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Dj Food



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:

Ninjashop UK
Ninjashop US

December 11th 2010

The Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW

How was Ninja XX?


I think the three days in a little bus caught up  with me, i only had one beer that night but manager to kill my wrist and knee tripping up over something backstage and then hurt them even more when i threw myself to the floor whilst playing.
Out of the three days Dorian Concept really blew me away. I didn’t know what to expect but rocking that half broken Microkorg so amazingly hard really elevated him WAY beyond people like Rustie and the over ‘wonksters’ (sorry guys… he wins.)
The other moment that will stick with me was the cake being brought on stage at La Machine and being presented to Coldcut and Ninja Tune boss Peter Quike whilst Kid Koala cut up Happy Birthday. Also seeing Daedelus instructing Dorain Concept on how to throw the perfect punch whilst backstage in Paris and hearing Poirier reaching back to his Chocolate Industry days for parts of his set in Brussels were high points.
As for my london set – there was crazy tech issues… i think the way forward is solidstate harddrvies. Too much bass screws with my gear and there was at least 2 double subs on stage for monitoring. BUT we got their in the end with only a short 2 minute cd break, Very happy i got people to do a Collings & Herring style ‘aboo’ directed at Daedelus. He loves you really… obviously the sweetest chap in music wouldn’t call ‘all london crowds c*nts’! Props to Dorian Concept for bum rushing the stage too. haha…
anyway.. time to heal some bones for me i reckon.

Ninja Tune XX presents… King Cannibal – The Way Of The Ninja


My new mix, a retrospective of 20 years of all things Ninja Tune is released November 16th, but for those of you with Ninja XX boxset (pictured below) it can be downloaded right NOW using the codes provided in your packaging. I’m very happy to hear all the feedback on it has been more than positive so far, as this approach to mixing isn’t to everyones taste.

“This mix was constructed on planes, trains, hotel rooms and in the studio throughout the months May, June, July using vinyl, CDs, Wavs and a DAT in Ableton Live and Logic.

A suitably diverse number of locations, formats and tools for a diverse label like Ninja Tune. A label that spans two thirds of my life, from putting DJ Vadim records on my christmas list (Santa decided to go with Dr Octagon – Instrumentalyst instead) to being turned away from a sold-out show to celebrate the tenth Ninja birthday, i’ve truly grown up to the sounds of this label’s catalogue.

Ninja’s history being so entwined with my own only makes a project like this harder. An ignorant person may not feel guilty about leaving out something from Bogus Order’s Zen Breaks whose record was used for the static sound of needle hitting vinyl that appears a few times in this mix or for leaving out Drome. That problem is then compounded by the next – everyone knows the classics – Timber, Witness, Dark Lady… they’ve been on countless mixes before, but they need to be in here.. perhaps.. perhaps…. perhaps the way out is to get creative with these, to put a new spin on them. Ninja has a rich tradition of getting creative behind the turntables, from Coldcut’s groundbreaking ‘ 70 Minutes Of Madness’ Journeys By DJ mix to the diverse Solid Steel series, so why not try and up the ante a little?

So three months and a little over 250 tracks later I arrive at 74 minutes of music mixed, blended, sliced, diced, torn up and finally rendered to audio. A lot of classics, personal favourites, some slept on and a few exclusive acapellas and instrumentals care of the Ninja family. Sure there are some classics left off – The Crow immediately springs to mind, but as it stands this is The Way Of The Ninja’, not only a Ninja Tune retrospective but the sound of my last 20 years.”

PART 1 – INTRO – 00:00:00:00
01. Clouddead – Apt A (1)
02. The Herbaliser – Tee and Beer Ft Jean Grae (accapella)
03. The Bug – Warning ft Flowdan
04. Funki Porcini – Michael’s Little Friend
05. Prefuse 73 – Radio Attack Pt.2 – re-edit
06. Dj Vadim – My Radio (The Inaugeration)
07. The Herbaliser – Intro
08. Jaga Jazzist – The Thing Introduces
09. Kid Koala – Slew Test 2
10. Journeyman – Mama 6 Pt. 1
11. Dj Vadim – Building Tension In 2 Dimensions
12. Coldcut – I’m Wild About That Thing (The Lost Sex Tapes: Position 1)
13. The Herbaliser – Scratchy Noise
14. Dj Food – They Walk Music
15. Dj Food – A Bunch’a Keyboards
16. DJ Food – A Trick Of The Ear
17. Infinite Livez – Propa III feat Gandhi Warhol
18. King Cannibal – Dirt Ft Daddy Freddy (accapella)
19. Mr Scruff – Is He Ready?
20. Lotek Hi-Fi – Dazzla Interlude
21. DJ Vadim – In Control Vol. 3 (feat. DJ Plus One)

22. DJ VadimThe Terrorist feat Motion Man (accapella)
23. ThunderheistLBG (instrumental)
24. DJ VadimWho Me feat Demolition Man
25. SixtooBonus Beat
26. K-The-I???Just Listen feat Busdriver
27. PoirierWha-La-La-Leng feat Face-T (accapella)
28. PoirierJusqu’en Haut feat Omnikrom
29. Spank RockPrimetime (Original Demo Version)
30. DJ FoodMumble
31. Roots ManuvaDo Nah Bodda Me (Xrabit Remix)
32. Poirier – Wha-La-La-Leng feat Face-T (Uproot Andy Remix)
33. Dj Food£3 Skank
34. DJ FoodHalf Step
35. New Flesh For Old186000 Miles (Skitz Mix Instrumental)
36. Roots Manuva 9 Dubs A Year
37. Super NumeriBeaks
38. Roots ManuvaAgain Again Again

PART 3 – BRING THAT BACK – 00:05:54:50
39. Roots Manuva Witness (1 Hope)
40. Ghislain PoirierGet Crazy feat Mr. Slaughter
41. Roots ManuvaWitness Dub
42. Mr ScruffHold On
43. DJ FoodSexy Bits (Jazz Brakes Volume 5)
44. Mr ScruffTest The Sound
45. DJ FoodThe Food Song
46. London Funk AllstarsGive It To Me Raw
47. London Funk AllstarsBroadcasting Live From Planet Blapps!
48. Up, Bustle & OutCoffee At Senor Roody’s

PART 4 – BIG TUNES. BIG HITS – 00:09:16:73
49. Wagon ChristGet Your Head Down
50. TYSo You Want More feat Roots Manuva (refix)
51. ColdcutMore Beats & Pieces (Daddy Rips It Up)
52. DJ FoodDark Lady
53. ColdcutMore Beats & Pieces (Beans & Pizzas Strictly Kid Teeba Jam)
54. London Funk AllstarsFlesh Eating Disco Zombies Versus the Bionic Hookers From Mars
55. Amon TobinVerbal (Prefuse 73 Dipped Escalade Mix)
56. Dj FoodScratch Yer Hed

PART 5 – THE LESSON – 00:10:38:43
57. Amon TobinSordid
58. The HerbaliserWall Crawling Bits
59. Ryuichi SakamotoAnger (Rare Force 2 Meg Mix)
60. The HerbaliserWall Crawling Giant Insect Breaks
61. The HerbaliserWall Crawling Giant Insect Breaks (Instrumental)
62. The HerbaliserGadget Funk
63. DJ FoodMr Quicke Cuts The Cheese
64. The HerbaliserWall Crawling Giant Insect Breaks (Bonus Beats)
65. Bogus OrderReturn Of Brother Zen
66. DJ FoodAll Covered In Darkness (Instrumental)

PART 6 – DIRTY SOUTH MUSIC – 00:13:13:00
67. ThunderheistSweet 16 (Eli Escarbar Remix)
68. ThunderheistSweet 16
69. Spank RockBackyard Betty (accapella)
70. The QemistsHurts Less feat Jenna G (My Digital Enemy Remix)
71. Bogus OrderZen Bones
72. Zero dBA Pomba Girou feat Heidi Vogel
73. Zero dBA Pomba Girou (Dave Da Gato Remix)
74. ColdcutWalk A Mile In My Shoes feat Robert Owens (Tiga Remix)
75. HexstaticBass Invader (Kris Menace Remix)
76. Wagon ChristCris Chana

PART 7 – LET’S GET TIGHT – 00:17:15:53
77. PestPat Pong (Solid Groove Mix)
78. HexstaticBust
79. Spank RockTop Billin’ From Far Left
80. DJ Food Your Mother
81. Spank Rock – Bump (Switch Remix)
82. Coldcut & HexstaticTimber
83. Spank RockRick Rubin (accapella)
84. HexstaticToys Are Us
85. ColdcutTrue Skool feat Roots Manuva (Switch Remix)
86. Zero dBA Pomba Girou feat Heidi Vogel
87. Mr Scruff Cat & Mouse

PART 8 – GENERATION BLEEP – 00:21:59:60
88. Zero dBBongos, Beats & Basslines (Dibaba Remix)
89. Wagon ChristThe Funnies
90. Diplo – It’s All Part Of A Bigger Plan
91. Bonobo1009
92. HexstaticL-Virata
93. Dj FoodEyes Cream

94. Dj FoodNocturne
95. NeotropicSideshow Man
96. Dj FoodBreak
97. Dj Food –The Ageing Young Rebel feat Ken Nordine (accapella)
98. ColdcutWalk A Mile In My Shoes feat Robert Owens (instrumental)
99. ColdcutWalk A Mile In My Shoes feat Robert Owens
100. Coldcut & Hexstatic – Timber
101. Journeyman – Estarlay
102. Chocolate Weasel The Nonsensical Ramblings Of A Lunatic Mind?
103. The Cinematic Orchestra – All That You Give feat Fontella Bass
104. DJ Food – Moody Roadie
105. East Flatbush ProjectTried By 12 (Squarepusher Remix)
106. BonoboD Song
107. ColdcutNoah’s Toilet
108. DJ VadimMelodies In Vertical Theory
109. The HerbaliserMr Chombee Has The Flaw
110. Jaga JazzistLithuania
111. ColdcutGive It Up
112. HexstaticVector
113. Mr ScruffWail

114. EmikaDrop The Other (Scuba’s Vulpine remix)
115. Funki PorciniNothing To Do
116. ShuttleTunnel
117. Dj FoodSexy Bits (Jazz Brakes Volume 5)
118. NeotropicSunflower Girl
119. FinkSee It All (Emika remix)
120. Amon TobinKitchen Sink (Boxcutter remix)
121. The BugGanja feat Flowdan
122. DaedelusTouchstone feat Paperboy & Taz Arnold (accapella)
123. FinkSort Of Revolution (Sideshow dub)
124. ClouddeadPhysics Of A Unicycle
125. YppahPlaying With Fireworks
126. EmikaDouble Edge

127. DaedelusMake It So (XXXChange Remix)
128. BonoboAnimals
129. The BugGanja feat Flowdan
130. The QemistsDem Na Like Me feat Wiley (Subscape Dub)
131. King CannibalThe Grind & Crawl
132. DaedelusI Took Two
133. Ghislain PoirierBlazin feat Face T (Modeselektor Remix)
134. WileyGansters
135. ShuttleTunnel (High Rankin Remix)
136. ColdcutAtomic Moog (Cornelius Remix)
137. The BugPoison Dart feat Warrior Queen
138. ColdcutJust For The Kick
139. FinkSort Of Revolution (Sideshow dub)
140. DJ FoodAkaire

141. The BugSkeng feat Killa.P & Flowdan (Kode 9 Remix)
142. Amon TobinKitchen Sink (Boxcutter remix)
143. The BugFuckaz feat Spaceape
144. Amon TobinBig Furry Head
145. Amon TobinFoley Room
146. Amon TobinKitchen Sink
147. CougarRhinelander
148. EmikaDouble Edge
149. HomellifeBuffalos

150. HexNo
151. Two FingersWhat You Know feat. Sway (Emalkay instrumental)
152. Jammer10 Man Roll feat Boy Better Know
153. Rhys Chatham & Martin Wheeler – Neon
154. Two Fingers
High Life (Instrumental)
155. HexstaticWonka (Dj Kentaro Remix)
156. WileyBow E3
157. Two FingersHigh Life feat Sway
158. Real LifeSublime
159. WIleyBow E3 (Instrumental)
160. JammerBetter Than (Lorn Remix)
161. Mr ScruffWhiplash
162. Juice AleemTings Get Heat Up
163. Ghislain PoirierDiaspora
164. BonoboNightlife (Zero dB Reconstruction)
165. NeotropicSunflower Girl
166. WileyMy Mistakes (Accapella)
167. NeotropicMoney For Old Rope
168. King CannibalFlower Of Flesh And Blood

PART 14 – HOW ABOUT SOME ROCK & ROLL ? – 00:49:18:38
169. Kid KoalaSlew Test 2
170. Pop LeviPolice Sign
171. Dj ShadowBring Madlib Up
172. CougarThundersnow
173. PoirierGet Crazy feat Mr Slaughter
174. Dj Food –The Ageing Young Rebel feat Ken Nordine
175. Dj Food
The Beat, The Beat, The Beat
176. Dj FoodMoody Rudy
177. HexstaticSolid Steel Rock School (Accapella)
178. Poirier –Immigrant Visa feat MC Zulu
179. The HeavyOh No ! Not You Again !!
180. Pop LeviPolice Sign

PART 15 – THE ART OF GETTING CRAZY – 00:54:18:23
181. Poirier – Karnival
182. TTC – Girlfriend
183. The Death Set Impossible (Positive Outlook Etan Remix)
184. Ghislain PoirierGet Crazy feat Mr Slaughter (accapella)
185. BonoboNightlife (Zero dB Reconstruction)
186. Amon TobinLike Regular Chickens (Dillinja Mix)
187. King CannibalThe Untitled
188. Super NumeriBeaks
189. Ghislain PoirierGet Crazy feat Mr Slaughter
190. Funki Porcini King Ashabanapal (Dillinja Mix)
191. Neotropic15 Levels Of Magnification (Arcon 2 Remix)
192. Saul WilliamsElohim (1972) Part 2 (Instrumental)
193. ColdcutMore Beats And Pieces (Meet The Weasels Mix By T Power)
194. ColdcutRe:volution (Instrumental)
195. SixtooHorse Drawn Carriage
196. Neotropic15 Levels Of Magnification (Arcon 2 Remix)

PART 16 – KING OF THE JUNGLISM – 00:56:57:30
197. Happy CampersNo Mind (The Zen Experience)
198. ColdcutMore Beats And Pieces (Meet The Weasels Mix By T Power)
199. Mr ScruffSnack
200. QuincyBruce Lee MC
201. Dj Food Fungle Junk
202. 2 PlayerExtreme Possibilities (Wagon Christ mix)
203. Funki PorciniKing Ashabanapal (Dillinja Mix)
204. DJ KentaroTrust (Le Jad Remix)
205. SixtooBoxcutter Emporium (Part 1)
206. Two Fingers
Bad Girl feat Sway & Ce’cile – (King Cannibal Remix)
207. Amon TobinReanimator
208. Amon TobinCreatures (Hidden Agenda Defocussed Mix)
209. The QemistsDrop Audio feat MC I.D.

PART 17 – A MONSTER IN THE MUSIC BOX – 00:59:35:43
210. The HerballiserHerbal Blend (Ingredients)
211. Amon TobinReanimator
212. Amon TobinThe Nasty
213. Amon TobinWire & Snakes
214. CujoTraffic
215. DJ FoodFungle Junk (Lemon D Jazz Excursion Remix)
216. 2 PlayerSometimes (2 Player Vs The Herbaliser)
217. Roots ManuvaJuggle Tings Proper
218. Bus DriverJust Listen feat Busdriver
219. London Funk AllstarsNever Can Get Enough
220. Coldcut & HexstaticTimber (LPC’s Civilisation Mix)
221. King CannibalAragami Style
222. Clifford GilbertoRestless
223. NeotropicTrain To Katoomba
224. The Cinematic OrchestraTime & Space (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
225. The Herballiser Herbal Blend (Ingredients)
226. Dj FoodBreak

PART 18 – I WANNA SEE ALL THE HANDS – 01:02:28:18
227. The QemistsStompbox (Spor Remix)
228. 2 PlayerExtreme Possibilities (Wagon Christ mix)
229. Anti Pop ConsortiumEnd Game
230. Fink Green
231. ColdcutMore Beats And Pieces (Meet The Weasels Mix By T Power)
232. The Qemists Soundface feat Beardyman
233. The QemistsGot 1 Life feat MC Navigator
234. Spank RockBump (Switch Remix)
235. DJ Kentaro Taesgore Highway High (Hexstatic Remix)
236. Two FingersThat Girl feat Sway (Spor Remix)
237. The QemistsHurt Less feat Jenna G (Extended Edit)
238. Hexstatic Ninja Bits
239. DJ KentaroTrust (The Qemists Remix)
240. DJ FoodFungle Junk (Lemon D Jazz Excursion Remix)
241. DJ FoodDark Blood (MLO Nu Blud 2 Mix)
242. The Cinematic OrchestraFamiliar Ground
243. NeotropicLa Centinela
244. DJ Food – Sexy Bits (Jazz Brakes Volume 4)

245. DromeAlice Effekt
246. DJ FoodThe Day Has Ended
247. FinkWe Are Ninja
248. DJ FoodWe’re Just Getting Started
249. OneselfBe Your Own (accapella)
250. The InfesticonsOutro
251. 9 Lazy 9Golden Oldie
252. CougarHeavy Into Jeff
253. Kruder & DorfmeisterShakatakadoodub

PART 20 – SEE YOU LATER – 01:09:02:13
254. SpokesTorn Up In Praise
255. HexThred
256. DJ Food
Sexy Bits (Jazz Brakes Volume 5)

Ninja Tune: 20 Years of Beats & Pieces


The first in Ninja’s 20th birthday products has hit the stores in the form of Black Dog Publishing’s Ninja Tune : 20 Years of Beats & Pieces. Written by Stevie Chick with design and input from Openmind.

To Celebrate the release Black Dog Space is presenting the exhibition ‘Ninja Tune: 20 Years of Beats & Pieces’. This will be the first exhibition in the UK dedicated to Ninja Tune and its offshoot labels.

Bringing together ephemera from two decades of Ninja Tune for the first time, the exhibition features posters, original drawings, paintings and 3D models and artwork from Ninja and its subsidiary labels, many never seen before outside of the Ninja offices; alongside a huge collection of flyers, stickers, special pressings, merchandise, promotional items, tour laminates, LP and CD sleeves, artwork, esoterica and more.

In the final week of the exhibition, Black Dog will open a one day Ninja pop-up shop, selling many items of merchandise and music at discounted prices, including posters, clothing, rare promo CDs and other miscellanea.

20th August – 16 September 2010
Mon – Fri, 12-5pm
Black Dog Space
10a Acton St,
London WC1X 9NG

DJ Food – The Shape of Things That Hum EP Soundcloud Promo


Audio from the forthcoming Dj Food’s ‘The Shape Of Thing That Hum’ EP is now up on Soundcloud. The release is out on December the 14th,so in the meanwhile get your ears round these. This is even more noteworthy as i was on mixing duties for the lead track  Sentinal (Shadow Guard).

Strictly Kev himself says…. “Here are 3 tracks from my next EP, streamable via Soundcloud – there 5 tracks in all with a further 3 remixes on the download. Sentinel is a collaboration with DK and GIANT is a cover of The The without the vocal which will be added to a remixed version on the album.