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 - 'Facety 2:11' 12" Out Now

It's been a while, but well worth the wait. Rodney's new 12" featuring Four Tet and Machinedrum on production, Facety 2:11, is out now - Ninjashop / iTunes / Amazon / Spotify

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Roots Manuva - 'Facety 2:11' 12" Out Now on Big Dada

It's been a while, but well worth the wait. Rodney's new 12" featuring Four Tet and Machinedrum on production, Facety 2:11, is out now - Ninjashop / iTunes / Amazon / Spotify

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Roots Manuva - Shares 'Like A Drum' Produced by Machinedrum

Roots Manuva shares the flip-side to previously unleashed new single Facety 2:11 in the form of Like A Drum, produced by the mighty Machinedrum, available now via Ninjashop / iTunes / Spotify

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Roots Manuva Shares 'Like A Drum' (prod. Machinedrum)

Roots Manuva shares the flip-side to previously unleashed new single Facety 2:11 in the form of Like A Drum, produced by the mighty Machinedrum, available now via Ninjashop / iTunes / Spotify

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Solid Steel in association with Serato // 3 July - Jimpster, the Revenge

Jimpster and The Revenge in the mix this week on Solid Steel - listen on SoundCloud or via solidsteel.net


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Lee Bannon - Premieres New Video at Paper

Lee Bannon spoke to Paper Magazine this week, dropping a new video for two tracks from his upcoming album Pattern Of Excel in the process. Watch the clip, featuring Scout Willis, below.

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Bonobo - Final Show on The North Borders Tour Full Stream

With a heavy, but happy heart we witnessed Bonobo's final show supporting The North Borders, at London's Alexandra Palace late last year. If you missed it, don't despair - you can now watch the whole show, in full, online via Boiler Room.

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