Ninja Tune Podcast
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The official Ninja Tune podcast featuring exclusive interviews and upcoming music from the artists of Ninja Tune and its sister label Big Dada, including the likes of Amon Tobin, Beat Spacek, Bonobo, The Bug, Dorian Concept, FaltyDL, Kate Tempest, Kelis, Machinedrum, Martyn, Mr Scruff, Portico, Romare, Roots Manuva, Wiley and Young Fathers.
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Dave Okumu (The Invisible) & Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) - Part 2||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 spirituality and Ed gives his thoughts on Invisible's "Patience" album.||27 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Dave Okumu (The Invisible) & Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) - Part 1||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 the fat with Ed O'brien. Ed is someone who has had a powerful influence over me both through his role in one of my best loved bands but also as a friend. It's difficult to be in the presence of someone so warm, open and generous without wanting to explore a broad range of topics. I'm sure if someone hadn't hit stop, we would still be in the bowels of the roundhouse chatting up a storm right now!”||19 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Max Graef & Glenn Astro||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 Roots, Breakout, Pete Dunaway, Underground Resistance and Creative Source. We finish with some new music from the Ninja Tune stables with tracks from Space Dimension Controller, Machinedrum, The Invisible, The Bug and Sarathy Korwar.||9 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Ash Koosha||For this episode of the Ninja Tune Podcast we sit down with Iranian electronic producer Ask Koosha to discuss his new album I AKA I. We find out more about his time growing up between Tehran and Frankfurt and how that shaped his early experiences with music, he also speaks about his studies at the Tehran Conservatory of Music and his eventual arrest and imprisonment for performing a secret gig with his then band. Along the way we delve into his creative process, his experiments on the edge of new technologies and software, and hear tracks that illustrate the broad range of sounds that have influenced his musical upbringing, with tracks from Jim O Rourke, Zbigniew Preisner, Sugar Rós, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Ryuichi Sakamoto. We finish with 5 new tracks from the Ninja Tune family of labels.||5 4 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Throwing Shade||On the show this time we speak to Throwing Shade about her new EP on Ninja Tune, ‘House Of Silk’. We talk about her studies in Ethnomusicology, women in the music industry, and her dream collaboration with Drake. Along the way we hear some of the music that has inspired her musical journey including Michael Jackson, Oasis, John Coltrane, Bjork and Bob Dylan. We finish as always with 5 tracks from the Ninja Tune family of labels, new music from Darq E Freaker, The Invisible, David August, Ash Koosha and NY*AK.||11 3 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Coldcut + DK||For our final podcast of 2015 we revisit the Coldcut and DK 'Essential Mix’, broadcast earlier this year on BBC Radio1 as part of Ninja Tune’s 25th Anniversary celebrations. Matt Black said of the mix "We wanted to represent as many of the current Ninja Tune roster as possible and also throw a couple of classics from the archives into the mix, in addition to some influential and inspirational tracks". We start with the brand new single from Roots Manuva, plus music from Ninja Tune artists Romare, Beat Spacek, Bonobo, Machinedrum, an unreleased track from Illum Sphere and 'Glassbeadgames' by Martyn and Four Tet, with classic tracks from The Bug, Squarepusher remix for DJ Food, DJ Vadim and cLOUDDEAD remixed by Boards of Canada. Meanwhile Dream Continuum grab a cheeky sample of Coldcut's People Hold On and we hear the Eddie Kendricks track that lyrically inspired said tune. All this plus New Yorks finest Arthur Russell, Konk, jeru and OC, footwork from DJ Spinn & Rashad featuring Danny Brown, Flying Lotus and spiritual jazz from The Prime Element.||16 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - King Midas Sound & Fennesz||This week on the Ninja Tune podcast guest host Joe Muggs speaks with Kevin Martin, Roger Robinson & Kiki Hitomi - otherwise known as King Midas Sound - and recent collaborator Christian Fennesz about their Edition 1 album, released via Ninja Tune in September this year. They speak about the processes that went into recording the album, the individual personalities that fed into it, but also about the shared experiences and emotions that brought them together. They each select a track that has influenced their musical progression in some way and we hear music across the spectrum from Joni Mitchell, Deep Purple, Discharge and The Bug ft. Warrior Queen. We finish as always with 5 tracks from the Ninja Tune & family stables: Iglooghost, Levantis, Yppah (The Range remix), Seven Davis Jr (Kaytronik remix) and Maribou State (Ross from Friends remix).||22 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Lee Bannon||Lee Bannon joins us this month on the Ninja Tune podcast to talk about the release of his latest album 'Pattern Of Excel'. He discusses his early forays into music, his continuing sonic shapeshifting, and some of the tracks that have influenced him along the way. We hear a diverse range of music from Deltron 3030, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Dean Blunt, Chris Isaak and Marilyn Manson. To close the show we hear 5 new tracks from the Ninja Tune stables with music from The Invisible, Wiley & Zomby, Roots Manuva, Romare and Helena Hauff.||14 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Jaga Jazzist||Following the release of their latest studio album 'Starfire' Jaga Jazzist's Lars Horntveth speaks to us about the bands 20 year history to date. From their origins in Norway and now currently in his new home in LA, he charts this journey through some of the scenes and sounds that have influenced his own musical tastes. Along the way we hear music from Jon Balke & Oslo 13, De La Soul, NWA and Motorpsycho. We finish with 5 tracks from Ninja Tune and our family of labels: Lee Bannon, U, Seven Davis Jr, ROSEAU, and Maribou State.||28 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Dorian Concept||For this episode of the Ninja Tune podcast, we talk to keyboard virtuoso Dorian Concept about his 2014 album 'Joined Ends', his journey as a musician, and 5 tracks that have influenced him and helped to shape his musical understanding, with music from John Coltrane, JSBL, Coldcut, Savath Savalas & Dimlite. Along the way we talk about his involvement in the Affine record label, collaborations with Flying Lotus and The Cinematic Orchestra and the laid-back nature of Viennese cafe culture. We close the show with a selection of new music from Maribou State, Seven Davis Jr, Young Fathers, Kamasi Washington and Lee Bannon.||20 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Lapalux||For this episode of the Ninja Tune Podcast we welcome Lapalux to the Ninja Tune HQ to discuss the making of his new album - and second for Flying Lotus’ iconic Brainfeeder label - ‘Lustmore’. We hear about his collaborations with Andreya Triana and Szjerdene, as well as working with iconic video director Nick Rutter. Along the way we hear about 5 tracks that have influenced him including music from Bill Evans, Bjork, Dorine Muraille, Harold Budd and William Basinski. The show ends with new music from Roots Manuva, Dorian Concept, Jaga Jazzist, Howling and Amon Tobin! Lustmore is out 6th April 2015.||2 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Portico||In this latest edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast we speak to Portico about their new album ‘Living Fields’, adapting to life as a trio and their first forays into the world of music. Along the way we hear music from Steve Reich, Jaco Pastorius, Thom Yorke, Arthur Russell, and Brian Eno, as well as a selection of tracks from the forthcoming album, out 30th March 2015 on Ninja Tune.||18 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Ninja Tune Recap Mix||Welcome to a new feature on the Ninja Tune podcast - in between our regular artist showcases & interviews, we'll be releasing these music only podcasts, featuring a roundup of the latest tracks coming out of Ninja Tune, sister label Big Dada and our wider family of imprints. In this first episode we look back over the last 12 months, featuring music from Martyn, Actress, Wiley, Machinedrum, Young Fathers and many, many more...||16 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Artist Tracks of Year||We wrap up the year with a few of our artists telling us about some of the tracks that have caught their attention in 2014. FaltyDL, Illum Sphere, The Bug and Machinedrum select music from Lee Gamble, Kassem Mosse, Micachu and Fracture amongst others.||30 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - FaltyDL||A chat with Drew Lustman AKA FaltyDL ahead of his latest album, and second for NInja Tune, "In The Wild". FaltyDL talks about his times in music whilst also picking out 5 influential tracks plus the nod on the best tunes coming up on the Ninja Tune family of labels...||11 8 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Mr. Scruff||Ahead of his all-day extravaganza at the Roundhouse in London supporting his new album "Friendly Bacteria", Andy Carthy a.k.a. Mr. Scruff dropped by Ninja HQ for a chat. Mr. Scruff chooses 5 of his favourite tracks by artists featured on the record, and discusses how each came to be involved. We finish with 5 of the latest tracks from Ninja and our family of labels.||29 5 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Illum Sphere||To coincide with the release of his debut album 'Ghosts Of Then And Now', Illum Sphere talks to Ninja Tune about the process of making the album as well as selecting five tracks that have been influential to him over the years, including tracks from Jimi Hendrix, Roy Haynes, Theo Parrish, Transllusion and Dabrye.||14 2 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Machinedrum||Celebrating the release of his album 'Vapor City', Machinedrum talks to Matt Black of Coldcut about the concept around the release, dreams and his five influential track picks, including Tortoise, Philip Glass and Lightning Bolt.||1 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Thundercat||Brainfeeder's Thundercat celebrates the release of his new album 'Apocalypse', and talks to Big Dada's Will Ashon about his five most influential tracks, including Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke and Clams Casino.||13 8 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Congo Natty||Congo Natty, one of the founders of Jungle music, talks to Big Dada's Will Ashon about his new album 'Jungle Revolution', and picks his five most influential tracks from the genre's history.||2 7 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Dobie||Big Dada founder Will Ashon interviews "UK Bass music legend" (Mixmag) Tony Campbell aka Dobie about his incredible music career to date, his new album 'We Will Not Harm You', and plays tracks from the release.||5 2 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Jesse Boykins III||Jesse Boykins III talks to us about his new album 'Zulu Guru', a collaboration with MC/producer MeLo-X, and plays tracks from the album. He also discusses his five essential music picks, including music from the likes of Eric Roberson and Stevie Wonder.||7 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Slugabed||In this edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast, Slugabed talks to us about the creation of his debut album 'Time Team', the origins of his moniker and more, along with select tracks from the album. He also talks about his 5 essential tracks, including music from the likes of Miles Davis, Origin Unknown and Samiyam.||14 5 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - DJ Food||We catch up with Strictly Kev / DJ Food on the eve of the release of his first album in 11 years, "The Search Engine". We find out how one of key lynchpins of Ninja Tune goes about his art, his bombastic show at the planetarium and what tracks have influenced him. We also present 5 essential releases upcoming from the label.||19 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Emika||In this edition of the Ninja Tune podcast, Emika drops by to talk about her debut album, how Bristol and Berlin have shaped her sound and other fascinating insights into Emika's art of music making. We also hear some of her early influences in the form of Mahler, Aesop Rock, Aim, Phi-Life Cypher and Mr Scruff. Hear new tunes from the label by DJ Food, Mr Scruff, Starkey, FaltyDL, Fink + Loka. Presented by Dexter Batson and produced by Darren Knott.||30 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Kid Koala||For this edition of the Ninja Tune podcast Kid Koala drops by to talk about his latest project "Space Cadet". A charming graphic novel / soundtrack about an adventurous space cadet and her guardian robot which touches on the relationship between technology and isolation, and celebrates the idea of connectivity through family and the cycles that build generations. Kid Koala also talks through his early days, including being discovered at an in-store in Montreal by Coldcut's Jon More and some of his influence tracks such as A Tribe Called Quest, Henhouse Five plus 2, Carter Burwell, Coldcut and Theolonius Monk. Hear new tracks on Ninja Tune from Stateless, Roots Manuva, Toddla T, Slugabed and Emika.||23 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - DELS||Ninja Tune continue their interview based podcast series hosted by the inimitable Dexter Batson, this time quizzing Big Dada signed Ipswich based rapper DELS. DELS talks about his creative process in depth including how he hooked up with Kwes, Roots Manuva, Joe Goddard + Micachu to make his acclaimed album "GOB", going to the early sidewinder raves, aswell talking us through some of the tracks that influenced him growing up such as Aretha Franklin, Wu Tang Clan, Outkast, Wiley + Animal Collective. Also hear new tracks upcoming by Emika, Raffertie, Roots Manuva, Martyn, Wiley + Jono McCleery. Produced by DK.||1 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Daedelus||Ninja Podcast April 2011 - Alfred Darlington aka Daedelus talks about his new record 'Bespoke', the LA electronic scene and picks his favourite Ninja tracks.||11 4 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Wagon Christ||Ninja Podcast March 2011 - Wagon Christ||7 3 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - XX Special||Ninja Tune XX special edition podcast, celebrating 20 years of beats & pieces! Matt Black & Jon More (aka Coldcut) and Ninja Tune MD Peter Quicke talk about their 20 years running Ninja Tune and play out their favourite Ninja cuts. Check out the iTunes Ninja Tune XX store for exclusive 20th anniversary material: http://www.itunes.com/ninjatune||16 9 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Funki Porcini||--||20 5 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Bonobo||--||24 3 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Anti-Pop Consortium||--||23 9 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninja Tune Podcast - Mr Scruff||The scruffalicious sexpot of the Stockpot Mr Scruff comes to Ninja Tune HQ to relaunch the Ninja Tune podcast, hosted by Dexter Batson. He talks about the reissue of his classic Keep It Unreal album. how it was made and how it became such a phenomenon. He also talks about some of his best Ninja Tune cuts.... Those in need of a brew, swim like little fishes in search of Our Lord. Produced by DK.||23 7 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
Have been a Ninja Tune fan for many years, especially since working next door to them in '99. After listening to the Cinematic Orchestra episode, my admiration for J. Swinscoe and his associates has sky-rocketed, which considering I already have most of their back catalogue and tickets for an upcoming gig is no mean feat - truly a beautiful audio documentary. Looking forward to checking out the other episodes, on other acts from the label. If you have had any interest in Ninja's work, I highly recommend you do the same, and if you haven't, take a tip and try it anyway - music is all about discovery and within this label are many gems to be found. Matt Black and the others have come a long way since the early Coldcut days.
Good to see the return of this - look forward to hearing more!
Great podcast from one of the true pioneering indie labels, great to hear the new bits alongside the blasts from the pasts in scruffs reissue!