V/A - You Don't Know: Ninja Cuts

Bloody brilliant!

Album Review by Karen Taggart | 06 Mar 2008
Album title: You Don't Know: Ninja Cuts
Artist: V/A
Label: Ninja Tune/Big Dada/Counter Records
Fifty songs, three CDs, one fantastic album. The latest compilation from Ninja Tune is the fifth in a series of collections of classic tracks following Ninja's 18 years in the business. Featuring artists from the three labels that together make the Ninja Tune family; Ninja Tune, Big Dada and Counter, this release proves what we already knew – that Ninja can literally do no wrong. Seriously, this is bloody brilliant. A perfect showcase of the immense range and diversity the label offers, the album chronicles past releases mixed with rare tracks, remixes and exclusive never-before-heard tunes from some of their biggest names, including Amon Tobin, Spank Rock, Mr Scruff, Coldcut, Cinematic Orchestra and Modeselektor, to name but a mere few. Aiming to bring a new perspective to those already familiar with the label, every track is incredible; ranging in style from Wiley's grimy No Qualms and Roots Manuva's dark yet powerful Seat Yourself to the drum and bass of Nightlite by Bonobo, the mega-chilled RJD2 and the funky, eclectic sound we've come to expect from the likes of Mr Scruff and DJ Shadow. Beg, borrow or steal – just get to your local record shop and grab this beautiful piece of history. [Karen Taggart]
Release Date: 11 Mar http://www.ninjatune.net