Stockport's one-man-cottage industry, Mr Scruff is back with a new two-tracker on Ninja Tune, again complete with his own trademark cover illustrations. This time round, lead track "Be The Music" goes for a more 4/4 electro-disco sound than you might expect of Scruff - albeit stretched out into an eight minute workout complete with funk bass and hissy hi-hats. Second track, "Nervous Energy", is more what you might expect and features his trademark shuffley beats, analogue synths and quirky sounds left, right and centre!
Tireless DJ he may be, but Andy 'Scruff' Carthy hasn't been all that prolific in the studio of late. This two-track single is his first release for some six months. He's clearly been listening to a lot of new music though, because "Feel It" in particular sounds very current. Combining his usual hip-hop influenced bounce and low-end flavour with vintage analogue bass, touchy-feely chords and old skool vocal samples, it's a slow 4/4 jam with a bit of wiggle around the hips. "Bounce" continues on a similar theme, wrapping Maurice Fulton/Boof style synths and pianos around a weighty midtempo house groove. Check it!