Friday, 24 September 2010

V/A - Ninja Tune XX (Ninja Tune)


It takes some doing to still be relevant in the world of electronic music after 20 years. However, Coldcut’s Ninja Tune imprint is still with us and up there with the best. This is due to a commitment to pushing genuinely exciting music, regardless of its colour or creed, instead of chasing fashion. Instead of deciding to celebrate 20 years in the business by resting on their laurels or making listeners re-buy classic material, the Ninjas have pushed the boat out with a humongous box set of new material and exclusive remixes from label artists and others. Six CDs, six 7’s, two 12’s and a book were always going to come with a hefty price tag, but the music impresses. For those unable or unwilling to fork out the three figure sum for the box set, four CDs of the choice material will be available in two separate double pack sets. There will also be four 12‘s of exclusive tunes availabe. Brilliant cuts contained within this encyclopaedia of Ninja Tunage include Toddla T and Ms Dynamite’s desireful Want U Now, Bonobo & Andreya Triana’s beautiful Wondering When and Floating Points Ensemble’s delicious Post Suite. Ninja Tune must be commended for being bold enough to celebrate 20 years in the business with such a jaw dropping collection.

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