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Drifting Out EP

Little Dragon

Electronic - Released December 7, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Shadows

Bonobo

Electronic - Released December 1, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Concorde

Black Country, New Road

Alternative & Indie - Released November 30, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Treetop

The Bug

Electronic - Released November 23, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Live at Metropolis Studios

Jordan Rakei

Soul - Released November 15, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Crescent Moon

Conor Albert

Soul - Released November 11, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Otomo

Bonobo

Electronic - Released November 10, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Bread Song

Black Country, New Road

Alternative & Indie - Released November 2, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Tides

Bonobo

Electronic - Released October 20, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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All Hours

Anz

Electronic - Released October 15, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Chaos Space Marine

Black Country, New Road

Alternative & Indie - Released October 12, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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I Think You Should Know

Conor Albert

Soul - Released October 7, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Rosewood

Bonobo

Electronic - Released October 6, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Power (Floorplan Remix)

Tsha

Electronic - Released October 4, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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For You

Kadhja Bonet

Alternative & Indie - Released September 22, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Real Enough To Feel Good

Anz

Electronic - Released September 21, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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What We Call Life

Jordan Rakei

Soul - Released September 17, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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It's a pity that an artist of Jordan Rakei's calibre remains a "well-kept secret", a "name that is passed around" or an artist strictly "for those in the know"... Each new album by this New Zealand soul artist, who has been living in London since 2015, reminds us of the subtlety of his writing, the uniqueness of his voice and the depth of his music. What We Call Life, his fourth studio album and third for the Ninja Tune label, is a change of pace from this major voice of contemporary soul and R&B. For the first time, Rakei has produced a record that goes heavy on introspection, with themes of therapy, positive psychology, meditation and mindfulness at its core. “I realised I would love to talk about the different lessons I learned from therapy in my music: about my early childhood, my relationship with my parents and siblings, becoming independent in London, being in a new marriage, and understanding how my marriage compares to the relationship my parents had,” he says. Hard to be more open than that.To help him put this record together, the New Zealander immersed himself in the music of artists who have made no secret of their vulnerability: songs by Laura Marling, Scott Matthews, Joni Mitchell and John Martyn helped him write What We Call Life. “Their lyrics are usually very honest, and sometimes not even ambiguous,” he says. “I was jealous of how open they were, when my stuff in the past had been more like commentary.”  This interweaving of influences gave birth to a soulful album which is modern in its form but timeless in its content. Its refined combination of electronics and acoustic sounds raises up the level of the production. This record is so good that Jordan Rakei soon won't have to remain a "well-kept secret", a "name that gets passed around" or an artist “for those in the know... "© Marc Zisman / Qobuz
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Before I Die

박혜진 park hye jin

Electronic - Released September 10, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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After making a splash in 2018 with her debut EP If U Want It, which included the hits ABC and I DON'T CARE, Park Hye Jin went on to attract attention with live performances during which she would grab the mic to sing/rap over what she was mixing on the decks. Hastily branded the new prodigy of lo-fi house, on her first album the South Korean demonstrates that her palette is actually a lot broader than that. Coming from her base in Los Angeles, you can feel the laid back spirit of Californian rap hovering over this record, which starts with a UK garage vibe (but with a powerful kick) on Let's Sing Let's Dance. Park Hye Jin raps throughout the first half of the album, with moody choruses like on Good Morning Good Night with its muffled boom bap and reverb guitar that serve to accentuate the sunny side of the track. In the same vein, note the hypnotic I Need You or Where Did I Go, as well as the artist’s gift for simple and catchy choruses with a nonchalant flow that goes back and forth between the front and the back of the sound stage.While there's a very rap flow to the record, house is never far away. You can hear small elements of it on tracks such as Whatchu Doin Later or Can I Get Your Number (which is set to be remixed very soon); you hear it in the phrasing of the choruses, or in the effects on her voice. The second part of the record is more straightforward with 4/4 beats on Sex With Me (DEFG), which follows the principle of her hit ABC with slightly more daring lyrics, and Where Are You Think, a model of lo-fi house that is much too short. Hey, Hey, Hey and Never Die raise the BPM and move towards techno, the latter brightened by a looped piano chord and a voice that disperses like steam. It all ends in a steamy trap-style fusion on Sunday ASAP and i jus wanna be happy, a track that's as cottony as they come. Out of nowhere, Park Hye Jin has built a new bridge between hip-hop and electronic music; a more than deserving Qobuzissime. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz
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Psyconia

Machinedrum

Electronic - Released September 10, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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Mirrors

DJ Seinfeld

Electronic - Released September 3, 2021 | Ninja Tune

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