This is one of those “holy crap it’s been 20 years already?” kind of moments. This week Ninja Tune, the U.K.’s leading home for indie hip hop, electronic and drum-n-bass acts (and the leading purveyor of “chillout” music), celebrates 20 years in the business with a massive boxed set release. Ninja Tune XX chronicles the two decades of music that founders Matt Black and Jonathan More, better known as DJ duo [lastfm]Coldcut[/lastfm], curated and unleashed on the willing masses. Click through to sample a remix of a tune from Ninja Tune standout [lastfm]Roots Manuva[/lastfm], browse the track listing for the boxed set, plus catch the spiffy video these cats put out to announce the release.
Hit play below to hear “Witness (Slugabed Remix)” by [lastfm]Roots Manuva[/lastfm].
[lastfm]Roots Manuva[/lastfm] features large in any retrospective of the Ninja Tune catalog. But he’s not the only performer included in this boxed set. Fans can expect to hear from other bold names like [lastfm]Spank Rock[/lastfm], [lastfm]Kid Koala[/lastfm], [lastfm]Cut Chemist[/lastfm], and [lastfm]El-P[/lastfm] to name just a few. For the full list of tracks and word on all the different configurations available for Ninja Tune XX click here. You should also check out this killer clip the label put out to announce this new collection:
If you like what you hear, check out Ninja Tune XX available now direct from Ninja Tune and at Amazon.