Grime In The Dancehall Mix (2013 Remaster)

From the desk of Mr Grievous Angel: Remember that huge mix of dancehall-infused grime and grimey dancehall me and John Eden did a few years ago for the Blogariddims Podcast? Well, I’ve done a new master of it so it sounds louder, clearer and better than ever before. Maximum listening pleasure as well as a unique …

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Spooky: Grimey Bashment

Me and Paul used Spooky’s 2005 Joyride riddim rework on our Grime In The Dancehall mix (more of which in a minute). Seems like us, he can’t leave that vibe alone. This snuck out at the end of 2012, a pitched down version of the riddim used by Beenie Man for “Who Am I?”: Get …

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The Heatwave: Showtime DVD out now!

Apparently some of you ignored my advice earlier this year to get to the Showtime event. It was one of those legendary evenings that I can now taunt you about for the rest of your lives. But all is not lost – you can now shock out to its ridiculous line up in the privacy …

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Grime responds to the riots: ‘They have to take us seriously’

Just when you’d thought about giving up on Grime, Dan Hancox pulls this essential piece out of the bag for The Guardian: In the wake of the riots, British urban music has been accused of promoting a culture of entitlement. Here, Professor Green, Lethal Bizzle and Wiley describe a world that politicians have chosen to …

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Bars For Change: who polices the police?

I wrote quite a lot about UK policing earlier in the year in relation to the failure of policing (at best) that lead to the death of Smiley Culture. News about that case was always going to ebb and flow, not least because it is now in the bureaucratic hands of the Independent Police Complaints …

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A Brief History Of Grime Tapes with Michael Finch and Rollo Jackson

I wrote about the film Tapecrackers a while ago – a touching and affectionate look back at Jungle and Garage pirate radio tapes of yesteryear. My review generated quite a lot of interest and a few people asked about how they could get to see the film. I’m pleased to say that it’s now available …

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Shaking The Foundations: Reggae soundsystem meets ‘Big Ben British values’ downtown | Datacide

Shaking The Foundations: Reggae soundsystem meets ‘Big Ben British values’ downtown. My article for Datacide issue 11 is now online. I wrote it a couple of years back in preparation for the talk I did at the launch event for the previous issue. But actually it has stood the test of time quite well, anticipating …

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Pow!: anthem for kettled youth

A double whammy from Dan Hancox on Grime and the recent London protests: Lethal Bizzle’s Pow! (Forward) was the unofficial song of the recent student protests. Dan Hancox charts how it went from grime-scene scapegoat to righteous rallying cry: Pow!: anthem for kettled youth | Music | The Guardian. Following the lazy misrecognition of the ‘bunking’ …

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grimey reggae podcast

A quick thing I threw together last night – a round up of reggae and dancehall infused grime from 2010, with a bit of muttering from me. Enjoy! Like this:Like Loading…

FOOTSIE – RASTAMAN PICKNEY EP

FOOTSIE – RASTAMAN PICKNEY EP [CLICK COVER TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE] | Newham Generals Official Website. Well, looks like grime is still full of surprises! Most of the CDs I’ve checked recently have been too much on the vocoder/funky tip, but there’s still a ton of interesting things happening under the surface. In the last …

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