The first Podcast to premier on Grime Forum comes from Terror Danjah & DJ Illness. Check this out for exclusive music, interviews, and previews of Hardrive Vol.2 coming in the near future.
This is going to be the first of many Podcasts produced by people at the heart of Grime in association with Grime Forum
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Heres a quick update on everything!
The Grime Trinity: GRIMESTORE.COM has opened with some cds to start off with, and over the coming weeks we are going to extend on this with a mixture of old and new products and some exclusive bits from the whole scene. Terror Danjah has produced a podcast exclusively for the forum, which is likely to be in monthly installments with DJ Illness. It is going to be released some time this week, and it's called "The Hardcast", should be massive.
While you read the rest of this blog, you can listen to this quick mix we did for our cousins at Better Never Then Late
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Wiley: I nicked this pretty cool interview from Guardians Podcast where he talks about Rolex, Boy Better Know and the future of grime. One of the best interviews since this promotional campaign started in my opinion. Wiley is NUMBER 4 in the charts of downloads alone, number one next week? Only time will tell! Download HERE
Heres something else I stole I thought it was funny how only two people knew the Wiley "Bang" bars. Also features an interview with Skepta & Bless Beats
Loudmouth: 55 Freestyles Part One- Free download from Aftershock MC/producer who is getting airplay with Badness' "Cut Out" at the moment which he produced, and the follow up "Suck Out" which Spyro is battering right now brings us this collection to remind us that as well being a big producer he is also a top MC.
Download HERE or check out the medley if you haven't heard of Loudmouth
If this video doesn't get 100,000 hits in the next week or so, I will eat my hat:
Theres been a few topics on the forum about this guy Buggsy, so I thought I would share this tune 1-10 over a classic Rossi B & Luca beat, what do you think?
recommendation I got these babies:
First mix from them going to be uploaded SOON.
Chockablock: The next one is on 23rd of May (Yes the same day as FWD vs Rinse) and me & Skilliam are playing there alongside some other big names yet to be announced. More information when I know it.
More big news coming, erm SOON.
One of the last few sets with our Uni Station sadly! It is a jokes one as usual, more me spilling out emotions over the weeks football. Tunes from the usual suspects: Wiley, Skepta, Jammer, Benga, Rusko, Killa P, Kromestar, J.Sweet, Smasher, Newham Generals, Dizzee Rascal, T2, Witty Boy, Virgo and more! Enough name dropping get listening!
DJ Skilliam & Elijah
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Video is a bit jumpy, was supposed to upload this last year, but in true grime fashion LATE as usual.
Check Lethal Bizzles Myspace for his tour dates which kicks off again next week!
It's been a while since the last Butterz show.
A couple of old school and new school bangers from the likes of Ruff Squad, Old School Vs New school Funky Dubstep from D1, Mash Up's from J Sweet, it's a lot.
Don't want to give away too much.
Have a listen.
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‘MC No.1’? Arguably, but in a grime scene that has evolved from Kano’s last jaunts to East Ham it is a bit of claim. Nothing wrong with a little hype, but such a title seems odd on a mixtape that has had no real promotion whatsoever. Kano’s latest is out today, exclusively from Uptown Records .
Kane passed through Westwood on Saturday, seemingly his newest and now biggest fan, to spit over a bit of hip hop. Kane was also good enough to talk a little about the CD, as well as the direction in which he is now going after parting company with 679 Recordings. I had no idea Kano was going to be on radio. I was drunk at a party and Westwood was on the dial, and instead of giving it the customary Saturday evening air-time I actually listened to it.
It was big.
It’s strange, because instead of thinking ‘Kane you wastecadet, what happened’, it was actually pleasing to hear a UK act duppying American beats. Kano has had his fair share of flak, but he has released two mixtapes when he didn’t have to, and a debut album that was more than a good insight to the sound. Even the title of that album shows how conscious Kano is of his musical path. ‘Home Sweet Home’ was fitting enough given where he was at the time, but even ‘London Town’ shows he’s trying to make a point. Kano has garnered wider attention, but at the same time has stressed, sometimes a little too much, his origins:
‘No matter how big I still hold it down,
I still float about,
I’ve still grown around shit,
So no matter how rich I get
I’ll still be a product of my environment’
On the Westwood interview, he made an interesting point about being one of the ‘trendsetters’ in grime, in that there was no ‘yellow brick road’ to follow after signing his first deal at 18. Perhaps this explains former true, grime artists and their perceived ‘over-experimentation’, since there is no precedent to rein them in. It also partly explains the unwillingness of grimeheads to let them off the hook, since they think bigger grime acts should be representing the sound on a wider level.
I was considering buying the new mixtape, but I think I’ll leave it. The project seems a little too hasty, so I wait for ‘140 Grime Street’. There are a few snippets on Kano’s myspace and, really and truly, they don’t sound too great. I don’t want to listen to ‘Crank Dat’ ever again, and the track ‘Dun Know the Myspace’ has a poor beat, as well as not reflecting that well on someone who prides themselves on being an ‘artist’. I acknowledge Myspace is important, but making a freestyle/song about it? Please.
All the same, I wait for the reaction of the grime scene when his album drops. He has the ability to come with something very good.
YouTube is proving one of the most powerful tools in spreading the grime sound these days. People are upping full tunes on You Tube (which I find odd), mc sets from raves, and freestyle specials for the directors (Big up Smokey Bars TV and Tim & Barry TV).
Then there are other people, that are making really entertaining music videos for grime songs; the biggest to date surfaced this week Wiley's Wearing My Rolex Paul McCartney Vs Heather Mills Edit. Another entertaining watch is TenchuAssassins Blacks feat Jammer - Timid. He combines action footage from Japanese Anime with the aggressive lyrics from Blacks for a crazy mash up.
But here is a week of Grime Via Youtube:
YouTube > TV
Soldier - Newham Generals Ft Chrome
Been feeling this beat for a while, hopefully they vocal Tubbys Steppa for an album tune as well!