Various Well Deep: Ten Years Of Big Dada Recordings

Various Well Deep: Ten Years Of Big Dada Recordings
It’s been ten years since the once dominant, trailblazing indie label Ninja Tune spun off its equally noteworthy hip-hop-focused Big Dada imprint, and the sub label’s decade-long promotion of sonically progressive underground acts is chronicled in this illuminating retrospective. Well Deep is broken down into two separate releases: a double-disc CD collection highlighting the careers of landmark acts like Roots Manuva, MF Doom, Diplo and newcomers Spank Rock, and a half-hour documentary DVD that also features every video ever released by the label. The documentary is essentially a well-sequenced set of interviews with the label’s founders and major contributors spliced with video clips, concert footage and artistic motion shots of London’s hectic city streets. It’s a comprehensive companion disc that, aside from helping put some faces to some of Big Dada’s more obscure figures, also shines a light not only their careers but on the history of the UK hip-hop scene. (Big Dada)