ambrose said:bit of a massive xpost but martin, sheffield is pretty much the home of speed garage at the mo, but remember to call it bassline lol. i was gonna send matt some cds of it to see if he thought it was any different to speed garage, SR didnt. its still bumpin out of cars round here, and i need to go back down the market to get 5 cdrs for £10. i dont know whos who really though, some names crop up and ive heard a few tunes over and over again. its fun though! it also crosses white, black and asian communities here in leeds based on very little evidence.
those that would dismiss it as just speed gaarge need to recognise that whatever it sounds like, as a scene it is healthy and growing, new tunes are being produced, distributed and sold. it is a northern analogue to grime a few years back i think, not sonically obviously (and i doubt there will be any crossover back to grime and dubstep*), just in terms of audience, and grassroots level, big raves eg at the adelphi, club evolution in leeds.
* well, i think there is some scope for mixing bassline and more dancey grime in a dj set i guess
wicked. i've been hearing talk about this for about two years but no evidence. great to hear more. gwann sheffield...!