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Sep 7 2010

Ninja Tune XX boxset is here finally

I was having a shitty day with nothing going right when this was hand-delivered from the Think Tank offices out of the blue this afternoon. Eight months of hard slog, revisions, deadlines, corrections, proofs, more revisions, changed constructions and over 50 GB of information went into this.

A slipcase containing 3 hardback books – ’20 Years of Beats & Pieces’ was actually started back in July 2009 and completed just under a year later with a solid six months spent on it and little else. The other two, containing 6 CDs, 6 45′s, 2 posters, a booklet and a sticker sheet (which should have been straight forward but I had no end of hassle with) took another 2 months at least with meetings and discussions as to how the packaging would work going on since March. I even managed to find time to write a new track to go on the damned thing which is on one of the exclusive CDs.

When I look back at 2010 and think what I did that year, this is what will sum most of it up. If you have one on the way then you’re in for a treat believe me, want one, didn’t get round to buying one yet or were maybe sitting on the fence then there are still some available to buy before the big release day on September 20th.


Posted on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 10:58 pm under Books, Design, DJ Food, Event, Music, Ninja Tune, Openmind designs, Records. You can follow these comments using the RSS feed. You can trackback from your own site or leave a comment below..


  1. Boxset is excellent!

    Comment by Armtone on September 8, 2010 at 3:57 am

  2. a thing of wonder.

    Comment by shrive on September 8, 2010 at 9:21 am

  3. I keep thinking of this appearing one day in the post. Nice one for all the work DJ Food. I think a hell of a lot of people are thinking the same.

    Comment by DARREN on September 8, 2010 at 1:29 pm

  4. magnifique!

    Comment by elisio on September 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm

  5. XXcess is the word. Beautiful work man

    Comment by dean on September 8, 2010 at 4:36 pm

  6. Looks attractive!

    Comment by encym on September 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm

  7. Image 7 – “Harback Book”?

    Comment by Johnson on September 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm

  8. Where’s that, I can’t find that to correct?

    Comment by kev on September 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm


    Comment by JacquesDoekjes on September 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm

  10. Extremely nice boxset btw, glad I preordered it.

    Comment by JacquesDoekjes on September 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm

  11. @ Jacques – bugger
    But you wouldn’t believe the amount of mistakes we caught and corrected!

    Comment by kev on September 9, 2010 at 8:32 am

  12. Beautiful. I’m now awaiting the arrival of my own copy even *more* eagerly! All your effort was well worth it Kev! It will be a treasured item.

    Checked out the Ninja exhibition on Tues. Great to see the art work of Ninja recognised it its own right.

    Comment by Chris on September 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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  14. Nice pixx :) xxmas is Sept 20th

    Comment by jut on September 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm

  15. Mine arrived this morning…absolutely gorgeous in every aspect, the detail and design of the boxset layout & look is brilliant, the tracks are fantastic and it’s always nice to have some vinyl too! Downloading the free mix as I type!

    Great work…very very very much appreciated!

    Comment by Dj Hombre on September 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

  16. Thx a lot 4 that masterpiece!
    I am listening to the very well selected remixes all the time and do read the book whenever i have time 4 it.
    Since i grew up with your sound/grafix/style i hope 4 all of us “ninjas”, that u exist at least some more XX years.

    Wish u all the best 4 the future!

    Comment by Hanzee on September 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm

  17. It really is a thing of beauty. Can’t wait for Oct 2nd. Cheers.

    Comment by Brian on September 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

  18. Thx a lot for the box.

    Awesome thing.

    Comment by Max on September 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm

  19. Just received the box in the mail. Well done to you guys and all involved – a fantastic project all round. Fitting testament to 20 years…
    A shame the tour isn’t making it down under – drop “Mr. Quickie Cuts The Cheese” for old time’s sake.

    Comment by uncle jorge on October 5, 2010 at 11:57 am

  20. got it myself – great box!! XX YEARS OF QUALITY MUSIC!

    Comment by Phyl on January 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm


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