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Coldcut are an English electronic music duo composed of Matt Black and Jonathan More. Credited as pioneers for pop sampling in the ‘80s, Coldcut are also considered the first stars of UK electronic dance music due to their innovative style, which featured cut-up samples of hip-hop, breaks, jazz, spoken word and various other types of music, as well as video and multimedia. According to Spin, "in ’87 Coldcut pioneered the British fad for ‘DJ records’".

Coldcut's records first introduced the public to pop artists Yazz and Lisa Stansfield, through which these artists achieved pop chart success. In addition, Coldcut has remixed and created productions on tracks by the likes of Eric B & Rakim, James Brown, Queen Latifah, Eurythmics, INXS, Steve Reich, Blondie, The Fall, Pierre Henry, Nina Simone, Fog, Red Snapper, and BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Beyond their work as a production duo, Coldcut are the founders of Ninja Tune, an independent record label in London, England (with a satellite office in Montreal) with an overall emphasis on encouraging interactive technology and finding innovative uses of software. The label’s first releases (the first four volumes of DJ Food - 'Jazz Brakes') were produced by Coldcut in the early 90s, and composed of instrumental hip-hop cuts that led the duo to help pioneer the trip hop genre, with artists such as Funky Porcini, The Herbaliser and DJ Vadim.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 What's That Noise? Coldcut 3
1990 Some Like It Cold Coldcut 2
1993 Philosophy Coldcut 2
1997 Let Us Play! Coldcut 4
2000 Cold-Cut-Outs Coldcut 1
2005 Sound Mirrors Coldcut 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Journeys by DJ: Marathon John Digweed & Paul Oakenfold / Coldcut & DJ Rap 1
2004 People Hold On: The Best of Coldcut Coldcut 1
2005 Def Beat Remixes, Volume 1 Coldcut 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Journeys by DJ: 70 Minutes of Madness Coldcut 3
1996 Tone Tales From Tomorrow Too Coldcut 2
1996 Cold Krush Cuts Coldcut & DJ Food vs. DJ Krush 4

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Live at the Big Chill 2006 Coldcut 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Atomic Moog 2000 / Boot the System Coldcut 2
1998 Let Us Replay! Coldcut 3
2006 Sound Mirrors (Videos + Remixes) Coldcut 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Doctorin' the House Coldcut 3
1988 Stop This Crazy Thing Coldcut feat. Junior Reid 2
1989 Coldcut's Christmas Break Coldcut 2
1989 People Hold On Coldcut 2
1993 Autumn Leaves Coldcut 5
1993 Dreamer Coldcut 1
1997 More Beats + Pieces Coldcut 1
1998 Timber Coldcut & Hexstatic 6
2001 Re:Volution Coldcut 1
2005 Everything Is Under Control Coldcut 3
2006 Man in a Garage Coldcut 1
2006 True Skool Coldcut feat. Roots Manuva 1
2006 Tru Skool Coldcut 1
2006 Walk a Mile in My Shoes Coldcut 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Coldcut Meets The Orb Coldcut meets The Orb 1

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