Technicolour Records

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

#150 – Meridian Brothers, Circuit Des Yeux, Ty Segall, Shabazz Palaces

A stunning selection this week, kicking off with Colombia’s finest Meridian Brothers, we touch upon experimental pop of Circuit des Yeux, a fabulous collaboration between podcast favourites Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar and Shabaka Hutchings, and the brutal punk of Lower Slaughter. We also have great new hiphop, jazz breaks, garage rock, and lost Somali tapes

Tracklisting
Meridian Brothers – Estaré Alegre, No Estaré Triste (Soundway Records, UK)
Circuit Des Yeux – Paper Bag (Drag City, USA)
Sleep Terminal – Angry Cunning Lizard Brain (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar & Shabaka Hutchings – The Doctrines Of Swedenborg (Techinicolour Records, UK)
Tubby Tooba – Bring the Needle Down (Dpercussion Recordings, UK)
Lower Slaughter – Bone Meal (Box Records, UK)
Aamina Camaari – Rag waa Nacab iyo Nasteexo (Men are Cruel and Kind) (Ostinato Records, USA)
Shabazz Palaces – Welcome to Quazarz (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Ty Segall – Big Man (self-release, USA)
Sothiac – ON (self-release, Italy)

#104 – Gruff Rhys, Equiknoxx, Jonny Sender, Gaika

We may kick off this week’s show with the delicate stylings of the ever-excellent Gruff Rhys and his new record, but we soon crack on with playing exceptional experimental contemporary electronics – from the sublime Gaika to Jamaican avant-dancehall specialists Equiknoxx. On this week’s journey we stop off to take in Wrongtom’s mindblowing remix of General Levy, experimental italo disco from Jolly Mare, Dutch-African punk from The Ex, new music from Leo Abrahams, Hieroglyphic Being, Jonny Sender, and some reissued South African funk via Cultures of Soul.

Tracklisting
Gruff Rhys – Set Fire to the Stars (Twisted Nerve Records, UK)
Gaika – 3D (Warp Records, UK)
General Levy – Incredible (Wrongtom Remix) (Nice Up! Records, UK)
Leo Abrahams and Chris Vatalaro – AA5 (Trestle Records, UK)
Jolly Mare – Hotel Riviera (feat. Lucia Manca) (Bastard Jazz, USA)
Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Friends – Aha Gedawo (Terp Records, Netherlands)
Jonny Sender – Zhivago Zhivago (Codek Records, Switzerland)
Equiknoxx – A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up (DDS Records)
Harari – Party (Cultures of Soul, USA)
Hieroglyphic Being – Sepulchral Offerings (Technicolour Records, UK)