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 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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Jon More (Coldcut) & James Heather (Ambient Music Special)

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 Ninja Tune and much more. Jon picks his desert island discs of ambient tracks and James picks some ambient highlights from Ninja Tune. This is an edited version of an original broadcast which aired on James’ “Moving Sounds” monthly show on Soho Radio. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast.

War Child

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 power league nine elms on the 27th of July, head to http://independentmusiccup.com for more details. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your audio on demand.

Marie Davidson

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 festival in London. Remember to rate the podcast wherever you get your audio on demand.

Louis Cole

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, ‘Time’, and his follow up EP of Live sessions recorded with his talented friends including Nate Wood and Ben Wendel from Kneebody, Jacob Mann, Sam Wilkes and Genevieve Artadi to name but a few. Don’t forget to give us a rating on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Jayda G

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 Outreach to talk about the melding of her music career and conservationist work and her series of talks engaging a new generation of music fans with the science behind the headlines. The next instalment of Jayda’s JMG Talks is scheduled for 22nd May at Giant Steps in Hackney Wick, tickets available via the DICE app. Remember to rate and subscribe to the Ninja Tune podcast wherever you get it.