing, tweaking and perfecting his DJ set, Amon found himself in Australia in the final stages of a long but rewarding tour. Every night of this antipodean leg was recorded, and it was decided that this memorable and sweaty night in Melbourne, with Amon under the distracting influences of drugs, alcohol and Aussie girls, would be the perfect opportunity to add to the Solid Steel series.

Recorded using the then-underground Serato software, Amon effortlessly incorporated many of his favourite aspects of drum and bass and heavy, heavy beats in the mix along with lush downtempo and even some Velvet Underground. The recording includes tracks he considers classics - old and new - with Suspicious Circumstance's 'Completely Real', Danny Breaks' awesome 'Science Fu' and T Power's 'Cuba' all getting a look in.

With the exception of a couple of edits to take out some tracks we couldn't get the rights to (Destiny's Child have no clue how big we could have made them), this is a straight front to back mix with no postproduction. You can almost feel Amon's tension knowing that all the mixes ride together for so long that the slightest bump on the decks will send the whole set off. And in those rare moments when there isn't multiple parts flying around in the mix you can almost visualize Amon patting down his pockets doing the 'lighter shuffle'.

This mix reflects all of Amon's musical passions and showcases his superb DJ skills coupled to cutting edge technology. This is his version of 'Live'. We’re still getting used to it.

Solid Steel presents Amon Tobin
by Various Artists

— Released 12th July 2004

Physical

CD (ZENCD90)
£8.00
 

Physical

CD (ZENCD90)
£8.00

Tracklist

  • CD
  1. 1
    Intro
  2. 2
    Dark Lady
  3. 3
    Chronic Tronic
  4. 4
    Twister
  5. 5
    Verbal
  6. 6
    Remix by AFX
  7. 7
    Got Numb
  8. 8
    Pressure Cooker
  9. 9
    Science Fu Part 1
  10. 10
    Marine Machines
  11. 11
    You's A Jaco Pastorius Looking Motherfucker
    Release only
  12. 12
    Schmalla
  13. 13
    Cougar Merkin
  14. 14
    Higher Rates
  15. 15
    Cuba  (Original)
  16. 16
    Moon Palace
  17. 17
    Reactionary
  18. 18
    Nakatali
  19. 19
    Yasawas
  20. 20
    Night Life
    Release only
  21. 21
    Fear
    Release only
  22. 22
    Escape
  23. 23
    Deep Impact
    Release only
  24. 24
    Spanner in the Worx
  25. 25
    Allergic
  26. 26
    Completely Real
  27. 27
    Total Recall
  28. 28
    Sittin Here
  29. 29
    Proper Hoodidge
  30. 30
    Four Ton Mantis
    Release only
  31. 31
    Hey Blondie
  32. 32
    Venus in Furs
  33.  
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The fourth episode of the world famous and much trusted Solid Steel mix series comes from the Silent Brazilian, Amon Tobin. After a year and half of performing, tweaking and perfecting his DJ set, Amon found himself in Australia in the final stages of a long but rewarding tour. Every night of this antipodean leg was recorded, and it was decided that this memorable and sweaty night in Melbourne, with Amon under the distracting influences of drugs, alcohol and Aussie girls, would be the perfect...

The fourth episode of the world famous and much trusted Solid Steel mix series comes from the Silent Brazilian, Amon Tobin. After a year and half of performing, tweaking and perfecting his DJ set, Amon found himself in Australia in the final stages of a long but rewarding tour. Every night of this antipodean leg was recorded, and it was decided that this memorable and sweaty night in Melbourne, with Amon under the distracting influences of drugs, alcohol and Aussie girls, would be the perfect opportunity to add to the Solid Steel series.

Recorded using the then-underground Serato software, Amon effortlessly incorporated many of his favourite aspects of drum and bass and heavy, heavy beats in the mix along with lush downtempo and even some Velvet Underground. The recording includes tracks he considers classics - old and new - with Suspicious Circumstance's 'Completely Real', Danny Breaks' awesome 'Science Fu' and T Power's 'Cuba' all getting a look in.

With the exception of a couple of edits to take out some tracks we couldn't get the rights to (Destiny's Child have no clue how big we could have made them), this is a straight front to back mix with no postproduction. You can almost feel Amon's tension knowing that all the mixes ride together for so long that the slightest bump on the decks will send the whole set off. And in those rare moments when there isn't multiple parts flying around in the mix you can almost visualize Amon patting down his pockets doing the 'lighter shuffle'.

This mix reflects all of Amon's musical passions and showcases his superb DJ skills coupled to cutting edge technology. This is his version of 'Live'. We’re still getting used to it.