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Ratcliffe from Basement Jaxx

Simon Ratcliffe from Basement Jaxx takes over the 6 Mix, talking about his life in electronic and experimental music.

Simon Ratcliffe from Basement Jaxx takes over the 6 Mix, talking about his life in electronic and experimental music. Basement Jaxx need no introduction, having released number one albums, toured the world, headlined the Glastonbury Festival and - most recently - provided the soundtrack to 6 Music's Joe Cornish's debut feature film 'Attack The Block'. However Simon actually started off as a solo producer, releasing his debut EP 'City Dreams' back in 1995. 16 years on and he finally releases the follow up 'Dorus Rijkers' this month, fusing psychedelic rock influences with his trademark contemporary electronic production. In this programme Simon explores his personal journey in music, playing and talking about how records by Frank Zappa, David Bowie and Aswad influenced his sound alongside early house music from Nuyorican Soul and contemporary electronica from Flying Lotus. Simon also tells the story behind his new EP and does a one hour mix which he describes as "a journey into my fantasy world.".

2 hours

Music Played

  • Early Influences and Inspirations

    • David Bowie

      Big Brother

    • David Bowie

      Chant of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family

    • The Mothers of Invention

      Zomby Woof

    • Aswad

      Hey Jah Children

    • Nuyorican Soul

      The Nervous Track

    • George Duke


  • Ratcliffe In The Mix

    • Todd Tamanend Clark

      X-ray X-tasy

    • Ghostface Killah

      Black Tequila

    • Sleigh Bells

      Straight A's

    • Gonjasufi

      Suzie Q

    • Frank Zappa

      Excentrifugal Forz/Apostrophe

    • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

      "81" Poop Hatch

    • Okay Temiz

      Dokuz Sekiz

    • Flying Lotus

      Dance of the Pseudo Nymph

    • The Legendary Stardust Cowboy


    • Del McCoury

      I've Endured

    • Lady Saw

      Bigga Than

    • Tyondai Braxton

      Uffe's Woodshop

    • Ratcliffe


    • Urszula Dudziak

      Chorale for One

    • Arvo Pärt

      In Principio

    • Crystal Castles

      Year of Silence

    • Alpay

      Seni Dileniyorum

    • Buddy Rich

      Time Check

    • The Gaslamp Killer

      Birthday Music

    • Rachid Taha


    • Kool Keith

      Black Elvis

    • Jacques Renault

      Norman's Fire

    • Wayne Shorter

      Ponta De Areia

    • Tiago Sousa

      Walden Pond's Monk

    • Robert Randolph

      Ted's Jam

    • Ratcliffe


    • Lil Wayne feat. Corey Gunz

      6 Foot 7 Foot

    • Pantera

      A New Level

    • Lonnie Mack


    • Shu-De

      Throat-singing Duet

    • Sully

      Sully - Toffee Apple

    • Luciano Perrone

      Samba Vocalizado

    • Langhorne Slim

      I Wanna Take You Home

    • Ratcliffe

      Flying By The Sun

    • Spectral Display

      It Takes A Muscle

      • to fall in love.
  • Current Influencs

    • Flying Lotus feat. Thundercat


    • Gonjasufi

      Kowboyz And Indians

    • Battles


    • Staff Benda Bilili

      Je T'aime

    • Doctor P

      Big Boss

    • Radiohead


    • System of a Down



Role Contributor
Producer Rowan Collinson