In the past 6 months, Grime has seen a resurgence with old and new heads creating new content that is going down a storm. For me its not all gravy and with the risk of sounding like a purist, you can’t beat the old pre 2006 stuff, which is almost 10 years ago now.
So why do I have a problem with the new stuff you ask? It’s not so much the content but how its been perceived, from Facebook groups and dance’s i’ve seen a rise in the 16+ year old middle class thinking they are ‘road’ because they shouted ‘SHUTDOWN’ at Skepta’s recent publicity stunt in Shoreditch. Now as much as it may seem I’m slewing the fans here, although i think they are part to blame, I feel the grime now is so much watered down in terms of what used to happen, the radio shows, dances, the sheer rawness and how bad/simple some of the production was.
Now I know you’re shouting “duh, it’s progression’, but I think thats the problem, did grime ever need to progress? did it need to resurge? Granted my opinion is very bias, as I’ve already stated I prefer the old stuff, however before i start my countdown I won’t take away from those providing the same energy such as The Box lot and even Skepta.
These are in no particularly order, except number 1…Countdown after the jump.
10. Jammers Birthday Bash W/ Roll Deep & Nasty Crew – Deja Vu 92.3 – 05/01/04
9. DJ Slimzee W/ Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Godsgift, Dirty Doogz & Dog-Z – Rinse FM – 24/11/02
8. DJ Tubby W/ Newham Generals, Dizzee Rascal & Escobar – Rinse FM – 29/01/06
7. DJ Maximum W/ BBK, Roll Deep, Ruff Sqwad, Meridan, Slew Dem, Nekkle Camp, Cold Blooded – Rinse FM – 25/12/05
6. DJ Cheeky W/ Wiley – Freeze FM – ??/??/??
5. Logan Sama W/ Riko Dan, Wiley, Skepta, Roachee, Scratchy, Flowdan, Manga, Footsie, Jammer, JME, Tinchy Stryder, Rapid, Slix, Maxwell D, Bruza & Faction G – Rinse FM – 22/04/05
4. DJ Maximum W/ Jammer, Skepta & Wiley – Rinse FM – 05
3. DJ Mac 10 W/ Kano & Ghetts – Deja Vu – 08/03/04
2. DJ Karnage W/ Ruff Sqwad & Rolldeep – Heat FM – 04
Now not technically a radio show, but for me the endless loop it seems to be on means it has to be No.1
1. DJ Slimzee W/ Wiley & Dizze Rascal Sidewinder Promo Mix – 02 https://www.mixcloud.com/widget/iframe/?embed_type=widget_standard&embed_uuid=11374513-e324-40a7-ae50-b4ea2ef7755f&feed=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mixcloud.com%2Fgetdarker%2Fslimzee-wiley-dizzee-rascal-sidewinder-promo-mix-2002%2F&hide_cover=1&hide_tracklist=1&replace=0