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Mr Scruff - Ninja Tuna

Mr Scruff Ninja Tuna
Mr Scruff - Ninja Tuna
(CD/LP/MP3/WAV) Ninja Tune ZEN143, 2008-09-22 (Digital) 2008-10-06 (Physical)

Mr Scruff Ninja Tuna
Mr Scruff - Ninja Tuna
(CD/LP/MP3/WAV) Ninja Tune ZEN143, 2008-09-22 (Digital) 2008-10-06 (Physical)

Exciting news - following three EPs released on Ninja Tuna records, I'm pleased to announce that finally, after six years, I have a new album out. It's called 'Ninja Tuna' and the downloads are available from September 22nd. From October 6th, you'll be able to pick up CD, Vinyl and special Tuna-shaped USB stick copies, but you can purchase the digital versions at either 320kbps or 192kbps mp3

Tracklisting :
01. Test The Sound (1:43)
02. Music Takes Me Up with Alice Russell (5:27)
03. Donkey Ride with Quantic (5:12)
04. Hairy Bumpercress (6:30)
05. Whiplash (5:59)
06. Nice Up The Function with Roots Manuva (3:54)
07. Bang The Floor with Danny Breaks (3:41)
08. Get On Down (5:53)
09. Hold On with Andreya Triana (5:03)
10. Give Up To Get (6:44)
11. Kalimba (5:54)
12. This Way with Pete Simpson (5:39)
13. Stockport Carnival (5.29)

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Press Release :
"Ninja Tuna" – a bollocking big fish that can sneak past armed guards dressed in black p.j.s before unleashing a deadly attack using only the tops the of the tin cans which were meant to entomb him.

The Eric Morecambe of contemporary dance music (by which we mean he's a genius, not that he wears glasses) returns to the long-playing record fray with his first studio album since the scrumptious "Trouser Jazz" and he's sounding in finer fettle than ever. "Ninja Tuna" is an album that mixes up all of Andy Carthy's favourite influences and turns them into a funny, unique, amiable and distinctively British sound which will start parties, destroy dancefloors and soundtrack your spring cleaning so successfully you'll find yourself getting deep into that dusting.

From the soul-jazz of "Music Takes Me Up" (featuring the golden lungs of Alice Russell), through the cartoonish tail-swishing of "Donkey Ride", on into the monstrous bass parps of "Whiplash," past a superb cameo from Roots Manuva ("Nice Up The Function,") and across the bit where the bass comes back and is Stronger And More Dangerous Than Ever ("Bang The Floor" with Danny Breaks), this is an album which just keeps on growing on you. Every tune has been roadtested at Scruff's epic club nights and it shows on the disco-builder "Get On Down", the muddy funkster "Hold On" (featuring Andreya Triana), the utterly massive "Give Up To Get" and a latino finale held together by "Kalimba" and the endearingly ramshackle "Stockport Canrival".

Mr Scruff's combination of taking his music very seriously while managing not to take himself too seriously has made him unique in British dance and has helped him forge a sound and philosophy in which drinking tea holds mythological status and where it's always the music which gets you high. "Ninja Tuna" is his finest work to date, moving with all the power and grace of a fifty ton whale deep below the ocean, its cavernous belly packed with happy, partying potato people. Cod, it's good.

Mr Scruff presents touring Ninja Tuna! :
You've ate the tinned stuff and found it edible with mayo. You've had a seared steak and smacked your lips. You've dipped the raw bits in wasabi and nodded appreciatively. Now it's time to liberate your inner fish with Ninja Tuna on tour.

Mr Scruff, long renowned for his blitz spirit, all-night DJ sets (a kind of one man campaign to get all other record spinners their P45s) is hitting the road over the next couple of months to celebrate the release of his new album. And he's hitting it hard, as only something like a mutant giant mackerel (for instance) could.

A nineteen date tour (plus you can catch him at his residencies in Brighton and Manchester as usual) begins in Leeds and ends in Nottingham before he jets off to Val D'Isere, a little like the life story of a Yorkshire millionaire. Anyone attending can expect lashings of material from Scruff's new album mixed into a beautiful, ultra-danceable melange of jazz, funk, soul, disco, house, hip hop, whatever. Oh, and a stall selling tea. You will never have had such fun at a loosely fish-themed evening.

Dance, lean, get ultra-marine. Crustaceans welcome.


October 2008
10/10/08 - Leeds - Victoria Works
11/10/08 - Birmingham- Custard Factory Space 2
12/10/08 - Newcastle - Digital
17/10/08 - Berlin - Icon
18/10/08 - Heidelberg - Karlstorbahnhof

November 2008:
1/11/08 - Manchester - Music Box
6/11/08 - Swansea - Sin City
7/11/08 - London - ALBUM LAUNCH @ Matter
8/11/08 - Bristol - Academy
13/11/09 - Leamington - Assembly
14/11/09 - Sheffield - University
15/11/08 - Cambridge - Junction
20/11/09 - Edinburgh - Liquid Rooms
21/11/08 - Glasgow - The Arches
22/11/08 - Dundee - Okupa

December 2008:
5/12/08 - Brighton - Concorde 2
11/12/08 - Cardiff - Solus
12/12/08 - Nottingham - Stealth
16/12/08 - Val D'isere - Dicks T Bar

More dates to be confirmed


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sir lobster sir lobster ·  01 October 2008, 15:41

please come to belgium tooooo!!!!!

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