Roots Manuva/Witness (1 Hope) - Mat Kirkby
So yeah, this song is 20 years old this week! As such, it seems like the perfect time to re-visit the utterly brilliant music video by Mat Kirkby. In it, Rodney ‘Roots’ Manuva goes back to his school in Streatham, London to attend sports day and, well, just watch the video.
With it's lo-fi style, it's without doubt an all time classic and shows that a great idea doesn't need a huge budget. It's also unclear how much of the kids reactions are staged or actually genuine!
Kirkby went on to also direct the ultra widescreen ‘Oh My Gosh’ by Basement Jaxx.