Facety 2:11
by Roots Manuva

— Released 4th May 2015 on Big Dada

Rodney Smith is arguably the greatest rapper ever to emerge from British shores and after two years locked in the studio brewing up brand new music, he returns now with Facety, a stunning single produced by fellow UK maverick Four Tet. Pre-order on 12" & digital download from Big Dada / iTunes

Facety is patois slang for someone being rude - a barefaced cheek referenced by the insistent, cockney rhyming lyrical snip - ‘boat race’ - that makes up the chorus. Another of ele...

Rodney Smith is arguably the greatest rapper ever to emerge from British shores and after two years locked in the studio brewing up brand new music, he returns now with Facety, a stunning single produced by fellow UK maverick Four Tet. Pre-order on 12" & digital download from Big Dada / iTunes

Facety is patois slang for someone being rude - a barefaced cheek referenced by the insistent, cockney rhyming lyrical snip - ‘boat race’ - that makes up the chorus. Another of electronic music’s most exciting voices, NYC producer Machinedrum, provides the beat for the B-Side, Like a Drum.

In his inimitable words, the single is ‘a wee Spring warmer in voodoo coptic dialect shape shifting: the remit the same as ever in awakening one’s inner, modern-day Sun Ra, ODB and Kate Bush on an overdrive of "doing because we can't help ourselves…

Facety 2:11
by Roots Manuva

— Released 4th May 2015 on Big Dada

Buy physical

12" (BD263)
£8.00
 

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MP3 (BDDNL263)
£2.40
 
16-bit WAV (BDDNL263W)
£3.40
 

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Buy digital

12" (BD263)
£8.00
MP3 (BDDNL263)
£2.40
16-bit WAV (BDDNL263W)
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Tracklist

  • 12"
  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Facety 2:11
  2. 2
    Facety 2:11  (Instrumental)
  3. 3
    Like A Drum  (Japanese Bonus track)
  4. 4
    Like A Drum  (Instrumental)
  5.  
    Play All (4)
  1. 1
    Facety 2:11
  2. 2
    Facety 2:11  (Instrumental)
  3. 3
    Like A Drum  (Japanese Bonus track)
  4. 4
    Like A Drum  (Instrumental)
  5.  
    Play All (4)
  1. 1
    Facety 2:11
  2. 2
    Facety 2:11  (Instrumental)
  3. 3
    Like A Drum  (Japanese Bonus track)
  4. 4
    Like A Drum  (Instrumental)
  5.  
    Play All (4)

Rodney Smith is arguably the greatest rapper ever to emerge from British shores and after two years locked in the studio brewing up brand new music, he returns now with Facety, a stunning single produced by fellow UK maverick Four Tet. Pre-order on 12" & digital download from Big Dada / iTunes ...

Rodney Smith is arguably the greatest rapper ever to emerge from British shores and after two years locked in the studio brewing up brand new music, he returns now with Facety, a stunning single produced by fellow UK maverick Four Tet. Pre-order on 12" & digital download from Big Dada / iTunes

Facety is patois slang for someone being rude - a barefaced cheek referenced by the insistent, cockney rhyming lyrical snip - ‘boat race’ - that makes up the chorus. Another of electronic music’s most exciting voices, NYC producer Machinedrum, provides the beat for the B-Side, Like a Drum.

In his inimitable words, the single is ‘a wee Spring warmer in voodoo coptic dialect shape shifting: the remit the same as ever in awakening one’s inner, modern-day Sun Ra, ODB and Kate Bush on an overdrive of "doing because we can't help ourselves…