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Ninja Tune XX – 20 Years Of Beats ‘n’ Pieces – Limited Boxset out september 20th on Ninja Tune

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Various – Ninja Tune XX – 20 Years Of Beats ‘n’ Pieces
(Boxset/CD/CD) Ninja Tune ZENCD160X/ZENCD160/ZENC160R, 2010-09-20

Ninja Tune: 20 Years of Beats & Pieces is the latest in Black Dog Publishing’s popular Labels Unlimited series. To mark the 20th anniversary of this truly unique and groundbreaking record label, established by Coldcut’s Matt Black and Jonathan More, 20 Years of Beats & Pieces includes exclusive interviews with many of the key artists and label staff from Ninja Tune and its successful subsidaries including Big Dada and Counter.

Ninja Tune’s impressive roster of artists includes Coldcut, DJ Food, Amon Tobin, Mr Scruff, Roots Manuva, Cinematic Orchestra, Bonobo, Ty, The Heavy, Speech Debelle, The Herbaliser, Spank Rock, Funki Porcini, DJ Vadim, Daedelus, Kid Koala, The Bug and Wiley. 20 Years of Beats & Pieces is lavishly illustrated with original photographs and illustrations plundered from the deepest depths of Ninja Tune and their artists’ archives.

20 Years of Beats & Pieces is a stylish and exhaustive survey telling the story of the record label, the artists themselves, their art and the ways in which their influence was and still is felt in larger culture. A truly inspirational tale, beginning with Black and More crossing paths in the mid-80s and going on to form the chart topping Coldcut. When touring Japan 20 years ago, they grew tired of how the staid, uncomprehending major label was manipulating the group and they had the vision and drive to break free and set up Ninja Tune – a label that remains as innovative today as it was then.

An ecclectic and colourful volume, 20 Years of Beats & Pieces is an indispensable book for anyone with an interest in electronic music, independent labels and the music industry.

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