The official Ninja Tune Podcast featuring exclusive interviews and music from the artists of Ninja Tune & guests from beyond. Expect the likes of Actress, Amon Tobin, Bonobo, The Bug, The Cinematic Orchestra, Coldcut, Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Kate Tempest, Kelis, Machinedrum, Martyn, Mr Scruff, Romare, Roots Manuva, Thundercat, Throwing Shade, Wiley, Young Fathers and many more...
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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 Won’t Do’. Finally we hear new music coming from Ninja Tune and our family of labels with tracks from Bicep, Kai Whiston, Nathan Fake, Jordan Rakei and James Heather.
The Bug vs Earth
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 family of labels, including tracks from James Heather, Jordan Rakei, Lapalux, UMFANG and new signing Bicep.
Coldcut & Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound)
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 studio alongside Roots Manuva whilst recording new single, “Vitals” from their upcoming collaborative album, “Outside The Echo Chamber” released via Ninja Tune imprint, “Ahead Of Our Time” this May 19th.
Illum Sphere & Helena Hauff
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 Gainsbourg, plus tracks from the ‘Glass’ album. We finish with 5 new tracks from the Ninja Tune family of labels, with music from Hieroglyphic Being, Romare, Jay Daniel, Coldcut and Letherette.
Sarathy Korwar & Throwing Shade
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, Jaimeo Brown, Rashid Khan, and The Necks - in addition to some of his own productions. We finish with some recent tracks from the Ninja Tune label family featuring Romare, The Invisible (Floating Points Remix), Roots Manuva (Pinch Remix), Thundercat and Machinedrum.