Ninja Tune

#203 – Meridian Brothers, Nazar, Marie Davidson, Lokier, Donny McCaslin

You don’t get many better hip wigglers than Colombia’s finest Meridian Brothers, whose latest slice of cumbian delightfulness gets us going this week. Elsewhere, Gareth has a lot of electronics on the heavier side of the spectrum, not least the Japanese collaboration of Shun Konno and Blind Beast bringing the abrasive. Anthony has amazing, amusing techno from Marie Davidson, afro acid Congolese music, Russian punk and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Meridian Brothers y Grupo Renacimiento – La Policia (Names You Can Trust, USA)
Nazar – Enclave (Hyperdub Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Make’Em – Trava (Silo Rumor, Portugal)
Mirrored Lips – Мать (Cruel Nature Recordings, UK)
Lokier – Screws in Paradise (Pinkman, Netherlands)
Donny McCaslin – Beast (Motéma Music, USA)
Shun Konno and Blind Beast – 竈馬 (Luau Records, UK)
Zazou Bikaye – Na Kenda (Afro-acid mix) (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Lueke – Champion (Version) (Editions Gravats, France)

Interview with Ninja Tune and Coldcut’s Jon More

A little two hour bonus to see you through the weekend – Gareth’s conversation with Ninja Tune co-founder and one half of Coldcut Jon More. Ninja Tune has released hundreds of records, with names on the roster including Roots Manuva, Bonobo, Cinematic Orchestra, Young Fathers, and The Bug.

They talk about the foundation of Ninja Tune, the role of the label in the 21st century. The role of sub labels (including Big Dada, and Technicolor), their relationship with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder records, and play a lot of great music.

Tracklisting
DJ Food – Turtle Soup (Luke Vibert Mix)
Funki Porcini – King Ashabanapal (Dilinja Mix)
Roots Manuva – Witness (One Hope)
Mr Scruff & Kirsty Almeida – Pickled Spider
Bonobo – Cirrus
Cinematic Orchestra Ft. Fontella Bass – All That You Give
Bicep – Glue
Young Fathers – Shame
The Bug – Skeng (Autechre Remix)
Thundercat – Them Changes
Peggy Gou – Han Jan

#188 – Pram, Flowdan, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Modeselektor

A real pick n mixture for podcast 188. Metal from KEN Mode, new material from rock heroes Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, grime from Skeng legend Flowdan, and dubs, abstract electronics, the long-awaited return of Pram and loads more.

Tracklisting
KEN Mode – Feathers & Lips (Seasons of Mist, France)
Jay Glass Dubs – The Safest Dub (Berceuse Heroique, France)
Modeselektor – Kalif Storch (Ninja Tune, UK / Monkeytown Records, Germany)
John Bence – Kill (Grooming Records, UK)
Pram – Shimmer and Disappear (Domino Record Co., UK)
Flowdan – Bodybag (Tru Thoughts, UK)
Bad Tracking – Clanger (FuckPunk, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Cake of Light (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Butsenzeller – Half A Century (Jezus Factory Records, UK)
Veins Full of Static – Any of Us (Disintegration State, UK)

#175 – Peggy Gou, Novelist, Ill, Bruxa Maria

In a week between trips, we cover off some stunning new music, including Korean, Berlin-based producer Peggy Gou’s new one for Ninja Tune, Lewisham grime star Novelist’s debut LP, noisy goodness from Bruxa Maria and loads more

Tracklisting
Spill Gold – Mercury (Meduse MagiQ Records, Netherlands)
Novelist – Nov Wait Stop Wait (Mmmyeh Records, UK)
Angèle David-Guillou – Mouvements Organiques Part One (Village Green Recordings, UK)
Blackmass Plastics – Chaotica Metal 1 (self-release, UK)
Ill – Stuck on a Loop (Box Records, UK)
Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Ninja Tune, UK)
Julius Gabriel – Wind (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Mr No One (Rad Cult, USA)
Bruxa Maria – It’s All In The DNA (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Oly Ralfe – The Bridge (Ghost Ship Records, UK)

#168 – Best of 2017 (part three)

The final show of 2017 showcases just how fantastic the year has been for UK labels. Nine of the final ten tracks of our best of are from UK record labels, covering rock, metal, italo-disco, jazz, dub, techno and a whole host of good stuff. We also have Japanese afrobeat just to mix it up. Thank you to all our listeners for a great year, we’ll be back early in 2018.

Tracklisting
Jane Weaver – The Architect (Fire Records, UK)
Not Waving – Where Are We (Diagonal Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Panic (Ninja Tune, UK)
Emanative – Omnious Shanti (self-release, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Sweet Relief (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wilted Woman – Heating Problem (Alien Jams, UK)
Snapped Ankles – Hanging With the Moon (The Leaf Label, UK)
Ajate – Taiwasho (180g, France)
Slabdragger – Muffin Man (Holy Roar Records, UK)
Rer Repeter – Suddenly The Lights Went Out (featuring Finna) (Bokeh Versions, UK)

#162 – Sugai Ken, The Bug, Slabdragger, Ajate

If you are a regular listener, you know what to expect. This week we have Japanese afrobeat, jungle, doom metal covers of Zappa, delicate guitar music, hefty grime, piano interpretations of video game music and experimental electronics. This week we’re also asking for your help

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Tracklisting
Sugai Ken – Doujiri (RVNG Intl., USA)
Ajate – Taiwasho (180g Records, France)
Slabdragger – Muffin Man (Holy Roar Records, UK)
Ice Cream Cult – Adin Don’t Cry (self-release, USA)
Dean McPhee – The Blood of St John (Hood Faire, UK)
The Bug – Bad (feat. Flowdan) (Ninja Tune, UK)
Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno – Idea of Order at Kyson Point (Dead Oceans, USA)
Billa Bronx – Body Politics (Astro Nautico, USA)
Dead Fader – FYI (JK Flesh Remix) (Parachute Records, Italy)
David Peacock – Spaceman the Vulnerable (Disasterpiece, USA)

#159 – Sea Moss, Daphni, Brokenchord, Helena Hauff

We discover some spectacular music this week, starting with Oregon duo Sea Moss, who bring what we might term industrial funk to this week’s podcast. We’re not great with genre descriptions clearly, which is just as well because our selection is from across the spectrum. We have new music from Caribou’s Daphni, Lithuanian producer Brokenchord, Helena Hauff, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Breeders and more.

Tracklisting
Sea Moss – Diurnal Enuresis (Crash Symbols, USA)
Daphni – Face to Face (Jiaolong, Canada)
Brokenchord – Ochra (Black Acre, UK)
Ghold – Ruptured Earth (Head in Sand) (Crypt of the Wizard, UK)
破地獄/Scattered Purgatory – Sand of Sumeru (Guruguru Brain, Netherlands / Japan)
Helena Hauff – Gift (Ninja Tune, UK)
Filthy Huns – Forever Beast (Not Not Fun, USA)
The Breeders – Wait in the Car (4AD, UK)
East of the Valley Blues – Lesser Sunda (Death is Not the End, UK)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – An Intention (Western Vinyl, USA)

#152 – DUDS, SAICOBAB, Time Cow, Nekra

There’s a lot of single-word named artists this week. We kick off with one of them – DUDS from Manchester are the first UK band to release a record through John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. We have punk from Impalers and newcomers Nekla, experimental dub from Time Cow, techno from Wilhelm via new label GlassTalk Records, and loads more good stuff.

Tracklisting
DUDS – Elastic Feel (Castle Face Records, USA)
Colleen – Separating (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Impalers – Nazi Burning Man (Static Shock Records, UK)
Nekra – Sisters of the Yam (self-release, UK)
Time Cow – Yellow and Purple Equals Yurple (7” edit) (Bokeh Versions, UK)
SAICOBAB – Bx Ax Bx (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Wilhelm – 38th Parallel (GlassTalk Records, UK)
Tembok Kamar Dinding Sekolah – Mati Rasa (Chinabot, UK)
Autumns – Female Model (Clan Destine Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Raw Language (Ninja Tune, UK)

#146 – The Gaslamp Killer, Cocaine Piss, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, Pixvae [Milhoes de Festa 2017 special]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – when we get ourselves ready for the peerless Milhoes de Festa festival in Portugal. A completely off-the-wall, eclectic line-up of some of the finest artists from across the globe come together in a celebration of everything that is great about art, experimentation, and music. To celebrate, we have a selection of ten artists on the bill, including old favourites like Sarathy Korwar and Orchestra of Spheres, alongside new favourites such as Cocaine Piss, Live Low, and Sacred Paws.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Annihaya Records, Lebanon)
Pixvae – La Fuga (Buda Musique, France)
The Gaslamp Killer – Residual Tingles (Cuss Records, USA)
Cocaine Piss – Ugly Face On (Hypertension Records, Belgium)
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang – Santa Monica (Luaka Bop, USA)
Live Low – Lembra​-​me Um Sonho Lindo (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind Over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Sacred Paws – Everyday (Rock Action Records, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Indefinite Leave to Remain (Ninja Tune, UK)
Chupame El Dedo – Cabildo Muerto (Discrepant Records, UK)

#139 – Flamingods, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Lil Pump, Wren

Fairly vocal heavy on the Independent Music Podcast this week, with exceptional cuts of Trap, Dancehall and Hiphop colliding against free and future jazz, psych, modern classical, proto punk and all sorts of good stuff.

Tracklisting
Flamingods – Mixed Blessings (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Lil Pump – Flex Like Ouu (prod. Danny Wolf & Ronny J) (Lyfetime Ent & Media, USA)
Wren – The Herd (Holy Roar, UK)
Leo Samson & Shumba Youth – Check it Out (Reggae Roast, UK)
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Andata (Editions Milan Music, USA)
Lando Chill – Break Them Shackles (Mello Music Group, USA)
Snapped Ankles – Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin (The Leaf Label, UK)
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – let gO Of my egO (Father / Daughter Records, USA / Sooper Records, USA)
Forest Swords – Panic (Ninja Tune, UK)
Stefan Wesolowski – Frame II (Ici d’Ailleurs, France)