Massive Ninja Tunes announcement

Ninja Tunes have announced all kinds of shit to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Take a big draw and take it all in ...

On September 20th comes the NT boxset with artwork Ninja designer Openmind. The set will consist of three hardcover cases in a hardback box, with foil-blocked text and loveliness. These cases will in turn contain the following material:

Case 1: 6 CDs of music (2 CDs will be material only available in this box set)
Case 2: 6 x 7" singles in a hardback book (all material only available in this box set). + an inner pocket with a Ninja family tree poster by Nigel Peake + Sleeve Cover Poster + Ninja Tune XX Sticker Sheet
Case 3: Exclusive Hardback edition of Black Dog Publishing book 'NINJA TUNE: 20 Years of Beats & Pieces' by Stevie Chick (hardback edition only available in this box set)

It will include new exclusive tracks from: Amon Tobin, Roots Manuva, Kid Koala, Mr Scruff, The Bug, Jaga Jazzist, Bonobo, Toddla T, Blockhead, Daedelus, Dorian Concept, Two Fingers, Zomby, Luke Vibert, DJ Vadim, King Cannibal, Jammer, Shuttle, The Heavy, Yppah, zero dB and more to be announced. Plus a few choice overlooked favourites and rarities.

Plus new exclusive remixes from: Switch, Henrik Schwarz, Autechre, Modeselektor, Matthew Herbert, Zomby, Toddla T, Cut Chemist, Roots Manuva, Gold Panda, Mark Pritchard, Amorphous Androgynous, Rustie, Actress, Tom Middleton, Micachu, Metronomy, Gaslamp Killer, Kronos Quartet, Tunng, Mala, El-P (and EL-B) and more to be announced.

The Ninja Tune founders Coldcut will be presenting a massive NINJA TUNE XX event on 2nd Oct in London at the glamorous Ewer Street Car Park.

The paperback edition of "Ninja Tune: 20 Years of Beats and Pieces" will be available from August 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.


For each of the 20 weeks leading up to the release date of the box set, NTe giving away rare material and mixes from our special ninjatunexx site (despite the title, none of it will be porn.). Each item will be available for one week and one week only. In addition, we'll be unveiling brand new videos, running competitions, and announcing more details about NINJA TUNE XX. The first in our series of 20 exclusive giveaways is a set of two tracks from the very first Ninja Tune recordings, incredibly rare until now. First released in 1990, and bearing the trademark production quality of Coldcut (recording under the moniker Bogus Order), 'Zen Bones' is from the first Ninja Tune album, Zen Brakes Vol.1 and 'Da Sound Of Zen' is from our very first 12".

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