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[Muzaq] Coldcut meets the Orb

Quoting Ninja Tune’s Soundcloud entry fits perfectly here. Enjoy ;-)

Recorded on the anniversary of JFK’s assassination and 21 years after their historic ’92 New Year mix on Kiss 100 FM, Coldcut meets The Orb inna Uptown Youth House for the Return Trip. Matt Black and Jonathan More alongside studio accomplice Dor Wand got suitably enhanced with Dr LX Paterson and Youth for a multi-player late night jam session lasting over 3 hours. They then entrusted the multitracks of the set to DJ Food who heroically edited, condensed and massaged the sprawling swamp of sound into a tight – but also loose – 2 hour Solid Steel session.

Listen to Part 1+2 here:

Listen to Part 3+4 here:


[Movies] Plastic Planet Feb 25th, 2010 in German Cinemas

Plastic Planet is an documentary about how plastic materials have become a global threat of life. The movie has been directed by Werner Boote from Austria.

Plastic Planet shows how the industry keeps the chemical composition of plastic products top secret. It also explains that one of the plastic ingredients is Bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is found in many things of our everyday life’s like plastic bottles and baby pacifiers. Among scientists BPA is well known to be posing a threat to health. In January 2010 the U.S. american Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement on BPA:

(..) on the basis of results from recent studies using novel approaches to test for subtle effects, both the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health and FDA have some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children (..)

Plastic Planet’s soundtrack is provided by the ambient and dub pioneers of The Orb.

After Let’s Make Money by Erwin Wagenhöfer, Werner Boote seems to be the next austrian filmmaker to help describing downsides of the globalization.

We currently don’t have information how or when this movie is coming to a cinema in the U.S.

» Wikipedia: Bisphenol A
» U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Update on Bisphenol A January 2010
» IMDB.com: Plastic Planet
» Wikipedia: Werner Boote (german)…

Plastic Planet Trailer (german):

Austrian TV documentary about health risks of plastics (german only):