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The official Ninja Tune Podcast featuring exclusive interviews and music from the artists of Ninja Tune & guests from beyond. Expect the likes of Actress, Bonobo, The Bug, Coldcut, The Cinematic Orchestra, Congo Natty, Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Helena Hauff, Jordan Rakei, Loyle Carner, Lapalux, Machinedrum, Mr Scruff, Nabihah Iqbal, Thundercat, UMFANG, Young Fathers and many more…

The official Ninja Tune Podcast featuring exclusive interviews and music from the artists of Ninja Tune & guests from beyond. Expect the likes of Actress, Bonobo, The Bug, Coldcut, The Cinematic Orchestra, Congo Natty, Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Helena Hauff, Jordan Rakei, Loyle Carner, Lapalux, Machinedrum, Mr Scruff, Nabihah Iqbal, Thundercat, UMFANG, Young Fathers and many more…

Location:

United States

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The official Ninja Tune Podcast featuring exclusive interviews and music from the artists of Ninja Tune & guests from beyond. Expect the likes of Actress, Bonobo, The Bug, Coldcut, The Cinematic Orchestra, Congo Natty, Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Helena Hauff, Jordan Rakei, Loyle Carner, Lapalux, Machinedrum, Mr Scruff, Nabihah Iqbal, Thundercat, UMFANG, Young Fathers and many more…

Language:

English


Episodes

Ninja Tune Podcast - Machinedrum

10/19/2020
On this edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast, journalist Lauren Martin chats with Travis Stewart, also known as Machinedrum. “A View Of U”, Stewart’s new album on Ninja Tune is his most collaborative to date, featuring a cast of collaborators including Sub Focus, Chrome Sparks, Father, Freddie Gibbs, and more. On this episode Machinedrum talks about the new LP and how it relates to the universe, the infinite and out of body experiences. If you enjoy this episode don’t forget to subscribe to the...

Duration:01:02:18

Ninja Tune Podcast - Music Declares Emergency

8/6/2020
On this edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast, journalist and broadcaster Kate Hutchinson sits down with Ninja Tune MD Peter Quicke, Fay Milton from the band Savages and Chiara Badiali from Julie’s Bicycle. All three are co-founders of Music Declares Emergency, a group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations that stand together to declare a climate and ecological emergency. In this episode they discuss the music industry's response to the climate emergency and what needs to be...

Duration:00:46:54

Ninja Tune Podcast - Sampa The Great

3/3/2020
On this month’s Ninja Tune podcast, Sampa The Great sits down with Natty Kasambala, journalist and author for gal-dem. They discuss everything from the importance of femininity, being proud of where you come from and what’s next for Sampa. The Return, Sampa’s new LP is out now on Ninja Tune. If you enjoy this episode don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast.

Duration:01:08:07

Ninja Tune Podcast - A Winged Victory For The Sullen & Mary Anne Hobbs

12/10/2019
A Winged Victory for the Sullen is the name of ambient, post rock and modern classical duo Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie. In this Ninja Tune Podcast, Adam sits down at Rough Trade East with music journalist and broadcasting legend, Mary Anne Hobbs. They discuss everything from winning Wimbledon, the influence of John Peel to playing the BBC Proms with Nils Frahm. An extra special Q&A also features an inquisitive Marina Abramovic in the audience. A Winged Victory For The Sullen have...

Duration:00:37:23

Ninja Tune Podcast - Teebs & PBDY

11/7/2019
It’s a Brainfeeder affair! Longtime affiliate and Brainfeeder rep Paul “PBDY” sits down with beat scene veteran Teebs to discuss everything from the importance of collaboration to becoming a father. Teebs has just released Anicca, his fourth album on Brainfeeder and his first in five years. The record features artists such as Sudan Archives and Panda Bear. PBDY’s debut album, Careworn, will be released on Brainfeeder later this month. If you enjoyed the podcast don’t forget to rate and...

Duration:00:53:14

Ninja Tune Podcast - Jon More (Coldcut) & James Heather (Ambient Music Special)

8/22/2019
Jon More, co-founder of NInja Tune and one half of Coldcut is interviewed by the composer and pianist James Heather, who is signed to another of Coldcut’s labels, Ahead Of Our Time. James chats to Jon about his musicial history and focuses on his relationship with ambient music. Subjects covered include talking about the composer Elgar being a family friend, recording strings in Abbey Road, pirate radio stations, working with Steve Reich, ambient music’s history and its relationship with...

Duration:01:29:20

Ninja Tune Podcast - War Child

7/24/2019
This Month we have a special edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast, our producer sat down with Jamie and Dan of the charity War Child to discuss their involvement in this year’s Independent Music Cup, a 5-a-side football tournament bringing together 32 teams from across the music industry to raise money for a good cause. This year’s chosen charity is the War Child FC project, helping children growing up in conflict zones through the power of football. The independent music cup is being held at...

Duration:00:45:42

Ninja Tune Podcast - Marie Davidson

6/25/2019
Marie Davidson is a self-confessed workaholic. Her fourth album ‘Working Class Woman’, released in October of last year, is perhaps her most self-reflective to date. A veteran of the global club music scene, her most recent album is some of her most introspective, cutting work to date, and she’s ready to poke fun at the industry she’s spent her career navigating. She sat down with Chal Ravens, journalist and host of Red Bull Radio’s ‘Top Flight’, before Marie’s performance at Field Day...

Duration:01:04:32

Ninja Tune Podcast - Louis Cole

5/31/2019
What do Quincy Jones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Flying Lotus have in common? They’re all fans of Louis Cole. He’s had the rare pleasure of performing in Quincy Jones’ living room, been invited on tour with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and signed to Fly Lo’s label Brainfeeder, which isn’t bad going for someone who’s first 2 albums were released through his Youtube channel. Our producer Jack sat down with Louis backstage before his show in London this month to talk about Louis’ latest album,...

Duration:00:35:01

Ninja Tune Podcast - Jayda G

4/29/2019
Jayda G’s debut album “Significant Changes" has a quality to it that’s hard to place in one space and time. At times, it's studio 54 at its peak, whilst at others it's tackling some the biggest issues of the present day. We’re used to club tracks sampling snippets of old documentaries and classic films, whereas on "Significant Changes'’ you’ll find Jayda using Orca cries and quotes from climate scientists. Jayda G sat down with Adam Corner, journalist and Research Director at Climate...

Duration:00:43:32

Ninja Tune Podcast - The Cinematic Orchestra

3/8/2019
On this edition of the Ninja Tune podcast we chat to Jason Swinscoe and Dominic Smith from The Cinematic Orchestra about how they met whilst working at Ninja Tune in the late 90s and the London music scene at the time. The conversation covers the early years of the band and what it was like in and around Ninja Tune during that legendary period. Coldcut, DJ Food, Four Tet, Amon Tobin, then Ninja Tune boss Pete Quicke, Stealth, Metalheadz all feature in the conversation. The new album from The...

Duration:00:52:06

Ninja Tune Podcast - Maribou State

1/8/2019
This month on the Ninja Tune Podcast, our producer Jack Smith sat down with Maribou State to discuss their beginnings in music, their recording process, and the September release of their most recent album 'Kingdoms in Colour' via Ninja imprint Counter Records. Maribou State will be heading out on tour across the UK and North America in early 2019, including a massive show at London’s Brixton Academy. You can find out more on their website mariboustate.co.uk. Don’t forget to rate and...

Duration:00:33:27

Ninja Tune Podcast - The Independent Music Cup & YUAF

7/26/2018
On this month's edition of the Ninja Tune podcast, we have a special episode, with Kerry O'Brien of the Young Urban Arts Foundation charity in conversation with our producer Jack Smith. The Young Urban Arts Foundation, and specifically their Skip To The Beat mental health programme, will be the beneficiaries of all the money raised at this year’s Independent Music Cup, a charity football tournament set up by Ninja Tune staff for the music industry to come together for a cause. The tournament...

Duration:00:25:18

Ninja Tune Podcast - London Contemporary Orchestra

6/28/2018
In this month’s edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast, we sat down with London Contemporary Orchestra ahead of their most recent collaboration with Actress at the Barbican. Formed in 2008 by co-artistic directors Robert Ames and Hugh Brunt, the LCO has collaborated with a wide array of musicians, working with everyone from Radiohead to Frank Ocean, as well as recording scores for a host of films by directors such as Paul Thomas Anderson and Ridley Scott. We cover their previous work, what’s to...

Duration:00:33:50

Ninja Tune Podcast - Help Refugees

4/3/2018
This month’s edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast finds our producer Jack Smith in conversation with Annie Gavrilescu of the charity Help Refugees. Ninja Tune staff were recently volunteering in the town of Calais, Northern France, playing a small part in the inspirational work that a number of charities are doing there in aid of refugees. In this interview we try to get a better idea of the challenges charities are facing, and why their work is becoming increasingly vital even as the...

Duration:00:50:51

Ninja Tune Podcast - Nabihah Iqbal

2/16/2018
This month's edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast finds Nabihah Iqbal in conversation with Kieran Yates, a music and politics journalist and co-author of 2011’s ’Generation Vexed’. Coming off the back of a panel discussion at a recent screening of Omar Majeed’s ‘Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam’, the pair discuss communicating themes of resistance in their work during an age of worldwide political upheaval, and how simply expressing your identity can be an act of defiance in the current...

Duration:01:04:44

Ninja Tune Podcast - Jordan Rakei & Loyle Carner

12/12/2017
This edition of the Ninja Tune podcast features two artists closing out one hell of a 2017. Jordan Rakei, who’s soulful LP on Ninja Tune has led to sold out shows and critical acclaim, in conversation with one of the shining lights of UK Hip-Hop, Loyle Carner. We find two friends from opposite ends of the earth sharing their earliest influences, comparing notes on their creative processes and trying to hash out the top 5 MCs of all time. 2018 can only have even bigger things in store for...

Duration:01:08:34

Ninja Tune Podcast - Discwoman

11/6/2017
Underrepresentation of women in music is nothing new. Female:Pressure released a report in 2013 that revealed that the average female representation at major music festivals was a dismal 8.4 per cent. However, some booking agencies and collectives are spearheading an effort to rebalance line-ups across the world. This episode of the Ninja Tune podcast finds Emma Burgess-Olson AKA Discwoman & Technicolour Record's UMFANG in conversation with Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, co-founder of...

Duration:01:02:08

Ninja Tune Podcast - Actress

8/16/2017
On this edition of the Ninja Tune podcast we hear from Actress, the man behind the incredible album ‘AZD’, released earlier this year on Ninja Tune. Discussing influences ranging from Solange to The Bellville Three, we hear on topics including politics and gender in electronic music, “chaos magic theory” and going missing in the Congo for 24 hrs. Along the way Actress selects some of the tracks that have influenced his musical path, such as In Crowd’s ‘Back Yard’ and Audrey Hall’s ‘Our Dance...

Duration:01:13:43

Ninja Tune Podcast - The Bug vs Earth

6/16/2017
Like master painters exploring a subject over a lifetime’s work, Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson – The Bug and Earth, respectively – have each been mining and defining their genres for more than 20 years. On this episode of the Ninja Tune podcast the pair, who today release collaborative album ‘Concrete Desert’ on vinyl, discuss the formative years that shaped their sound and the process of working together. After that, we take a listen to some of the new music coming out on the Ninja Tune...

Duration:01:06:01