Various ‎– Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism (The Joy Of Dex)

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Flexistentialism
DJ Food Cosmic Jam 3:12
Funki Porcini Venus 4:34
The Herbaliser A Mother (For Your Mind) 6:48
Up, Bustle & Out Revolutionary Woman Of The Windmill Part I/Bandalera Del Molino Parte Primera 5:40
Coldcut Atomic Moog 2000 4:57
Kruder & Dorfmeister Shakatakadoodub 7:14
Luke Vibert Get Your Head Down 7:45
London Funk Allstars Junkies Bad Trip 5:09
2 Player Extreme Possibilities (Wagon Christ Mix) 7:05
Ashley Beedle Presents The Uschi Classen Band Do You Believe In Love? 6:07
DJ Vadim London Mind State 4:45
9 Lazy 9 Journeyman's Electric Lazyman 5:23
Illuminati Of Hedfuk* The Worm Turns 7:45
9 Lazy 9 Spoonful Of Slow 2:47
Scratchmological Waxploitation
DJ Food Spiral 5:55
The Herbaliser Stratchy Noise 7:19
Up, Bustle & Out La Morena En El Viento Andaluz 6:03
London Funk Allstars What's In The Basket 4:28
Funki Porcini B Monkey 7:21
DJ Food Sunvibes 6:02
9 Lazy 9 Turn Me Loose 4:18
DJ Food Fungle Junk 8:15
DJ Food Scratch Yer Hed (Squarepusher Mix) 7:18
DJ Food Consciousness 4:46

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
zen cd22 Various Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism (The Joy Of Dex)(2xCD, Comp) Ninja Tune zen cd22 1996 Sell This Version
TFCK-87901~2 Various Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism(2xCD, Comp) Toy's Factory TFCK-87901~2 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
ZENCD 22 Various Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism(2xCD, Comp) Ninja Tune ZENCD 22 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
TFCK-87901~2 Various Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Toy's Factory TFCK-87901~2 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
zen 22 Various Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism(3xLP, Comp) Ninja Tune zen 22 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ZEN MC 22 Various Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism(2xCass, Comp) Ninja Tune ZEN MC 22 Czech Republic 1997 Sell This Version
ZENCD 22 Various Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism(2xCD, Comp, RM) Ninja Tune ZENCD 22 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
zen cd22 Various Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism(2xCD, Comp) Ninja Tune zen cd22 UK Unknown Sell This Version
zen cd22 Various Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism(2xCD, Comp) Ninja Tune zen cd22 Unknown Sell This Version
zen cd22 Various Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism(2xCD, Comp) Ninja Tune zen cd22 Unknown Sell This Version

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Pointdexter

Pointdexter

December 30, 2014
referencing Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism, 2xCD, Comp, ZENCD 22

Track 1-11 by DJ Vadim is not "London Mind State", but "Nonlateral Hypothesis", as I have just discovered by listening to ZEN1240 for the first time. Quite a mistake for a label to make! I've loved this track for years without knowing its real title...

Excellent compilation nonetheless, I can't think of any better one in the genre. Impossible to name favorite tracks since they're pretty much all classics! A perfect introduction to mid 90's beats and breaks.
IDT

IDT

August 16, 2010
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism, 3xLP, Comp, zen 22

I started listening to electronic music since 1992.It was all about breakbeat, jungle and drum n bass for me.The years of 1996 and 1997 was the last years (in my opinion) of good tracks for jungle and dnb.And by the time i was starting to loose my interest for these kind of tunes i stepped into a record store and i noticed this compilation.I had no idea what ninja tune was about.I just liked the logo of this ninja throwing a record like ''suriken''.And... that was it.I became a big fun of this record label with it's many (but not all) ecxellent artists.Ambient, trip hop ,freestyle, IDM, dnb influences linked so smooth with Jazz, funk and ethnic sometimes music and rhythms.All the black music genres (and also world music) from a modern point of view.Just buy this compilation.It's worth every second listening to it.

(sorry for my bad english)
MiXCHure

MiXCHure

April 9, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism, 2xCD, Comp, ZENCD 22

Holy shit! This album is FUNKY! Ninja Tune is a pioneer for various trip-hop artists, and this compilation is a great introduction to the wide range of sounds produced by this company. Some of these tracks are quite slow and jazzy, while some of them exhibit some excellent DnB specimens. Yet others just give you that great, slow, rolling, fat funk! All of them show off out-of-this-world production values. Expect to hear all sorts of sounds, samples, scratches.

Some tracks I recommend are:

"Shakatakadoodub" has a relentless beat that drives the energy forward. Not as funky as the other tracks, but certainly worth a listen.
"Junkies Bad Trip" is funky. Period. Guitar, brass, bass, drums. What more do you need, really?
"London Mind State" is mellow, and chill. Smooth.
"Spoonful Of Slow" is another deeply chill track. Has this slow, dragging beat. The chords are just so sexy.
"Spiral" is a more abrasive breakbeat track. Very energetic.
"Scratchy Noise" is so funky, with a beat so strong, and a bassline so groovy, the track will make you smile because it just sounds so damn good!
"Turn Me Loose" is a moderately-paced breakbeat track, yet the sound is just so chill and mellow.
"Scratch Yer Hed" ventures into some abrasive and loud DnB territory. The rhythm is complex, and it's sort of hard to follow, but in the middle, it does break into a nice, slow funky stretch.

If you like Ninja Tune, you will no doubt love this album. If you like trip-hop or even hip-hop, you will appreciate the album's repect for the funkiest sounds. If you like breakbeat in general, you'll find it all here. Don't like hip-hop? Well, there's stuff in here for those of you who like jazz. Get this album! It gives you two awesome disks of funky shit for the price of one!
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

February 26, 2004
referencing Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism, 3xLP, Comp, zen 22

No comments yet? I'm appalled! This is an excellent collection of tunes put out by a label who saved me from ditching electronic music altogether at a time when electronic beats were getting about as stale as a five year old open bag of chips. These tunes were upwardly musical and very inspiring when everybody was getting high on badly produced loops that were about as creative as what a five year old might come up with. That's right all you "Goa" fans and "noisecore" junkies. Anything would have suited your pathetically misguided pallettes! Thank God Ninja Tune was bringing some talent back into music production of the electronic nature! These tracks are TOPS! If you want to hear what happens when musicians (not "DJ's") add their talent and skill to electronic beat manifestation, you simply must hear this compilation. Check it out!