Ninja Tune XX Presents King Cannibal: The Way of the Ninja

Ninja Tune XX Presents King Cannibal: The Way of the Ninja

by King CannibalKing Cannibal


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For those whose pockets don't go deep enough to support purchase of the lavish $150 Ninja Tune XX retrospective box set (which includes six CDs, a hardback book, six vinyl singles, posters, links to downloadable content, and more), the label was kind enough to commission a DJ mix CD drawing on its seemingly bottomless vault of dubstep, hip-hop, electro-dub, downtempo, and techno gems. King Cannibal brought his longstanding love of the Ninja Tune catalog to the project, carrying vinyl discs, DAT tapes, CDs, and downloads around with him on his travels during the spring and summer of 2010 and gradually distilling and remixing 20 tracks from a starting lineup of over 250. The only annoying thing about this album is the fact that the compiler gave these remixed and chopped-up tracks completely new titles while doing away (at least on the promo version) with artist credits, which will leave newcomers and even some of the label's longtime fans scrambling to locate the originals. "Bring That Back" and "A Monster in the Music Box" both feature the brilliant British MC Roots Manuva, but neither track list says so; the identity of the equally fine female reggae toaster on "Bass Bins Through the Broken Glass" is a mystery. "Welcome to Our Ageing Sideshow" seems to be based on Robert Owens' fine update of the R&B classic "Walk a Mile in My Shoes," but there's no telling who's behind the Franco-soca-house freakout "The Art of Getting Crazy." Maybe the whole point is to forget the rhythm-spotting and just let your freak flag fly -- and heaven knows this album suits that purpose just fine.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/2010
Label: Ninja Tune
UPC: 5021392618128
catalogNumber: 162
Rank: 86399

Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Cannibal   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Peter Kruder   Composer
Matt Black   Composer
Otis Jackson   Composer
Pop Levi   Composer
Patrick Carpenter   Composer
W. Bennett   Composer
Taz Arnold   Composer
T. Coster   Composer
M. McHenry   Composer
I. Bravo   Composer
J. Evers   Composer
A. Kingslow   Composer
A. Carthy   Composer
G. Bertie   Composer
V. Burke   Composer
Fin Greenall   Composer
P. Carpenter   Composer
S. Stein   Composer
S. Green   Composer
S. Gordon   Composer
S. Henry   Composer
G. Edwards   Composer
M. Black   Composer
J. Gadson   Composer
J. Adams   Composer
Killa P   Composer
J. Echenoz   Composer
C. Stevens   Composer
C. Bailey   Composer
R. Crawford   Composer
R. Maslen   Composer
M. Chandler   Composer
F. Walker   Composer
D. Douglas   Composer
D. Richards   Composer
D. Arnold   Composer
L. Morley   Composer
J. Morgan   Composer
A. Triana   Composer
J. Swinscoe   Composer
G. Whittaker   Composer
P. France   Composer
Joseph Adenuga   Composer
Jamie Adenuga   Composer
Nicolas Latendresse   Composer
David Henzie-Skogen   Composer
John More   Composer
Dylan Richards   Composer
Jason Carter   Composer

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