Smile when it hertz the most

Smut & Bass interview, Ninja XX documentary and being a loser.

KING CANNIBAL SAYS…

So the end of 2010 is near and the blogs are full of round-ups and best of lists whilst the record shops take a breather from new releases. Last weekend saw my final two gigs of the year, at the Ninja XX after party at Concord 2 in Brighton and The Way Of The Ninja album launch at the Rhythm Factory in East London. Thanks to everyone who came out for the shows, extra thanks to those who mobbed out the launch making it  strictly one in one out on the door and going nothing short of buckwild on the dancefloor.

Wednesday night saw me attending my first ever album launch as The Way Of The Ninja was up for DJ Mag’s Best Of British 2010 : best compilation award. I had stiff competition up against big names like Scuba and dBridge & instra:mental (who have been particularly influential to me this year) and wasn’t surprised to miss out to  Autonomic Fabric 50. Congratulations guys. Also congratulations to Bonobo who won for Best Album and Ninja Tune for Best Label (so i guess i had a default win of sorts).

Before i head off to New Zealand tomorrow for a break over the christmas & new year period (i’ve got a large number of press interviews lines up for my stay, so if your in that part of the world stay tuned to your local favourite stations) i completed an interview for Miami crew Smut & Bass. Its fairly long and spills the beans a bit on how my second album is taking shape and what sounds you can expect as well as the thought process on my Blackout track and general production talk. You can check the piece out HERE.

NTSH London have put together a 15 minute documentary and behind the scenes piece on Ninja’s big XX show at Ewer Street earlier in the year. Its the best little doc i’ve seen on the label tied in to the 20th birthday – and i’m not just saying that as i feature quite heavily. honest.

With that being all things 2010 you can get a glimpse of 2011 with my remix of Memory9’s  new single feat Juakali (whom i have also recently collaborated with) on Data Transmissions 2010 round up mix (podcast 075) which you can check out HERE or on soundcloud below. Whilst my material in the past has been very focussed on deep round low end and sharp high frequencies i decided to experiment with a ‘flatter’ sound for this, typical in more modern productions.

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2 responses

  1. Musically a great year. Glad that the King Cannibal sound has had more bits out and is really carving it’s own path.

    Can’t wait for the 2nd album to drop.

    Bring the noise to the NZ masses. Thank you for the sounds in 2010.

    D.

    December 17, 2010 at 9:48 am

  2. Just found you guys here. Loving my new discovery: King Cannibal. Heavy stuff, my friend. Real trippy!

    December 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm

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