15th Anniversary of the 'Brand New Second Hand' Album

Roots Manuva - 15th Anniversary of the 'Brand New Second Hand' Album

Roots Manuva’s Brand New Second Hand arrived in 1999 with the shock of the new. Its heady brew of Rakim-influenced raps, Dub sonics and Rodney Smith's beautiful voice created a template for rap music from the UK, and made space for subsequent artists to occupy. Never before had rap music from the British Isles sounded so fresh, so assured and purposeful, and just so ear-grippingly good.

"Movements" was the song that opened that groundbreaking album, and as such was the record’s statement of intent. To celebrate the passing of 15 years since Roots Manuva’s debut album, we’ll be giving "Movements" away via Big Dada’s Soundcloud. If you’ve never heard this pivotal moment of Black, British musical history before - now is your chance. Lucky you.

Read more here and you can pick up a copy of the album from the Big Dada Shop, iTunes and Amazon.



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Roots Manuva (Big Dada) - New Four Tet-Produced Track 'Facety 2:11'

Roots Manuva returns with Facety 2:11, produced by fellow UK maverick Four Tet - listen on The FADER. Lifted off the new single, which also features NYC's Machinedrum on the B-side. Pre-order on 12" & digital download - Ninjashop / iTunes

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Roots Manuva Returns with Four Tet Produced Track ‘Facety 2:11'

Roots Manuva returns now with Facety, a stunning track produced by fellow UK maverick Four Tet, premiered on The FADER. Lifted off the new single, which also features Ninja Tune's Machinedrum, pre-order on 12" & digital download from Big Dada / iTunes

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Roots Manuva 'Dub Come Save Me' Back In Stock

Thanks to Beat Delete, Roots Manuva's stone-cold classic dub-reworking of his second album, Run Come Save Me, Dub Come Save Me, is back in stock on the Ninjashop - pick it up on 2LP today!

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Roots Manuva 'Dub Come Save Me' Back In Stock

Thanks to Beat Delete, Roots Manuva's stone-cold classic dub-reworking of his second album, Run Come Save Me, Dub Come Save Me, is back in stock on the Ninjashop - pick it up on 2LP today!

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Portico - Share New Video for 101 ft. Joe Newman

Portico's new album track 101 receives some breath-taking visuals, featuring a chance meeting between a diver and a shark, shot in defined monochrome; watch on Clash. The album, Living Fields, is out next Monday 30 March.

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Roots Manuva (Big Dada) - New Four Tet-Produced Track 'Facety 2:11'

Roots Manuva returns with Facety 2:11, produced by fellow UK maverick Four Tet - listen on The FADER. Lifted off the new single, which also features NYC's Machinedrum on the B-side. Pre-order on 12" & digital download - Ninjashop / iTunes

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Portico - 'Living Fields' Album Stream

Can't wait until Monday? Head to Consequence of Sound where Portico are streaming their new album, Living Fields, in full, ahead of next week's release. If you like what you hear, order your copy on LP, CD & digitally from the Ninjashop / iTunes / Amazon / Bandcamp

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Lapalux - Unveils 'Puzzle' feat. Andreya Triana via FACT Magazine

Lapalux has unveiled the latest track from his upcoming sophomore album Lustmore, the Andreya Triana collab Puzzle - listen now at FACT Magazine!

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