Ninja Tune Podcast

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, Bonobo, The Bug, Coldcut, The Cinematic Orchestra, Congo Natty, Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Helena Hauff, Jordan Rakei, Loyle Carner, Lapalux, Machinedrum, Mr Scruff, Nabihah Iqbal, Thundercat, UMFANG, Young Fathers and many more…

Sampa The Great
Mar 2 • 68 min
On this month’s Ninja Tune podcast, Sampa The Great sits down with Natty Kasambala, journalist and author for gal-dem. They discuss everything from the importance of femininity, being proud of where you come from and what’s next for Sampa. The Return,…
A Winged Victory For The Sullen & Mary Anne Hobbs
Dec 9, 2019 • 37 min
A Winged Victory for the Sullen is the name of ambient, post rock and modern classical duo Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie. In this Ninja Tune Podcast, Adam sits down at Rough Trade East with music journalist and broadcasting legend, Mary Anne Hobbs.…
Teebs & PBDY
Nov 6, 2019 • 53 min
It’s a Brainfeeder affair! Longtime affiliate and Brainfeeder rep Paul “PBDY” sits down with beat scene veteran Teebs to discuss everything from the importance of collaboration to becoming a father. Teebs has just released Anicca, his fourth album on…
Jon More (Coldcut) & James Heather (Ambient Music Special)
Aug 21, 2019 • 89 min
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…
War Child
Jul 23, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Marie Davidson
Jun 24, 2019 • 64 min
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…
Louis Cole
May 30, 2019 • 35 min
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…
Jayda G
Apr 28, 2019 • 43 min
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…
The Cinematic Orchestra
Mar 14, 2019 • 33 min
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…
Maribou State
Jan 8, 2019 • 33 min
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…
The Independent Music Cup & YUAF
Jul 26, 2018 • 25 min
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…
London Contemporary Orchestra
Jun 28, 2018 • 50 min
In this month’s edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast, we sat down with London Contemporary Orchestra ahead of their most recent collaboration with Actress at the Barbican. Formed in 2008 by co-artistic directors Robert Ames and Hugh Brunt, the LCO has…
Help Refugees
Apr 3, 2018 • 50 min
This month’s edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast finds our producer Jack Smith in conversation with Annie Gavrilescu of the charity Help Refugees. Ninja Tune staff were recently volunteering in the town of Calais, Northern France, playing a small part in…
Nabihah Iqbal
Feb 16, 2018 • 64 min
This month’s edition of the Ninja Tune Podcast finds Nabihah Iqbal in conversation with Kieran Yates, a music and politics journalist and co-author of 2011’s ‘Generation Vexed’. Coming off the back of a panel discussion at a recent screening of Omar…
Jordan Rakei & Loyle Carner
Dec 18, 2017 • 68 min
This edition of the Ninja Tune podcast features two artists closing out one hell of a 2017. Jordan Rakei, who’s soulful LP on Ninja Tune has led to sold out shows and critical acclaim, in conversation with one of the shining lights of UK Hip-Hop, Loyle…
Nov 6, 2017 • 62 min
Underrepresentation of women in music is nothing new. Female:Pressure released a report in 2013 that revealed that the average female representation at major music festivals was a dismal  8.4 per cent. However, some booking agencies and collectives are…
Aug 16, 2017 • 73 min
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…
The Bug vs Earth
Jun 16, 2017 • 66 min
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,…
Coldcut & Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound)
Mar 27, 2017 • 74 min
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…
Illum Sphere & Helena Hauff
Nov 17, 2016 • 92 min
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…
Sarathy Korwar & Throwing Shade
Oct 21, 2016 • 73 min
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…
Dave Okumu (The Invisible) & Ed O’Brien (Radiohead) - Part 2
Jun 27, 2016 • 61 min
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…
Dave Okumu (The Invisible) & Ed O’Brien (Radiohead) - Part 1
Jun 19, 2016 • 62 min
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…
Max Graef & Glenn Astro
Jun 9, 2016 • 52 min
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…
Ash Koosha
Apr 5, 2016 • 61 min
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…
Throwing Shade
Mar 11, 2016
Coldcut + DK
Dec 16, 2015
King Midas Sound & Fennesz
Oct 22, 2015
Lee Bannon
Sep 14, 2015
Jaga Jazzist
Jul 28, 2015
Dorian Concept
May 20, 2015
Apr 2, 2015
Mar 18, 2015
Ninja Tune Recap Mix
Feb 16, 2015
Artist Tracks of Year
Dec 30, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
Mr. Scruff
May 29, 2014
Illum Sphere
Feb 14, 2014
Oct 1, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
Congo Natty
Jul 2, 2013
Feb 5, 2013
Jesse Boykins III
Nov 7, 2012
May 14, 2012
DJ Food
Jan 20, 2012
Sep 30, 2011
Kid Koala
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 1, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
Wagon Christ
Mar 7, 2011
XX Special
Sep 16, 2010
Funki Porcini
May 20, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Anti-Pop Consortium
Sep 23, 2009
Mr Scruff
Jul 23, 2009