The third single from the critically acclaimed album Slime & Reason is perhaps the stand-out moment from a CD packed with stand-out moments. Produced by indie-funkster METRONOMY, when RODNEY SMITH (aka ROOTS MANUVA) heard the basic beat he felt it was "the perfect opportunity for me to get back to my gospel church essence-get back to the old church van, happy clappy blind faith!" As such, it's perhaps the most uplifting piece of music of a remarkable career, already described by the Guardian as "an anthem pitched somewhere near where Outkast might end up if they were produced by Sly & Robbie." The remixes come from HOT CHIP and TODDLA T & ROSS ORTON, and take the track straight to the dancefloor with nary even a bathroom break. A highlight for autumn, this is proper pop music for proper people.
1. Let The Spirit - Hot Chip (Remix & production by Hot Chip)