Finally, after much-deserved buzz from DJs and clubhounds, the duo of Jubilee (Brooklyn’s favorite DJ) and Grahm Zilla (1/2 of Thunderheist) are finally coming out of the dark as Bassanovva. With an upcoming release on Sinden’s Grizzly imprint, the duo are already stand-alone excellent DJs but together they very well could be the firestarters on the floor. Even more exciting will be their debut, presented by one of URB’s favorite NYC parties, Flashing Lights, who will be celebrating their 2-year anniversary. Along with that they’ve provided an EXCLUSIVE mix for us that’s absolutely amazing, highlighting the up-and-coming talents of today’s bass scene as well as bits of their upcoming release. Info on the mix, the party and download link after the jump.
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.
September 20th marks the 20 year anniversary of the stealth operation known as Ninja Tune. Instead of a nostalgic greatest hits album, the London-based label family embark on a world tour and delight us with what they call a futurespective, a fresh box set with all new material. Coldcut’s Matt Black, who with his partner Jonathan More founded Ninja Tune in 1990, talks label history, the music of the future, audiovisual messages, and the BP oil spill.
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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.