Released 19th August on Big Dada.
The mighty Roots Manuva’s sixth studio album was lauded as a stunning return to form. But then, every one of his albums has been, because he’s one of Great Britain’s very greatest. A man who makes hip-hop at its deepest, rawest and most thrillingly original.
Bleeds, which featured production from intergenerational studio geniuses Switch, Adrian Sherwood and Rodney Smith himself, is now being re-packaged in a splendiferous deluxe edition, with 10 brand new and exclusive tracks and remixes, including ‘On A High’, dreamixes from Kode9, Pinch, Champion and rLr (XL’s Richard Russell) and studio off-cut gold.
The album’s art has been lovingly designed by Leif Podhajsky, the zeitgeist-adjusting visual artist behind covers for Grimes, Bonobo and Foals amongst others. It is a thing to behold, and an even better thing to buy and take home.
With Roots playing sets at Field Day, Latitude, Sonar and more over the summer, ’tis Manuva season once again. Savour him whilst you can.
Stream / Download Bleeds Deluxe HERE