Dusted

Roots Manuva, Leftfield

About Dusted

"Dusted" is the second single released from Leftfield's album Rhythm and Stealth. It was released on CD & 12" on 15 November 1999 on the Hard Hands record label, published by Chrysalis Music. The song reached #28 in the UK Singles Chart. It features vocals by Roots Manuva, which were recorded in 1997, prior to his mainstream success as a solo artist.


Year:
2000
4:41
102 
#1

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How many ya guys say want freestyle?
There will be no blows not freestyle
This style is not free, this style is expensive alright!!
Hold tight youth

Love of self I possess, through life to death
Yigga y'all, listen it's the up front fresh
My level is seldom seen, few and far between 
Them fools they couldn't douse my keen
Lean to the mean thorough-bred picky-head
Slapped in the face, trapped down I guess
Sunset to sunset, but don't sweat yet
Cool, we don't fret, while the dubs them hold we
I'm picky with precision, I've made my decision now
Death itself can't hold this down
Cause the seeds of progressed, them done get sow
My tough back broke the cane in four
Face flat to the floor but I found the strength
To commence with a brand new sense of self
Euro-zulu, comin' through
Tokyo train style, hip it to the crew

(Down like crumb and we dusted), good job
(Down like crumb and we dusted), good job

'Nuff of dem ah question my rebel-like flex
But I won't waste my breath, I'll let actions speak
Though the speak stand taller than the peak of Everest
I visualize, embrace the progress
Chin-high, puff, just a-step right to it
The choice is, there is no choice but to pursue it
Soul on the mind, mind on the soul
My struggle remains, but my inside grows

(Down like crumb and we dusted), good job
(Down like crumb and we dusted), good job
(Down like crumb and we dusted), good job
(Down like crumb and we dusted)

Against the grain we shall remain, huh
Yeah, steamin' on

(super-con-duper, sub-low to sunday)

Gain enough girth, gain enough ground
Movement tight, planet-wide flight
Inner-sight set to step to the hype
Left-to-the-field now, lookin' good
Wed till this wayward bounce
Proud to announce, I'm steadfast, stuck in my way
I heed not no hearsay, I put my trust in my own perceptions
And knowledge of self

(Down like crumb and we dusted), good job
(Down like crumb and we dusted), good job
(Down like crumb and we dusted), good job
(Down like crumb and we dusted), get yourself into hard life, good job

The power of the inner eye, huh
That's the strength of we
Groove, world, birth to the next realm
Motions splendid, it bring quality
Now my foresight see with 'nuff clarity
Motions splendid, it bring quality
Now my foresight see with 'nuff clarity

[Repeat: x4]
hold tight, hold tight

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Leftfield

Leftfield is a British electronic band formed in 1989 in London, England. From 1989 to 2012, Leftfield was a duo of artists and record producers that consisted of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley (formerly of The Rivals, A Man Called Adam and the Brand New Heavies). In January 2010, Barnes resurrected the band name and having toured the world for a couple of years is now writing new material for a third album. Daley has declined to be involved and is focusing upon his solo career. more »

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Written by: NEIL BARNES, PAUL DALEY, RODNEY SMITH

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management

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Artist Background
"Leftfield" is a British electronic music duo. The members are Neil Barnes and Paul Daley. They have largely been credited with influencing the genre of electronic music.
Song Era
"Dusted", a popular track from their prolific work, was released in 1999. It is included in their second studio album "Rhythm and Stealth".
Album Success
"Rhythm and Stealth" was both a commercial and critical success. It reached number 1 on the UK Albums Chart in September 1999.
Collaboration
"Dusted" features the British musician and producer, Roots Manuva. His real name is Rodney Hylton Smith and he is often credited as a key influence in the making of British hip-hop.
Genre
The song "Dusted" is typically classified under the "progressive house" genre.
Music Video
The music video of "Dusted", directed by Ewen Spencer, created a sensation for its unique approach and concept, highlighting modern urban street culture.
Song Lyrics
The lyrics of "Dusted" are credited to Neil Barnes, Paul Daley, Rodney Smith, and Nick Rapaccioli.
Difficulty to Classify
Leftfield's music, especially songs like "Dusted", are known for their variety and are often difficult to categorize reflecting elements of dub, breakbeat, and techno.
Distinct Sound
The track "Dusted" has been praised for its distinct sound that breaks from typical electronic music, blending elements of reggae and dance music.
Legacy
The track "Dusted" is often hailed as a classic track of its era, and Leftfield's experimental style in this song is regarded as transformative for the field of electronic music.
Soundtrack Use
"Dusted" was used on popular film and TV soundtracks, including "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider". It was also featured in the PlayStation game "Wipeout" series.

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