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Scottish Producer Denis Sulta's New Ninja Tune EP Is His Defining Work So Far

Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd is a defining work for Scottish producer Denis Sulta. Overtly addressing his issues with anxiety, he uses the musical tools at his disposable to work through his subconscious.

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Anything But Easy: An Interview with Tycho

Scott Hansen's Grammy-nominated instrumental outfit has thrived in the streaming era, soundtracking lives with quiet anthems while selling out arenas. With Tycho's new album, he does the unthinkable and adds vocals to the mix.

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Jayda G Wants You to Think While You Dance on 'Significant Changes'

As a platform for further discussion and as a funky, hip shaking, unifying electronic album, Jayda G's Significant Changes is a triumph.

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Jordan Rakei - "Mind's Eye" (Singles Going Steady)

Everything about "Mind's Eye" seems designed to draw you in gently, and then there is Jordan Rakei's remarkable voice.

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'For Lovers' Is a Very Vulnerable, Tender Record for Electronic Producer Octo Octa

Far removed from anything Octo Octa has done before, For Lovers is the sound of an artist clearing the way to follow whatever direction she chooses next.

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'Nothing Is Still' Is Leon Vynehall's Undoubted Electronic Masterpiece

On Nothing Is Still, Leon Vynehall has woven a rich tapestry of complimentary sounds that serves a purpose far bigger than the music itself.

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Machinedrum: Human Energy (take 2)

Will EDM be destined to the disco burn pile? Probably, but, standing near the flames in 2025, you might take your copy of Human Energy, slip it into your pocket, and watch the rest burn.

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Ash Koosha: I AKA I

Ash Koosha's latest album is ambitious, creative, and overall an exciting showcase of his musical skills.

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Throwing Shade: House of Silk

Whereas Throwing Shade's best material is incisive in its airiness, House of Silk lacks any such bite.

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Decibel X: September 2013 - Seattle, WA

On September 25 through 29, the seaport city of Seattle, Washington lit up for the tenth time with one of the largest live event programs in North America.

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Letherette: Featurette

Imagine Thomas Bangalter, Lionel Richie, and Dan Deacon recording together. I know, right?

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DJ Kentaro: Contrast

Played straight down the middle, there are people who will like this record. They're the sort of people who say they want to see how far they can take it and then choose Burger King over McDonalds.

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Emika: Emika

Emika's debut album should be championed at the very least for being damned near inaccessible in its foregrounding of atonality, foley-like effects, and beats that shun both the radio and the dancefloor.

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Roots Manuva: 4everevolution

Roots Manuva uses the opportunity of a new album to fly in directions he's never even hinted at.

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Fink: Perfect Darkness

Fin "Fink" Greenall produces a fourth LP of dark, organic folk tunes that confirms his status as one of the most intriguing acts on London independent label Ninja Tune.

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Amon Tobin: ISAM

After four years of work, Amon Tobin returns with the most forward-thinking electronic album you're likely to hear for quite some time: the stunning ISAM.

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Dels: GOB

Throughout GOB, Dels's fearlessness comes through; he doesn't soften his words or his beats with easy hooks.

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The Herbaliser: Herbal Tonic

Career-spanning collection of hip-hop, jazz, funk, and more from one of the charter Ninja Tune acts.

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Soundscape Mix #10: Halloween

With tracks ranging from indie psychedelia and lo-fi, to instrumental hip-hop and industrial drum & bass, I took a chance, here. Some of these tracks will likely be outside of your boundaries of taste. Listen... if you dare.

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Various Artists: Ninja Tune XX

Outside the Ninja Tune "sound" is where the real treats of these compilations lie.

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Soundscape Mix #6: Cats

Our new mix features tunes from Jaga Jazzist, Broadcast, Dosh and many more as a free download. So, here's to life, and all the creatures great and small that enrich our days in uncountable ways.

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Amon Tobin Part 2: A Cool Acousmatic Cat

Tobin's goal as a composer was to create music that truly reflected the time in which it was made, and to see how far he could remove his samples from their sources before arranging them in new contexts. He achieved such an artifact with each album.

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Amon Tobin Part 1: A Cool Trip-Hop, Drum & Bass Cat

Amon Tobin has sought -- and succeeded -- to unite the two dichotomous sides of electronic music: to satisfy both the dancing feet and the theoretical minds of audiences worldwide.

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Poirier: Running High

The remixes of Running High point out that despite Poirier's willingness to experiment with styles bound to the dancefloor, his methods are still terribly limited.

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Blockhead: The Music Scene

Returning to the darkness that he was so comfortable with on his first two albums, Blockhead sounds like he's home and loving it.

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Shuttle: Tunnel/Rotten Guts

This will stand as one of the best electronic singles of 2009.

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Hexstatic vs Kris Menace - "Invader" (video)

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The Herbaliser: Same as It Never Was

With a new look, new label, and fully funkified sound, London's Herbaliser have officially gone to the next level.

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Various Artists: You Don't Know: Ninja Cuts

You must know about the biggest indie hip-hop and electronic label by now. If you don't, and you'd like to maintain an iota of self-respect, this three CD compilation is a superb starting point.

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