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

Rude Kid: I won’t ever stop making grime, Arts

Rude Kid: I won’t ever stop making grime

East London grime beast, Rude Kid, built a name as one of the cornerstone producers within the scene during its high-energy climax during the noughties. Still a well-respected identity, the Newham resident is now creeping into the mainstream. Here he talks about his new single, his trademark ‘Are You Ready’ stamp and his relationship with Skepta.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 24 July 2012 at 2:00 am

Scratcha DVA on early grime, the new album and his departure from Rinse FM, Arts

Scratcha DVA on early grime, the new album and his departure from Rinse FM

Scratcha DVA has never been one to follow suit. Whether it be the flamboyance and off-kilter movements of his grime tunes of yesteryear or his rampant ramblings as Rinse FM’s grimy breakfast show host. Since, he’s turned his attention to the production of his debut longplayer for Hyperdub, calling on such diverse talents as Vikter Duplaix and Muhsinah.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 28 March 2012 at 12:04 am

The 12 most-read blogs of 2011, Notebook

The 12 most-read blogs of 2011

2011 has been a fantastic year for the blogs. With many new, talented writers being taken on board, we’ve seen a plethora of insightful and challenging views on a myriad of topics. Personally (and I’d like to think I’m not too biased…), I think blogging is a fantasic platform for writers to discuss and debate the news with honest opinions, and a connection to their readers.

So here’s a selection of the most read articles, as well as my own Editor’s Choice.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 29 December 2011 at 11:15 am

Touching Bass: Skepta, Arts

Touching Bass: Skepta

Up there on the grime wall-of-fame donning such names as Wiley, Dizzee Rascal and Newham Generals lays another plaque filled by Boy Better Know resident Skepta.

By | Arts, Music | Sunday, 25 December 2011 at 10:03 am

Skepta’s new video: a step too far?, Notebook

Skepta’s new video: a step too far?

In case you missed it, grime MC Skepta has a new music video out.
When he tweeted a couple of weeks ago, ‘Today I’m starring in my 1st adult movie,’ fans probably expected a bit of raunchiness. But when the video for All Over The House dropped at the weekend, raunchy proved to be an understatement.
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By | Notebook | Thursday, 24 March 2011 at 12:56 pm

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