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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

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

Lord Of The Mics 3: The Return Of The Clash, Arts

Lord Of The Mics 3: The Return Of The Clash

Battle rapping has always played a big part in hip-hop culture. Starting way back in the 1970s, on the street corners of America’s inner-cities, MCs would regularly congregate to lyrically attack one another in a bid to win over a critical crowd – who would later determine the winner.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 27 June 2011 at 10:27 am

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