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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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’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.
The Cinematic Orchestra
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 Cinematic Orchestra ‘To Believe’ is out on the 15th of March.
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 subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts.
The Independent Music Cup & YUAF
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 is happening on Saturday, July 28th at Shoreditch Power League. The event is open to all spectators, and includes an after party organised by our friends at Resident Advisor, with DJ sets from Mumdance, Monki, a very special guest and many more. Head to: Independentmusiccup.com for more details, and help us raise money for the Young Urban Arts Foundation and their work with at-risk youth in the UK. Don’t forget to subscribe and rate to our show wherever you get your podcasts.