Roots Manuva celebrates Record Store Day with a vinyl packed with the kind of combination of “bass and verb” which has made him one of the UK’s essential musical artists. Off the back of the  Bleeds album, Manuva has cooked up three brand new tracks to go alongside ‘Crying’ and ‘One Thing’ from that collection.

All 5 tracks are produced by Switch under his new production banner With You. With You are 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.

In other Manuva news you can also hear him on ‘Dead Editors’ from the new Massive Attack EP, Ritual Spirit EP. Announced on Feb 28 the track captures him along with tracks from Young Fathers, Tricky and Azekel.

The video for ‘Crying’ 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.”

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