KING CANNIBAL WRITES…
As mentioned previously on Gods Of War, our friends over in Berlin at Ad Noiseam are in the throws of celebrating the labels 10th birthday. The final party is due to take place July 9th in Beirut with Broken Note, Igorrr, The Teknoist and Nicolas Chevreux. Nicolas has put together a guest mix for Eclectro which features Dead Fader’s remix of The King Cannibal track ‘Murder Us’ which is forthcoming on my ‘All The Colours Of The Night’ EP for the label. This is the first time this has been aired aside my live shows from the end of last year. The mix can be listened to and downloaded here,
1. Wormskull “Woody Strode”, taken from “Sound of Hell” (Ad Noiseam adn144)
2. Mobthrow “Rainwolf”, taken from “Mobthrow” (Ad Noiseam adn141)
3. Funckarma “Nays Of Dight”, taken from “Dubstoned vol. 2″ (Ad Noiseam adn99)
4. Hecq “Sura”, taken from “Sura” (Ad Noiseam adn128)
5. Niveau Zero & Matta “Venom, taken from “Venom” (Komod.o Dragon kod404)
6. Wormskull “Do It!”, taken from “Sound of Hell” (Ad Noiseam adn144)
7. Niveau Zero “Gracilicornis”, taken from “In_Sect” (Ad Noiseam adn129)
8. Enduser “Across”, taken from “Pushing Back” (Ad Noiseam adn67)
9. Enduser “The Cataclyst (remix by DJ Hidden)”, taken from “Pushing Back” (Ad Noiseam adn67)
10. DJ Hidden “The Dreamer”, taken from “The Words Below” (Ad Noiseam adn118)
11. King Cannibal “Murder Us (remix by Dead Fader), taken from “All The Colours Of The Night” (Ad Noiseam adn140)
KING CANNIBAL SAYS…
It’s with sad news that i have to announce that my appearance at De Spot, Middelburg this Friday (15th of April) has been cancelled. From my understanding the show will still go ahead with Knalpot (but best to check http://www.despotmiddelburg.nl/Web/Programma/bekijk/Knalpot-King-Cannibal for details) and we will try and rearrange the show for the near future. I never take cancelling an appearance lightly as i appreciate every gig i’m offered and a lot of work goes in both from the promoters and the booking agents. I also would never want to toy with the feelings of anyone who bought a ticket to a show. If you follow me on twitter you may well have noticed some upset messages from me of late. The health of an immediate family member has been deteriorating and the emergency surgery has to be performed. Needless to say my place is here, at home for this event.
KING CANNIBAL SAYS…
This Saturday i return to Bar MC2 in Grenoble, Particularly looking forward to delivering a killer set their as i met some particularly nice people there last time i played. If the flyer here is black and grey rather than the black and red as it should be please click on it – i’m not sure why it is showing up incorrectly.
09 April at 23:30 – 10 April at 05:30
BAR MC2, 4 RUE PAUL CLAUDEL, MAISON DE LA CULTURE DE GRENOBLE
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.
KING CANNIBAL & NINJA TUNE PRESENT:
‘THE WAY OF THE NINJA’ OFFICIAL ALBUM LAUNCH.
On 8th November 2010, Ninja Tune’s hard man King Cannibal (aka Dylan Richards) released The Way Of The Ninja as part of Ninja’s 20th Anniversary ‘XX’ celebrations – a 74 minute mix of 250 tracks blended, sliced, diced, torn-up and finally rendered to audio.
On 11th December, the Rhythm Factory in East London will host the official UK launch, with a hand-picked line-up courtesy of the man himself. Joining King Cannibal will be jazz, electronica, hip hop and drum ‘n’ bass force of nature DJ Food, underground hip hop figure Buddy Peace (fresh from mixes for Warp Records and collaborations with ZILLA (aka King Cannibal) and Brixton producer Photomachine.
It’s free entry all night, and the first 100 through the doors will get their paws on a free King Cannibal goodie bag, including a copy of the mix and a deluxe double-whiteboard ‘Way Of The Ninja’ poster, designed by Openmind.
You can download a free 5-minute mini-mix of the album and check out the mammoth tracklisting here.
The Way Of The Ninja is available now on CD and Download from the Ninjashop:
December 11th 2010
The Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW
FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT!
Some images & video from Ninja XX in Paris, Belgium & London, many thanks to the original video uploaders.
Terrorist Vs Two Fingers, from La Machine Paris.
Amon Tobin – Bloodstone (King Cannibal Clockwork Wolfen Remix) from La Machine Paris. There are more videos from this set on youtube.
Machinecode – User Error, King Cannibal Remix from AB Brussels