Roots Manuva Announces New EP; Shares Video
'Switching Sides' EP is scheduled for April 16 release.
Roots Manuva celebrates Record Store Day with another vinyl packed with the kind of combination of “bass and verb” which has made him one of the UK’s most essential musical artists. Off the back of the universally-acclaimed Bleeds album, Manuva has cooked up three brand new tracks to go alongside “Crying” and “One Thing” from that collection.
All five tracks are produced by Switch under his new production banner, With You. With You consists of Switch and Daouda Leonard (assisted by Stabber), on this outing, with a little help from their friends Crookers, Toddla T, Coldcut and were written, recorded and produced at his studio in Los Angeles during the Bleeds sessions. Flip the vinyl and you’ve got the instrumentals to enjoy, too.
The video for “Crying” —which is streamable below—captures harsh slice of life action shot on location in Thamesmead, South London and was produced by French team Division Paris and directed by Helmi. Root’s comments on the video gives you some idea of what to expect: “Pure genius, they are top flight people. I wish I could work with more people of this nature with guts and passion and integrity coming from a bass culture background.”
Tracklist (RSD Release)
A1. Iron Shirt
A3. Body Hot
A5. One Thing
B1. Iron Shirt (Instrumental)
B2. Crying (Instrumental)
B3. Body Hot (Instrumental)
B4. Watch (Instrumental)
B5. One Thing (Instrumental)