The Solid Doctor

Real Name:
Steve Cobby
Profile:
Solid Doctor's Steve Cobby is the dominant creative force behind popular Hull-based trip-hop label Pork Recordings, for whom he's recorded a number of full-length albums under a variety of names (including Fila Brazillia and Heights of Abraham).

Pork was formed in 1991 by Cobby and fellow Hullster/flatmate Dave Pork in order to release the first single by Cobby's then-side project, Fila Brazillia (Fila has since become his focus), following which he began releasing solo material under the Solid Doctor name.

He released two full-lengths within a year (one of them, How About Some Ether?, a double-disc compilation of singles) and helped attract critical attention to Pork with a blend of instrumental hip-hop, dub, funk, and house that would soon propel labels such as Mo'Wax and Cup of Tea into the spotlight. Like previous musical endeavors (including Big Life! pop/dance group Ashley & Jackson, which dissolved around 1990), Cobby's Solid Doctor material carves out a space between the dancefloor and the hi-fi, aiming for a middle ground of groove with songwriting and musicianship given equal weight with the more practical consideration of moving a crowd. -- Sean Cooper

In 2006 Cobby formed Steel Tiger Records with his Heights of Abraham and Twentythree Records colleague, Sim Lister. Steel Tiger features J*S*T*A*R*S, J J Fuchs, Peacecorps and The Cutler (Cobby's current collaboration with Porky).
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The Solid Doctor Discography Tracks

Albums

PORK 025 The Solid Doctor - How About Some Ether (Collected Works 93-95) album art Solid Doctor* How About Some Ether (Collected Works 93-95)(2xCD, Album) Pork Recordings PORK 025 UK 1995 Sell This Version
pork 030 The Solid Doctor - Beats Means Highs album art The Solid Doctor Beats Means Highs(CD, Album) Pork Recordings pork 030 UK 1996 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Solid Doctor - Losing Patients Volume One album art The Solid Doctor Losing Patients Volume One Pork Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
The Solid Doctor - Losing Patients Volume Two album art The Solid Doctor Losing Patients Volume Two Pork Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
The Solid Doctor - Losing Patients Volume Three album art The Solid Doctor Losing Patients Volume Three Pork Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
PORK:032 The Solid Doctor - Losing Patients Volume Four album art The Solid Doctor Losing Patients Volume Four(12") Pork Recordings PORK:032 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PORK 034 The Solid Doctor - Our Sorrow / In The Offing album art The Solid Doctor Our Sorrow / In The Offing(12") Pork Recordings PORK 034 UK 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

DCLS 030 The Solid Doctor - How About Some More Ether: Collected Works 90-95 album art Solid Doctor* How About Some More Ether: Collected Works 90-95(6xCD, Album, Comp) Déclassé DCLS 030 UK & Ireland 2017 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

FABRIC35, Fabric 35, Fabric35 The Solid Doctor - Fabric 18 album art Baby Mammoth, Beige (2) & Solid Doctor* Baby Mammoth, Beige (2) & Solid Doctor* - Fabric 18(CD, Comp, Mixed) Fabric (2), Fabric (2), Fabric (2) FABRIC35, Fabric 35, Fabric35 UK 2004 Sell This Version
fabric35radio1, 18 The Solid Doctor - Baby Mammoth Radio Mix album art Baby Mammoth, Beige (2) & Solid Doctor* Baby Mammoth, Beige (2) & Solid Doctor* - Baby Mammoth Radio Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Fabric (2), Fabric (3) fabric35radio1, 18 UK 2004 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

fabric35radio2, 18 Baby Mammoth, Beige (2) & Solid Doctor* Baby Mammoth, Beige (2) & Solid Doctor* - Beige Radio Mix(CDr, Promo) Fabric (2), Fabric (3) fabric35radio2, 18 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none The Solid Doctor - Untitled album art The Solid Doctor Untitled(4xFile, MP3, 192) Electronic Sound Music Club none 2015