The term ‘journey’ is often bandied about when it comes to describing a DJ’s mix. Most people bleat it out after being taken from deep house to funky house, but that’s just cobblers.
Coldcut (AKA Matt Black (pictured right) and Jonathan More) really get the road map out, plan the rest spots, Post-It the points of interest, and completely disregard any requests for a pee break.
What cemented this reputation was their epic (another overused term) Journeys by DJ mix. It was 70 minutes of madness, pure and simple. Hipsters rapping on God from smoky jazz clubs; sublime folk a capellas riding American avant-garde pieces; hip-hop making way for Jungle programming; and finally, the Doctor Who theme.
These Ninja Tune head honchos took us all on a journey into sound, and don’t even get us started on the leaps they made with VJing…
Coldcut is on the mix. The VJ experience live at the Eurockeennes Festival, France