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Bicep - Isles [2LP]

Belfast-born, London-based duo Bicep (Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson) release their hotly anticipated second album, 'Isles', on 22 January 2021 via Ninja Tune. Two years in the making, 'Isles' expands on the artful energy of their 2018 debut 'Bicep', while digging deeper into the sounds, experiences and emotions that have influenced their lives and work, from early days in Belfast to their move to London a decade ago. 'We have strong mixed emotions, connected to growing up on an island' they say, 'wanting to leave, wanting to return'. 'Isles' is, in part, a meditation on these contradictions, the struggle between the expansive and the introspective, isolation and euphoria. Lead single 'Apricots' has a similar feel, steeped in a shimmering bath of warm synths, its spare percussion and arresting vocals bring the big room chills of 90s rave, while still evoking something lost or forlorn.

Actress - Karma & Desire [2LP]

Vinyl LP pressing. Includes digital download. Karma & Desire - a follow up to critically acclaimed records AZD, Ghettoville, Hazyville, and more - includes collaborations with Sampha, Zsela, Aura T-09 (co-runs Evar Records with John Frusciante), Vanessa Benelli Mosell and Rebekah Christel. The album will be accompanied by 'a broken romance espionage ethereal short film' by creative director and performance artist Lee Nachum aka Bootee that explores a number of dichotic themes. These themes are to be revealed across the campaign (and beyond) through both digital and physical creative marketing 'moments', which kicked off with a surprise 49min audio file from Actress entitled '88'. '88' was revealed by Actress in July and made available to stream and download for free through Bandcamp before retreating into the ether as quickly as it came. The release marked the first new music from the producer (outside of his Young Paint alias) since 2018's team-up with the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Thundercat - It Is What It Is [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cream LP]

Thundercat is set to release his new album It Is What It Is on Brainfeeder Records on April 3, 2020, and shares the first music; 'Black Qualls (featuring Steve Lacy and Steve Arrington). The album, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox. It Is What It Is follows his game-changing third album Drunk (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. 'This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that,' Bruner says. 'It's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don't necessarily understand' some things just aren't meant to be understood.'

BRONSON - BRONSON [Clear LP]

BRONSON, the brand new group by ODESZA and Golden Features, unveils their debut self-titled album on Foreign Family Collective / Ninja Tune. BRONSON is available on clear LP, limited edition black and yellow LP, and CD. GRAMMY-nominated duo ODESZA and acclaimed Australian producer Golden Features have come together to form the powerhouse group BRONSON. The self-titled album BRONSON pushes the soundscapes of their previous projects to explore the darker edges of dance music. The LP features heavyweight collaborations from lau.ra of Ultraista, Gallant, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The BRONSON album reflects on their respective needs to challenge personal struggles, both internal and external. Moreover, the trio recognized that their own battles were merely microcosms of the surrounding world. The hope was to craft a body of work that was reflective of that duality of lightness and darkness inherent to the human condition.

Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle [LP]

The title of the new record is inspired by the wonder of how the human body heals itself - a miraculous process that we pay little attention to and by which the artist feels enthralled. Recorded in the wake of a seismic shift in her life following a move from New York to Los Angeles, where she is now based, the release sees her embrace her new locale and drawing on the input of three exciting collaborators she’s nurtured long and deep friendships with: Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Mary Lattimore and Nosaj Thing, all of whom are also based in the city and gently nudge out at the edges of Barwick’s organically-evolved sound.

Known for her stunning live performances, which have gained incredible praise over the years, she has supported and performed with artists including Bon Iver, Grouper, The War On Drugs, Sigur Ros, Sharon Van Etten, Flying Lotus, Angel Olsen, Mas Ysa, Yoko Ono and Nat Baldwin. Live tour dates in North America and Europe is planned to support the album release in late 2020/ 2021.

Julianna Barwick will release her new album “Healing Is A Miracle” on Ninja Tune. Her first studio release since 2015 - album will be available on CD and Vinyl.

Little Dragon - New Me, Same Us [LP]

Little Dragon is the pioneering Swedish four-piece fronted by enigmatic vocalist Yukimi Nagano, with multi-instrumentalists Håkan Wirenstarnd and Fredrik Wallin on keyboards and bass respectively and Erik Bodin on drums and percussion. The band return with their sixth studio album, 'New Me, Same Us' this spring, their first album release since signing with Ninja Tune. Yukimi has lent her trademark vocals to Gorillaz, Flume, SBTRKT, Kaytranada, Christian Rich, De La Soul, DJ Shadow, Tinashe, Mac Miller, Big Boi, Faith Evans, and ODESZA. The band has remixed Rhye, Childish Gambino & more. Additionally, artists such as NAO, Lianne La Havas, Nick Mulvey and Rosie Lowe all have covered Little Dragon. 'Tried', their recent collaboration with BADBADNOTGOOD received great support from the likes of Pitchfork, The FADER, NPR, Annie Mac and more. GRAMMY-nominated for 2014's 'Nabuma Rubberband', Little Dragon have long been seen as one of the most sought-after groups to work with. This year Little Dragon play a huge run of headline shows in March/April 2020. A 32-date tour across the UK, EU and North America that will see the band playing in front of over 40K fans, including the Hollywood Palladium (5K) and London's O2 Brixton Academy (5K cap).

Floating Points - Crush [LP]

The best musical mavericks never sit still for long. They mutate and morph into new shapes, refusing to be boxed in. Floating Points has so many guises that it’s not easy to pin him down.

Floating Points’ first album in four years, Crush, twists whatever you think you know about him on its head. It’s the producer at his most “unhinged,” he says, a tempestuous blast of electronic experimentalism whose title alludes to the pressure-cooker of the current environment we find ourselves in. It’s the sound of the many sides of Floating Points finally fusing together: the carefree selector, the considered composer and the passionate label curator. But it’s also a sound that, while it’s born out of despair and frustration with the overwhelmingly dark forces around us, manages to provide some hope for compassion. Crush on that. 

Machinedrum - A View Of U [Silver, Black, White Marbled LP]

Machinedrum releases his fourth album on Ninja Tune. A View of U is available on silver, white, and black marbled LP and CD. Machinedrum (Travis Stewart) returns with his definitive new album 'A View of U' featuring an incredible cast of collaborators including Sub Focus, Chrome Sparks, Father (Awful Records), Freddie Gibbs, Mono/Poly (Brainfeeder), Tigran Hamasyan, Jesse Boykins III, Rochelle Jordan and Tanere'lle. The use of 'U' in the title 'A View of U' represents the Universe aka the Infinite. The central theme of the album is the concept of having an out of body experience (OOBE). 'The feeling of being out of your body feels infinite. It feels like time has stopped. It feels like the birth of creation,' explains Travis. Machinedrum has previously been featured in Billboard, Mixmag, Dazed, VICE, Time Out, Stereogum, The Quietus, Drowned in Sound, Narc Magazine, Clash, Earmilk and more. Travis has also contributed to guest mixes for major stations around the world including NPR, BBC Radio 1 (including an Essential Mix in 2013), BBC 1Xtra and KEXP, plus local tastemaker stations such as The Lot Radio, Red Light Radio and NTS. Machinedrum is also one half of JETS (Innovative Leisure) with Jimmy Edgar, one half of Sepalcure (Hot Flush) with Praveen and one half of Dream Continuum with Om Unit. His solo work has garnered over 50 million streams worldwide. He has additionally collaborated with the likes of DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, D'WN, Lone, Azealia Banks, Roots Manuva, Boards of Canada, and more.

Marie Davidson & L'Oeil nu - Renegade Breakdown [LP]

Marie Davidson is back with a new album, a new band, and a bold new sound. Arriving under the banner of Marie Davidson & L'Oeil nu, a trio formed of three old-time friends and long-term collaborators with shared roots in Montreal's DIY scene: Marie, Pierre Guerineau and Asae'l R. Robitaille (the former two are also husband and wife, and partners in the group Essaie pas). Renegade Breakdown is a reaction to years in which she spent most of her life on the road, navigating the club and festival lifestyle -- while also a forward-facing, innovative pop record that builds on the classic tenets of Marie's music to create something that strikes out towards a broader audience. With dark humour and interpolated musical influences'from Fleetwood Mac to Kraftwerk, and jazz classics such as Billie Holiday and Chet Baker'they spin each of its entries in wildly imaginative directions. Renegade Breakdown follows her breakout 2018 album Working Class Woman, which was lauded by Pitchfork, The Guardian, The New York Times, Resident Advisor, as well as being ranked highly in end-of-year (and decade) lists by Mixmag, The Quietus, Bandcamp and many more. Meanwhile, the track 'Work It' garnered worldwide dance-floor anthem status, helped by a Soulwax remix, the iconic duo's re-work garnering a GRAMMY nomination.

Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra - Lageos [2LP]

Producer Darren Cunningham aka Actress, joined by the London Contemporary Orchestra, premiere new material as well as expanded arrangements of their dark and brooding electronica. Showcased last year at The Barbican Centre London and Strelka Institute Moscow and in conjunction with Boiler Room this 12" release named simply Audio Track 5 serves as an introduction to a larger body which will be released on Ninja Tune and Boiler Room TV as both a Long Player and performance piece in Autumn 2017. Over a decade of releases Cunningham has built a reputation as a fine creator of cerebral abstract techno, or R&B concrete, crafting pulsing kickdrums, jittering percussion and chopped sample loops into churning, rumbling tracks soaked in static. But he has also been on record saying he wants to make classical stuff for a modern generation. In this new collaboration, commissioned and curated by Boiler Room and the London Contemporary Orchestra with support from Arts Council England, the London Contemporary Orchestra bring a new dimension to Cunningham's choice of sounds. With the producer in effect using them as a new instrument, matching his electronic loops with precise manipulation of their acoustic instruments, together they form a heightened kind of chamber music.

Ammoncontact - With Voices

Carlos Niño and Fabian Ammon have long been fulcrums of LA Black music, perfectly poised between the jazz crowd centered around Dwight Trible and classic group's like the Army of Healers and Build An Ark, the underground hip hop scene which grew from the Good Life and Project Blowed collectives and the heavy soul-beat sound of the likes of Sa Ra and Madlib.

Lee Bannon - Pattern Of Excel

What moves faster than the internet? OK, maybe light. But besides that, it's hard to find something more fleeting, rapidly changing and dynamic as the voice of the online community, which ultimately shapes the contemporary creative landscape both on and off the screen. As it happens, sometimes the artists who are most celebrated by the collective interweb are the same ones who later are in the throes of its fickleness. In the case of Lee Bannon, he's managed to slip into the elite of so many disparate (yet all discerning) scenes that even the speediest of hype surfers can't seem to keep up with his sonic shapeshifting. His latest album, Pattern of Excel, can only be considered a continuation of Lee Bannon's proven flexibility and commitment to innovation and progression. Few artists can say they've found success in so many circles yet claimed allegiance to none. Even fewer have either the innate ability or even the confidence to make such bold stylistic leaps, to soak up the digital torrent of the global music underground and re-imagine it with such veracity.

Black Country, New Road - For the first time [LP]

'For the first time' is the highly anticipated, debut album from 'Black Country, New Road' - a new UK based seven-piece, who have gained huge tastemaker press and radio support in the UK, US and internationally including NPR, KEXP, WFUV, The Fader, The Guardian, Loud & Quiet and more, off the back of just two singles releases in 2019. They are the latest stars from the famed Brixton Windmill scene - other acts from this scene include black midi, Squid, Fat White Family and Shame. First single 'Athen's France' was released on tastemaker label Speedy Wunderground, helmed by producer Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Natasha Khan), 'Sunglasses' followed on Thurston Moore affiliated, Blank Editions. Recorded with Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine), the album is the perfect capturing of a new band and all the energy, ferocity and explosive charge that comes with that.

Blockhead - Carbon Dated/Second Wind [Vinyl Single]

May 2012 saw the release of Blockhead's fith LP ''Interludes After Midnight,'' In the two years since the critically lauded ''The Music Scene,'' Blockhead nee Tony Simon, has traveled the globe and emerged with a collection of eclectic songs that twist, turn, and grind their way into the listener's psyche. This 7'' includes two unreleased tracks 'Carbon Dated' and 'Second Wind' which although not included on the initial album, are still no less immersive, with a sound that will keep you listening - this is classic Blockhead.

Blockhead - Interludes After Midnight

With Interludes After Midnight, Blockhead proudly presents his fifth LP. In the two years since the critically lauded The Music Scene, Blockhead nee Tony Simon, has traveled the globe and emerged with another collection of eclectic songs that twist, turn, and grind their way into the listener's psyche.

Bonobo - Black Sands: 10th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Red 2LP]

Bonobo announces 10th Anniversary edition of Black Sands. Limited, special edition release will be available on double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve, featuring new cover art taken by the artist himself and an art print of the original cover art. Marking a decade since the release of producer and multi-instrumentalist Simon Green's celebrated breakthrough record, the album captured a unique moment, and is adored by critics and fans alike. Influenced by the divergent, bass-driven strands of the UK electronic music scene at that time, Green artfully fitted those evolving sounds into his own wider vision. Ten years on, and the record stands as the launchpad for Green's stealthy but unstoppable rise to being one of the biggest electronic artists of our times. He now boasts six albums to his name, including career-defining 2017 album 'Migration', which reached the UK Top 5 and received two GRAMMY nominations.

Bonobo - North Borders Tour: Live [Deluxe w/Book & DVD]

This live deluxe package includes the CD, a 70 page hardback book of photographs and stories from members of the band, as well as a bonus DVD featuring glimpses of hi-speed photography. By the time Bonobo plays London's legendary Alexandra Palace on 28th November 2014, the epic career-defining tour around his latest album 'The North Borders,' the band will have travelled 180,000 miles, taken in 175 shows in 30 countries across 3 continents over 18 months in front of 2 million people. The audio was recorded at the Roundhouse in London and in the incredible Pula Arena, a genuine Roman Amphitheatre. In addition, some of the tracks on CD are handpicked from breathtaking live radio sessions that happened whilst on tour.

Bug - Angels & Devils

New 2014 album from the UK producer ... his first in 6 years! Cameos by Liz Harris (Grouper), Death Grips, Gonjasufi and others. (THE BUG)

The Bug vs Earth - Concrete Desert [LP]

Like master painters exploring a subject over a lifetimes work, Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson The Bug and Earth, respectively have each been mining and defining their genres for more than 20 years. Theyre united by an interest in really an obsession with heaviness. They search for, examine and break the boundaries between beautiful and ugly, minimal and maximal, light and dark but The Bug and Earth always make music that is heavy in the most thrilling of ways. Earth, and its founding member Carlson, first appeared in the early 90s, and came to prominence with their Sub Pop release "Earth 2". An exercise in SLOW distorted droning minimalist riffage, their debut was the blueprint for what Dylan coined at the time "ambient metal, a style still being pushed forward on his latest Southern Lord release "Primitive And Deadly. Kevin Martin's career spans the same timeframe. Techno Animal, Ice, God, Razor X, King Midas Sound, and of course the The Bug moniker. All of which explore(d) the fringes of experimental and heavy music. With his recently released "Angels & Devils" LP receiving high praise across the board, he once again put his sonic stamp on the here and now with his collaborators Liz Harris (of Grouper), copeland, Miss Red, Gonjasufi, Flowdan, Death Grips, Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu), and Warrior Queen. These two uncompromising outsiders met via the visual artist Simon Fowler (Angels & Devils.) Simon arranged for Dylan to come to a King Midas Sound gig, but Martins trademark use of a powerful strobe light meant that the epileptic Carlson couldnt enter the room. Undeterred, Carlson featured King Midas Sounds music in a podcast, and the pair eventually decided to collaborate around Angels & Devils. The anglophile Carlson had long admired Martin, and other British sonic experimenters like Spacemen 3 or Pentangle. In turn, Martin understood the genius in Carlsons deconstruction of metal, and Earths boiling down of the genre to its core, elemental riffs. Martin saw that he and Dylan were both wanderers, and misfits in the world we live in. They were both huge fans of dub and the Velvet Underground, and they discussed how those influences could provide a combined template for something entirely new. When they finally began to record, it quickly became apparent that the music they made together needed room to stretch out and drone, to be its own thing. Two tracks eventually emerged, "Boa" & "Cold," and were released as a standalone EP, with Dylan's signature guitar sound weaving seamlessly around some of Kevin's most destructively heady bass explorations. Martin had decided to exclude those songs from Angels & Devils, as he felt They had developed a singular life of their own, outside of the identity of that album. Ninja Tune asked The Bug and Dylan Carlson to perform live in LA around the labels 25th anniversary, and Martin and Carlson took the opportunity to further the recording project in person. So The Bug vs Earth project holed up in Daddy Kevs legendary LA studio, with DJ Nobody engineering, for two very long days. Those recording sessions have resulted in the masterpiece that is Concrete Desert. Inspired by J.G. Ballards urban dystopias, and the Californian dream capitals sordid, fragmented underbelly, Martin says that the album is in some ways a Los Angeles-set companion piece to London Zoo. The records beautiful, chiming melodies are like shards of sonic light, glowing in currents of heavy bass darkness. There are pulsing soundscapes, ambient pinks and whites, and irresistible grooves. This is music that grips you entirely, and catches you in its lava-flow an astonishing, primal album of vast depth. In making it, Martin decided to break from The Bugs obsessive study of groove, tone and texture, and think more cinematically. The result is a wondrously visual album, akin to finding oneself wandering amongst the rocky red hills of the Californian deserts. In fact, he says, the album could be understood as reflecting a mistrust of Hollywoodisms, and the shadow of Hollywood fantasy that looms large over life in LA, and the USA in general. Dylans a master at amplifying the flavour of America, he says, but not the side we see in this Trump climate. For Martin, the American dream is like a nightmare under Trump but Dylan captures the best side of that dream, a utopian openess. I hear the writing of Cormac McCarthy in his music. His playing conjures deserts, and wide open spaces. In Concrete Desert, Earths sonic landscapes, its far horizons and vast spaces, are underpinned and propelled by Martins ear-worming rhythms and percussive genius. Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Napalm Death/Techno Animal/Jesu/JK Flesh), the influential noisemaker and long time Martin cohort was invited to the sessions to make 2 tracks Dog and Pray, which all feature as bonus tracks. Broadrick grew up in the concrete desert of central Birmingham in the 70's/80s, and here he verbalises the void at the core of that urban hell. There is an additional third bonus track Another Planet available on the B side of the JK flesh vinyl and as a digital download. With live shows for THe Bug and Dylan Carlson planned for April 2017, this is just the beginning of The Bug vs Earth project. The record might be one designed to document alienation, but one listen is enough to show it, equally, to be a brilliant meeting of two kindred musical souls.

Coldcut - Sound Mirrors Videos & Remixes [DVD/CD]

Coldcut have always been fascinated with the fusion of music and visual and so the idea of them curating an art project of Sound Mirrors (their stunning and critically acclaimed album) was a fitting one. In collaboration with freelance music video commissioner Vez they set about taking the medium of the music video out of the commercial realm and directly in to the heart and soul, making the work a wholly artistic expression of the music. Individual video directors were specifically invited to add their creativity to a song, visually interpreting the track in their own unique way. There was no brief, no pitching against other directors, it was to be their creativity under the spotlight and just one constant - they all had to work to the same budget and if possible Coldcut were not to feature in the work. It's all about taking the director out of the realm of painter for hire and giving them the creative recognition they so hugely deserve. The outcome is a stunningly diverse collection of highly creative music videos directed by a range of different directors from the famous to the unknown. The flipside of this release is an audio CD collection of remixes of the singles taken from Sound Mirrors, as well as additional remixes of a bonus track "The State We're In" and the Coldcut classic, "People Hold On".

Dj Food & Dk - Now Listen Again

DJ Food and DK, the current main movers of the long running and much-loved "Solid Steel" radio show and club night, have laid down a dizzying, kaleidoscopic pile-up of musical styles and spoken word eclectica, all pieced together, layered and re-treated with the sort of attention to detail that only comes from nerdy obsession and music collections that need reinforced floor supports to be held safely.

Dj Kentaro - Enter

After announcing himself to a worldwide audience with his Solid Steel mix ON THE WHEELS OF SOLID STEEL, Japan's DJ Kentaro returns with his full production debut, ENTER. Forty minutes of beautifully structured beats, musical smarts and an occasional smattering of turntable magic, the record also features guest turns from the Pharcyde, Spank Rock, New Flesh, Little Tempo, Hifana and Fat Jon.

Dj Kentaro - Free [Vinyl]

Twelve inch vinyl pressing of this 2007 collaboration between DJ Kentaro and Spank Rock. Features five versions of 'Free' (Main Version, Instrumental, Acapella, Armani XXXchange Remix and Bodyshake Remix) plus 'Scratch It' and 'Tosagare Highway High (Bass Wanna Be a Singer)'. Ninja Tune.

Dj Kentaro - Trust/Rainy Day EP [Vinyl]

Japanese turntable legend DJ Kentaro's pair of remixes re-establishs his impeccable drum 'n' bass credentials. Kentaro is best known as a phenomenal turntablist and former DMC World Champion, but on his debut album, Enter, he was more concerned with showing his muscle as a music producer.

FaltyDL - In The Wild

2014 full length from the New York-based producer/electronic musician aka Drew Lustman. "In the Wild, like so much of Drew Lustman's output, is cut through with a wry smile in track titles like "Some Jazz Shit" and it's bubbling, gurgling palette of sound. Here more than ever before, Lustman has let go of the need to control or refine his playful urges in the production process to come up with tracks that are frothy and full of life, taking unpredictable, impulsive twists - yet despite himself, he's also apologetic about their strangeness, emblazoning the album's back cover with the word "SORRY" and writing a poem in lieu of a press release that ends with an apology. Hence, the hashtags: he's defiant in the face of his compulsion to apologise, and determined not to filter himself (sorry)".-Dazed and Confused magazine.

Forest Swords - Compassion [LP]

Compassion", the follow-up to 2013's critically lauded debut Engravings, will be released on 5th May 2017 via Ninja Tune. The album will be followed by a set of multidisciplinary projects expanding the themes and concepts across wider disciplines, overseen by Forest Swords own Dense Truth, an experimental art studio and record label. Compassion" is a response to the uncertain, aggressive new world were experiencing and communicating within, distilling it into a unique sound territory: Barnes' exploration of the mid-point between ecstasy and melancholy, artificial and human feels timely and affecting; a celebration of primal connections, life itself, and an anxious glance at the direction we're heading. The result is an assured, compelling, vital body of work, tying together the ancient and future: weaving swathes of buzzing digital textures, field recordings, clattering beats and distorted jazz sax with fizzing orchestral arrangements. The album shifts from 'The Highest Flood's skeletal bounce to 'Panic's claustrophobic paranoia; the rapturous hyperballad 'Arms Out' to the windswept and cinematic Knife Edge, navigating through the orchestral glitch of 'War It' to decaying jazz thump of Raw Language. The album is equal parts disorienting and immersive, balancing bold sweeping gestures and crumbling textures; tracks seemingly disintegrating and reassembling at points across the album. Blending both digital and specially recorded brass, strings and vocals, Barnes's processing never truly makes it clear what's new or old, sampled or unique, constantly blurring and toying with the line between digital and acoustic. The 'mixed media' approach extends to the record's packaging and design, all directed by Barnes himself. The visuals intersect many of the albums themes: bodies, connection, language and movement with the deluxe booklet featuring portraits of first-wave immigrants who travelled from Barnes' home port of Liverpool to New York. Central to this enthralling world is Compassion", an album that's as weighty as it is vulnerable, sculpting the most striking parts of his previous work into something that feels urgent and necessary, and cementing Barnes as one of the UK's most significant electronic artists and composers.

Helena Hauff - Qualm [2LP]

New 2018 album! Shadowy techno 'n' hazy synth noise from the Hamburg producer, for fans of Daphni and Actress. On Ninja Tune.