Back by popular demand it’s the Ninjatune Download Spectacular Extravaganza.
Free mp3s, plus video and audio streams from Amon Tobin, Hexstatic, Mr. Scruff and more. Jazz, breakbeats, bizarre rhythms and strange interludes, perfect February music. Cheers to our friends at Ninjatune for making this happen…
Audio Streams & Free MP3 downloads –
Amon Tobin – Cougar Merkin
“A beat laden kaleidoscope that explores the dark side… A journey that dips its toes into ambient, dub, electronica, breaks, global flavours, strings and ‘out there’ adventures of numerous descriptions. Then hot-wires the lot into one tight ass, punchy sound-scape that thankfully avoids the pitfalls of the ‘imaginary soundtrack’ genre.” Amon Tobin will be doing dj dates around Europe and North America this spring.
Jaga Jazzist – Lithuania
“Like Charles Mingus with Aphex Twin up his arse”. Not sure we can top that! Lithuania doesnít tell you where Jaga Jazzist are from – it tells you where they’re at – the bachelor pad somewhere between Norway and Iceland frozen in time from a classic sixties thriller.
Hexstatic – Telemetron
Solid Steel mixes are known world wide for their sampledelic quality and groove-ular beat factor. No exception here – this exclusive track created for the second Solid Steel presents: Hexstatic “Listen & Learn”. ‘This vigorous mini history of DJing gains immediate entry to the premier league of mix CDs. It’s the way they tell them, the emotions are engaged as well as the booty’ **** Q Magazine The album drops end of January/February. Hexstatic will be hitting the wheels of steel and the visual mixer around the UK and Europe this spring.
Pest – Slap on Tap
BBC Collective tipped Pest for the Top of 2003. Ninja bright young uh. Pest. “Theyíre our favourite young things on Ninja and we hear their album is due March 2003. A bunch of scruffs from Deptford, England and the result is acid-fuelled jazz havoc. These guys are gonna be seriously huge.” The Skam Ladyee at State 51 is never wrong. The album Necessary Measures is due out March. Pest will be touring around with Hexstatic
Hint – You Little Trooper
Where has Hint been hiding? In a Portakabin out in the back garden. The LP Portakabin Fever drops in April. If you can’t picture a 2 year old dancing in the back garden with all its delicious groovy keyboards & hidden steamy noises, gurgling with happiness when they hear the guitar then you need a trip to the country. Hint will be making his internet debut on www.groovetech.com on 12th of February. A Ninja Hombre, joint venture release.
Super Numeri – Flaurent Carmin
We’re letting the press do the talking on this Super Ninja debut out in February. ‘Super Numeri come over like Fleetwood Mac doing ‘Albatross’ on
Quaaludes, with discordant strings and a divine moodiness’ (Mixmag) ‘a fine
slice of spooky ambient pop…. utterly invigorating.’ (NME) ‘Beautiful. Like a long cold drink on a long warm day, Super Numeri hit your musical
spots with alarming accuracy. Serene.’ (Record Collector)
Sweet. Super Sweet (USOUNDS)
Mr. Scruff – Champion Nibble
After 60,000 sales in the UK alone, Mr. Scruff is nibbling on another little biscuit of his Trouser Jazz funk. You only have to listen to go – That’s the tune!
Skalpel – Sculpture
Polish jazz like you never heard it before. Sliced up. Moody. “Sound sculptured in space.” Think distant cousins of Jaga Jazzist with an element of super smoky smoothness.
Amon Tobin – Verbal
Directed by award winning Alex Rutterford this slice of visual action will drive your desk top with its fuelled infested beats & speeding verbal delivery. Amon Tobin will be creating his dark and driven beat fuelled dj sets around Europe and North America this spring.
Mr. Scruff – Sweetsmoke
Mr Scruff wrote this little story and drew all the pictures himself. It has something to do with fish. And pies. That fly. We think. It’s animated. It’s crazy. It’s “Sweetsmoke”. Huh?