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Interview with Adam Deacon: Fueling my Ayia Napa envy, Arts

Interview with Adam Deacon: Fueling my Ayia Napa envy

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

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 6:00 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 Novelist: Looking to the future of grime

“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.

By | Music | Saturday, 6 July 2013 at 6:00 am

Koder: The new Kano?, Arts

Koder: The new Kano?

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

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 1 July 2013 at 5:00 am

Wiley anticipates one more album before solo retirement to focus on A-List, Music

Wiley anticipates one more album before solo retirement to focus on A-List

Unlike the stars of most sporting professions, in the music world there is rarely an age at which someone should retire.

By | Music | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 at 2:56 pm

Touching Bass: Youngstar, Music

Touching Bass: Youngstar

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.

By | Music | Thursday, 24 January 2013 at 6:37 pm

Grime pioneer Marcus Nasty talks hot tips for 2013 and boat parties, Music

Grime pioneer Marcus Nasty talks hot tips for 2013 and boat parties

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.

By | Music | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 5:36 pm

Scrufizzer interview: The inner circle of grime, Music

Scrufizzer interview: The inner circle of grime

“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.”

By | Music | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 4:17 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

Touching Bass: Starkey, Arts

Touching Bass: Starkey

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.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 13 December 2012 at 1:31 pm

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