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20 years of Ninja Tune

This year, British indie label Ninja Tune celebrates 20 years of bestowing upon us layered beats of aural bliss.

Founded by the musical duo Coldcut in 1990, the highly-regarded label has made a significant contribution as a pioneer and major influencer of the electronic music space. Now, some 90 artists deep (including artists like Ghislain Poirier, Amon Tobin, DJ Vadim, Roots Manuva, and Mr. Scruff) the label continues to serve as inspiration to artists everywhere including those they’ve sought relentlessly to promote.

Like similar electronic labels (Warp, Ghostly, DFA) the Ninja Tune sound is distinct, it’s brand is quality, and it’s street-cred thankfully remains intact in a marketplace with increasing crossover between electronic music and pop.

To celebrate, the label has issued Ninja Tune XX Box Set (to be released 10/5) , and the book 20 Years of Beats & Pieces (10/12), telling the story of the label, their artists, and their art.

More:

http://www.ninjatunexx.com

Free Ninja Tune iPhone app by Mobile Roadie

20 Years of Beats & Pieces

Pre-order the book on Amazon

Related:
10 Years of Warp Records

New Music: Scanners

I totally forgot about Scanners until I stumbled across their new album on LaLa today. The song “Lowlife” from the 2006 album Violence is Golden was totally killer then. It’s good to hear that not only they’re back, but have a kick-ass new album to boot.

Listen to “Lowlife” (Dim Mak)

Lala embeds don’t work on the WordPress install for some reason (ahem!! 🙂 ). Here’s 2 places to go to have a listen to the full album:

Stream the full songs on LaLa

Stream clips from “Submarines” on Amazon

Read: The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements

I just finished The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz, a suggestion from my close friends Walsh and Schmalz. The book offers insight on how to live your life based on four simple agreements you choose make with yourself. It really resonated with me and I highly suggest checking it out. It’s an easy weekend read.

Have you read it? If so, what did you think? Leave your comments below.

>The Four Agreements on Amazon

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