It’s hard to actually pinpoint how influential Ninja Tune have been in music, with a history that passes through a number of generations, eras and musical revolutions. More recently the likes of Bonobo have used the heritage of the label to compliment their own style, and propel them into the dizzy heights they’ve reached. However, the success of the label is much deeper than this group that represents a recent shine in their glowing crown… Ninja Tune, have always set the bar high, having harnessed the talents of some of electronic music’s most avant-garde artists for decades.
Here’s one of their recent success stories…
With a wide variety of styles the independent record label in home to the finest experimental artists including The Cinematic Orchestra, The Roots, Floating Points, Seven Davis Jr, Kelis, Kid Koala, Martyn and many more. Through affiliated labels including Big Dada, NTone, Brainfeeder and Girls Music, the movement supports a vide variety of acts from Wiley to Diplo, Kate Tempest to DJ Q. Leaving few stones unturned musically, the label have kept the ethos of originality and fresh creations at the core of what their about. With each release and artist sounding unique, they’ve managed to create a distinctive “Ninja Tune” feel through artwork, PR and a certain level of quality.
LEAF are delighted to have a special panel at LEAF Conversations on 6th March 2015, with a handpicked selection of guests who will discuss where the label was ‘then’ and where it is ‘now.’ You’ll be able to ask open-ended questions to label artist and bass music tastemaker Toddla T, who will sit alongside the talented Andreya Triano and label owner/co-founder Peter Quick. This talk will examine the growth of the label through it’s amazing back catalogue of releases, artists, campaigns, parties and everything else that falls in-between.
Watch this interview with label owner Peter Quick from 2011:
—Friday Daytime 6th March – LEAF Conversations
10.00am to 8.00pm
Nile Rodgers – Unmoderated/Uncensored/Unlimited
The Rise and Rise of Black Butter Records
The Rob da Bank Interview: DJ Harvey
Classic Album – 808 State: Ninety. Graham Massey interviewed by Modeselektor
Arcadia: How to Build a Fire Breathing Spider
B.Traits: State of Mind
Meet Team RAM Records – Andy C, MD Scott Bourne, Jason Ellis (Virgin / Positiva), Dean Marsh (Creative Law) & Andy Singh
Laura Jones: Overcoming Obstacles – Life as a touring DJ with limited vision.
Ninja Tune at 25 – Toddla T, Andreya Trianna and label owner, Peter Quicke
ELAM (East London Arts and Music) Explained Charlie + Will Kennard from Chase & Status
The Ambient Revival
Point Blank Music College: Performance masterclasses
Ben Pearce, Busy P, DJ Hype, Dusky, Luciano, Micachu, Sasha
Big Fish Little Fish Interactive Electronic Music & Visual Art Area
+more to be announced.