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Ninjacise… Don’t Forget To Breathe

25 years ago i started working for a record label called Ninja Tune. i realized this because of all the 25th anniversary posts for Coldcut’s Let Us Play album, which was the first release i worked. my 12 years there were an amazing experience. the music, artists and Ninja Tune family i toiled with hold a special place in my heart. so i pay tribute with this older mixtape made in 2003, half way through my tenure at the label, for the radio show Plaisirs Synthétiques on CISM in Montreal. knowing the hosts were big fans of the label i played them an all Ninja Tune set with some choice deep cuts and newer goodies. originally in two parts the more upbeat front end (Ninjacise…) is expertly spliced together with a more relaxed second set (Don’t Forget To Breathe). beats ‘n’ pieces for the little Ninja inside all of us.
image : original ad from a local weekly i answered in 1997 to get the job at Ninja Tune. in the end everything listed in the ad came true, to a certain extent.
  1. Ataride – Wagon Christ – Ninja Tune (2001)
  2. Sweetsmoke (Manitoba mix) – Mr. Scruff – Ninja Tune (2003)
  3. Sweetsmoke – Mr. Scruff – Ninja Tune (2002)
  4. Murda – Pest – Ninja Tune (2003)
  5. Half Step (Doctor Rockit mix) – DJ Food – Ninja Tune (1996)
  6. Fish Dances (Plaid remix) – Irresistible Force – Ninja Tune (1999)
  7. Salvation (Ashley Beedle’s Heaven & Earth) – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Ninja Tune (1998)
  8. Outer Space / Inner Space – Flanger – Ninja Tune (2001)
  9. Ground Running – Homelife – Ninja Tune (2003)
  10. Dreamy Days SFA Dub – Roots Manuva – Big Dada (2002)
  11. The Crow (dub) – DJ Food – Ninja Tune (2000)
  12. The Great Drive By – Funki Porcini – Ninja Tune (2001)
  13. Re:volution (Bounty Beats) – Coldcut – Ninja Tune (2001)
  14. 4 Ton Mantis (Bonobo mix) – Amon Tobin – Ninja Tune (2000)
  15. (intro to) Break In – Skalpel – Ninja Tune (2003)
  16. Check Fraud (Kid Koala’s Space Cadet E003 Remix) – Fog – Ninja Tune (2002)
  17. Quite Spectacular – Hint – Hombré (2003)