Bleeds, which featured production from intergenerational studio geniuses Switch, Adrian Sherwood and Rodney Smith himself, is now being repackaged in a splendiferous deluxe edition, with 10 brand new and exclusive tracks and remixes, including ‘On A High’ , remixes from Kode 9, 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.
Roots Manuva celebrates Record Store Day with yet another cutting-edge vinyl packed with the kind of combination of “bass and verb” which has made him one of the UK’s most essential musical artists. Off the back of the universally-acclaimed “Bleeds” album, Manuva has cooked up three brand new tracks to go alongside the astounding “Crying” and “One Thing” from that collection. All 5 tracks are produced by Switch under his new production banner With You. The 12″ comes in the form of a heavy GSM card-printed outer sleeve with obi-strip, on 180g vinyl.