Zen RMX: A Retrospective of Ninja Tune Remixes

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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: 2/10/2004
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • UPC: 625978508527
  • Catalog Number: 85
  • Sales rank: 251,484

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Atomic Moog - Coldcut (7:19)
  2. 2 Scratch Yer Head - DJ Food (7:17)
  3. 3 Tried by 12 - East Flatbush Project (2:56)
  4. 4 Pick Up - Bonobo (7:11)
  5. 5 Extreme Possibilities - 2 Player (7:01)
  6. 6 Sweetsmoke - Mr. Scruff (8:24)
  7. 7 Ussr Reconstruction - DJ Vadim (3:16)
  8. 8 Turtle Soup - DJ Food (7:54)
  9. 9 Pneumonia - Fog (4:45)
  10. 10 All That You Give - The Cinematic Orchestra (6:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Evolution II - The Cinematic Orchestra (6:34)
  2. 2 Consciousness (Cosmic Consciousness) - DJ Food (5:47)
  3. 3 Man With the Movie Camera - The Cinematic Orchestra (6:28)
  4. 4 Heaven & Earth - Ashley Beedle (7:39)
  5. 5 Something Wicked - Seaming To (3:47)
  6. 6 Crockers & Killers - Chris Bowden (4:08)
  7. 7 Fish Dances - Irresistible Force (8:49)
  8. 8 Edie Brikell - DJ Vadim (4:02)
  9. 9 The Crow - DJ Food (7:51)
  10. 10 Mrs. Chombee Takes the Plunge - The Herbaliser (5:57)
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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
The Herbaliser Producer
Luke Vibert Producer, Remixing
Mr. 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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