Whether you are flipping burgers or doing corporate mergers, to survive in these turbulent times, you definitely have to be on your grind. Only by grinding will you be able to keep your lights on, put clothes on your back and food in your stomach. Unfortunately, the word grind has become like a fleeting slang term for some, but for Albert Martey aka Mr. Drastick and Christopher Mitchell aka Kinetik, collectively known as Grand Central, it is the philosophy that they live their lives by.
yet another e-Mail from the Grindstone turns into a Zoo post; this time from UK Hip Hop group Grand Central; quite liking the flow on this track; definitely working its way into an iTunes playlist near. . . me.
as i say time & time again, if you have any music you feel the blog could rep contact us.
Full details of the colossal Ninja Tune CD and vinyl box-set, created to celebrate the label’s 20th anniversary, have now been revealed.
The list of artists involved is frankly, ridiculous. For a start, there’s new music by Amon Tobin, Roots Manuva, Mr Scruff, The Bug, King Geedorah (MF Doom), Zomby, Jaga Jazzist, Bonobo, Toddla T, Daedelus, The Cinematic Orchestra, Kid Koala, Floating Points, Jammer, Two Fingers, Wagon Christ, Eskmo, The Heavy, cLOUDDEAD and more.
Then there’s new remixes from Switch, Autechre, Benga, Actress, Modeselektor, Cut Chemist, Diplo, Gold Panda, Mark Pritchard, Prefuse 73, Todd Edwards, Joe Goddard, Mala, El-B, El-P, The Orb, Tom Middleton, Micachu, King Jammy, Scuba and more.
The piece comprises three hardcover cases in a hardback box, with foil-blocked text. Case one contains six CDs of new music, four of which will be released as two standalone compilations in the future (with more exclusives and past material).
Case two features six 7” singles of new material, plus an inner pocket with a Ninja Tune family tree poster by Nigel Peake, and a Ninja Tune XX sticker sheet. Then case three contains the hardback edition of Black Dog publishing book Ninja Tune: 20 Years of Beats and Pieces, by Stevie Chick. Again, the hardback edition is exclusive to the box.
Each box set will have a unique code that buyers can use to register for more freebies. The sets are currently available at early bird prices – that offer lasts until July 8.
The CD and vinyl tracklists can be found across the next two pages. Oh, and Ninja Tune will also be throwing 20 parties to celebrate turning 20. – FACT Magazine
I really really really really really want this. July 26th is my birthday people. Full tracklist after click.
Ghost’s electrified woozy beats on ‘The Exit Strategy’ provide the perfect backdrop for the rhymes of some of the UK’s best rhymers: Kashmere and Verb T. With relaxing, hypnotic headnod tracks being the overall experience this is one to settle and listen to – let the sometimes surreal, sometimes true-to-life lyrics wash around the emptiness the production has cleared. Asaviour pops up on ‘Suspects’ and ‘Paranoia’ and gels well with the group. This is an understated, unsung release that is guaranteed to give you what you need – if only it had a physical release. – Certified Banger
It can be heard for free and downloaded for a minimum of £3.50 from Bandcamp. If you pay more than a fiver you’ll get two extra. You won’t be disappointed trust me.