Critical Celebrate 15 Years In Typical Underground Fashion

Critical’s slogan is Underground Sonics, a short, sharp and snappy tagline that accurately conveys what these guys are about; releasing music perfect for underground spaces and mindsets. The ‘underground’ can be quite a loosely defined term, used to describe everything from trains under the floor to student nights that happen to play a little House,…

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Emperor Makes His Debut On Neosignal With The Shadow EP

Emperor is a figure in drum & bass whose name very much reflects the power and magnitude that embodies the music he creates. One of the contemporary kingpins it can be certain, and a powerhouse in both the DJing and production dualism that drum & bass is bound by. With the monolith success of his…

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Emperor Picks His Favourite Neosignal Release Ahead Of His Debut On The Label

Emperor is a real fan favourite and his releases on Critical Music over the years have responsible for destroying many a rave. The Manchester based producer is spreading his wings even further and is about to make his debut on Neosignal Recordings so we asked him to pick his favourite Neosignal releases of all time….

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The Best Drum & Bass Albums Of 2016

The end of 2016 is looming ever closer and, despite this being a totally bonkers year, it’s looking very unlikely that an asteroid is going to smash into the earth and put us all out our collective misery so let’s get on with the business of picking our favourite long players from the last 12…

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We Pick Our Top 10 Drum & Bass Driving Tunes

I’m of the belief that there is no better music in the world to drive to than Drum & Bass, the speed and rawness is just the best accompaniment to ploughing down country lanes at 60mph with your mates in the back and a party ahead of you. Here at Ninja Ninja our goal is…

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Emperor’s Debut Album ‘Dispositions’ Drops On Critical Music

Last year Emperor, AKA Monuman, released his Into Black EP on Critical Music and instantly shot straight to the top of mine, and many others’, favourites list. Therefore when I caught wind of this release at the end of last year, I was understandably excited. It’s called Dispositions, it was released on the 16th of…

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Emperor – Into Black EP (Critical Music)

I have struggled to write anything coherent or interesting about the brand new Emperor EP Into Black. Not because it isn’t very good, because it’s nothing short of fucking epic, and not because I lost most of my motor skills drinking beer at the weekend (although it was close). It’s because I couldn’t think of…

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Critical Music Presents Do They Know It’s #CRITMAS?

Critical Music is doing something very special with their latest release. All proceeds from the ‘Do They Know It’s #CRITMAS?’ album are being donated directly to Oxfam. And it’s not like they have thrown together the scraps of whatever was left at the bottom of the bin, this is a properly good release with music…

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RAMLIFE : Loadstar (Ram Records)

With further artist success and festival stages across the world, 2014 already stands as a monumental year for RAM Records; now the world’s finest d&b imprint follows the success of Andy C’s Nightlife concept with the launch of the label’s new compilation series, RAMlife. Mixed by label stalwarts, Loadstar, RAMlife showcases the very best contemporary…

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