Über DJ Food
Coldcut's Matt Black started the "DJ Food" project as a resource for DJ's; however, the studio group's success led to touring and performance as a band. The group combines grimy, spliff-smoking breakbeats, club-friendly grooves, and electronic experimentation. Some tracks approach Soul Jazz, full of droning organs and soulful, blues-based guitar improvisation. Other tracks simply add some Dub and Funk inflections to a House beat with shrill diva vocals, bass-heavy rhythms, and slightly flanged keyboard sounds. But the eclecticism doesn't end here. House-ified Mambo grooves give way to surreal Ambient Breakbeat, Middle Eastern-tinged spy-soundtrack Acid Jazz, and jazz-inflected Drum 'n' Bass. Leave it to Ninja Tune Records to come up with this mix of influences.