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Smith looks back to his roots, the music that moved him even before he heard hip hop-- in his words, "the old Channel One, Studio One aesthetic." Nevertheless, there's no shortage of individuality on Slime & Reason. While it's a record that commentators are already comparing to Run Come Save Me for its range, depth, and impact, everything here sounds as unique, as utterly one-off as the mind of the man who created it.
Manuva's own productions range from the skanking carnival anthem "Again & Again," through the melancholy funk of "C.R.U.F.F.," the electro-Bach rhythms of "Kick Up Ya Foot," the lof-fi gospel of "A Man's Talk," the roots stylings of "The Show Must Go On," and the analog-synth attack of "It's Me Oh Lord." But as a vocalist, Roots has also been reinvigorated working with young producers Toddla T and Metronomy. There are three Toddla tracks here (including "Buff Nuff," the first single taken from the album) and they represent some of the funniest, most loose-limbed music Smith has produced in years. In addition, Metronomy's "Let The Spirit" is one of the standouts of the record-- a gorgeous piece of "blue-eyed" electro-funk which will be soundtracking our lives for a long time to come.
It's best to let Roots Manuva sum up the fearless, iconoclastic approach to his music that keeps him vital, exciting, and straight-up honest: "You got to sing like no one's listening. You gotta fart like there's no one there to smell it!
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