Ninja Tune Podcast

The official Ninja Tune Podcast featuring exclusive interviews and music from the artists of Ninja Tune & guests from beyond. Expect the likes of Bicep, Actress, Jayda G, Marie Davidson, Amon Tobin, Bonobo, The Bug, Sampa The Great, Music Declares Emergency, The Cinematic Orchestra, Coldcut, Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Kae Tempest, Kelis, Machinedrum, Mr Scruff, Romare, Roots Manuva, Thundercat, Young Fathers and many more...


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Colin Stetson

Halloween is upon us, and with Halloween comes a creepy plethora of freaky cult films, scary soundtracks, and a fascination with the horrific and the macabre that overtakes culture by a storm. For this episode, host Azariah Mai sits down with saxophonist, multireedist, and composer Colin Stetson for our very own Halloween special. We’ll be getting spooky with it as we discuss his work on the soundtrack of the renowned 2018 horror film ‘Hereditary’ and the 2022 release of Texas Chainsaw Massacre the Netflix sequel. Colin has worked with the likes of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Bell Orchestre. We’ll also listen to the track ‘All Aboard’ from the upcoming film ‘The Menu’ hitting cinemas this November 18th, the soundtrack of which has been produced by stetson himself.


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Barry Can't Swim

Hello and welcome back to the Ninja Tune podcast with your host Azariah Mai. On this episode Azariah will be sitting down with Edinburgh born, London Based producer Barry Can't Swim to chat about his upcoming EP 'More Content' dropping this June 24th. He'll give us a run down of his musical journey so far, we'll hear about some of the artists that inspire him at the moment and also some of the music he listened to growing up.


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Matt Black (Coldcut) & James Heather (Ambient Music Interview)

Interview with Matt Black, co-founder of Ninja Tune and one half of Coldcut. We explore his relationship with ambient music via some song selections that have signposted his life and also play music from and speak about the @0 ambient compilation he put together in aid of the charities Calm, Mind and Black Minds Matter. We discuss and play music from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Irresistible Force, Specimens, Coldcut, Steve Reich, Steve Roach and many more and get into the mind of this fascinating artist. This show originally aired as a Moving Sounds interview on Soho Radio.


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Mind w/ ELKKA, Percolate, Yaya Bey & Peach

On this episode of the Ninja Tune Podcast, we teamed up with Mind to organise a panel discussing mental health in the electronic music industry. The panel was hosted by Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at the mental health charity, Mind. Mind have been working in partnership with Ninja Tune, Paradigm, POLY and Percolate to raise awareness of mental health across the electronic music industry and in the podcast, Emma was joined by Simon Denby (Percolate), ELKKA (Technicolour / femme culture), Peach (NTS) and Yaya Bey (Big Dada). They explored issues like stigma, how to take care of your mental health while working in the industry and what needs to change across the industry to make it more supportive of people’s mental health.Mind in partnership with Ninja Tune, Paradigm, POLY and Percolate have developed some resources for people working in the electronic music industry so they can take care of their own mental health and look out for othersThere is a guide for:Organisations including a section for managersArtist managers - how to support your artists and take care of yourselfEmployees - how to take care of your own mental health and look out for othersFreelancers - how to take care of your own mental health and look out for othersYou can find the resources at: https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/music-sector-guides/


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Black Country, New Road & Slint

In this episode of the Ninja Tune Podcast, Luke Mark and Isaac Wood from the band Black Country New Road chat with Britt Walford, the drummer and founder of the influential band Slint. BC,NR and Slint are often compared to each other, so for the podcast we asked both groups to compile a list of records that they were listening to which either inspired their own musical output, that were important to them in some way or simply what they were listening to during the time of recording. Black Country, New Road’s debut LP ‘For the first time’ is out now on Ninja Tune and Slint’s ‘Spiderland’ turns 30 years old this month.Slint - Tweez:Big Black - AtomizerSaccharine Trust - Surviving You, AlwaysMinutemen - Double Nickels on the DimeKilldozer - BurlHüsker Dü - Zen ArcadeSonic Youth - Bad Moon RisingSlint - Spiderland:Neil Young - After the GoldrushSonic Youth - EvolUrge Overkill - Jesus Urge SuperstarAC/DC - Back in BlackMadonna - Like a PrayerIggy and The Stooges - The StoogesBC,NR:Bob Dylan - Blood on the TracksThe Wedding Present - SeamonstersNirvana - NevermindTexas Jerusalem Crossroads - Lift to ExperienceArcade Fire - FuneralTaylor Swift - FearlessOxbow - Thin Black Duke


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