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.
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