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Choon Choosday: Roots Manuva – Witness (1 Hope)

28 May, 2013

There is a famous story that when Paul McCartney dreamt the song “Yesterday” he assumed that he had heard it somewhere and spent a few weeks playing it to peeople and asking if they knew it. Noone did and it became clear he had unconciously written what turned out to one of the most famous, most popular and most covered songs of all time.

When I first heard Witness I searched my brain trying to figure out where the bass line was from, it sounded old skool, it sounded like I had known it for years, it sounded like a classic. After a bit of asking around I found out it wasn’t a sample, it was original, and Roots Manuva had written one of the greatest bass grooves of all time. Play this loud through proper speakers – don’t insult it with those tinny laptop efforts – and the neighbours banging on your wall will confirm to you that this is indeed a




From → Choon Choosday, Music

  1. Not what I expected. And you listened to that all the way through? just joking-heehee

  2. Another song that makes me dance in my office….

  3. You surely must be joking! I cannot agree more with Marla. To attach Paul McCartney’s name on the same page as this ‘Choooon’ is a travesty, as is asking anyone to listen to it. I see renee just is being nice again. I gave you a perfect Choon… now put that on.

  4. Ummm. I was only joking by my style is little on the side of Bad Company’s “Feel Like Making Love” or listen to Gary Moore “Still Got The Blues” on Youtube Let me know if you like that?

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