Roots Manuva DJ Set
Thursday, April 6
Cielo, New York NY
In a special appearance, Roots Manuva performs an exclusive DJ set at Cielo (NYC).
With his distinctive vocal and subtely provocative subject matter, ROOTS MANUVA makes his bass driven pieces stand out among the rest of the UK competition.
Born and bred South-Londoner, Rodney Smith aka UK Hip Hop legend, "ROOTS MANUVA" ay will has taken inspiration for his critically acclaimed music for the last 12 years, just as much from Rakim as he has from London's soundsystem culture and his Jamaican heritage.
On the brink of the release of "Alternatively Deep" (Big Dada/Banana Klan), Roots Manuva famed for his classic track, "Witness" from 2001's Mercury Music Prize nominated,"Run Come Save Me" has once again satisfied the demand to hear more of his trip hop-techno dancehall twitch-spacious dub move -creations with his latest bar-raising album, "Awfully Deep," released in 2005.
Currently on tour with The Gorillaz, Roots Manuva will be performing an EXCLUSIVE DJ SET for one night only! Expect the best in UK Hip Hop, Dub, Old Skool, Funk & Soul!
-- Britain's most artful dodger, Roots Manuva ducks and dives below and between dub, 2-step, music hall, musical theatre, trip hop, calypso, electro, you name it, creating a thrillingly kaleidoscopic backing to those extraordinary, vernacular-rich verbals... a truly original lyricist and musician. -- Sunday Times