Legendary electronic imprint Ninja Tune is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year with an ultra limited box set, featuring 106 new and classic tracks spread out over six CDs and six 7-inch records. This ultra limited box (only 3500 are being made) also comes with a 192-page book, Ninja Tune – 20 Years Of Beats & Pieces, as well as two posters—all packaged in an amazing box designed by long-time Ninja Tune visual masters Openmind.
Legendary record labels usually combine a visionary musical agenda with a visual aethetic that is unmistakable. For two decades, Ninja Tune artists have helped define what electronic music “looks like” via a series of impressive music videos. Here are some of our favorite clips from the past 20 years.
Montreal`s annual summer soiree for jazz fanatics (and music fans of all stripes), officially ends Tuesday. The festival suffered a bit of an off year in 2010, locals said, as sets from Lou Reed (with John Zorn) were booed and cancellations of anticipated appearances from Rakim and Daniel Lanois`Black Dub dogged determined show seekers. But there were more than enough bright spots among the festivals expertly currated late night gigs (which run concurrent to the festival) at smart downtown venues such as Club Soda and Metropolis to make up for any cancelations at larger Jazzfest forums. …MORE
Unabated sun, endlessly thumping music and a few surprises were on order for day two of Movement 2010. Nothing quite matched the immersive spectacle of the Plastikman set of the previous night, and crowds were not as jam packed throughout the day, but there was a reason to visit and be amazed at every single stage at one point or another throughout the day, and the closing set by legendary Detroit techno band Inner City proved to be a triumphant moment.