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Skepta - Konichiwa

Grime forefather reintroduces himself to the world and carries with him the hopes of a genre.

As a young British male raised in southern England in the noughties grime feels like the music of my generation. 1,123 more words

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview With.....Yxng Bane (@yxngbane)

With only a small amount of music in the public domain right now, and even less information about the man himself, it seemed only right that we track down… 366 more words


UK Radio News: A.Dot Announced As The New Host Of The 1Xtra Breakfast Show

It has been announced that radio host A.Dot will take over the Radio 1Xtra breakfast show. She will also become the first solo female to host the station’s breakfast show. 186 more words

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Strawberries & Creem Festival' 2016 Preview

In a game of Cambridge word association you’d be forgiven for avoiding genres and words being Grime, Hip Hop, Reggae, Red Stripe and Nelly, or rather I’d forgive you if you asked me what words came to mind when Cambridge was articulated. 375 more words

Meet Stephanie Chungu.

I was 14 when I told my parents I didn’t want to do the family route and study science.  I finally admitted them I wanted to write and it freaked them a bit, because they didn’t know how to get me where I wanted to be, whereas in pharmacy/nursing they know people. 540 more words


Industry Masters: MistaJam.

When it comes to DJ’s people always like to put labels on people and associate you with a certain type of music. Tim Westwood: hiphop, Trevor Nelson: R&B/Soul, Fabio & Grooverider: D&B and so on.

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Who is Isaiah Dreads.?

Who is Isaiah Dreads.?

Another edition to the “Who Is.?” series, this time around we shine the spotlight on 18 year old Isaiah Dreads.

When we talk about grime cities and surrounding areas such as London, Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield all feature heavily on the grime map. 573 more words