I still remember that Saturday afternoon…
In my younger days, I made regular visits to record stores in downtown Toronto, one of which included the Sam The Record Man near Yonge & Dundas (R.I.P.). There were listening posts throughout the store, one of which had a new release from Amon Tobin called Permutation. I figured that I’d give it a chance and see if I liked it.
It didn’t take long for the album to tighten its grip; the second track, “Bridge,” had me bobbing my head in a public music store. Fast forward to the present, where I own seven of his albums and three of his EPs, plus albums by other Ninja Tune artists like Bonobo and Cabbageboy. I’m not as gung-ho for the label as I used to be, but it’s safe to say that when Amon Tobin and Bonobo release albums, I’m going to buy them. (Side note: I never thought that Kelis would end up on the label when “Caught Out There” was blowing up, but she’s there now.)
As much as I like to diversify my mashup sources (instrumentals in particular), there are some wells I keep returning to and the Ninja Tune label is one of them. With that in mind, here is a listing of the mashups I’ve done thus far with Ninja Tune sources in them. The most recent mashup is at the top.
This playlist is also available at my HearThis page.
Help I’m Nasty | Download
Hot N Cold Eyes | Download
If You’re Gone | Download
Piranha Shake | Download
Pink Koala | Download
Yellow Nova | Download
Broken Telephone | Download
Virgin Marks | Download
I Don’t Switch | Download
Need Your First Fires | Download
Big Furry Fox | Download
Tightrope Revolution | Download
Wide Cargo | Download
Take Me RoboPimpin’ | Download
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit Ketto | Download
Power Monks | Download