Romare Gone / Danger In the two years since the release of his critically acclaimed album “Love Songs: Part Two”, Romare- real name Archie Fairhurst - has spent his time almost solely on the road playing over 150 shows across the world. Now, Romare returns to Ninja Tune with brand new 12” single “Gone / Danger”. Recorded over the same period - in which he also acquired an electric organ and built a new recording studio - the two tracks on “Gone / Danger” represent his most intentional and direct nod to the dancefloor to date. The titular A-side, with its menacing bassline and soaring piano stabs was named after a vocal snippet since removed from the track. “I kept the title because I think there is a sense of journey and “moving on” in the song.” explains Fairhurst. The B-side ‘Danger’ was imagined as an alternative to ‘Gone’, with both tracks being recorded “whilst watching the seasons change from winter to summer in the new studio set up in the garden”. Ninja Tune 12"
Marie Davison / Soulwax / Daniel Avery Chasing The Light / Work It (Soulwax Remix) x Lara (Daniel Avery Remix) Canadian electronic producer and performer Marie Davidson shares previously unreleased track ‘Chasing The Light’ on vinyl for the first time along with the stellar ‘Work It’ (Soulwax Remix) and ‘Lara’ (Daniel Avery Remix) - both originally from her acclaimed album Working Class Woman (Ninja Tune). Ninja Tune 12"
Sampa The Great The Return Indies exclusive LP is on 'transparent green' + 'transparent red' coloured vinyl. Sampa The Great creates a sense of home on her debut album - 'The Return'. A characterful record, its reference points range from classic hip-hop to ancient Southern African sounds. Built on four years of personal and musical soul-searching, it’s an assured statement, the product of meaningful musical connections and of Sampa having to redefine her self-identity away from the comforts of family and old friends.On “The Return” Sampa has enlisted a string of esteemed collaborators and peers to create the album. Mixed by Jonwayne (of Stones Throw notoriety), MsM (Skepta/Boy Better Know) and Andrei Eremin (GRAMMY-nominated engineer for Hiatus Kaiyote and Chet Faker), productions are by Silentjay, Slowthai producer Kwes Darko, Clever Austin (Perrin Moss of Hiatus Kiayote), Blue Lab Beats and Syreniscreamy. The album also features collaborations with Ecca Vandal and London jazz collective Steam Down. Many of them are the fruits of the network Sampa has built since first making waves in 2015 - following time spent studying in San Francisco and LA - as a new arrival in Sydney’s hip-hop and jazz freestyle nights. Since then, she’s performed with Denzel Curry on his breakout track ‘Black Balloons’ for Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’, and toured globally, supporting the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Thundercat, Joey Bada$$, Hiatus Kaiyote, Noname, Ibeyi and Little Simz. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Bonobo Linked Bonobo returns with new single ‘linked’. the dance floor-ready new release from the la-based producer (aka simon green) is an atmospheric slow-builder, perfectly tuned for festivals this summer. It follows his compiling of the inaugural “fabric presents” compilation, which featured a new song ‘ibrik’ (picked as annie mac’s hottest record in the world on bbc radio 1), and comes after the career-defining 2017 album migration, which reached the uk top 5, received two grammy nominations and saw him headline festivals and sell out multiple global tours with an expanded live show. the striking artwork featuring green’s own photography. It lands as he is in the midst of a string of high-profile dj sets as part of his continuing ‘outlier’ series, launched at iconic new york club output, as well as playing and curating an array of nights and festivals on either side of the atlantic. He recently curated the friday printworks stage at field day, featuring the likes of leon vynehall, actress and kelly lee owens, as well as curating day one at nuits sonores, and stages at love saves the day and we love green festival, along with outlier shows at de school, amsterdam, montreal and dj dates in são paulo and santiago. looking ahead, he’s due to curate further outlier shows at offsonar and dour festival and to dj at melt festival before heading to north america for more festival dates and a string of headline outlier shows in montreal, chicago, denver, san francisco and brooklyn, featuring support from tokimonsta, dj harvey, derrick carter and mall grab among others. It’s the latest chapter in a dj career that’s seen him play rapturously received sets at the likes of sonar, fabric, and smartbar amongst many other places, while his two boiler room sets recorded in new york and london have exploded with millions of views each. Ninja Tune 12"
Jayda G Significant Changes Remixes Jayda G announces remixes from Honey Dijon, Dâm-Funk and DJ Fett Burger. “Significant Changes is a funky delight that shifts nimbly from exhilarating highs to orca-aided ambience.” - The Guardian (Best Albums of 2019) Ninja Tune 12"
Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal (20th Anniversary) Scruff's debut for Ninja Tune, and it's just one of those essential LPs for fans of quirky, jazzy upbeat downbeat grooves. Includes the massive trad-jazz-house anthem (and advert favourite) "Get A Move On", as well as "Honeydew", "Jus Jus" with Roots Manuva and the silly "Shanty Town" and "Fish". A product of post-acid house Manchester, Mr Scruff is a complete one-off; a cheeky innovator. His debut album is a bold statement, distinctive and confident. "Keep It Unreal" oscillates wildly between opposing styles - one moment Scruff's in deep, down-tempo dinner jazz territory, the next he's in Coldcut mode, chopping out superb big beat breaks with naughty hooklines to get you pogoing. At one extreme is the wacko humour of Spandex Man, bolshi breakbeat and a hooky 1920s jazz loop that'll make you grin. And then there's the even more ridiculous "Shanty Town", with samples of a Jacknory story about a whale. At the other end of the scale, is Scruff's accomplished acid jazz - like the serene, trip-hoppy "Midnight Feast" or the smoothie cocktail number "Honeydew", with it's loungey female vocals. This man is out there, the Salvador Dali of beats and breaks. Ninja Tune LP
Jordan Rakei Origin Both LPs include a download code. The third full length album from Jordan Rakei. Soulful, intimate and expansive all at once, Jordan Rakei’s third album, “Origin”, cuts straight to the point, in every sense of the word. The melodies are brighter, the sound is bigger and the vision behind it more finely-tuned. Switching up from the highly personal and intimate portrait he painted with 2017’s “Wallflower”, which was a way of grappling with his experience of anxiety and introversion, “Origin” is overtly inspired by dystopian visions of our future - notably Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. “I’m worried that we’re losing a sense of connection,” explains Jordan, with many of the album lyrics exploring technological growth, and how it affects our sense of humanity. For example, new single ‘Say Something’ is “about speaking up for what you believe in”, a call to arms for future humans to stand up against the AI systems which govern a now-dystopian world. It follows recent single ‘Mind’s Eye’, which envisions a future world where malfunctioning tech implanted in the human body has flooded the users mind with projections of chaos. He meditates daily, something he adopted partly in response to his issues with anxiety, and something which has shaped his worldview and informed his writing and production process. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Floating Points Crush Indies exclusive LP is packaged in a glossy sleeve with exclusive artwork. Both LPs are on black vinyl and include a download code. We're really looking forward to hearing this one, the new full length album from the electronic/techno/jazz legend Floating Points, released via Ninja Tune. His new album feels similarly instantaneous – and vital. It’s the sound of the many sides of Floating Points finally fusing together. It draws from the "explosive" moments during his sets, the moments that usually occur when he throws together unexpected genres, for the very simple reason that he gets excited about wanting to "hear this record, really loud, now!" and then puts the needle on. It’s "just like what happens when you’re at home playing music with your friends and it's going all over the place," he says. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Jayda G Significant Changes The debut full length album from Jayda G. Musically it’s a blend of vintage drum machine funk drawing heavily on Chicago’s house blueprint - as evidenced by new single ‘Leave Room 2 Breathe’ featuring vocals by life-long friend and frequent collaborator Alexa Dash. Ninja Tune CD | LP