DOWNLOAD THIS NOW: Chris Carter’s Solid Steel Mix

Chris Carter
Chris Carter
Photo: Paul Heartfield

Solid Steel’s 25th anniversary run continues with a mix that couldn’t be more up our alley: Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey) dishing up future-shocked dance music and Radiophonic transmissions from the great beyond. Here’s how Jon More from Coldcut–the show’s resident DJs–feels about it…

Its 1977 I was 20 & at art college in High Wycombe, 1976 had been a good year:.the Sex Pistols had gate crashed our end of year party & The Clash played at the Student Union bar: The Nags Head Pub had given me an education in all things punk, then Throbbing Gristle played and everything changed. (See a less than complementary review from the local paper on the Solid Steel Facebook page )

I could not understand why everyone got so upset:. After this initiation i started going up to London to buy records from Rough Trade:I had to wait until November & then as I walked into the shop – the last moments of Second Annual Report were playing: I think it was Maggot Death-recorded live in Brighton: pretty much a recording of the local dj insulting the band after they have left the stage: i bought the album, wrote about them for Stabmental Fanzine, put on a gig on at Goldsmiths College: went to about 12 of TG’s gigs all over the country.. bought all the records: still have the flyers: a fan.
Throbbing Gristle was such an influence from the Industrial Records hyper branding to the sonic assault of their live shows: Still the deepest bass I have ever felt was at a TG’s gig at Centro Iberico in London..

So we at Solid Steel are proud to have a mix from Chris Carter founder member of Throbbing Gristle and member of Chris & Cosey undoubtedly a major influence on todays electronic music…

Chris Carter – Solid Steel Mix (2.15.13):
The Haxan Cloak, “Hounfour (Temple)”
Andy Stott, “Bad Wires”
Roj, “You Are Here”
Moon Wiring Club, “The Edwardians Begin…”
Belbury Poly, “Your Stories”
Tangerine Dream, “Rubycon”
Emeralds, “Double Helix”
SND, “3”
Demdike Stare, “Mnemosyne”
Emika, “The Long Goodbye”
Porn Sword Tobacco, “Thank You”
Jon Brooks, “Neap Tide”
Ectoplasm Girls, “Before It’s Too Late”
Rework, “Anyway I Know You”
Vapourspace, “Steam”
The Fall, “Dr Bucks Letter”
Amon Düül II, “Archangel Thunderbird”