Sunday, August 7, 2011

Watch Roots Manuva Dance

British hip hop's most celebrated exponent Roots Manuva seems to have done a 'Dizzee' and got down with the club kids. However when Manuva does it, it's not with Dizzee-style collab partners like Armand Van Helden or Shakira. Nup, Manuva rolls with a higher class of dance boffins altogether. And, that's why one of the year's catchiest UK funky tracks witnesses the fitness of grime upstart Toddla T and the grandad of indie dub Andrew Weatherall on 'Watch Me Dance' with Manuva. Grimey Sheffield lad T has worked with Manuva previously (eg 2008's Slime & Reason), before T became a mainstream go-to remixer through work with Tinchy Stryder, Hot Chip and Ladyhawke. In the meantime, Weatherall has quietly been releasing some of his best work in recent years despite many considering his golden period as the time he spent remixing indie bands in the '90s. Weatherall's work with Harvey, Fuck Buttons and David Holmes, as well as his 2009 A Pox On The Pioneers album, is not only in a league of its own - other players can't even get in the draft for it. Manuva + T + Weatherall = superfunkpunkdub. Listen to the remix, out now thru Ninja Tune, and then wrap your eyes around the clip of the OG radio cut - Manuva looks like he fell into a Clavin Harris set.
Toddla T - 'Watch Me Dance (with Roots Manuva)' (Andrew Weatherall Remix) by toddla_t

1 comment:

Adam Askew said...

it's very Invaders Of The Heart!