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Massive Attack 6 Mix Special

Dance music pioneers Massive Attack play a selection of their favourite music, alongside tracks which influenced their seminal album Blue Lines.

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.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 28 Dec 2012 22:00

Music Played

  • Pink Floyd

    On The Run

    • Dark Side Of The Moon.
    • Eagle Vision.
  • Kraftwerk

    Musique Non-Stop

    • EMI.
  • Massive Attack

    I Against I (feat. Mos Def)

    • Virgin.
  • Addison Groove

    Savage Henry

    • Transistor Rhythm.
    • 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


    • Truth and Soul Records.
  • Massive Attack

    Karmacoma (Remix)

    • Virgin.
  • The Bug vs. The Rootsman

    Killer (feat. He-Man)

    • Rephlex.
  • Khan


    • Punch Drunk.
  • Man Parrish

    Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)

    • Reunited (25 Years Of Polydor Funk).
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • Flying Lotus


    • Until The Quiet Comes.
    • Warp Records.
  • Kanye West & Booka Shade

    Monster Vs In White Rooms

    • Roc-A-Fella/Get Physical Music.
  • Jallanzo

    Rockin' Reggae

    • Charmax Music.
  • Omar Perry

    Boom Town

    • Can't Stop Us.
    • Makasound.
  • Hempolics


    • 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.
  • Bj√∂rk

    Venus As A Boy (Parker Refix)

    • One Little Indian Ltd.
  • B-Double-E


  • 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.