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Grime is a genre of music that emerged in England in the late 90s to early 2000s. It is primarily a development of UK garage, drum and bass and dancehall. Pioneers of this stylized music include Dizzee Rascal, Ghetts, Jammer, Kano, Lethal Bizzle, Skepta, Tinchy Stryder, and Wiley.

Review: Maniac - Homecoming EP

Review: Maniac - Homecoming EP

Review by William Bunch

Maniac is back. His aptly named ‘Homecoming’ EP is his first fully solo expedition, since doing 6 years of a 14 year sentence for conspiracy to murder. With prior productions working on tracks with Wiley, JME and Chip he’s a producer many heads will be familiar with, known for his otherworldly sonics and maximal sound. For the new comers to the scene, however, ‘Homecoming’ will serve as an introduction to the Maniac sound.

The question is how has that sound fared since in the time he’s been away, put on a Maniac track from any of his pre-incarceration releases and it will still bang. Tracks from his instrumental album ‘New Age Grime’, ‘Salt Fish’ EP or ‘Devil’ EP are filled with an inescapable energy. Post-incarceration his release with fellow E3 resident Maxsta and Manchester’s Boothroyd stands as one of the best Grime release to of dropped in recent years, and features some of Maniac’s best and most accomplished productions to date. In the 6 years or so he was away, there have also been numerous wannabe-Maniac producers that have tried to mimic his style that have fallen short. So it comes as a surprise that ‘Homecoming’ feels like it owes more to producers like Rude Kid, Filthy Gears, Oddz and Swifta Beater than to his own inimitable style.

Opening ‘Homecoming’, ‘Go’ is a solid trap beat that gives way to rising synths and square wave drones. It’s perfect for MCs looking for a track to showcase their lyrics but can easily be filed with the hundred or so other beats that came out on this vibe in the last year. ‘Track and Field’ finds itself run out with an over familiar eski vibe and choral vocals, a la Swifta’s Choir Gang, and ‘Victoria Park’ is straight up 8 bar grime. While 8-bar grime can thrive off it’s repetitiveness causing devastation with both MCs and the crowd,  here Victoria Park lacks the rawness to keep you listening.

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Video: Faze Miyake Ft Merky Ace & AJ Tracey - None of That

Video: Faze Miyake Ft Merky Ace & AJ Tracey - None of That

The name might not be as familiar as the major names in grime yet, but the music he provides for sure is - just check the credentials and the company he keeps to know that he has been a force to be reckoned with, ever since the release of Lord of the Mics anthem back in 2011! 

Sonically, ‘None Of That’ expands on the widescreen, booming club sounds that defined Faze’s debut album, although also roots itself in his early grime foundations; six years since his breakthrough, he remains a go-to producer for some of grime’s most influential lyricists.

Faze Miyake released his latest EP titled 'N.O.T' on the 9th March via Rinse. The Project itself shows off Faze's diversity as an Artist, hopping from tracks like 'None of That' to a Jungle-themed Outro titled 'Nightmare'.

 

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Video: D Double E - How I Like It Remix ft. Chip, Lethal Bizzle, Wiley and Baseman

Rappers often come and go within this Industry, but it seems that D Double E knows the secret formula on how to consistently re-invent himself for old and new audiences alike.

Bluku TV shares the anticipated latest remix for 'How I Like It' which boasts features from Grime heavy weights JME, Chip, Lethal Bizzle, Wiley and Baseman. Pose Heavy Singles have made a nice comeback within the UK scene lately and this one is sure to be an early contender for Remix of the Year.

D Double E will also be headlining his own show this year at the O2 Academy in Islington which is sure to be as fire as this track is! The tour dates and tickets can be found here

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Event: MistaJam Jam Packed UK Tour at XOYO 23rd March w/ P Money

Event: MistaJam Jam Packed UK Tour at XOYO 23rd March w/ P Money

Radio 1 DJ Mistajam kicked this off in January with two killer shows in XOYO and Gorilla in Manchester and now hit XOYO, London on Thursday 23rd March for his curated club night 'JamPacked' . The tour continues across the UK and abroad this Spring and Summer! 

Dates and line-ups for all the JamPacked events as follows:

  • 23rd March - XOYO, London - MistaJam, TCTS, P Money + more TBA
  • 16th April - Astoria, Portsmouth - MistaJam, Gotsome, Patrick Nazem

Go to Resident Advisor for tickets and more details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/218536248620044/

 

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Video: MoStack - Let It Ring

Video: MoStack - Let It Ring

MoStack keeps delivering a slew of wavy Dancehall vibes in his new track "Let it Ring". Helped along side visuals of him hitting up the paint balling range with a couple of the boys his lyrics intertwine with the video perfectly as he manages to make a threat sound so harmless and playful.

I guess that's his way of saying he is really in the streets and all the politics that comes with it is fun to him. Check the video here!

twitter.com/realmostack

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Video: Skatta shells down for BrappTV!

Video: Skatta shells down for BrappTV!

New heat from the Coventry spitter who has come thru with some strong grime bars for this Brapp TV exclusive!

Watch our interview with him below and sign up with Brapp to see what the hype is about! https://brapp.tv/u/brapp

Watch the interview here

 

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Trim x Rage link up for ‘No Chill’ [+ tour dates]

Trim x Rage link up for ‘No Chill’ [+ tour dates]

Once in a while there's one of those grime tracks that remind you of one of the main reasons why you love the unique audacity and approach from the genre! The Frankie Boyle cosigned Trim takes it back to basics as Former Slew Dem Mafia's Rage have linked up on No Chill. FIRE! Tracklist of the full EP, which is out 31st March can be found below. 

Listen on iTunes / Apple Music / Soundcloud / Spotify 


 

‘No Chill’ EP Tracklist:
No Chill
Essence
Run Up
On Job

  • Tour dates
  • Friday 10th March - Het Depot, Belgium
  • Wednesday 29th March - Union Chapel, London
  • Tuesday 4th April - Thekla, Bristol
  • Saturday 8th April - Raw Space, Brooklyn / New York
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Event: Capo Lee, J Beatz, Pharoah & more @ Visions, Dalston - March 16

Event: Capo Lee, J Beatz, Pharoah & more @ Visions, Dalston - March 16
Following the first of their D&G events at Boxpark Croydon, which featured grime talent Blacks, P Money, Novelist, Pharoah, Mez, Koder, Fusion, Grand Mixxer , J Beatz and more, they're back, this time at Dalston's Visions Video Bar Capo Lee headlining, who's got a new EP out with Sir Spyro. Support on the night from Pharoah, Saatchi boi & Frank Ekwa, with DJs J Beatz, Jamo Beatz & BxxmBastic.
 
Purchase Tickets from Resident Advisor HERE
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Video: Treble Clef on Pyro Radio w/ Scrufizzer, So Large & DJ Begg

Video: Treble Clef on Pyro Radio w/ Scrufizzer, So Large & DJ Begg

Sick bars from two grime MCs who definitely show you how it's done!

pyroradio.com

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Video: Teddy Music - Not For The TV (Part 3)

Video: Teddy Music - Not For The TV (Part 3)

Heavy new grime bars from the East London producer and MC who has just announce the return of his previous alias Silencer.

twitter.com/TeddyMusicUK

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Video: Lethal Bizzle - 'Round Here' (Remix) (feat. Abra Cadabra, Ghetts, Frisco & Flowdan)

Video: Lethal Bizzle - 'Round Here' (Remix) (feat. Abra Cadabra, Ghetts, Frisco & Flowdan)

A song as big as this couldn't go without a remix, and while Flowdan was retained from the original, while Giggs' stop was replaced by Abra Cadabra who's been making a lot of noise over the past year, and Ghetts who always duppies a track, and doesn't disappoint either, bringing a new flow once again!

 

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Video: Devlin talks his new album and what he regrets, with DJ Dubl

Video: Devlin talks his new album and what he regrets, with DJ Dubl

With his new album 'The Devil In' doing big things for the Essex grime legend, DJ Dubl spoke to him about the album, why he regrets sending for Wiley back in the day and more!

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Star.One - WW3

Star.One - WW3

New banger from the production duo from London who never disappoint!

facebook.com/staroneuk

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Hundreds follow Stormzy’s big boot steps to a Camden football pitch

Hundreds follow Stormzy’s big boot steps to a Camden football pitch

South London MC Stormzy, celebrates the release of his debut album with 3 free gigs across Central London. He traveled north to south in a blacked-out van releasing the locations of his gigs via Twitter. There was more time of hype than spent on the mic, Ell was at the scene.

12 hours after his first album was released, MOBO-winning Grime MC Stormzy, announced he would be performing at Camden’s Castlehaven Park at 1pm. “everybody here will be telling their grandkids about this”.

Within 2 hours, a fashionable hour later than planned, hundreds of fans were stationed at  the small north London park.

The rapper was celebrating the release of his debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer, by appraising his fans across London. That’s when he announced he would be repeating the impromptu-style gig, in Mayfair and his home-town Croydon later that day.

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Video: Capo Lee & Sir Spryo - Tekkers

Video: Capo Lee & Sir Spryo - Tekkers

Dark new grime visual from the Rinse FM host and DJ who has linked up with one of the hardest emerging MCs in the game, Capo Lee. This is the second single from their upcoming Stop Talk EP.

Listen on Spotify.

facebook.com/CapoLeeUpdates

 

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