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Interview with JME: The grime artist rewriting the rulebooks, Arts

Interview with JME: The grime artist rewriting the rulebooks

In the last year alone, JME has won the Lord of the Beats producer contest, featured on a top 3 hit alongside Wiley and Skepta with Can You Hear Me? and been named as one of the UK’s most influential tweeters

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 at 6:02 am

Interview with Jammer: Can grime be like fine wine? Does it get better with age?, Arts

Interview with Jammer: Can grime be like fine wine? Does it get better with age?

It wasn’t until I heard Fast Life on Logan Sama’s Kiss100 Monday night show that I realise the listening potential involved.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 9 July 2013 at 6:00 am

Interview with Frisco ‘I wanted to step up the levels because I’m getting older and I can’t be speaking about the same stuff’, Arts

Interview with Frisco ‘I wanted to step up the levels because I’m getting older and I can’t be speaking about the same stuff’

In September 2006 Logan Sama’s Kiss FM grime show played host to a series of dubs from two of the scene’s biggest crews, The Movement and Boy Better Know, these dubs went on to be released as a compilation CD called The War Report and included some vicious sends from some of grime’s biggest names including Ghetto, Wiley, Jammer, Devlin and Wretch 32 (in the days before he sampled the Stone Roses and made pop music).

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 24 June 2013 at 6:00 pm

Touching Bass: Lord Of The Mics 4 – Return of the Mic, Music

Touching Bass: Lord Of The Mics 4 – Return of the Mic

Back when VGA camera phones were still all the rage, grime was in its relative musical element. By 2004, many had loosened the shackles on the early term, eskibeat, and instead accepted grime as the conclusive phrase to describe this inner city sound.

By | Music | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 at 1:12 pm

The evolution of UK Bass, Arts

The evolution of UK Bass

Later this week the Red Bull Music Academy hosts its third Culture Clash, a huge music competition which pits four soundsystems against one another. To celebrate the return of the event, Red Bull have hired the historical skills of Elijah (of the Butterz label) to produce a timeline of UK ‘bass’/electronic music. It includes quotes from Red Bull Music Academy lecturers and selected journalists to create a complete history of the music, and I have it exclusively.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 5 November 2012 at 4:00 am

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