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Massive Attack 6 Mix Special

2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 23 November 2012

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.

Music Played

27 items
  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd On The Run

    Dark Side Of The Moon, Eagle Vision

  • Image for Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk Musique Non-Stop


  • Image for Massive Attack & Mos Def

    Massive Attack & Mos Def I Against I


  • Image for Addison Groove

    Addison Groove Savage Henry

    Transistor Rhythm, 50 Weapons

  • Image for Burial

    Burial South London Boroughs


  • Image for Massive Attack

    Massive Attack Angel (Remix)


  • Image for Gang of Four

    Gang of Four At Home He's A Tourist

  • Image for The Phenomenal Handclap Band

    The Phenomenal Handclap Band Baby

    Truth and Soul Records

  • Image for Massive Attack

    Massive Attack Karmacoma (Remix)


  • Image for The Bug vs. The Rootsman

    The Bug vs. The Rootsman Killer (feat. He-Man)


  • Image for Khan

    Khan Tehran

    Punch Drunk

  • Image for Man Parrish

    Man Parrish Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)

    Reunited (25 Years Of Polydor Funk), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Flying Lotus

    Flying Lotus Yesterday//Corded

    Until The Quiet Comes, Warp Records

  • Image for Kanye West & Booka Shade

    Kanye West & Booka Shade Monster Vs In White Rooms

    Roc-A-Fella/Get Physical Music

  • Image for Jallanzo

    Jallanzo Rockin' Reggae

    Charmax Music

  • Image for Omar Perry

    Omar Perry Boom Town

    Can't Stop Us, Makasound

  • Image for Hempolics

    Hempolics Serious

    Reggae Roast Records

  • Image for Mr. Vegas

    Mr. Vegas Mus Come A Road

  • Image for DUB TERMINATOR

    DUB TERMINATOR Give Praise (feat. Ras Stone)

    Green Queen Music

  • Image for Jumpshot

    Jumpshot Headstrong (Lion Dub Hood Refix) (feat. Jahda)

    Hoodfamous Music

  • Image for Rico Tubbs

    Rico Tubbs Trap Muzik Sounds Better With You

    Free Download

  • Image for Björk

    Björk Venus As A Boy (Parker Refix)

    One Little Indian Ltd

  • Image for B-Double-E

    B-Double-E Kingdom

  • Image for Isaac Hayes

    Isaac Hayes Bumpy's Lament

  • Image for Eddie Harris

    Eddie Harris It's Alright Now


  • Image for [unknown]

    [unknown] McKay (Mr Benn Refix)

  • Image for Glen Brown

    Glen Brown No More Slavery (Atomic Edit)



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