Review: Rob Lord
XFMs Remix Night returned to Cargo on Thursday, June 19,
with veteran dance moguls, Coldcut.
The Remix night, established by XFM DJ's, Eddy Temple-Morris
and James Hyman, aimed at showcasing those B-Sides that are generally
ignored by the record-buying public, has brought us the hottest
DJs in the remix scene on a monthly basis for over a year.
Their Sunday evening show has led the way and the club night
But none of this would have existed without the original pioneers
of dance music, Coldcut - aka former art teacher, Jonathan More,
and computer programmer, Matt Black .
They came with decks, laptops and toys to prove they could still
cut it by playing a set as eclectic as it was original.
To try and name the tracks they played would be foolhardy, as
anyone who has seen them before will know that they can switch
and swap tracks as much as they jump across the musical spectrum.
They are the only DJs who can drop Teddy Bears
Picnic, get a cheer and then storm off into Pump Up The
Volume. Their unique way of blending unassuming samples with
corking beats has been copied so many times, yet they still remain
the granddaddies of dance.
Occasionally, too obsessed with the laptops and toys, they can
lapse into up their own arseness, but
Coldcut are never more than a tune away from a classic.
Their innate ability to remind you of a by-gone master, or future
hit is unrivalled.
An hour and half of Coldcut for six quid is a not a night to
be passed up.
This, coupled with Eddie and James, the custodians of the Remix,
was too good an opportunity to pass up, and the XFM duo also delivered
the goods with a typically up-to-date set of remixes.
If your interested in hearing any of Coldcuts set, or sampling
Eddie and James, then tune into the Remix on
a Sunday. The frequency is 104.9.