CMU Approved

Approved: Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom

By | Published on Tuesday 20 July 2010

Two years in the making, producer and DJ Wrongtom’s long-awaited collaboration with Roots Manuva, ‘Duppy Writer’, will finally be released by Big Dada on 6 Sep. Tom was originally only asked to turn in a remix of ‘Buff Nuff’, the first single from Roots’ 2008 album ‘Slime & Reason’, but so impressed were the label with what he delivered that they asked him to do some more, eventually adding a whole bonus disc of Wrongtom mixes to that album before asking him to create a complete album spanning Roots’ career.

In creating the album, Tom tried to re-imagine each track as an ‘original’ version from an earlier decade, taking the album back through 80s dancehall to classic reggae. He and Roots even found time to record a brand new track, ‘Jah Warriors’, which features guest vocals from Ricky Ranking. That track is available as a single now, and can be streamed on Spotify along with another new track, ‘Bashment Bogle’ and that original rework of ‘Buff Nuff’, retitled ‘Rebuff’.