Cold Cut – Everything Is Under Control


Cold Cut's Matt Black and Jonathan More should need no introduction. Anyone who remembers their classic remix of Eric B + Rakim's "Paid In Full" or their rendition of "Autumn Leaves" that epitomized the early downtempo sound of the 90's probably knows these guys as the stealth duo behind the UK's preeminent avantgarde record label Ninjatune.

Their nearly 20 year collaboration has included many ground-breaking releases as Cold Cut as well as the founding of three amazing record labels: Ninjatune, Big Dada and NuTone. They also invented the interactive video mixing software VJamm, run the ever-popular Solid Steel Radio show on BBC (originally on KISS FM), and along the way garnered numerous awards and praise as radical pioneers of their artforms.

What you might not know is that they just dropped a bombastic new single featuring guitar and vocals from John Spencer (as in the "John Spencer Blues Explosion") and Mike Ladd as a prelude to what I imagine to be another mind blowing album, "Sound Mirrors." The 12" features remixes by The Underdog, DJ Kentaro, a Solid Steel dub and an accapella for all you mash-up DJs out there. The CD will follow soon with even more versions.

The video for the song and more is up on their newly relaunched website and it's right on time for the season of being thankful (if you dont live in a war zone).