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Ninja Tune Podcast - War Child

7/24/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Ninja Tune Podcast - Coldcut & Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound)

3/27/2017
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In this edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast we invite label founders Coldcut and dub pioneer, On-u Sound boss Adrian Sherwood down for a catch up. They discuss early memories and movements of the scene, the history of their labels, and what first drew them towards music. We get to hear a variety of records throughout the podcast, including music from Coldcut x On-U Sound, Singers & Players, Toots and the Maytals, The Fall and lots more. We also hear about their experiences working in the...

Duration:01:14:56

Ninja Tune Podcast - Illum Sphere & Helena Hauff

11/17/2016
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On this episode of the Ninja Tune podcast we invited Helena Hauff and Illum Sphere along to have a chat with each other and play a few pieces of music. They discuss his new album "Glass" which is out on Ninja Tune and experiences they both had with their early recordings. They also talk about travelling the world DJing and their first gigs, including experiences they both had at the Pudel in Hamburg. Music played includes tracks from Phantom Band, Dirty Criminals, Sympathy Nervous, and Serg...

Duration:01:32:33

Ninja Tune Podcast - Sarathy Korwar & Throwing Shade

10/21/2016
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In this special edition of the Ninja Tune podcast, Throwing Shade chats to Sarathy Korwar, whose debut album "Day To Day" was released in July this year via Ninja Tune in collaboration with The Steve Reid Foundation. They discuss the recording of the album, touring with Kamasi Washington and their shared experiences studying at the London School of Oriental and African Studies. Along the way we hear music that has influenced and inspired Sarathy over the years - from The Doors, Dawn Of Midi,...

Duration:01:13:16

Ninja Tune Podcast - Dave Okumu (The Invisible) & Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) - Part 2

6/27/2016
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In the final part of this special edition, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead chats with his good friend Dave Okumu of The Invisible. With Radiohead recently releasing "A Moon Shaped Pool" album and The Invisible releasing their own album in "Patience" the two met up at Roundhouse studios with regular producer DK to talk about their respective creative processes. Dave talks to Ed about how Radiohead have maintained their position in the industry and how they met Kanye West. They also talk about...

Duration:01:01:28

Ninja Tune Podcast - Dave Okumu (The Invisible) & Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) - Part 1

6/19/2016
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For this edition of the Ninja Tune podcast, and the first of two parts, we have a very special guest in Ed O'Brien of Radiohead interviewing his good friend Dave Okumu of The Invisible. With Radiohead recently releasing "A Moon Shaped Pool" album and The Invisible releasing their own album in "Patience" the two met up at Roundhouse studios with regular producer DK to talk about their respective creative processes. In the words of Dave Okumu "I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon chewing...

Duration:01:02:47

Ninja Tune Podcast - Max Graef & Glenn Astro

6/9/2016
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We catch up with Berlin residents Max Graef & Glenn Astro to talk about the release of their debut album The Yard Work Simulator, out now on Ninja Tune. We discuss their early experiences with music, growing up in Essen and Berlin respectively, how it was that they ended up working together and the processes that want into the making of the album. As is to be expected from two avid music collectors, we are treated along the way with an eclectic selection of tracks, taking in music from The...

Duration:00:52:30