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The don of UKHH Roots Manuva has dropped a new EP entitled ‘Banana Skank’.
The last track on Mr Manuva’s acclaimed 2011 album, 4everevolution, Banana Skank is here reimagined by WAFA as a hyperkinetic club smasher. Alongside it and not be outdone, Smith links up his own sequel to the original, a kind of motoric good trip/bad trip which reminds you yet again what a uniquely talented producer he is. ‘Party Time’ and ‘Natural’ reinforce the point, showcasing the stripped back, icy productions Manuva has been making at his secret Tottenham base over the last year or so.
He is joined on both tracks by long time Banana Klan collaborator Kope and together the two trade lines and verses in the best traditions of hip hop, their voices (and imaginations) bouncing off each other in an intertwining stream of consciousness that almost demands to be read across both tracks.
Roots Manuva – ‘Banana Skank EP’