Coxy said:End point? Kids don't go to raves.
Logan Sama said:2 Named DJs playing within a reasonable distance of London would run you £200 a piece.
Take your pick from Cameo, Myself, Maximum, Karnage, Mac 10 or Bossman
4 decent MCs to host/spit on said sets would probably run you £150-£250 a piece
Various local djs or your mates playing the warm up slots....
Flyering would run you differeing amounts depending on what you decided the necessary volume would be.
Radio/Magazine ads are optional yet effective.
All in all you'd need about 2-3 grand to put on a night
And unless it was marketed to the more intrigued music connoisseur, rather than the grime fan, you would probably have trouble getting clearance for the night from the police, and would most likely need security, bringin costs up higher.
So you'd need to find a venue with a capacity that could recoup that, which is hard as they don't want garage of any form in most places, let alone big, successful ones.
I think the only reason Sidewinder makes decent money is the tape packs.
And that's why it's difficult to put on nights ourselves
Logan Sama said:Does Grime have some mystical power to summon hooded denizens of hell to slither from the shadows and start stabbing people left right and centre or something?
kingofcars said:some of my friends went to see lady sov last night at the knitting factory - here in the states, apparently grime summons nothing but music critics, internet nerds, and nyu students....
Clubberlang said:She was on the biggest domestically released grime comp. Grime people guest on and also produce and remix her tracks. I don't think it's just a "marketing" thing.
Logan Sama said:Shill, Shill!
Nah, when I say acts aren't Grime acts, that doesn't preclude them from being good, or even stop me from acknowledging that they collaborate with grime artists to make the odd grime tune.
But Lady Sovereign, Sway, Klashnekoff, The Mitchells and Skinner aren't really part of the Grime scene. Although i know some of them do really like the stuff and are eager to work with the artists and producers
gumdrops said:people are just using 'grime' as a way to get hype and differentiate them from being british hip hop artists. but some people who DO make grime wouldnt qualify according to the criteria stated in that pitchfork piece. i mean, if virus syndicate were from london and didnt have those manc accents, theyd be accepted as grime. maybe not from the 'scene', but the sound is still grime/dubstep-ish.