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Ninja Tune Audio Volume II - TranZFusion Sneak Preview

Author: Azztek @ TranZfusion
Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Ninja Tune are back. The masters of the trip hop movement are set to release the next series of underground funk, jazz and electro sounds. These albums derive from the first four releases of "DJ Food - Jazz Breaks" produced by the legendary Matt Black & Jonathon More (Cold Cut), the founders of the Ninja Tune label.

Tranzfusion bring you a special sneak preview of what we can expect, with a fine selection of tracks that aren't to be released until late May 2002.

What to expect- Expect to hear some quality beats and instrumental sounds from artists such as The Herbaliser, Cold Cut, The Cinematic Orchestra, Funki Porcini, Cujo and Antibalas. Trust me, any lover of quality music will not be disappointed.

Transfusion Samples thanks To Ninja Tune:

Beats & Pieces' by Coldcut from the album 'Journeys By DJ'

The album everyone has been waiting for. The latest release for 'Coldcut'. Predicted as ""the best DJ mix album of all time". There is no doubt Coldcut are in their prime, this release topping, if not better than the previous examples of trip hop at its finest. What more can I say- It's Coldcut. Listen. Sit back and enjoy the beats.

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'Something Wicked' by The Herbaliser from the album 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'

The haunting track 'Something Wicked' by The Herbilizer (Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba), is a instrumental collaboration of drums, organs, decks and the musical geniuses of The Easy Access Orchestra and strings performer Chris Bowden. Taking the old school sounds of "Chicago" and the late "Beatles" work into a new era of music for the wicked.

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'All That You Give' - The Cinematic Orchestra (featuring Fontella Bass) from the album 'Everyday'

The track "All that you give" is dubbed a collision of "Billie Holliday's "Lover Man" with "Unfinished Sympathy". A beautiful piece, featuring r&b/soul/jazz legend Fontella Bass, who had the hit single in the 60's "Rescue Me". Don't forget to check out the film clip, which somehow reminds me of the start one of the Beastie Boys clip "Sabotage"… It must be that huge double bass.

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'The Great Drive By' by Funki Porcini from the album 'Fast Asleep'

Inspired by Porcini's adventures from London, Los Angeles and through to San Francisco where he bought a saxophone and resided in an old apartment and stacked selves for a living. A nice instrumental piece, with a dash of saxophone bliss and the interesting