Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism

Ninja Cuts: Flexistentialism

     
 

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 ofSee more details below

Overview

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
UPC:
5021392091211
catalogNumber:
22
Rank:
132796

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Cosmic Jam  -  DJ Food
  2. Venus  - Funki Porcini
  3. A Mother (For Your Mind)  -  Herbaliser
  4. Revolutionary Woman of the Windmill, Parte Segunda  -  Up, Bustle and Out
  5. Atomic Moog 2000  -  Coldcut
  6. Shakatakadoodub  -  Kruder & Dorfmeister
  7. Get Your Head Down  - Luke Vibert
  8. Junkies Bad Trip  -  London Funk Allstars
  9. Extreme Possibilities  -  2 Player
  10. Do You Believe in Love?  -  DJ Food
  11. London Mind State  - DJ Vadim
  12. Journeyman's Electric Lazyman  -  9 Lazy 9
  13. The Worm Turns  -  Illuminati of Hedfunk
  14. Spoonful of Slow  -  9 Lazy 9

Disc 2

  1. Spiral Dub (Dub)  -  DJ Food
  2. Scratchy Noise  -  Herbaliser
  3. La Morena en el Viento Andaluz  -  Up, Bustle and Out
  4. What's in the Basket  -  London Funk Allstars
  5. B Monkey  - Funki Porcini
  6. Sunvibes  -  DJ Food
  7. Turn Me Loose  -  9 Lazy 9
  8. Fungle Junk  -  DJ Food
  9. Scratch Yer Hed  -  DJ Food
  10. Consciousness  -  DJ Food

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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
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
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
DJ Diesel   Sound Effects
LFA   Producer
Patrick Carpenter   Composer
Mr.Sho-nuff   Liner Notes

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