Xen Cuts

Xen Cuts

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Overview

Xen Cuts

Started by Jonathan More and Matt Black of cut-'n'-paste gurus Coldcut, the Ninja Tune label has always followed a quirky inner logic that bypasses mainstream dance music sounds (house, trance, and big beat) for eclectic explorations of electronic beat science. The Ninjas continue to defy expectations with Xen Cuts, a three-disc compilation celebrating the label's tenth anniversary. Instead of stuffing the collection with high points from their stellar back catalogue, the London-based label coaxed two CDs of new material from their diverse roster of wax scratchers, knob twiddlers, and rhyme spitters. And the third disc is subtitled "Missed, Flipped & Skipped" and gathers unreleased gems, forgotten B-sides, and rare promo-only tracks. The breadth and depth of this survey is incredible and far too extensive to list here. But know this: The set includes selections of cutting-edge American rap (Saul Williams, Mike Ladd, Blackalicious), world hip-hop (Russia's DJ Vadim, the U.K.'s Roots Manuva), acid jazz (Up, Bustle and Out, DJ Food), jazzy down-tempo (Cinematic Orchestra, Amon Tobin), turntable pastiche (Coldcut, Kid Koala), experimental techno (Squarepusher, Neotropic, Luke Vibert), and much more -- absolutely essential listening for headz of all stripes.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2000
Label: Ninja Tune
UPC: 0625978104927
catalogNumber: 49
Rank: 289738

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ken Nordine   Track Performer
Frank Chickens   Track Performer
Flo   Drums
Tom Gordon   Drums
Sara Jones   Track Performer
Irresistible Force   Track Performer
Andrew Ross   Flute
DJ Food   Track Performer
Chris Morris   Track Performer
Arc   Track Performer
Up, Bustle and Out   Track Performer
Cabbageboy   Track Performer
Sukia   Track Performer
Scruff   Track Performer
Kid Koala   Track Performer
Latyrx   Track Performer
Animals on Wheels   Track Performer
Resonance   Track Performer
Happy Campers   Track Performer
Chris Bowden   Alto Saxophone
T-Love   Track Performer
Steinski   Track Performer
Clifford Gilberto Rhythm Combination   Track Performer
Phil France   Double Bass
Andy Hamill   Bass
Minaly Biggs   Double Bass
East Flatbush Project   Track Performer
Saul Williams   Track Performer
Roots Manuva   Track Performer
Gay-Yee Westerhoff   Cello
Flanger   Track Performer
Quannum   Track Performer
Cinematic Orchestra   Track Performer
Mass Influence   Track Performer
Infesticons   Track Performer
Hexstatic   Track Performer
Shorti   Track Performer
Max and Harvey   Track Performer
Neptune   Track Performer
Flexus   Track Performer
Big Dada Sound   Track Performer
Alex James   Piano
Fink   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Warren Hill   Producer
Coldcut   Producer
Quincy   Arranger,Producer
Woob   Producer
Mixmaster Morris   Producer
Dean Smith   Producer
Atom Heart   Producer
Funki Porcini   Producer
Neotropic   Producer
Si Begg   Producer
Amon Tobin   Producer
DJ Vadim   Producer
Herbaliser   Producer
Loka   Producer
Luke Vibert   Producer
Process   Producer
PC   Producer
Spencer Bellamy   Producer
Chief Xcel   Producer
Part 2   Producer
Strictly Kev   Producer
Chris Bowden   Arranger,Producer
Florian Schmitt   Producer
Andy Carthy   Producer
Jason Swinscoe   Producer
Dynamic Syncopation   Producer
Ollie Teeba   Remixing
Jake Wherry   Producer
Rupert Mould   Producer
D. "Ein" Fell   Producer
Jamie Finch   Engineer
BBC   Engineer

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Xen Cuts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't even bother listening to it before hand. Just get it. Loaded w/ hip-hop, jazz, trip-hop, oriental sounds, and something in between all that, you get an incredible amount of good music with the three cd set.