comfortably ‘nuum

More Simon Reynolds than you can shake a stick at special: 1) Video podcast of ‘ardkore continuum presentation in Liverpool. 2) Simon on musique concrete and post punk on Johnny Mugwump’s Resonance FM show. 3) Online versions of his six articles for The Wire from ‘ardkore to grime.

Nasty Jack – Shotta Music (Goldseal CD)

“Raggamuffin Nasty Jack inna de area, me a true grime star…” Don’t tell the better half, but by my reckoning I have bought 14 grime mixtapes this year. The imminent release of the 4th installments of both Jammer’s “Are You Dumb?” and Trim’s “Soulfood” will surely increase this total (and we’d better not mention the numerous 12″ …

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Dot Rotten meets Blackdown and Saxon uptown

We featured Young Dot in Woofah issue 1’s feature on upcoming Grime MCs, but we missed something then which fits so nicely into the Woofah worldview that I’m kicking myself now. Young Dot subsequently mutated into Dot Rotten, and killed off his former incarnation with the excellent “RIP Young Dot” mixtape. It’s one of my …

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How to make grime pay

Knocked back by mainstream record companies and radio stations, East End MCs are showcasing their sounds on mixtapes. Now the scene is rejuvenated, says Dave Stelfox http://music.guardian.co.uk/urban/story/0,,2280183,00.html