Asher Senator in the Evening Standard

Imprisoned in my postcode A surprisingly sensitive article on youth violence and “postcode wars” in the right wing London evening newspaper. “Asher Senator, CEO of Code 7, regularly sees the problems at first hand. ‘The other day I took a couple of youngsters to a meeting and stopped off at a shop. When I came …

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Babylon 2010 – grime version!

A nice write up in the Independent on the 30th anniversary of the film Babylon. Director Franco Rosso is on form as ever, with some nice comments about Jah Shaka’s cameo in the film. But it was this parting shot which got me most excited: “Three decades later, Rosso is planning a sequel. The picture …

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The Bug – Catch A Fire

I caught up with Kevin Martin recently at a mad gig by Stephen O’Malley and Steve Noble at Cafe OTO*. He mentioned a whole bunch of stuff which had me reeling – King Midas Sound, “Skeng” remixes, stuff with Scientist. When I woke up the next day, I thought I’d dreamt it. But no, click …

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J Beatz 1 Dutty EP

See, people go on about how the youth of today are all horrible, but one of my teenage neighbours just helped someone else on the block get into their flat (possibly just to end the horror of me attempting to post my daughter through a tiny window). And earlier today 17 year old Grime producer …

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The River

1. Zap Pow – The River (Lee Perry production, 1977) 2. Augustus Pablo – East of The River Nile (Augustus Pablo/King Tubby production, 1977) 3. Dr Pablo – North of the River Thames (Adrian Sherwood production, 1984) 4. Digidub – South East of the Thames (Lee Berwick production, 1993) Link 5. Tinie Tempah – South …

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Dusk & Blackdown: Margins Music Live

To the Albany in New Cross, via the brand spanking new train line which joins the previously isolated South East and North East parts of London. The journey allowed me some time to ruminate on the mixed feelings I had about the event. “Margins Music” was a bold album, linking up the psychogeography of London …

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wrongtom – Tinie Tempah “Pass Out (Wrongtom’s Resuscitation – edit)”

wrongtom – Tinie Tempah “Pass Out (Wrongtom’s Resuscitation – edit)” Excellent remix of this grimey pop tune in a sleng teng style. Good to see people drawing the lines between UK MCs of the eighties and now… I’ve been playing this a lot! Check it out…

WOOFAH #4 OUT NOW!

woofahmag.com I can barely believe I’m saying it but the new issue is here and ready to get out to you all! Believe me it’s worth the wait – up to a massive 92 pages this time and some incredible content that I am completely amazed we managed to secure. And it’s still the same …

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