Boomkat Product Review:
A selection of Roots Manuva remixes from Mr. Scruff wouldn't usually be something that piques my interest, but dropping the needle onto 'Nice Up The Function' I was pleasantly surprised to hear Scruff's treatment. With wonky 8-bit synths and MPC-shuffled beats making up a solid backbone to Manuva's patented flow it even out-does the assured original. There's even a hint at the phenomenal 'Witness' in Scruff's retro-obsessed production, and that can only be a good thing. On the flip we're treated to the original version of 'Nice Up The Function' and the Broke'n English-featuring 'Listen Up', but with this 12" it's all about the A side. Good work.