Ex-art teacher Jonathan More and computer programmer Matt Black have been a team since the mid-eighties. Both Matt and Jonathan had been building their DJ reputation on the nascent rare groove / warehouse party scene. Jon had a show on the then pirate station Kiss FM and, they soon started the joint “Solid Steel” show (still running to this day). In 1987 the duo defined the term ‘remix’ on Eric B and Rakim’s “Paid in Full,” cutting and pasting Israeli singer Ofra Haza’s vocals in a notorious reworking which became a worldwide classic. Coldcut’s talent was recognized by a BPI “Producers Of the Year” award in 1990.
The story of Ninja Tune is another whole chapter and, in the label’s twentieth year, is being told elsewhere. It suffices to say that the organisation has grown into one of the classic independent labels to emerge from the ‘90s, providing a welcoming home to a range of acts including Mr Scruff, Cinematic Orchestra, Amon Tobin, Bonobo, and The Heavy as well as the likes of Roots Manuva, Diplo and Speech Debelle through the later-established Big Dada imprint.
Since the release of their acclaimed last album, 2006's “Sound Mirrors”, Coldcut have rocked over 170 live shows ..first with the Sound Mirrors live show with guest Robert Owens and Mpho Skeef, and also the “Journeys by VJ” tour, a four deck AV mix show with Raj Pannu (decks) and Juice Aleem (MC).
Coldcut are currently working on their new album with Dave “Switch” Taylor (currently best known for his Major Lazer project with Diplo) , as well as piecing together a sequel to that classic “Journeys By DJ” mix, this one provisionally entitled “Two Hours of Sanity”. As Matt Black puts it, “Is there life after JDJ? We shall find out.” You’d be mad to bet against them.
The Energy Union show is a brand new Coldcut audiovisual production - a ground-breaking piece of VJ cinema about Intelligent Energy..
Solution-We have the Technology
Third section uploaded from Energy Union, 'We have the Technology' , with a dense music mix from Nightmares on Wax, Andy Votel, Jellybass and many more inc. King Cannibalised version of Little Fluffy Clouds.