No need to say much — you can infer from the headline. This is Massive Attack and if you don’t know Massive Attack by now, you probably haven’t been paying much attention. If that’s the case, start here and work from there. Consider this a very necessary update to the original Essential Mix.
The facts and download below the jump, alongside the tracklist.Disappear with it into your closest bomb shelter.
“Dance music pioneers Massive Attack take over 6 Music for an exclusive 6 Mix, playing a selection of their favourite music alongside tracks which influenced their seminal album Blue Lines.
One of the UK’s best known electronic acts, Massive Attack formed in Bristol in the mid-1980s, out of the ashes of hip-hop collective The Wild Bunch.
Their debut album Blue Lines was released in 1991 and is seen by many as a watershed moment in British dance music, fusing hip hop, soul & jazz with the smokey late night vocals from Tricky and Shara Nelson. The album became an instant classic, with its lead single Unfinished Sympathy regularly topping polls for the greatest British single of all time.
Since then the band have released four further albums, collaborating with everyone from Tracey Thorn to the late Terry Callier, via Sly & Robbie Elizabeth Frazer and Elbow’s Guy Garvey.
As they prepare to re-release a fully re-mastered and expanded edition of Blue Lines 21 years on, Daddy G and 3G take over the 6 Mix to play a selection of music which has inspired their unique sound, from Kraftwerk and Man Parrish to Flying Lotus and Daphni.”
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]