Find out what we had stuck on repeat this year, including tracks from RVNG Intl, Thrill Jockey, 4AD, Ninja Tune, PAN and more.
We talked to the mastermind behind Ninja Tune’s latest release, keyboardist Dorian Concept, about how being from Austria taught him how to think about hip-hop.
Louise Brailey talks to enduring and outspoken R&B star Kelis about her the central role that food plays in her life, the importance of family and why people who ask her advice on being an artist really, really leave a bad taste in her mouth
Read our report from the first EB festival of the season with Diamond Version, Bonobo and Moderat in the Czech capital.
Ahead of his headline appearance at Electronic Beats Festival in Prague this Friday, Ninja Tune’s understated star and genre-shunning producer Bonobo talks success, saxophone solos and, um, tumble dryers.
Watch new, cool videos from the likes of Excepter, patten, Torn Hawk in this first Videodrome installment in 2014.
New, cool videos from around the world – this week featuring Rainer, Tinashe, Rebecca Black, Black Deer, Gold Skull, and many
Here comes your weekly dose of new, cool music videos. This Refill contains audio-visual goodies from Animal Collective, Jay-Z, Machinedrum, MGMT, Oneohtrix Point Never and many
Ninja Tune’s dark dubstepper shows a more human side on her new album DVA, exploring the poetry of her European roots. Emika’s album DVA is out now on Ninja Tune and she plays the Berlin Festival’s Foreign Affairs on July 5th
Here comes your weekly update of the latest cool music videos with highlights from Siriusmo, Slava, Lykke Li & David Lynch and many more.
New week, new Videodrome—today with the likes of Holy Sons, PANTEROS666, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, Postiljoen, Polar Lights and many more.
What label were you feeling the hardest this year? You voted, and we counted. Expect showings by 4AD, Tri Angle and Pan.
This week it’s the turn of EB’s Walter W. Wacht to fling open the doors of his psyche and let us all have a rummage around..
This Wednesday Luke Turner slipped through the press embargo to witness the twin sonic assault of The Bug and Death Grips at the Electric Ballroom, London. He emerged unscathed to give us a full report.
Ninja Tunes stalwart DJ Vadim may be Russian-born, but his combination of soul, electronics and hip-hop is red-hot.
Amon Tobin is obsessed with sounds; it takes only a listen to one of his albums to understand that. But after talking to the forty-year-old musician, another fact is also clear: recording and producing sound is his life. Over the years Tobin has explored the world of music and never stood still. Starting with club … Continued
Ninja Tune recently released images of their highly-anticipated Amon Tobin Boxset, and we’re truly floored by the beautiful packaging. Created by the London-based design team Oscar & Ewan, the massive packaging is based around the aesthetics of flower presses. Undo the bolts and open it up, however, and you’re treated to not only seven CDS … Continued
London-based record label Ninja Tune is celebrating today’s international Women’s Day 2012 with a free 6-track sampler. Incredibly talented ladies such as Emika, TOKiMONSTA and Speech Debelle, who recently released her second debut album ‘Freedom of Speech’ on Big Dada are featured on the compilation, plus a brand new remix by Banks of Andreya Triana’s … Continued
The experimental attitude of Benjamin Stefanski aka Raffertie fits well into the Ninja Tune world, balancing between the texture expeditions and the dancefloor smasher tunes. His new release the Mass Appeal EP is out now, following his label debut Visual Acuity from earlier this month. Raffertie, as a contrast generator, divided his new music pack … Continued
Recently Toddla T announced his own weekly show on BBC Radio 1, which is a massive step up for the young DJ and producer in 2012. His latest studio album, Watch Me Dance got some appreciation from us and contained some killer collaborations with Roots Manuva and Róisín Murphy. Recently you’ve got your own show … Continued
Nearly year end, eh? When it’s year-end-list-time at magazines and blogs, record labels usually show what they’ve got in store for the next year. So do Ninja Tune, Big Dada and Brainfeeder Records with their ‘New Artists for 2012’ compilation. And it does sound very promising, what the two traditional British bass music labels and … Continued
Seeing two Eskmo gigs on the same tour is a fortunate experience as you have the chance to discover the same tracks in different forms. Both at Sonar in Barcelona and at Hungary’s Balaton Sound we were met with a massive, but tender, analogue rumbling from the Ninja Tune pioneer. San Francisco-based Brendan Angelides supplies … Continued
Emika the Berlin based producer and sound designer will release her much anticipated debut album later this year. First coming to prominence with her dubstep-emo single ‘Drop the Other’, she swiftly followed with two more ‘Count Backwards’ and ‘Double Edge’. In between she also inspired Ostgut Ton‘s five year anniversary compilation Fünf by suggesting that … Continued
The crisis that has engulfed Japan has totally shaken the world over, which is why Ninja Tune has taken the charitable step of organiszing a compilation to aid in the recovery process. Artists like Kode9, Illum Sphere, Om Unit, The Electric, Throwing Snow, Rudi Zygaldo, Fink and Emika are just some of the artists contributing … Continued
Dorian Concept, the baby faced beat machine, who’s contribution to Ninja Tune XX was one of the undoubted highlights of the anniversary box set, is about to have his first full release with the label – an E.P called Her Tears Tasted Like Pears. With stints as a part of Flying Lotus’ band as a … Continued