A Ninja Slob Drew Me are a duo who create moody atmospheric music that combines elements of a large number of genres, ranging from post-rock, to film soundtracks, to trip-hop. They are Daniel James Brown on extended range bass and Jo Stevens on violin and vocals.

Together, they create songs that are immersive and evocative, connecting with the listener in a way that doesn’t require a traditional singer/songwriter structure.

As Dan’s solo project, A Ninja Slob Drew Me created four largely instrumental albums that are available on Bandcamp, with a new album as a duo due out later this year.

They offer music for free use in films, games and other media projects or can create original soundtracks, with music by A Ninja Slob Drew Me already appearing in a large number of online videos. Click here to find out more.


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A Ninja Slob Drew Me are a Southampton based duo who create atmospheric music that combines intricate extended range bass compositions with violin, vocals and programmed elements to create a unique blend of ambient, experimental sounds and textures.

'Deleted Water' – A Ninja Slob Drew Me (Live at the Art House, 11/07/2015)

Since 2007, Dan has created solo bass compositions as A Ninja Slob Drew Me, releasing four albums and playing around Southampton and the UK. He is now joined by violinist and vocalist Jo Stevens, who will feature in a new album to be released later this year.

Finger-tapping beautiful, ambient textures from an 8-string bass over trip-hop sound textures and occasionally delving into moments of distorted chaos, albiet still within the realms of carefully crafted beauty.  A Ninja Slob Drew Me produce chill-out music that is both awe inspiring for the musicians in the crowd and tastefully exquisite listening for the casual music fan in need of something with a little bit more thought than the average Top 40 record.” – Mike Spall, Mintsouth

“From the first time I heard that, it absolutely just threw me sideways.” Mark Ryan, Amazing Radio about the track Inside from the We Are; EP.

Dan plays a custom made left handed seven string bass, created by Ramsay Musical Instruments. The bass is a Neutrino model, a long scale 34″ with neck-thru construction, swamp ash body, Delano SBC quad-coil pickups and Delano preamp.

[Before/After, Tilt]

[Before/After, Tilt], is the latest release from A Ninja Slob Drew Me.

From the liner notes: “Before/after: Perspectives shift and transform the self. Then we become the bloom of personal paradise. We’ve been tilting ever since.”

A Ninja Slob Drew Me is an expert at music that takes you on a journey. One Week in Sand was an excited exploration of the possibilities of this, followed by the much more refined and focused We Are;. [Before/Ater, Tilt] finds a balance between the two. This is an album that looks out at the universe with excitement and wonder, that manages to explore a huge range of possibilities with each track remaining focused and carefully formed. Each one is designed to surround the listener in a different place or emotional space from the valleys of Mars, to the peaceful bay at Nallikari in Finland, through to the “depths of an unknowable oceanic paradise”, home to sinister Squid Lizard overlords.

“The world is a beautiful place. Full of illusion and splendour. One planet, one place, ours to explore. Forever.”

This is an album about discovery, that looks in fascination at concepts as big as the world around us, out to the solar system and as small as the emotional connection between two people. And it does all of this whilst barely uttering a word.


Music by A Ninja Slob Drew Me has been featured on:

Phantom Circuit
Amazing Beats show on Amazing Radio
The Local Showcase on Eagle Extra
BBC6 Tom Robinson Introducing radio show and podcast

Shifted Sound podcast

Positive Creations Movie


Deadly Music!
Leonards Lair

Mintsouth live review


One Question Music – single question interview
Xan Philips, for the Southern Daily Echo, on “How to make solo bass work”



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[Before/After, Tilt]

[Before/After, Tilt] – The new album from A Ninja Slob Drew Me. Eleven tracks of solo eight string bass instrumentals and experimental concepts.

Music currently available from A Ninja Slob Drew Me for FREE DOWNLOAD:

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Sampler – A compilation of some of the best tracks from the four previous albums. This is a great place to start listening. Available for free download.

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‘We Are;’

Six atmospheric and conceptual instrumental tracks.

“In brief, it’s incredibly good. And it represents a massive artistic step forward from One Week. It’s still very much a Ninja Slob album – you can immediately identify any of the songs as having Dan’s trademark all over it – but at the same time it’s quite different from previous endeavours.”  “With this EP Brown has produced his most cohesive work to date. It’s also his most mature – it’s hard to explain exactly why, but the playing style, and the way the music is composed comes across as being a lot more self-assured than before. We Are is the work of an artist who has found hs voice, and is comfortable using it.”  – Tom Darby

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One Week in Sand – The second full length album from ANSDM; an experimental mix of ambient, electronic, instrumental and much much more, through 14 tracks of personal concepts and ideas.

“Inspired by a childhood on the Isle of Wight, a loss, the resulting journey back to the Island and the lifetime in between. This album is a reflection on the experiences that shape a person….whilst different genres are played with, including classical, jazz, avant garde and electronica, risking getting hopelessly lost, it all retains an onward flow and the sense that it all ties together…” – J.Haskin




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