Ninja Tune's long-awaited Zen Delay hardware unit is finally available to order. Leaked way back in 2018, the unit never made it to market until now, and features a whole bunch of silky features including a valve signal path, low-pass, high-pass and band-pass filter, MIDI CC and CV control and a Drive knob. There are four modes of delay – BBD for classic 80s-chip delay, ping-pong for left-and-right channel delay effects, tape delay and standard stereo delay – and can be sync'd to external BPM via MIDI DIN, but there's also a tap tempo button.
Floating Points is set to release a new album.
The influential UK producer - real name Sam Shepherd - who released his first material since 2017 with the 'LesAlpx' EP in July, will release his new album 'Crush' via Ninja Tune in October.
Marie Davidson has spoken of her plans to retire from live club music after one final show in that vein in Montreal next month.
Taking to Instagram, she said, "I’ve been talking about it for a while and the day has come for me to depart from the club scene to explore new horizons. It’s with a lot of emotions that I present to you my last party playing live hardware club music which will take place in my home town, Montreal."
The Independent Music Cup is back for its fifth year later this month, with 32 teams from across the music industry gearing up to compete to raise money for War Child.
The football tournament, founded and run by Ninja Tune (who will naturally be fielding a team), will see representatives from the likes of Warp Records, NTS, Boiler Room and ourselves here at DJ Mag, amongst many others, battling it out on the pitch all day on Saturday, July 27th.
Honey Dijon has remixed ‘Stanley’s Get Down (No Parking on the DF)’, taken from Jayda G’s debut album ‘Significant Changes’.
Incoming via Ninja Tune on 19th July, Honey Dijon puts a driving, acid-tinged twist on the dreamy disco original as part of the 'Significant Changes (Remixes)' EP. The EP also features a "Re-Freak" remix of 'Move To The Front' from Dâm-Funk and DJ Fett Burger's take on ‘Missy Knows What's Up’.
Minimal Violence have shared another track from their forthcoming debut LP on Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint, ‘InDreams’.
‘June Anthem’ is an absolutely mad hardcore cut that represents the duo of Ashlee Luk and Lida P’s raw, punk approach to club music and rave forms perfectly. Check it out below.
“‘June Anthem’ best captures the raw energy of our live sets,” the duo explain. “Thrash, dance, head-bang or whatever, it's a ball of pure energy.”
A new London club series, No ID, aims to spotlight South Asian DJs and artists, kicking off with a Wednesday night offering at Rye Wax on 27th March.
NTS Radio bi-weekly host and Ninja Tune releasee Nabihah Iqbal will headline the event, which aims to platform young, aspiring artists from the Asian diaspora. Reprezent Radio and Beats 1's NAINA is also set to play.
Minimal Violence have signed to Ninja Tune sub-label Technicolour for their debut album, 'InDreams'.
The duo have taken influence from early industrial music and cyberpunk literature, setting out their hardware-centric sound across nine tracks. The title track can be heard below. It takes its name from a fictional dystopian corporation called 'InDreams inc.'
The album's release on April 26th follows on from the release of their 12" 'MVX / U41A', which also arrived via Technicolour last year. Past releases from the duo have come via labels such as Lobster Theremin and 1080p.
Octo Octa will release her new EP, ‘For Lovers’, via Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint on 1st March.
The producer, live act and DJ – whose huge acid remix of FaltyDL we premiered last week – will follow up her and Eris Drew’s ‘Devotion’ EP and subsequent T4T LUV NRG tour with the release of her “most vulnerable work to date”.