Listen: Two-hour DJ mix from Massive Attack

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Electronic acts don’t come much more seminal than Massive Attack. Way back in 1991, the Bristol collective released its defining album Blue Lines, which is now celebrating its 21st anniversary. To mark the occasion, Massive Attack’s main men Daddy G and 3G took over the 6 Mix on BBC Radio 1 recently for a rare DJ session. From touchstones like Pink Floyd, Isaac Hayes and Kraftwerk to newer gear from Flying Lotus, Addison Groove and Burial, the two-hour mix showcases the musical headspace of an iconic group. Then there’s the Massive Attack material in the tracklist, from Karmacoma and Angel to I Against I.

When inthemix spoke to Daddy G in 2010, he spoke about his love of being a selector. “I love DJing, man; I tried to become the world’s number-one DJ but failed miserably,” he chuckled. “From the first time we went into the studio, I’ve taken it from the DJ angle. 3D looks at it more from a musical side; while he’s fiddling on keyboards I’m looking at layering and stuff. It’s quite a simplistic way of looking at music actually, but it gets me there.

“The thing that got us into the studio was sampling records. We cleverly – or as we say in some respects, un-cleverly – make something out of other people’s music. We progressed from there really. That’s how I’ve always looked at it; D is of course completely different. He’s the artist; I’m the DJ – with an exclamation mark.” Get into it below.

Massive Attack – 6 Mix

Pink Floyd – On The Run [Eagle Vision]
Kraftwerk – Musique Non-Stop [EMI]
Massive Attack & Mos Def – I Against I [Virgin]
Addison Groove – Savage Henry [50 Weapons]
Burial – South London Boroughs [Hyperdub]
Massive Attack – Angel (Remix) [Virgin]
Gang of Four – At Home He’s A Tourist
The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby [Truth and Soul Records]
Massive Attack – Karmacoma (Remix) [Virgin]
The Bug vs. The Rootsman – Killer (feat. He-Man) [Rephlex]
Khan – Tehran [Punch Drunk]
Man Parrish – Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop) [Polydor]
Flying Lotus – Unknown
Kanye West & Booka Shade – Monster Vs In White Rooms [Roc-A-Fella/Get Physical Music]
Jallanzo – Rockin’ Reggae [Charmax Music]
Omar Perry – Boom Town [Makasound]
Hempolics – Serious [Reggae Roast Records]
Mr. Vegas – Mus Come A Road
DUB TERMINATOR – Give Praise (feat. Ras Stone) [Green Queen Music]
Jumpshot – Headstrong (Lion Dub Hood Refix) (feat. Jahda) [Hoodfamous Music]
Rico Tubbs – Trap Muzik Sounds Better With You [Free Download]
Björk – Venus As A Boy (Parker Refix) [One Little Indian Ltd]
B. Dub – Kingdom
Isaac Hayes – Bumpy’s Lament
Eddie Harris – It’s Alright Now [Resist]
[unknown] – McKay (Mr Benn Refix)
Glen Brown – No More Slavery (Atomic Edit) [Trojan]

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