The hubbub surrounding Ninja Tune's 20th anniversary has featured a lot of looks back at the label's history and accomplishments over the last two decades, but while it's fun to look back at the imprint's storied past, it's important to remember that it also has a vibrant future, thanks in no small part to artists like Toddla T. The young Sheffield producer's high-octane mix of dancehall and bass-heavy electronic sounds has been crashing its way onto dancefloors for a few years now—we first tabbed him as an Artist to Watch in the summer of '09—so we're thrilled to add him to the list of participants in the XLR8R podcast series. As expected, his mix is a hyperactive affair, but Toddla manages to touch on dancehall, hip-hop, electro, grime, and even drum & bass over the course of just 38 minutes. The boy may not be long on attention span, but he certainly knows how to work the dancefloor, so listen to Toddla T work his magic and don't forget to check back next Thursday for the final installment of our special Ninja Tune podcast series. (Hint: It's a big one.) Also, make sure to take a look at XLR8R's Ninja Tune XX microsite for more exclusive content, Ninja Tune XX event info, and plenty of other celebratory goodies.
01 Natalie Storm "Cosa Nostra (Toddla T Dub)" (Ward 21)
02 Mr. Lexx "Dem A Pre" (Ward 21)
03 Lee Perry feat. Roots Manuva & LSK vs. Moody Boyz "International Broadcaster" (On U Sound)
04 Donaeo "I'm Fly (Redlight Remix)" (My-Ish)
05 Slick Don "Say That Again (Toddla T Special)"
06 Toddla T feat. Wayne Marshall "Sky Surfing (DJ Q Remix)" (Ninja Tune)
07 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs "Blood Pressure" (Greco-Roman)
08 Lady Chann "Sticky Situation (Toddla T & Seiji Remix)" (Girls)
09 Congorock "Babylon" (Fool's Gold)
10 Geeneus feat. Ms. Dynamite "Get Low" (Rinse)
11 Robyn "Hang With Me (Hot City Remix)" (Konichiwa)
12 Benny Benassi presents The Biz "Satisfaction (Afrojack Remix)" (D:vision)
13 The Partysquad "Pull Up" (Hollertronix)
14 Delano "Big Bad & Heavy (Serial Killaz Remix)" (Philly Blunt)
15 Clipz vs. Jammer "Party Generation"
16 Die & Interface "Bright Lights (Rockers Remix)" (Clear Skyz)
17 Private "My Secret Lover (Diplo Remix)" (Relentless)
18 Big Boi feat. Yelawolf "You Ain't No DJ" (Def Jam)
19 Giggs feat. Shola Ama "Blow Em Away" (XL)
20 Zomby "Strange Fruit" (Ramp)
21 Skream "Fields Of Emotion" (Tempa)Download MP3Download M4A (iTunes enhanced)Subscribe to Podcast (RSS)