dominic said:he's about 30 now, supposedly
so not the same guy?
gumdrops said:where can we hear your mixtape? it'd be interesting to hear some US MCs on grime beats....
confucius said:on a side note from an "outsider", of the Best of Grime Scene compilations from Woebot, the 2003 is by far my favorite so far, liking it better than the 2004 and 2005 collections. I just played a party last night and dropped quite a few tunes from that. people were all over it.
Matt how do you feel about them? do you notice you like one year more than the others?
while we're at it, how do you feel about my mixes? which is your favorite?
I think it'll be time to do a grime mix soon as I gather some more material
Logan Sama said:That's the thing with Grime. It's more of a class thing than a race thing.
London is such a racially integrated city that, unlike New York, it's just music that young people listen to, not just the blacks or just the whites or asians.
At least it has that going for it. Racially harmony through music
Brokeman said:I have to ask about this, because it does mess me up sometimes being white and following this music as closely as I do (to say nothing of being Canadian, older and an academic). With Jungle I felt pretty fine since the racial/ethnic makeup was mixed and the musical influences sounded like they came from all sides, but with Grime - and I'm only going on pictures I see on the 'net - it seems like a pretty uniformly black scene. I mean, I've seen your picture and Scratchy's and Slimzee's and I'm sure others but from the pictures that I see it doesn't seem anywhere near as mixed as Jungle was.
Am I wrong here? Is this another example of media trying to make Grime into a solely Black thing the way Jungle was at one point portrayed?
Brokeman said:Picking up on the discussion about how difficult it is for Grime raves to happen; I'm wondering why the scale hasn't shifted to something small enough that it could actually be put on. I mean, FWD>> happens right? From the pictures I've seen, it seems like Plastic People is a pretty small venue, why aren't Grime events being held in similar venues?