Zen RMX: A Retrospective of Ninja Tune Remixes

Zen RMX: A Retrospective of Ninja Tune Remixes

     
 

Figures that the quirky and enigmatic Ninja Tune releases their first "greatest-hits" styled compilations without any of the usual milestones labels use to celebrate themselves. There's no big anniversary in sight, but Ninja Tune doesn't need any stinking anniversaries to unleash this wonderful two-disc set of smart and smirking remixes. A companion to the ZenSee more details below

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Figures that the quirky and enigmatic Ninja Tune releases their first "greatest-hits" styled compilations without any of the usual milestones labels use to celebrate themselves. There's no big anniversary in sight, but Ninja Tune doesn't need any stinking anniversaries to unleash this wonderful two-disc set of smart and smirking remixes. A companion to the Zen CD and the Zen DVD, Zen Remixes stretches those releases' tracks into something more in the spirit of label bosses Coldcut's Solid Steel radio show, where everything is familiar but you're somewhat concerned that the drugs haven't fully worn off. Check the way Dr. Rockit lays the mechanical vibe on the otherwise delicate "All That You Give" from Cinematic Orchestra, or the clatter Squarepusher scatters about on DJ Food and the East Flatbush Project, and your trust will quickly be won over. These are rock-solid tracks with plenty of spirit to begin with, which the perfectly chosen remixers either build on or challenge. The remixers come off as in love with the music as the listener will be, and you often find yourself smiling or getting honest goose bumps from hearing one great idea after another. Some are bright and funny, some are dark and dubby, but noodling is out of the question, and there are none of the half-baked ideas you usually find on remix collections. Drawing from all over the place, the flow of the discs is a good as one can hope and the selection process was executed brilliantly. Plus it beats feeding those darn CD-singles into the player all day.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2004
Label:
Ninja Tune
UPC:
0625978508527
catalogNumber:
85
Rank:
224102

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Atomic Moog  -  Coldcut
  2. Scratch Yer Head  -  DJ Food
  3. Tried by 12  -  East Flatbush Project
  4. Pick Up  -  Bonobo
  5. Extreme Possibilities  -  2 Player
  6. Sweetsmoke  -  Scruff
  7. Ussr Reconstruction  - DJ Vadim
  8. Turtle Soup  -  DJ Food
  9. Pneumonia  -  Fog
  10. All That You Give  -  Cinematic Orchestra

Disc 2

  1. Evolution II  -  Cinematic Orchestra
  2. Consciousness (Cosmic Consciousness)  -  DJ Food
  3. Man With the Movie Camera  -  Cinematic Orchestra
  4. Heaven & Earth  - Ashley Beedle
  5. Something Wicked  -  Seaming To
  6. Crockers & Killers  - Chris Bowden
  7. Fish Dances  - Irresistible Force
  8. Edie Brikell  - DJ Vadim
  9. The Crow  -  DJ Food
  10. Mrs. Chombee Takes the Plunge  -  Herbaliser

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fontella Bass   Vocals
Andy Ross   Flute
Ashley Beedle   Synthesizer,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Nigel Wallace Price   Acoustic Guitar
Easy Access Orchestra   Track Performer
Des   Vocals
Andrew Hammill   Acoustic Bass
Uschi Classen   Synthesizer,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Echo   Strings
Patrick Sibille   Bongos,cowbell
Patrick Carpenter   Keyboards
Seaming To   Vocals

Technical Credits

Coldcut   Producer,Remixing
Mark McGuire   Programming,Engineer
Mixmaster Morris   Composer,Producer
R. Smith   Composer
Ashley Beedle   Programming,Producer,Remixing
Jamie Hodge   Producer,Remixing
Matthew Herbert   Producer,Remixing
DJ Vadim   Producer
Herbaliser   Producer
Luke Vibert   Producer,Remixing
Scruff   Producer
PC   Producer,Remixing
Cornelius   Remixing
Spencer Bellamy   Composer,beats
Jon Tye   Composer,Producer
Strictly Kev   Producer
Frederic Galliano   Producer,Remixing
Chris Bowden   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Jonathan More   Composer
Matt Black   Composer
Paul Brook   Composer
Phil France   Composer,Producer
Jason Swinscoe   Composer,Producer
Akira Tagushi   Composer
Artemus Le-Sueur   Composer
Easy Access Orchestra   Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,Remixing
Daniel Pemberton   Composer,Producer
Domu   Producer,Remixing
Tom Jenkinson   Remixing
Kieran Hebden   Producer,Remixing
Ollie Teeba   Arranger,Producer
Jake Wherry   Arranger,Producer
Andrew Broder   Composer,Producer
Malachi   Producer
Dan Snaith   Remixing,Instrumentation
Ollie Trattles   Composer
Patrick Carpenter   Composer,Programming,Producer
Simon Green   Composer,Producer
Seaming To   Vocal Arrangements

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