Oh shit. It’s here: the Slipmatt mixtape, made exclusively for Somesuch & Co.
For those that don’t know, Slipmatt is a pioneering DJ and producer. He was also one half of SL2 who in 1992 blessed the world with one of the seminal breakbeat hardcore anthems, ‘On A Ragga Tip’.
We met Slipmatt at a hardcore revival night while researching Daniel Wolfe’s ‘Blind Faith’ video for Chase & Status. He was so wicked. He very kindly came to Manchester and DJ-ed the rave and in the process blew the minds of a whole new generation of wild-eyed bean aficionados.
Warning. Warning. While listening to this mixtape you will hear part of ‘Spliffhead’ by the Ragga Twins. When this came out in 1990 on the Shut Up & Dance imprint, Dance Energy was my favourite program, and I wore Chipie chinos and trainers like this:
(I actually ended up meeting Flinty Badman; Daniel street-cast him on Riddley Road market and put him in the Plan B ‘Recluse’ video.)
Anyway, you are about to listen to half an hour of absolute fucking bangers.
Hold tight and keep it locked.
One love Slipmatt.