Ninja Tuna (Vinyl Debut Edition)
by Mr. Scruff

— Released 29th March 2024

Released on Friday 29th March, the brilliant “Ninja Tuna” is the latest Mr. Scruff album to get a fancy makeover. Originally released as a CD in 2008 it’s now available for the first time on vinyl as a deluxe triple LP with bonus tracks, pressed on biovinyl with an “infinity peelable” tuna sticker on the cover. 

“Everything came together really well for this album,” reflects Scruff looking back fondly at the times spent composing and recording “Ninja Tuna”. “Som...

Released on Friday 29th March, the brilliant “Ninja Tuna” is the latest Mr. Scruff album to get a fancy makeover. Originally released as a CD in 2008 it’s now available for the first time on vinyl as a deluxe triple LP with bonus tracks, pressed on biovinyl with an “infinity peelable” tuna sticker on the cover. 

“Everything came together really well for this album,” reflects Scruff looking back fondly at the times spent composing and recording “Ninja Tuna”. “Some amazing collaborators (Roots Manuva, Andreya Triana, Alice Russell, Quantic, Danny Breaks, Skuff & Inja, Pete Simpson, Jon Thorne and Kaidi Tatham), old friends in the studio (multi-instrumentalist Andy Kingslow and my long time engineer Phil Kirby), and fat sonics that took the chunky and playful spirit of my early productions forward. We were on a roll and recorded enough material for a full album and a bonus CD. ‘Kalimba’ was a surprise success after being included on the Windows 7 music (thus intruducing many new ears to my music), and ‘Music Takes Me Up’ has been a highlight of my DJ sets since its release. Though many 12” singles were released, the album never came out on vinyl. 15 years later, I am really happy that it is finally getting a hefty triple vinyl release.”

From the breaksome 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 road-tested at Scruff’s all night club sessions, 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”. As is customary, Scruff is in total command of the dancefloor and gives the bassbins a comprehensive workout from beginning to end.

Bolstering this new 3LP edition are no less than 6 bonus tracks. The record opens with an extended version of ‘Test The Sound’ and also included are the delightfully squelchy and functional instrumental of Scruff’s ‘Nice Up The Function’ remix, the glorious 10+min keyboard workout that is ‘Bunch of Keys’ (featuring Mssrs. Kaidi Tatham and Andy Kingslow on outstanding form), plus ‘Rocking Chair’, ‘Fix That Speaker’ and ‘Zen’ featuring UK rap mainstays Skuff and Inja. 

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 music. “Ninja Tuna” moves with all the power and grace of a fifty ton whale deep below the ocean, its cavernous belly packed with happy, partying potato people. 
“Ninja Tuna (Vinyl Debut Edition)” Tracklisting:
A1. Test The Sound (Extended Version)
A2. Music Takes Me Up (with Alice Russell)
A3. Donkey Ride (with Quantic)
B1. Hairy Bumpercress
B2. Whiplash
B3. Nice Up The Function (with Roots Manuva)
C1. Bang The Floor (with Danny Breaks)
C2. Get On Down
C3. Hold On (with Andreya Triana)
D1. Give Up To Get
D2. Kalimba
D3. Zen (with Skuff & Inja)
E1. This Way (with Pete Simpson)
E2. Stockport Carnival
E3. Fix That Speaker
F1. Bunch of Keys (LP Edit)
F2. Rocking Chair

F3. Nice Up The Function (Remix Instrumental)

Ninja Tuna (Vinyl Debut Edition)
by Mr. Scruff

— Released 29th March 2024

Physical

3xLP (ZEN143)

The classic album with extra bonus tracks. First time on vinyl! Featuring Roots Manuva, Quantic, Alice Russell, Andreya Triana, Danny Breaks, Pete Simpson, Skuff & Inja. Deluxe greyboard gatefold triple LP pressed on black biovinyl with infinity peelable tuna sticker on the cover. Includes album MP3 download code.

Biovinyl made from sprout trimmings, hair, pastry flakes and biscuits*

*Not really

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 29th March 2024.

£39.00
 

Digital

MP3 (ZENDNL143)

This item has not been released yet, it will be available to download on the release date, 29th March 2024.

 
16-bit WAV (ZENDNL143W)

This item has not been released yet, it will be available to download on the release date, 29th March 2024.

 

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Physical

Digital

3xLP (ZEN143)

The classic album with extra bonus tracks. First time on vinyl! Featuring Roots Manuva, Quantic, Alice Russell, Andreya Triana, Danny Breaks, Pete Simpson, Skuff & Inja. Deluxe greyboard gatefold triple LP pressed on black biovinyl with infinity peelable tuna sticker on the cover. Includes album MP3 download code.

Biovinyl made from sprout trimmings, hair, pastry flakes and biscuits*

*Not really

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 29th March 2024.

£39.00
MP3 (ZENDNL143)

This item has not been released yet, it will be available to download on the release date, 29th March 2024.

16-bit WAV (ZENDNL143W)

This item has not been released yet, it will be available to download on the release date, 29th March 2024.

Tracklist

  • 3xLP
  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Test The Sound  (Extended Version)
  2. 2
    Music Takes Me Up
  3. 3
    Donkey Ride
  4. 4
    Hairy Bumpercress
  5. 5
    Whiplash
  6. 6
    Nice Up The Function
  7. 7
    Bang The Floor
  8. 8
    Get On Down
  9. 9
    Hold On
  10. 10
    Give Up To Get
  11. 11
    Kalimba
  12. 12
    Zen
  13. 13
    This Way
  14. 14
    Stockport Carnival
  15. 15
    Fix That Speaker
  16. 16
    Bunch Of Keys
  17. 17
    Rocking Chair
  18. 18
    Nice Up The Function  (Remix Instrumental)
  19.  
    Play All (18)
  1. 1
    Test The Sound  (Extended Version)
  2. 2
    Music Takes Me Up
  3. 3
    Donkey Ride
  4. 4
    Hairy Bumpercress
  5. 5
    Whiplash
  6. 6
    Nice Up The Function
  7. 7
    Bang The Floor
  8. 8
    Get On Down
  9. 9
    Hold On
  10. 10
    Give Up To Get
  11. 11
    Kalimba
  12. 12
    Zen
  13. 13
    This Way
  14. 14
    Stockport Carnival
  15. 15
    Fix That Speaker
  16. 16
    Bunch Of Keys
  17. 17
    Rocking Chair
  18. 18
    Nice Up The Function  (Remix Instrumental)
  19.  
    Play All (18)
  1. 1
    Test The Sound  (Extended Version)
  2. 2
    Music Takes Me Up
  3. 3
    Donkey Ride
  4. 4
    Hairy Bumpercress
  5. 5
    Whiplash
  6. 6
    Nice Up The Function
  7. 7
    Bang The Floor
  8. 8
    Get On Down
  9. 9
    Hold On
  10. 10
    Give Up To Get
  11. 11
    Kalimba
  12. 12
    Zen
  13. 13
    This Way
  14. 14
    Stockport Carnival
  15. 15
    Fix That Speaker
  16. 16
    Bunch Of Keys
  17. 17
    Rocking Chair
  18. 18
    Nice Up The Function  (Remix Instrumental)
  19.  
    Play All (18)

Released on Friday 29th March, the brilliant “Ninja Tuna” is the latest Mr. Scruff album to get a fancy makeover. Originally released as a CD in 2008 it’s now available for the first time on vinyl as a deluxe triple LP with bonus tracks, pressed on biovinyl with an “infinity peelable” tuna sticker on the cover. 

“Everything came together really well for this album,” reflects Scruff looking back fondly at the times spent composing and recording “Ninja Tuna”. “Som...

Released on Friday 29th March, the brilliant “Ninja Tuna” is the latest Mr. Scruff album to get a fancy makeover. Originally released as a CD in 2008 it’s now available for the first time on vinyl as a deluxe triple LP with bonus tracks, pressed on biovinyl with an “infinity peelable” tuna sticker on the cover. 

“Everything came together really well for this album,” reflects Scruff looking back fondly at the times spent composing and recording “Ninja Tuna”. “Some amazing collaborators (Roots Manuva, Andreya Triana, Alice Russell, Quantic, Danny Breaks, Skuff & Inja, Pete Simpson, Jon Thorne and Kaidi Tatham), old friends in the studio (multi-instrumentalist Andy Kingslow and my long time engineer Phil Kirby), and fat sonics that took the chunky and playful spirit of my early productions forward. We were on a roll and recorded enough material for a full album and a bonus CD. ‘Kalimba’ was a surprise success after being included on the Windows 7 music (thus intruducing many new ears to my music), and ‘Music Takes Me Up’ has been a highlight of my DJ sets since its release. Though many 12” singles were released, the album never came out on vinyl. 15 years later, I am really happy that it is finally getting a hefty triple vinyl release.”

From the breaksome 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 road-tested at Scruff’s all night club sessions, 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”. As is customary, Scruff is in total command of the dancefloor and gives the bassbins a comprehensive workout from beginning to end.

Bolstering this new 3LP edition are no less than 6 bonus tracks. The record opens with an extended version of ‘Test The Sound’ and also included are the delightfully squelchy and functional instrumental of Scruff’s ‘Nice Up The Function’ remix, the glorious 10+min keyboard workout that is ‘Bunch of Keys’ (featuring Mssrs. Kaidi Tatham and Andy Kingslow on outstanding form), plus ‘Rocking Chair’, ‘Fix That Speaker’ and ‘Zen’ featuring UK rap mainstays Skuff and Inja. 

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 music. “Ninja Tuna” moves with all the power and grace of a fifty ton whale deep below the ocean, its cavernous belly packed with happy, partying potato people. 
“Ninja Tuna (Vinyl Debut Edition)” Tracklisting:
A1. Test The Sound (Extended Version)
A2. Music Takes Me Up (with Alice Russell)
A3. Donkey Ride (with Quantic)
B1. Hairy Bumpercress
B2. Whiplash
B3. Nice Up The Function (with Roots Manuva)
C1. Bang The Floor (with Danny Breaks)
C2. Get On Down
C3. Hold On (with Andreya Triana)
D1. Give Up To Get
D2. Kalimba
D3. Zen (with Skuff & Inja)
E1. This Way (with Pete Simpson)
E2. Stockport Carnival
E3. Fix That Speaker
F1. Bunch of Keys (LP Edit)
F2. Rocking Chair

F3. Nice Up The Function (Remix Instrumental)