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Return to V

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Download links and information about Return to V by Roni Size. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Electronica, Drum & Bass, Dancefloor, Dance Pop genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:12:21 minutes.

Artist: Roni Size
Release date: 2005
Genre: Electronica, Drum & Bass, Dancefloor, Dance Pop
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:12:21
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Bump'n'Grind 5:31
2. Shoulder to Shoulder 2:28
3. Fassyhole 2:34
4. Pull Up 2:55
5. Groove On / Come and Play 3:17
6. Cheeky Monkey 4:04
7. Time 3:03
8. Problems (featuring Blaze) 3:15
9. Rise Up 3:19
10. Want Your Body 4:33
11. No Trouble 4:17
12. No More (featuring Dynamite MC) 4:28
13. On and On 6:07
14. Sing 5:34
15. Thirsty 3:23
16. Streets 3:49
17. Out of Breath 5:35
18. Give Me a Reason 4:09

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Not only a seminal producer in drum'n'bass, Roni Size also led the mainstream assault with excellent vocal crossovers like Reprazent's New Forms and Breakbeat Era's Ultra-Obscene. The first earned him the Mercury prize and the second stands as the best blending of aggro drum'n'bass with dedicated vocals ever heard (apologies to Lamb). Two years after a tracks-only record (Touching Down) that easily satisfied his fan base, Size returned as a commercial force with the "100% Vocal" Return to V. V Recordings, the hardcore label run by Jumpin' Jack Frost and Bryan Gee, was the home of Size's early classics "Timestretch" and "It's a Jazz Thing," so jungle fans could be easily forgiven for salivating at the prospect of another jungle landmark. Unfortunately though, Return to V isn't a back-to-basics record, and there isn't a single landmark to pick out from its 18 tracks. Size invited at least one different guest for each track, and the roster provides a look at the many styles influencing British club culture at the dawn of the millennium: hip-hop, R&B, ragga, jungle, 2-step, and house. The rub is that Size forces each of his guests into his technoid drum'n'bass format, fails to provide most of them with a hook, and relies on his production smarts — as well as a heavy coating of fuzz — to carry these tracks. The distance between ragga chatter Sweetie Irie and Marvin Gaye disciple Joe Roberts is neatly erased, which certainly allows for a unified album, but also one in which zero tracks stand out. Size dips out of jungle only once, for a solid hip-hop production with rapper Darrison as the feature, and rolls right over two world-class British MCs, Rodney P and Fallacy. (Fallacy is cut to exactly six words: "break it down" and "take it down"; fortunately, both of them have solo records of their own.) House vocalist Jocelyn Brown, who's been a musician for as long as Roni Size has been alive, is the only feature who escapes from this record with personality intact.