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Coldcut are a dance music duo comprising English DJs Matt Black and Jonathan More. Coldcut first came together in the autumn of 1986. With their hit Doctorin' The House and their remix of Eric B & Rakim's Paid in Full, the pair afforded to gain mainstream popularity.
In 1987 Matt Black joined KissFM with his own mixed based show. More and Black produced their own radio show, Coldcut Solid Steel. Their first major hit appeared as Doctorin' The House in 1988. Featuring singer Yazz, it was their biggest hit overall which managed to reach number 6.
Under the guise Yazz featuring The Plastic Population, Coldcut issued The Only Way Is Up, a cover of a Northern Soul gem which brought the song into the House Music era.
The album peaked no.1 in the UK charts, and the success of this funded more studio equipment for the pair. Their other most well-known hit single was the UK top 20 hit People Hold On.
The single featured singer Lisa Stansfield, whose band Blue Zone UK had been creating a mild buzz with the single Jackie. With All Around the World, she went on to have a UK chart number one in her own right later that same year.
What's That Noise was released on Ahead of Our Time and distributed by Big Life records in 1989. The record featured reggae vocalist Junior Reid, the fictional George Jetson and Mark E Smith.
The United States follow-up was distributed by Tommy Boy Records and featured Tommy Boy artist Queen Latifah rapping over the track Smoke This One.
Its UK version, Some Like It Cold released in 1990, also featured a collaboration with Queen Latifah. In 1991, whilst touring Japan, the duo conceived and started to record their second record label, Ninja Tune.
Ninja Tune continued to release diverse music by a small army of like-minded artists. Ninja Tune mainly uses a corporate facade to communicate via the marketplace itself.
One of the key aspects of the Ninja Tune ethos, Stealth, implies that their following of DJs and listeners are agents in a Burroughsian sense, propagating the D.I.Y. ethic of play as an essentially subversive act by replaying and manipulating media under the radar of mainstream culture.
In 1997 Coldcut unveiled its own real-time video manipulation software, VJamm. Their current live and DJ sets rely on video as much as records, taking the concept of multimedia performance into largely uncharted territory.
Conceptually, the dance music duo owes as much to the ideas of beat writer and cut-up theorist William S. Burroughs, and others as they do to Hip Hop originators.
Recognizing the power inherent in Burroughs' cut-up technique and its presence in hip hop music, Moore and Black have relentlessly pushed the D.I.Y. ethic as a means of fostering greater interaction with the world.
In 2006, Coldcut came up with the album Sound Mirrors. With the popular single True Skool, the album has helped build up a massive underground audience.
The song True Skool itself featured an Indian sample from a cult Bollywood era making the track incredibly popular on the bhangra and desi scene. It also had much of British Asian urban culture.
In 2008, Coldcut remixed Ourselves, a number 1 hit song by Japanese superstar Ayumi Hamasaki. The song Ourselves was included on the album Ayu-mi-x 6 -GOLD.