Roots Manuva and Doctor Who

I’m a big fan of facts and tit-bits of random knowledge. So, when I found out today that the beat on Roots Manuva‘s 2001 single (the mighty), “Witness (1 Hope)” came about because he was trying to recreate the Doctor Who theme tune, the fact electrodes in my brain fizzled and made me smile.

It all makes sense when you listen to them side by side:

Roots Manuva – Witness (1 Hope)

Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme Tune

I went for the original theme tune, but it could’ve been the 1980’s re-work (the 00’s versions came too late). Either way I mightily enjoyed listening to them side by side.

I reckon it’s about time someone tried a mash-up…

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