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Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
The Ninja Tune label is synonymous with smoky, organic hip-hop beats, and this 1996 compilation was a precursor to the onslaught of "chillout" music that would eventually flood the electronic music market. However, what sets Flexistentialism apart from the rest of those aforementioned compilations aside from sheer quality of the music itself is the level of innovation and diversity from artist to artist, while the selections still somehow manage to retain the label's signature sound. The first disc is a showcase for many of those artists who would eventually go on to greater things. While Luke Vibert, German downtempo masters Kruder & Dorfmeister, as well as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
The Ninja Tune label is synonymous with smoky, organic hip-hop beats, and this 1996 compilation was a precursor to the onslaught of "chillout" music that would eventually flood the electronic music market. However, what sets Flexistentialism apart from the rest of those aforementioned compilations aside from sheer quality of the music itself is the level of innovation and diversity from artist to artist, while the selections still somehow manage to retain the label's signature sound. The first disc is a showcase for many of those artists who would eventually go on to greater things. While Luke Vibert, German downtempo masters Kruder & Dorfmeister, as well as Herbaliser and DJ Food make noteworthy contributions, it's the classic "Atomic Moog 2000" that is easily the crown jewel of both discs. And while disc one is geared more toward people who enjoy songs, disc two is strictly for the beatheads. A nonstop turntable-happy exercise in beat juggling, "Scratchmological Waxplotation" isn't exactly an essential listen for anyone other than Ninja Tune's already established audience; disc one is definitely where the fun lies for casual listeners. While not an essential purchase or a thorough survey of Ninja Tune's catalog for that, fans should seek out the outstanding Xen Cuts compilation, this is a fun listen and one that shows just how ahead of its time the label truly is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • EAN: 5021392091211
  • Catalog Number: 22

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cosmic Jam - DJ Food (3:12)
  2. 2 Venus - Funki Porcini (4:34)
  3. 3 A Mother (For Your Mind) - The Herbaliser (6:48)
  4. 4 Revolutionary Woman of the Windmill, Parte Segunda - Up, Bustle and Out (5:40)
  5. 5 Atomic Moog 2000 - Coldcut (4:57)
  6. 6 Shakatakadoodub - Kruder & Dorfmeister (7:14)
  7. 7 Get Your Head Down - Luke Vibert (7:45)
  8. 8 Junkies Bad Trip - London Funk Allstars (5:09)
  9. 9 Extreme Possibilities - 2 Player (7:05)
  10. 10 Do You Believe in Love? - DJ Food (6:07)
  11. 11 London Mind State - DJ Vadim (4:45)
  12. 12 Journeyman's Electric Lazyman - 9 Lazy 9 (5:23)
  13. 13 The Worm Turns - Illuminati of Hedfunk (7:45)
  14. 14 Spoonful of Slow - 9 Lazy 9 (2:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Spiral Dub (Dub) - DJ Food (5:55)
  2. 2 Scratchy Noise - The Herbaliser (7:19)
  3. 3 La Morena en el Viento Andaluz - Up, Bustle and Out (6:03)
  4. 4 What's in the Basket - London Funk Allstars (4:28)
  5. 5 B Monkey - Funki Porcini (7:21)
  6. 6 Sunvibes - DJ Food (6:02)
  7. 7 Turn Me Loose - 9 Lazy 9 (4:18)
  8. 8 Fungle Junk - DJ Food (8:15)
  9. 9 Scratch Yer Hed - DJ Food (7:18)
  10. 10 Consciousness - DJ Food (4:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Coldcut Track Performer
DJ Food Track Performer
Kruder & Dorfmeister Track Performer
Up, Bustle and Out Track Performer
DJ Vadim Track Performer
The Herbaliser Track Performer
London Funk Allstars Track Performer
Luke Vibert Track Performer
9 Lazy 9 Track Performer
Illuminati of Hedfunk Track Performer
Stefan Keyboards
2 Player Track Performer
A Syde Vocals
Benjamin Melaga Guitar
Technical Credits
Coldcut Producer
Wagon Christ Remixing
Ashley Beedle Composer, Producer
Funki Porcini Composer, Producer
Squarepusher Remixing
Luke Vibert Composer, Producer, Remixing
PC Producer
James Braddell Composer, Producer
Jon Tye Composer, Producer
Jonathan More Composer
Matt Black Composer
Señor Roody Composer, Producer
Paul Brook Composer
Clandestine Ein Producer
Keir Fraser Composer, Producer
DJ Jason Producer
Daniel Pemberton Composer, Producer
Tom Jenkinson Producer, Remixing
Uschi Classen Producer
Jake Wherry Composer, Producer
James H. Brown Programming, Engineer
Paul Frankland Producer, Remixing
Ollie Trattles Composer, Producer
Pierre Vadim Composer, Producer
Cosmix Mastering
DJ Diesel Sound Effects
LFA Producer
Patrick Carpenter Composer
Mr.Sho-nuff Liner Notes
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