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March 24, 2020

Episode #310 – Downturn In Streaming Numbers, Smart Monitor Future, And NinjaTune/Coldcut Co-Founder Matt Black

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This week’s guest is Matt Black who’s the co-founder of the leading indie record label Ninja Tune and electronic music pioneer duo Coldcut. Coldcut has remixed and created productions for the likes of James Brown, Queen Latifah, Eurythmics, INXS, Blondie, and many others, while Ninja Tune has been visionary with it’s selection of artists emphasizing interactive technology and innovative uses of software.

Matt is also one of the creators of the VJamm software used in Coldcut live shows. This led to designing the widely acclaimed app Ninja Jamm, and now the new Jamm Pro, which features multitrack recording, inter-app audio, built-in sub-bass module, smart pitch bends, and much more.

During the interview we spoke about the Ninja Tune philosophy, the string of DJ  products that Matt has developed, the 25 year evolution of Jamm Pro and much more.

On the intro I’ll take a look at the downturn in streaming numbers, and the future of smart monitor speakers.

[photo: Oz Owen]
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