Directed by Jordan Kim, 2007
If you were listening to good music in the 90′s, more than likely your ears crossed paths with one of the greatest independent labels, Ninja Tune. Birthed in 1991 by Matt Black & Jonathon More of Coldcut fame, London-based Ninja Tune has been a place for an eclectic mix of artists that create innovative, quality music. 17 years later, Ninja Tune is still at the helm of electronic music and constantly forging ahead in music exploration.
Eclectic rings dead true of Ninja artist Daedelus, who at 15 years of age, had his first Eureka moment when he got a taste of UK rave and hardcore listening to a pirate radio station. Named after an ancient Greek legend, Daedelus has played in local rock, jazz and ska bands, later Dj’ing the leftfield side of drum and bass, all the while cultivating what would become a sound unique to Daedelus. Fast forward to the present and the recent September cover feature for XLR8R magazine, shows the position Daedelus holds in music today. He certainly has had quite an extraordinary year!
Like wine and cheese the fine pairings are never ending at Ninja Tune. The Death Set prove they can do anything, as their take on Daedelus’ “Fair Weathered Friends” is an ecstatic dance-floor number that pops, while Mumdance & High Rankin keep the magic drummy with a dubstep shuffle.