Ninja Tuna

Ninja Tuna

by Mr. Scruff
     
 

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Andy Carthy's Mr. Scruff project is that rare beast in trip-hop and breakbeat circles -- an act who's enjoyed plenty of commercial success (relatively speaking), but still hasn't worn out his welcome. Ninja Tuna comes after a long break in production records, although Carthy kept his name current with great mix albums and popular commercials for Lincoln and

Overview

Andy Carthy's Mr. Scruff project is that rare beast in trip-hop and breakbeat circles -- an act who's enjoyed plenty of commercial success (relatively speaking), but still hasn't worn out his welcome. Ninja Tuna comes after a long break in production records, although Carthy kept his name current with great mix albums and popular commercials for Lincoln and Volvo. The album begins normally enough for a trip-hop record, with several different genre exercises and some intriguing guest features (Alice Russell, Quantic, Roots Manuva) -- nothing that hasn't been seen from a dozen different breakbeat producers of the '90s or 2000s. But Scruff has a different endpoint in mind, and Ninja Tuna gradually evolves into a pleasant grind of house and funk that relaxes the affair and makes for a surprisingly subtle listen (especially compared to the dynamic first half of the record). Late in the program, "Give Up to Get" reveals itself as the highlight, a mellow slice of jazz-house that would be welcomed by any Theo Parrish fan looking for more in the after-hours funk vein.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2009
Label:
Ninja Tune
UPC:
5021392535128
catalogNumber:
1432
Rank:
118622

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scruff   Primary Artist,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
Paul Bryan Farr   Guitar
Pete Whitfield   Strings
Neil Yates   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Will Holland   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Danny Breaks   Percussion
Kaidi Tatham   Percussion,Keyboards,Juno
Phil Kirby   Percussion,Foot Stomping
Roots Manuva   Vocals
Nichol Thompson   Trombone,Vocals
Alice Russell   Vocals
DRS   Vocals,Shouts
Bernard Moss   Flute
Andy Kingslow   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Strings,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Snare Drums,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Foot Stomping,Shouts,Juno,Hammond B3
Pete Simpson   Vocals
Jon Thorne   Double Bass
Andreya Triana   Vocals
James Knight   Saxophone
Tets   Vocals
Ricky Weedon   Percussion,Vocals
Nichols Thompson   Trombone
Inja   Vocals
James Knight   Saxophone
Paul Farr   Guitar
Skuff   Vocals
Strategy   Vocals

Technical Credits

Prince Phillip Mitchell   Composer
Alphonso Mizell   Composer
Will Holland   Programming
Danny Breaks   Programming
Scruff   Programming
Kaidi Tatham   Composer
Phil Kirby   Engineer
Andy Barlow   Vocal Engineer
Andy Carthy   Composer
Andy Kingslow   Engineer
Bob Earland   Engineer
Andreya Triana   Composer
P. Haines   Composer
W. Holland   Composer
L. Mizell   Composer
J. Lipscomb   Composer
J. Evers   Composer
G. Hue   Composer
D. Whiddett   Composer
D. Pottinger   Composer
C. Bley   Composer
Avital Ronell   Programming
A. Russell   Composer
A. Odell   Composer
A. Kingslow   Composer
A. Carthy   Composer
J. Wheeler   Composer
P. Simpson   Composer
R. Smith   Composer

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