Posted in music | tour dates on September 3, 2010

Ninja Tune

The Ninja Tune XX box set contains the following stuff which is 100% exclusive to the set and unavailable anywhere else in the world:

- 2 x CDs + 6 x 7"s featuring new tracks from Mr Scruff, Toddla T, Kid Koala, Wagon Christ, Jaga Jazzist, King Geedorah, DJ Food, Kyle Hall, The Heavy, The Qemists, King Cannibal, Blockhead and unreleased archive tracks from The Cinematic Orchestra and Roots Manuva AND new remixes from Modeselektor, Cut Chemist, Zomby, Scuba, Dorian Concept, EL-P, The Bug, King Jammy, Matthew Herbert, Rustie, Prefuse 73, cLOUDDEAD, 808 State, The Orb, Tom Middleton, Gold Panda, JME, Alix Perez, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), Doomed (Richard Russell) and Roots Manuva. See tracklists [HERE>].

The Cinematic Orchestra were scheduled to play the Guggenheim Museum in NYC tonight, Friday, September 3rd, BUT: "Due to unforeseen medical reasons, The Cinematic Orchestra show has been canceled. The band express their deepest regret over the situation and hope to perform in New York in the new year." Hopefully those medical reasons aren't too serious and we do in fact see them in 2011.

Meanwhile, Ninja Tune is celebrating 20 years, and in addition to the box set, that means parties. Tickets are on sale now for an October 28th show at Santos Party House with sets by Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, DJ Food & DK, Poirier Toddla T & Serocee, DJ Kentaro, and Eskmo.

Two days later, almost the same lineup plays Echo/Echoplex in LA, though they also get Cut Chemist

Eskmo is one of Ninja Tune's newest signings. Check out a video along with 10 streaming tracks from the box set, info on a new book, and more, below...

Eskmo - Cloudlight (Official Video) from mc707 on Vimeo.

ESKMO - "ESKMO" Album out 19th October (Ninja Tune)
1) Cloudlight
2) We Got More
3) Color Dropping
4) The Melody
5) You Go, I See That
6) We Have Invisible Friends (Washed Mix)
7) Become Matter Soon, For You
8) Moving Glowstream
9) Starships
10) Communication
11) Siblings
12) Gold & Stone
13) My Gears Are Starting To Tremble
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The Book
The paperback edition of "Ninja Tune: 20 Years of Beats and Pieces" will be available soon through Black Dog Publishing, as part of their acclaimed Labels Unlimited series. The book is written by esteemed music journalist Stevie Chick (a founder of Loose Lips Sinks Ships as well as long term NME scribe and current contributor to the Guardian, Mojo etc and author of books on Black Flag and Sonic Youth, amongst others) and includes exclusive interviews with key artists and label staff. Its 192 pages are also lavishly illustrated with original photographs, illustrations and flyers plundered from the depths of Ninja Tune and their artists' archives.
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Ninja Tune XX Box Set Previews (CDs 1-4 only) by Ninja Tune XX

There will be two U.S. Ninja Tune XX celebrations in NY and LA.

28th October New York, NY @ Santos feat.
Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, DJ Food, Poirier, Toddla T, DJ Kentaro, Eskmo, Ghostbeard

30th October Los Angeles, CA @ Echo/Echoplex feat.
Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, DJ Food, Cut Chemist, Toddla T, Eskmo, DJ Kentaro, Ghostbeard

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Comments (14)

It looks cool, but to be honest I have no idea what's all that Ninja stuff

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 2:14 AM

jesus christ. no chicago dates?!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 3:40 AM

CDs are a quaint way to store data. It's all about vinyl, baby.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 8:33 AM

Here's my old-ass comment for the day:

The Santos party looks like it starts around 11:00 pm on a school night. Since this is Ninja Tune's 20th anniversary, they must know that a lot of the Headz, who may have been 20 when they started listening to Ninja Tune are now 40.

Amon Tobin probably won't hit the decks until 2-3 am. Even for the most diehard fans, 2 am on a weekday is tough.

Getting old sucks.

Posted by Dan | September 3, 2010 9:40 AM

Couldn't agree more. Listened to so much Ninja Tunes back around 2000, but who listens to them anymore? Just old geezers like me. And Amon Tobin comes to the US like once every two years and they have him playing at what looks like 2 am on a weekday? Sorry, no can do. Ugh, I hate stupid people.

Getting old does indeed suck.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:39 AM

Hummus Mehs are way better.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:44 AM

jeez, i was listening to ninja tune back in 95-97...herbaliser, coldcut, vadim.

i was on a mo wax/ninja tune revival recently and found that a lot of this stuff didnt hold up too well.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 11:03 AM

The Hummus Mehs thing has officially become more annoying than the hummus thing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 1:12 PM

11:03 exactly.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 1:13 PM

Hopefully Kid Koala goes on before midnight and we can leave early satisfied.

Posted by kskill | September 3, 2010 3:14 PM

The party starts at 10 actually and it's halloween weekend! get in the spirit!

Posted by anon | September 3, 2010 6:42 PM

DJ Food is certainly gonna have hummus nearby.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2010 11:09 PM

Dear old people (of which I am one... but c'mon who hasn't shown up to work messed up on a Friday...)

Please don't be shocked when there's some of those "damn kids" at the show...

Note that Amon will likely be on around 12:30 or 1:00 so you can still get home and grab a few hours before work.

re. the vinyl comments... note there's 6 x 7"s in the box also... and a sign up number that will get you a set of 12" vinyl delivered to your door at no extra cost... because we're crazy like that.

Hopefully see you there.

Posted by Jeff Waye | September 7, 2010 6:54 PM

"Note that Amon will likely be on around 12:30 or 1:00 so you can still get home and grab a few hours before work. "

Justify it all you want, this show will fail.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 7:23 PM

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