ROOTS MANUVA - FACETY 2:11

Welcome back, Rodney Smith.

Roots Manuva's first song in two years is a restless little beast with production from Four Tet. It's as good as that collaboration infers, with Smith finding new little spaces over which to stretch his flow. 

Four Tet doesn't give him an easy ride, either. Kieran Hebden is constantly shifting the way his beats operate, dancing through the track with his usual clattering flair. It does feel a little more like a remix than a Manuva single / album track, but that's actually a good thing - it means Smith has spent his time away stretching himself and planning a return that demands the same of his listeners.