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Ninja Tune is a fully independent record label that is based in London, England, created in 1990 by Matt Black & Jonathon More, known as Coldcut. Coldcut were pioneers of the emerging DJ/hip-hop/electro scene in the eighties. Inspired by a visit to Japan, The duo) created Ninja Tune as a vehicle to release the music they made. The label soon attracted other artists, and built a reputation as orignators of the bigbeat and triphop genres. Ninjatune and Coldcut have developed a strong graphic identity and been innovators in the use of visuals and multimedia with music.
The first releases were heralded by the music press and afficionados simultaneously. The first four volumes of 'DJ Food - Jazz Brakes', produced by Coldcut, were comprised of instrumental hip-hop cuts, subsequently giving birth to the genre called 'trip-hop', and seen as indispensable tools for DJ's.
The label achieved a level of notoriety quickly, due to its funky style and commitment to eclecticism. Key in the labels success was the constantly growing roster of very different sounding artists.
With the musical and multi-media innovation of Black and More, the studio know-how and musical expertise of all the artists, the graphic vision of Openmind, and the sound business practices of the label managers and employees, Ninja Tune has grown into a label that prides itself on producing quality music while serving its artists in a way that no major label would.
Ninja Tune is a tribe of passionate music listeners and collectors just putting out what we think sounds good. There is no huge calculated commercial agenda outside of our desire to put out good records...careful with the cash, crazy with the music is a motto.