Poor State of Grime

Blackdown

nexKeysound
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...!
 

stelfox

Beast of Burden
Logan Sama said:
Anyone can make a Grime tune, but I wouldn't say that it made them a grime artist. Britney vocalled Neptunes beats that sounds pretty damn underground, but it didn't change what peg hole she fell into.
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yes it did!!! a lot more people started to think she was great around about then than when she did baby one more time. honestly, her cred went thru the roof at that point.
 

ambrose

Well-known member
martin, i tried to elicit more info here andthere

studiobeatz is a shop in sheffield on west street and also a record label, and people from it dj a lot, like naughty nick. they have a monthly residency in leeds at the paradise club

come up! no one else will go with me!

niche is the name that some people give the genre, after the club in sheffield. google that and youll find the link
 

gumdrops

Well-known member
Blackdown said:
Rinse tried this at Plastic People in shorditch, and it didnt work despite great line ups. it's partly a class issue - putting grime in shoreditch is moving the sound outside of it's traditional audience.

so i'm sure there are small venues that are in the more traditional grime areas of london, but probably not as many as are concentrated in shoreditch.

hold on, so how does the 'traditional audience' manage to get to milton keynes for sidewinder? ;)
 

Logan Sama

BestThereIsAtWhatIDo
They were the 16-18 year olds turning up doing sets on pirate radio with 1 or 2 reaching some sort of status on stations like Pressure and Ruud fm.

Maxwell D won Kool School 2 years in a row.

Riko and B Live (Evil B) were both well known on the pirate circuit.

Target n Trend made 2 Degrees. Terror Danger was reasonably known on the pirate scene in East London

No one was reallly massive. Just a part of it.
 

Tha Megatron

Well-known member
Logan Sama said:
They were the 16-18 year olds turning up doing sets on pirate radio with 1 or 2 reaching some sort of status on stations like Pressure and Ruud fm.

Maxwell D won Kool School 2 years in a row.

Riko and B Live (Evil B) were both well known on the pirate circuit.

Target n Trend made 2 Degrees. Terror Danger was reasonably known on the pirate scene in East London

No one was reallly massive. Just a part of it.


its pretty cool to see the connection grime has not only with just dnb but with alot of the music going to and from the uk such as old school hardcore, us hip hop, house and everything else crossing the atlantic(oh and reggae too via jamaica). much respect to the old school indeed

mega
 

seahorsegenius

It's just me.
 
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Coxy

Member
I remember Maxwell D on Kool quite alot.

Didn't know Target and Trend were the same ones if you know what I mean, but 2 Degrees is one of my favourite jungle tunes of all time... so props for that.
 
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