Ninja Tune

Ninja Tune

Profile:
Label Code: LC 12885
Ninja Tune is an independent record label that is based in London, England (with a satellite office in Los Angeles for U.S/Canada business), created in 1990 by the duo known as Coldcut. Coldcut were pioneers of the emerging hip-hop/electro scene in the eighties. Inspired by a visit to Japan, Matt Black & Jonathan More (Coldcut) primarily created Ninja Tune to act as a vehicle by which they could release music of a more underground nature, free from the restraints placed on artists by major labels (the same restraints that were put on them via their brief stints with Arista and Big Life).

The first four volumes of 'DJ Food - Jazz Brakes', produced by Coldcut, were comprised of instrumental hip-hop cuts. Key in the label's success was the constantly growing roster of very different sounding artists.

With the musical and multi-media innovation of Black and More, the studio know-how and musical expertise of all the artists, the graphic vision of Openmind, and the sound business practices of the label managers and employees, Ninja Tune has grown into a label that prides itself on producing quality music while serving its artists in a way that no major label would.
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Contact Info:
Email: ninja@ninjatune.net
Fax: +44 (0)207 820 3434

Ninja Tune HQ
PO Box 4296
London, SE11 4WW, UK

Ninja Tune N. America:
6565 Sunset Blvd, #410
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Obsolete:
Ninja Tune North America:
1499 William, Suite #2
H3C 1R4, Montreal, Canada
Sites:
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
09 ouatd 우리바카라✿\【→ RO326。COM ←】\슈퍼카지노(7", Album, MiniAlbum, Num, P/Mixed) Ninja Tune 09 Brazil 2016 Sell This Version
#114 / CD 23 Various Groove #114 / CD 23(CD, Comp) Groove #114 / CD 23 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
127 / CD 36 Various Groove #127 / CD36(CD, Comp) Groove, Groove 127 / CD 36 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
142 / CD 51 Various Groove 142 / CD 51(CD, Comp) Groove 142 / CD 51 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
00430-CDV18-07 Darko Of Spank Rock* Scion CD Sampler V.18 - Ninja Tune Mix(CD, Mixed, Smplr, Promo) Scion Audio/Visual, Ninja Tune, Big Dada Recordings, Counter Records 00430-CDV18-07 US 2007 Sell This Version
0917-2 Foetus Blow(CD, Comp) Nois-O-Lution 0917-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
039 121-2 Various Nu-Jazz(2xCD, Comp) EmArcy, Universal 039 121-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
942223 Moiré Shelter(LP, Album) Ninja Tune 942223 2014 Sell This Version
314-524 404-2 Various A Journey Into Ambient Groove 4(CD, Comp) Quango Records 314-524 404-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
8573 82791 2 Bebel Gilberto Tanto Tempo(CD, Album) WEA Records 8573 82791 2 France 2000 Sell This Version
9548-34399-2 Strangefruit Mixed(CD, Comp, Mixed) WEA 9548-34399-2 Norway 1996 Sell This Version
094634 45962 4 Various Sunny Side Up 5(CD, Comp) EMI Austria, Radio FM4 094634 45962 4 Austria 2005 Sell This Version
88843039151 The The Giant(12", Single, RM) Sony Music 88843039151 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
5903111340995 Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Ninja Tune, No Paper Records 5903111340995 Poland 2016 Sell This Version
AAM01 Airborn Audio Close Encounters: The Mixtape(CD, Promo) Ninja Tune AAM01 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ACIDRA002 The Bug Ganja Baby / Diss Mi Army(7", Yel) Acid Ragga, Acid Ragga ACIDRA002 UK 2012 Sell This Version
ALNCD04 Zero 7 AnotherLateNight (Comp) ALNCD04 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ALNCD39 Jon Hopkins LateNightTales(CD, Ltd, Mixed) LateNightTales ALNCD39 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
ARNR 0103 Future Loop Foundation Diana Garden • La Dolce Vita(CD, Comp) Amiata Records ARNR 0103 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
BARCODE16CD The Cinematic Orchestra Man With A Movie Camera(CD, Album, RE) Barcode Records BARCODE16CD Poland 2010 Sell This Version
BARCODE17CD The Cinematic Orchestra Ma Fleur(CD, Album) Barcode Records BARCODE17CD Poland 2007 Sell This Version
Barcode25CD The Herbaliser Herbal Tonic(CD, Comp) Barcode Records Barcode25CD Poland 2010 Sell This Version
BARCODE32CD Amon Tobin Foley Room(CD, Album) Barcode Records BARCODE32CD Poland 2010 Sell This Version
Barcode37CD Amon Tobin ISAM(CD, Album) Barcode Records Barcode37CD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
BARCODE 43CD Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album) Barcode Records BARCODE 43CD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
BARCODE 44CD Amon Tobin Bricolage(CD, Album) Barcode Records BARCODE 44CD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
BARCODE46DVD Bonobo Live At Koko(DVD-V, Dig) Barcode Records BARCODE46DVD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
Barcode48CD Amon Tobin Supermodified(CD, Album, Dig) Barcode Records Barcode48CD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
BARCODE60CD Amon Tobin Chaos Theory - The Soundtrack To Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory(CD, Album) Barcode Records BARCODE60CD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
BARCODE61CD Amon Tobin Out From Out Where(CD, Album) Barcode Records BARCODE61CD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
BARCODE70CD Bonobo Black Sands Remixed(CD, Album) Barcode Records BARCODE70CD Poland 2012 Sell This Version
Barcode74CD The Herbaliser Something Wicked This Way Comes(CD, Album) Barcode Records Barcode74CD Poland 2012 Sell This Version
Barcode78CD Skalpel Konfusion(CD, Album) Ninja Tune Barcode78CD Poland 2012 Sell This Version
Barcode89CD Skalpel Sculpture(CD, Maxi, Enh, Dig) Barcode Records Barcode89CD Poland 2012 Sell This Version
BD001 Alpha Prhyme Misanthropic(12") Big Dada Recordings BD001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BD002 Asylum (5) Gemini Twins(12") Big Dada Recordings BD002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BD003 New Flesh For Old Electronic Bombardment(12") Big Dada Recordings BD003 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BD009 Roots Manuva Juggle Tings Proper(12") Big Dada Recordings BD009 UK 1999 Sell This Version
bd010 Roots Manuva Brand New Second Hand (Album) bd010 UK 1999 Sell This Version
bd012 New Flesh For Old Eye Of The Hurricane(12", Single) Big Dada Recordings bd012 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BD013 New Flesh For Old Equilibrium.(2xLP, Album) Big Dada Recordings, Big Dada Recordings BD013 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BD056 Ty Groovement / Ha Ha(12") Big Dada Recordings BD056 UK 2003 Sell This Version
BDCD007 Various Black Whole Styles(CD, Comp) Big Dada Recordings BDCD007 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
BDCD010 Roots Manuva Brand New Second Hand(CD, Album) Big Dada Recordings BDCD010 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BDDL 123 Roots Manuva Slime & Version(7xFile, MP3, 256) Big Dada Recordings BDDL 123 UK 2008
BFCD030P Jeremiah Jae Raw Money Raps(CDr, Album, Promo, Wat) Brainfeeder BFCD030P UK 2012 Sell This Version
BFDNL044 Teebs E s t a r a(12xFile, Album, MP3, 320) Brainfeeder BFDNL044 UK, Europe & US 2014
BFDNL044W Teebs E s t a r a(12xFile, Album, WAV, 16 ) Brainfeeder BFDNL044W UK, Europe & US 2014
BK 57693 Sandra Bernhard Excuses For Bad Behavior, Part 1(CD, Album) 550 Music, Epic, Epic Records Group BK 57693 US 1994 Sell This Version
BLUF4 Various Bluffer's Guide Volume Four: A Ninja Tune Sampler For Spring 2002(CD, Promo, Enh, Comp) Ninja Tune BLUF4 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
BLUFF5 Various Bluffer's Guide Volume Five Spring 2003(CD, Promo, Comp, Mixed) Ninja Tune BLUFF5 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
BLUFF 61 Various Bluffers Guide Volume 6: 2005 Sizzling Summer Sampler(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune BLUFF 61 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
BRC-44 Up, Bustle And Out* & Richard Egües Up, Bustle And Out* & Richard Egües - Master Sessions 2(CD, Album, Enh) Beat Records BRC-44 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
BRC-54 The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-54 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
BRC-62 DJ Vadim U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-62 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
BRC-98 Wagon Christ Sorry I Make You Lush(CD, Album, Enh) Ninja Tune, Beat Records BRC-98 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
BRC-108 DJ Kentaro* On The Wheels Of Solid Steel(CD, Mixed, Comp) Beat Records BRC-108 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
BRC-117 Jaga Jazzist What We Must(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-117 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BRC-127 The Herbaliser Take London(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-127 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BRC-140 Skalpel Konfusion(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-140 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BRC-142 Coldcut Sound Mirrors(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-142 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
BRC-149 The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Beat Records BRC-149 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
BRC-151 Fink Biscuits For Breakfast(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-151 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
BRC-158 Zero dB Bongos, Bleeps & Basslines(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-158 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
BRC-168 DJ Kentaro* Enter(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-168 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
BRC-179 Hexstatic When Robots Go Bad!(CD, Album, Enh) Beat Records BRC-179 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
BRC-186 The Heavy Great Vengeance And Furious Fire(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-186 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
BRC-190 Various You Don't Know: Ninja Cuts(3xCD, Comp) Beat Records BRC-190 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
BRC-191 TheDeathSet Worldwide(CD) Beat Records BRC-191 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
BRC-201 Daedelus Love To Make Music To(CD, Album) Beat Records, Ninja Tune BRC-201 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
BRC-248LTD Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit(CD, Album) Beat Records, Beat Records BRC-248LTD Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-255 Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-255 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-257 Poirier* Running High(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-257 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-265 The Qemists Spirit In The System(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-265 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-270 Andreya Triana Lost Where I Belong(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-270 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-273 The Cinematic Orchestra Motion(CD, Album, RE) Beat Records BRC-273 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-277 Various Ninja Tune XX: 20th Anniversary Japan Edition - Coldcut vs DJ Kentaro -(2xCD, Comp) Beat Records BRC-277 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-279 The Qemists Soundsystem(CD, Album, Mixed) Beat Records BRC-279 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-295 Amon Tobin ISAM(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-295 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
BRC-313 DJ Food The Search Engine(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-313 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
BRC-326 Yppah Eighty One(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-326 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
BRC-338 DJ Kentaro* Contrast(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-338 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
BRC-355 Pop Levi Medicine(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-355 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
BRC-368 Bonobo The North Borders(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-368 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BRC-372 Jaga Jazzist Live With Britten Sinfonia(CD, Album) Beat Records, Ninja Tune BRC-372 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BRC-372DVD Jaga Jazzist Live With Britten Sinfonia DVD(DVD, Promo, Ltd) Beat Records, Ninja Tune BRC-372DVD Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BRC-376 Letherette Letherette(CD, Album, Dig) Ninja Tune BRC-376 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BRC-402 Actress Hazyville(CD, Album, RM) Beat Records BRC-402 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-403 Actress Ghettoville (Album) BRC-403 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-405 Illum Sphere Ghosts Of Then And Now(CD, Album) Ninja Tune, Beat Records BRC-405 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-405SS Illum Sphere Solid Steel Mix(CD, Mixed, Promo) Ninja Tune, Beat Records BRC-405SS Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-409 Lee Bannon Alternate/Endings(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-409 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-409PM Lee Bannon Promo Mix(CD, Mixed, Promo) Beat Records, Ninja Tune BRC-409PM Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-411 Kelis Food(2xCD, Album) Ninja Tune BRC-411 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-417 Mr. Scruff Friendly Bacteria(CD, Album + CD, Ltd, Mixed) Beat Records, Ninja Tune BRC-417 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-420 The Bug Angels & Devils(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-420 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-424 Martyn The Air Between Words(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-424 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-426 The Heavy The House That Dirt Built(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-426 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-430 Fink = フィンク* Fink = フィンク* - Hard Believer = ハード・ビリーヴァー(CD, Album) R'COUP'D, Beat Records BRC-430 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-440 Dorian Concept Joined Ends(CD, Album + CD, Single, Promo) Beat Records BRC-440 Japan 2014 Sell This Version

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cyclo-bob

cyclo-bob

July 11, 2016
Since Matt Black & Jonathan More gave the label scepter to some other guys, the label is dying away more and more! So sad, was one of my favorite lebels... Instead of superb releases like the early Bonobo stuff, Cinematic Orchestra, Amon Tobin or Wagon Christ and countless other talented fresh people like Homelife or Super Numeri, we nowadays just get a lot of crap in my opinion. When they began to release rubbish like Zero DB, the Quemist and the Bug in 2006, it was the beginning of the end for me. And look at the label today!? Is there only one good, talented new artist on the label (except the residents like Tobin ect.)? Clearly NOPE! Really sad to see sush a good label going pop shit.

Nobody will even talk about the label in 5 years! Or dose somebody today? Bye Ninja!
Escapist

Escapist

June 14, 2003
Ninjitsu-ass-kickin' stuff from one of the most solid, original and just plain brilliant labels ever! I have never heard of a bad tune from any one of their releases. Big beats, blarin' bass and twisted tunes! When I see the Ninja Tune label I buy it! No foolin' round!
Jooles

Jooles

June 1, 2003
Quality artists releasing quality work - not because they're out to make a fast buck or get their cute mug/arse splashed all over the media, but because there's a real passion for doing something different, groundbreaking. Why can't all labels be like Ninja?
fasolada_stop

fasolada_stop

November 27, 2002
My opinion is that Ninja used to be a great label . Jazz Breaks series are exceptional. Unfortunately the recent releases (with the exception of Mr.Tobin and Wagon Christ) recycle the same Ideas.
djcminor

djcminor

November 20, 2002
Everything on this label is choice. Essential for downtempo fans, and anyone who likes straight up good music.
eiskristall

eiskristall

June 11, 2002
I have the same opinion, Mr. Jay, I noticed the the covers of the Ninja releases when I was looking after some interesting records in the shops. A lot of details in the creative artworks, some of covers have a lot text on it (you read for a while) sending messages or/and the philosophy of the artists. This aestetics gives me the feeling to have something special in my hands. Items for your ear and your eyes.
Mr.Jay

Mr.Jay

September 10, 2001
edited over 15 years ago
Ninja - well wicked, mate. If you're into DJ'ing then get yourself some of the 'Jazz Brakes' series or 'Refried Food' on vinyl and go wikki-wikki mental. Coldcut and DJ Food are the boys that know how to rock any party and are always worth going out of you way to catch play. Mr.Scruff and Kid Koala take things to the next level nicely.

A REAL label - they do damn fine skins too.

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