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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

#51 – Damaged Bug, Thundercat, Deceptikon, Cylob

It’s not just the Chapparrals that are hittin’ it this week, we’ve been hitting the pre-releases and have got loads of previews of upcoming records for you. We’ve got forthcoming tracks from Parisian band Bon Voyage Organisation, breakbeat maestro Cylob, Flying Lotus collaborator Thundercat, Malian desert rock act Terakaft, Helm, and John Dwyer’s Damaged Bug. We have a trio of tracks of ancient mechanical instruments and a recent compilation from The Fabulous Three.

Tracklisting
The Chapparrals – Hittin’ It (Mukatsuku, UK)
Bon Voyage Organisation – Love Soup (Disque Pointu, France)
Cylob – Granular Psychosis (Power Vacuum, UK)
Deceptikon – Vancouver Disco (Project Mooncircle, Germany)
Schwarzwalder Flötender, um 1830 – Zwei Tanzweisen
Drehorgel aus den Vogesen, etwa 1840
Piano-Forte-Spieluhr von Nicol Freres, etwa 1850 – Zwei Stucke (Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett, Germany)
Terakaft – Karambani (Outhere Records, Germany)
Thundercat – Them Changes (Brainfeeder, UK)
The Fabulous Three – Nightbird (Truth & Soul, USA)
Helm – I Exist in a Fog (Pan, Germany)
Damaged Bug – Jet in Jungle (Castle Face, USA)