2015 marked the final year for the iconic German record label 50Weapons. The label founded by Modeselektor in 2005 featured artists like Addison Groove, Benjamin Damage, Bambounou, Truncate, Marcell Dettman and Cosmin TRG just to name a few. Ninja Tune's Solid Steel Radio commemorated the occasion by having Modeselektor take over the decks for a special set that was followed by Benjamin Damage who produced the final LP released by the label.
Although this mix aired later in the year, it still beat out sets by the likes of Four Tet, Caribou, Coldcut, DJ Food and Medlar for the Solid Steel mix of the year. It's packed with heat from the label as well as other recent favorites. Listen, download and view the tracklist below along with a message from Modeslektor discussing the closure of the 50Weapons label.
"50WEAPONS has been sort of a house that we built. A house for artists and their creative output. Now it's time to leave that house, but the house will always stay open. Open for anyone who needs inspiration or motivation. We are proud of each and every artist who developed their style using 50WEAPONS as an outlet, just the same way as we are proud of every release that has graced our and your turntables. This mix is one of many pillars of the legacy of 50WEAPONS that will hopefully live on forever. Hardcore will never die!"
Gabi _ Koo Koo _ Software
Ben Zimmermann _ Life Without Liz _ Software
Benge _ Yamaha CS70M _ Expanding Records
Porter Ricks _ Port Gentil _ Chain Reaction
Planetary Assault Systems _ Railer (Further Exploration) _ Ostgut Ton
Zenker Brothers _ Bias _ Index Marcel Fengler
Andrea _ Outlines _ Ilian Tape
Truncate _ Dial 20 _ 50Weapons
Truncate _ 1986 _ 50Weapons
Untold _ Targa _ 50Weapons
Atoms For Peace _ Other Side _ 50Weapons
Bambounou _ See You Soon _ 50Weapons
Benjamin Damage _ Up Synth Short (accapella) _ 50Weapons