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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Recent Shows...

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.

Dave Okumu (The Invisible) & Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) - Part 2

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 up at Roundhouse studios with regular producer DK to talk about their respective creative processes. Dave talks to Ed about how Radiohead have maintained their position in the industry and how they met Kanye West. They also talk about spirituality and Ed gives his thoughts on Invisible's "Patience" album.

Dave Okumu (The Invisible) & Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) - Part 1

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 Invisible releasing their own album in "Patience" the two met up at Roundhouse studios with regular producer DK to talk about their respective creative processes. In the words of Dave Okumu "I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon chewing the fat with Ed O'brien. Ed is someone who has had a powerful influence over me both through his role in one of my best loved bands but also as a friend. It's difficult to be in the presence of someone so warm, open and generous without wanting to explore a broad range of topics. I'm sure if someone hadn't hit stop, we would still be in the bowels of the roundhouse chatting up a storm right now!”

Max Graef & Glenn Astro

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 that they ended up working together and the processes that want into the making of the album. As is to be expected from two avid music collectors, we are treated along the way with an eclectic selection of tracks, taking in music from The Roots, Breakout, Pete Dunaway, Underground Resistance and Creative Source. We finish with some new music from the Ninja Tune stables with tracks from Space Dimension Controller, Machinedrum, The Invisible, The Bug and Sarathy Korwar.