5 Dec
Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary of Big Dada "Florida" LP

We’ve covered many of Ninja Tunes’ Solid Steel Radio shows and podcasts over the years, because frankly the Ninja Tune team is peerless. Everything from their tribute to De La Soul’s legendary 3 Feet High and Rising to Herbaliser’s War Of The Worlds mixtape to their 25th anniversary Genesis of Coldcut recap, the team always puts out immaculately conceived and executed musical […]


20 Dec
LIAS compiles the most thoughtful, unique sets of the year

As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by […]


11 Jan
Matt Black & Jon More on the legendary London pirate station

One of the best musical institutions on Earth, Solid Steel, has just released this mixtape of storied sets from the early days of Coldcut — aka the founders of Ninja Tune Records and Solid Steel itself. The mixtape is culled from the last mixes that Matt Black and Jon More — the duo behind the […]


The people behind the DJ Food moniker have been slicing up prime cut beats for discriminating music heads since the early 90s — initially putting out five volumes of their groundbreaking Jazz Breaks series. Although originally begun by the men behind Coldcut, DJ Food soon became a loose collective of artists under the Ninja Tune […]


18 May
Spaceship beats for Australopithecus

Hailing from Cologne, Germany, Ancient Astronauts are otherwise known as producers Kabanjak and Dogu, and they’re dropping their debut We Are To Answer June 9th on Thievery Corporations’ ESL Records. The album is a beautiful slice of hip hop ingredients, dub-tinged spices and jazz chili sauces, all blended into a heady stew of breakbeat wonderfulness. […]


27 Jan

Copyright Criminals is a full-length documentary investigating the breadth of the controversial culture of sampling — which is a complex issue to say the least. Sure, I want the Beastie Boys to be able to sample 1,387 records to create the sublime Paul’s Boutique (actually, better make that the Dust Bros), but I also think […]


Dancefloor hooligans Coldcut join forces with America’s leading audio-visual vigilante TV Sheriff to bring you an election vivisection…Revolution ’08. It’s an all out drum+bass powered AV assault on an American media machine now in psychotic overdrive for the Presidential election. A 10000-frame crash edit comedy celebration of the blatant corruption, warmongering, florid insanity and plain […]