Little Dragon Lover Chanting EP Little Dragon wanted to bring new music into the world that has an airy and fun lightness to it. “For all the lovers out there, chant along! Dance for peace and unity in this world of madness!” declare the band. Lead singer Yukimi Nagano adds that the EP is about, “The force of love. Not only between two people but the force of love in this universe as the ultimate ecstasy. Whether that is while you’re dancing at a disco forgetting where you are or just staring at the moon on a clear night, it can be anything. A swim in the ocean, a glance at a stranger--it’s a personal individual thing. Call it what you want but we have all felt it. So, embrace the great mystery of everything that your brain can’t grasp and lose track in the most beautiful sense.” Ninja Tune 12"
Marie Davidson Working Class Woman "Working Class Woman” is the Montreal-based producer’s fourth and most self-reflective record: it’s a document of her state of mind, of operating within the spheres of dance music and club culture. Drawing on those experiences, as well as an array of writers, thinkers and filmmakers who’ve influenced her, Davidson’s response to such difficult moments is to explore her own reaction to them and poke fun. “It comes from my brain, through my own experiences: the suffering and the humour, the fun and the darkness to be Marie Davidson.” It’s an honest document of where she currently stands. As she puts it, “It’s an egotistical album – and I’m okay with that.” Ninja Tune CD | LP
Helena Hauff Qualm “Qualm” is the new album by Helena Hauff, released on 3 August 2018 via Ninja Tune. The title has a duality that Hauff enjoys - the German word “Qualm” ( kvalm) translates as fumes or smoke, whilst the English meaning refers to an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one's own conduct. True to form, the record is unapologetically raw and finds her returning to her original modus operandi - jamming on her machines - “trying to create something powerful without using too many instruments and layers”. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Actress / London Contemporary Orchestra LAGEOS The collaborative album between Actress and The London Contemporary Orchestra. Originally performed at the Barbican in February 2016, the project was curated by Boiler Room and LCO with support from Arts Council England and Ninja Tune. The music created a synergy between both live electronic and acoustic components, not just in the harmonies but in the way the traditional instruments were spliced into new hybrid instruments. As part of the process, Actress and LCO augmented traditional piano and created sounds from objects as varied as temple bowls and plastic bags. The show, a massive sell-out success, eventually lead to the release of this much anticipated album. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Nabihah Iqbal Weighing of the Heart Announcing her debut album on Ninja Tune, Nabihah Iqbal leaves her old moniker behind and embraces the name she was born with. Formerly known as Throwing Shade, ‘Weighing of the Heart’ is a big statement in two ways: first, because she’s taken her real name to stand proudly as a female British Asian artist making music and secondly, because she’s moved her music in a bolder, more expansive direction. Channeling influences from the likes of CAN and Bauhaus, she melds moody, propulsive basslines with shimmering synth atmospheres. The title alludes to an Ancient Egyptian myth about judgement and the afterlife, the concept of which underlies various ideas that are explored throughout the album. Ninja Tune CD | LP
The Bug Bad / Get Out The Way 12" on 180g black vinyl. A new 12" from The Bug, seeing him collaborate with Flowdan, Killa P and Irah. Bass heavy electronics with some grime assistance from his guests. The Bug also unusually constructed the whole ‘Bad’ Riddim from the manipulated layering of a single Soviet drum machine, tweaked and drenched in FX til' it rumbled heavily. No other components were used in the making of this backing track. No basslines applied. Vox and beatbox only. As simple and effective as it gets. 'Get Out The Way' is the first collab The Bug has conducted with Killa P since the mighty ‘Skeng’, with Killa additionally inviting Irah, from his Killaz Army crew, along for the ride. Built on The Bug's love of the Junglist / Dillinja inspired Reese bassline, it's a saw tooth exercise in dancefloor destruction, as the two MCs get lethal with the threats and intimidation. Ninja Tune 12"
Romare Live Sessions 1 Romare’s ‘Live Sessions 1’ EP features hazy, pulled-apart live edits of three tracks taken from his 2016 sophomore album ‘Love Songs: Part Two’. Featuring the previously released ‘Come Close To Me (Live Session 1)’, this EP includes a second live take on the track, alongside live versions of ‘Je T’aime’ and ‘All Night’. “Experimental psychedelic love songs bound together by gelatinous alien synths and a low-key jazz melody… this collection provides more of a window on to Fairhurst’s own motivations, as he experiments around themes of love.” - The Guardian Ninja Tune 12"
Helena Hauff Have You Been There, Have You Seen It? This brand new EP - “Have You Been There, Have You Seen It” - on Ninja Tune finds Helena Hauff in breathtaking form, lining up four lithe, muscular and overtly shadowy analogue excursions improvised and recorded in her studio in Hamburg. In addition to being a highly respected producer, at the core of Helena’s personality is her commitment to, and innate talent for, the craft of DJing. Ninja Tune 12"
ABRA Rose Originally released in 2015 through Awful Records, the debut album from ABRA is reissued on Ninja Tune. Roses features Abra often exploring the tension between being hurt by people and being able to reconnect with people. On the ballad "Pride," she finds herself having sacrificed all of her pride in the helpless throes of heartbreak, but still in a state of willing desperation to connect with something emotionally. Ninja Tune LP