The 30-year-old has also developed a fair career in the music industry. Deacon has hits currently on iTunes featuring Paloma Faith, grime heavyweight JME and rapper-come-soul-sensation Plan B – not to mention a host of solo tracks
It wasn’t until I heard Fast Life on Logan Sama’s Kiss100 Monday night show that I realise the listening potential involved.
“I’m happy that I’ve got the opportunity to spit alongside other DJ’s and MC’s who have been here longer than me,” he says, without an ounce of arrogance but with a considerable amount of confidence.
Koder is certainly a new voice in grime and should definitely be one to look out for – let’s just not go jumping to conclusions just yet
Unlike the stars of most sporting professions, in the music world there is rarely an age at which someone should retire.
Back when grime was still called sublow, Youngstar was an eight bar rhythm champion. Ten years on, the genre is still arguably pulsating and he’s still about to celebrate his classic cut ‘Pulse X’ hitting a decade. We caught up to chat about Dizzie Rascal, the genre in the US and grimy classics.
Marcus Nasty gave the world UK Funky and next year he says ears will be tuned to a new genre, Jacking, along with the musical outputs of his talented younger brothers Lil Nasty and Griminal.
“The problem comes when that inner circle run the game until someone comes out and literally blows them out of the water and they can’t block him – there’s a lot of blocking going on.”
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.
Starkey’s industrious melodies and grimy tendencies have rightfully led to the coinage of the term ’street bass’. Originally from Philadelphia, the DJ and producer has also experienced life in London, picking up traces of grime and garage along the way. We caught up to discuss sci-fi films, Mike Skinner and America’s cult-like grime following.
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