Ninja Tuna

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Ninja Tuna
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Studio album by
Released6 October 2008
Length67:10
Label
ProducerMr. Scruff
Mr. Scruff chronology
Mrs Cruff
(2005)
Ninja Tuna
(2008)
Bonus Bait
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubB−[1]
Gigwise[2]

Ninja Tuna is the fourth studio album by the British musician and DJ Andrew "Mr. Scruff" Carthy, released on 6 October 2008 simultaneously by Ninja Tune and Ninja Tuna, a special subdivision of Ninja Tune created by Mr. Scruff in order for him to release his music.

The track "Kalimba", which is a pop rock song, with synthesizers, and contains influences of jazz, electronic, and dance pop, was selected by Microsoft as the sample music for Windows 7 to demonstrate the new Windows Media Player.

A compilation of outtakes of the album, entitled Bonus Bait, was released in the following year.

In 2009 it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 30,000 copies throughout Europe.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Mr. Scruff.

No.TitleLength
1."Test the Sound"1:40
2."Music Takes Me Up" (featuring Alice Russell)5:27
3."Donkey Ride" (featuring Quantic)5:12
4."Hairy Bumpercress"6:30
5."Whiplash"5:59
6."Nice Up the Function" (featuring Roots Manuva)3:54
7."Bang the Floor" (featuring Danny Breaks)3:41
8."Get on Down"5:53
9."Hold On" (featuring Andreya Triana)5:03
10."Give Up to Get"6:44
11."Kalimba"5:50
12."This Way" (featuring Pete Simpson)5:31
13."Stockport Carnival"5:29

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (20 January 2009). "Mr. Scruff: Ninja Tuna". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  2. ^ Thompson, Alistair (9 October 2008). "Mr Scruff – 'Ninja Tuna' (Ninja Tune) Released 06/10/08". Gigwise. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Independent artists win over forty new IMPALA Awards, with European Multi-Platinum for Carla Bruni, Platinum for Katie Melua and Diamond for Die Toten Hosen". IMPALA Music. 21 January 2009. Archived from the original on 9 August 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2021.

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