As Wiley jogs casually up the UK Top 40 with Wearing My Rolex, it’s heartening to see the grass roots crew upping the levels for the hardcore.
1. Boy Better Know – Microphone Champion vol 1
mic_champ_vil1_cd.mp3 – FileFront.com
1 hour 4 minutes and 10 seconds of grimey biz from Jammer, Skepta, JME, Frisco, Shorty, Slickman on the mic and DJ Maximum on the decks. Loads of great new music and great new lyrics. For free!
Bonus points – what is that faint echo of a foundation reggae riddim at 45:44?
2. Logan Sama – One Away Style
Logan is like the David Rodigan of Grime I guess – his Kiss FM show is certainly a focal point in the week like Roddy’s is. Here is a selection of his specials for download, including Matterhorn doing Dutty Wine – but more importantly a whole swathe of grime’s VIPs singing his praises on custom cut versions of their big tunes – I tried to list them all here but it just looks stupid like that. Grab it!
Last week’s essential download was Blogariddims 40 by Paul Meme and me.