Various Artists / Zentertainment 2004
Album: Zentertainment 2004   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Apr 2004
Label:Ninja Tune  

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Add Date: 2004-05-17 Pull Date: 2004-07-19 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Jul 25 Jul 18 Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 27 Jun 20 Jun 13 Jun 6
Airplays: 1 6 4 3 3 2 3 3

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3. Oct 29, 2013: Pumping Iron
6. May 16, 2005: Selectronica

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2004-05-14
This is a collection of recent and upcoming Ninja Tune tracks. Super jazzy electronica, mostly downtempo beats.

Ninja Tune is one of the finest electronica labels, so this compellation is not to be missed. There are contributions from Jaga Jazzist, Wagon Christ, Blockhead, Clouddead and Skalpel, among others.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLAY TRACK 8!! This was my favorite electronica track of 2003. This track is so sick that half of campus gets Malaria every time I listen to it.

Tracks 2 and 9 are grooving as all hell, check them out too. Tracks 1 and 7 are very chill but also great.

Damn I love Ninja Tune.

- Captain Dee (Doug)

*1. Upcoming Polish jazz trip hop. Jazzy vocal loops and sax over a syncopated drum beat. Super chill, super sexy. If you like this definitely check out Skalpel’s “Sculpture.” (2:31)
*2. Bad ass bass line and beat. Rhythmic chimes and sax loops yield to a funky flute loop and later a synth melody. This is so goddamn groovy. (4:54)
*3. Complex, rolling beat and claps. Interspersed throughout with jazzy loops by bass, vibraphone, and brass. (6:35)
4. Slow beat, ambient synths and guitar notes. Melancholy horns. Gains intensity over time. (2:43)
*5. Sultry, muted horns and dark, hypnotic piano. All with a good beat. Highly distorted vocal melody. (3:15)
6. Reggae style beat and feel. String loops and "island" style rapping. (3:58)
*7. Nasal, trippy rapping with a serious beat. All over ambient noise and notes. (3:53)
**8. The most rockin’ beat ever with catchy guitar that overflows with a love of life. Horns echo this joy and seem to sing out to the world in celebration. I rock out so hard to this song that people die. (3:13)
*9. Oh man, this is so smooth. Tweaked out melody set to a fun, bumping beat and playful synth loops. (4:34)
10. Goofy beats and chords with equally nutty British rapping. (3:05)
11. Long track with three distinct sections. Rhythmic beeps with scratched sample, then harsh distorted noise over unsettling notes, then downtempo chiming. All pretty slow, all repetitive. (10:23)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Skalpel 1958
2. Hexstatic Chase Me
3. Diplo Don't Fall
4. Loka Beginningless
5. Blockhead Insominacs Olympics
6. Lotek Hifi Ram Dancehall
7. Clouddead Rifle Eyes
8. Jaga Jazzist Day
9. Wagon Christ Saddic Gladdic
10. Infinite Livez Worcestershire Sauce
11. Sixtoo Boxcutter Emporium