Alternately Deep

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Alternately Deep
RootsManuva AlternatelyDeep.jpg
Studio album by Roots Manuva
Released 13 March 2006
Genre Hip-hop
Label Big Dada
Producer Roots Manuva (Hylton Smythe), Steve Dub, The Easy Access Orchestra, Jammer, Wayne Bennett, Colossus
Roots Manuva chronology
Back To Mine: Roots Manuva
Alternately Deep
Slime & Reason
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
musicOMH 3/5 stars[2]
Okayplayer 3.5/5 stars[3]

Alternately Deep is the fifth studio album of original material by Roots Manuva. It was released on 13 March 2006 on the Big Dada label.[4]

The album contains twelve tracks recorded during the sessions for his last studio album, Awfully Deep, including a remix of "Colossal Insight" and the track "Double Drat", which was previously only available via Roots Manuva's website. It features guest production from Colossus (King Kooba's Charlie Tate; Grown Man being an alternate version of Colossus' own released track You A Grown Man Now), Easy Access Orchestra, Lotek and Ricky Rankin. The song "No Love" is featured in two videogames: Need for Speed: Carbon and Test Drive Unlimited.

The album received generally positive reviews. Allmusic's John Bush praised the "digital distortion and bizarre, ringing tones" of the album's production, saying it "could well be a more satisfying listen" than Awfully Deep owing to its more relaxed and uncomplicated atmosphere.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "No Love" Rodney Smith Steve Dub 3:53
2. "Seat Yourself (Miami mix)" R. McKenzie, Smith Steve Dub 4:00
3. "Double Drat" Smith Steve Dub 3:40
4. "Nobody's Dancing" Lamb, Ross, Smith The Easy Access Orchestra 3:58
5. "Things We Do" Lamb, Ross, Smith Steve Dub 3:17
6. "Check It" Smith Steve Dub 4:15
7. "Get U High" Smith Steve Dub 3:24
8. "Colossal Insight (Jammer Remix & Revox)" Smith Jammer 3:08
9. "Mean Street" Smith Steve Dub 5:07
10. "Pep My Game" Smith Hylton Smythe 2:52
11. "This World Is Mine (Plan B Studio Version)" Bennett, Smith Lotek 4:15
12. "Grown Man" Smith, Tate Colossus 4:01


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ review
  3. ^ Okayplayer review
  4. ^ "Big Dada Roots Manuva - Alternately Deep". Big Dada website. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  5. ^ Bush, John. "((( Alternately Deep > Overview )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-10.