GRIME- breaking news, gossip, slander, lies etc

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
so this skepta album is pretty good.
maybe his best album even?
he actually met all expectations.
edit - even the one with ASAP someone doing drake isnt bad.
 
Last edited:

CrowleyHead

Well-known member
I'd argue otherwise ofc. Its 'fine', its well-produced and Skepta isn't doing any Ed Hardy Party type mis-steps, but I feel its got enough pseudo-thematic weight with the skits (that Skepta/Chipmunk phone convo is ------______------) to make it seem like its striving for something Skepta's always been too blunt as an MC to hit. Both better than I expected and disappointing at once? The weird remixing of the "It Ain't Safe" beat only made it less satisfying though.
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
I'd argue otherwise ofc. Its 'fine', its well-produced and Skepta isn't doing any Ed Hardy Party type mis-steps, but I feel its got enough pseudo-thematic weight with the skits (that Skepta/Chipmunk phone convo is ------______------) to make it seem like its striving for something Skepta's always been too blunt as an MC to hit. Both better than I expected and disappointing at once? The weird remixing of the "It Ain't Safe" beat only made it less satisfying though.

theres only one skit though right? i dont know why that one with chip is on there as it doesnt really fit with much in the lyrics (i also just really, really hate chip - why is he so respected?). which is good actually. cos an album of skepta going into grime-scene-existentialism would be incredibly boring, and not really what anyone into the singles so far would probably care about, esp if theyre new-ish to grime. so i think its pitched just right. i thought it would sound over laboured but it doesnt. it sounds like a proper grime album (if a bit old school grime sounding, though with all the instrumental stuff around these days, i dont know what a '2016 grime' album would sound like really), its lean, its accessible to people who dont know much about the scene, and hard enough for fans who want to hear skepta going hard for 45 mins (give or take a few songs). its pretty much a does (and does it well) what it says on the tin sort of album, which is fine really.
 

WebEschatology

Well-known member
theres only one skit though right? i dont know why that one with chip is on there as it doesnt really fit with much in the lyrics (i also just really, really hate chip - why is he so respected?). which is good actually. cos an album of skepta going into grime-scene-existentialism would be incredibly boring, and not really what anyone into the singles so far would probably care about, esp if theyre new-ish to grime. so i think its pitched just right. i thought it would sound over laboured but it doesnt. it sounds like a proper grime album (if a bit old school grime sounding, though with all the instrumental stuff around these days, i dont know what a '2016 grime' album would sound like really), its lean, its accessible to people who dont know much about the scene, and hard enough for fans who want to hear skepta going hard for 45 mins (give or take a few songs). its pretty much a does (and does it well) what it says on the tin sort of album, which is fine really.

clashing with Yungen and him trying to do sets again plays a big part imo

i think it's also because much like how when Max B got locked up so we ended up with arguably "the best thing" in the form of French Montana

Icekid vanished and Dot Rotten went and did all the dumb shit he did so we were left with him who had 1-2 hits under his belt,i'm not a fan of him either but that's how i see it
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
incredible.

wonder how much he got for his advance.
and then, if he will try and play publishers like he has record labels.

He said: “‘Looking forward to sharing my story, coming in November. Big respect to Briony, Hodder and my team for helping making this happen. Also dropping the Godfather Album in September to go alongside the book, and film coming soon. 2016/2017 let’s go!"

also, who is ghostwriting it with him...
 
Last edited:

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
Flava D Has Mixed FABRICLIVE 88

https://www.fabriclondon.com/blog/view/newsflash-flava-d-has-mixed-fabriclive-88

Tracklisting (CD/Digital):
01 Flava D - Intro [Flava D]
02 Flava D - Whistler [Flava D]
03 Taiki Nulight & Flava D - Conflict [Flava D]
04 Riddim Commission feat. D Double E - Dem Tings Dere [Bullet Train]
05 Champion - Gunshot [unreleased]
06 Flava D feat. Miss Fire - Closer [Roska Kicks & Snares]
07 Flava D - Bleeding [Flava D]
08 Majestic - Crooks VIP [Random Mandem]
09 Flava D - Wheels [Formula]
10 D Double E - Like This [Formula]
11 DJ Q - Flavor [Q Recordings]
12 Flava D - Hold On [Butterz]
13 Moksi - What I Like (DJ Q Remix) [Barong Family]
14 My Nu Leng & Flava D - Soul Shake [MTA]
15 Swindle - Mad Ting (Flava D Remix) [Swindle]
16 Flava D & DevelopMENT - Gun Down [Flava D]
17 Royal T & Deadbeat UK - Revenge [unreleased]
18 Flava D - Changed My Way [Flava D]
19 Notion - Glow [unreleased]
20 Flava D & Miss Fire - Happy [Flava D]
21 Flava D & Holy Goof - Section Request [unreleased]
22 Terror Danjah feat. Stush & Sticky - Dollar Sign (Juicy Patty Riddim) [unreleased]
23 Flava D - In The Dance VIP [Formula]
24 Distro - Off The Chain [unreleased]
25 Champion, Flava D & Slick Don - Kill Alla Dem [unreleased]
26 TuffCulture - To My Heart [unreleased]
27 Flava D - Clarity [Flava D]
28 Flava D - Motions [Flava D]
29 t q d - Only One [Butterz]
30 Flava D - Searching [Flava D]

id have picked spooky personally. or grandmixxer.
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
Is Spooky popular enough for a Fabriclive mix?

is flava d? how popular is she really? im genuinely interested to know. and if she is more popular, why is that? i know she draws from a wider pool, beats wise, than spooky or grandmixxer, but is she that good a DJ? im not sure.

agree on DJ Q.
 

Benny B

Well-known member
is flava d? how popular is she really? im genuinely interested to know. and if she is more popular, why is that? i know she draws from a wider pool, beats wise, than spooky or grandmixxer, but is she that good a DJ? im not sure.

agree on DJ Q.

Flava has been producing extremely prolifically for many years but is relatively recent to djing I think. Like I say, she has definitely improved a lot from when she first got picked up by butterz.
Spooky is obviously a great dj and a decent grime producer, but he seems more in that old skool vinyl nerd tradition. Whereas Flava is superb producing garage, grime and house and is much more 'now' than spooky really.

I don't even know who grandmixxer is tbh.
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
i get the 'now' thing, but i mean, she just seems a bit of a trendy choice. which fabric does a lot, esp in the FL series, but idk, its a bit premature to me.
 

Benny B

Well-known member
sorry its impossible to resist the temptation for a little bit of self-promotion here, but I reckon this illustrates pretty well how prolific, varied and accomplished she has been as a producer for the last 7 years or so. I think she's earned a fabric mix by now (which looks like nearly all brand new tracks).

https://www.mixcloud.com/bennybrassic/


1. Limbo (t q d remix) - Royal T
2. Waves - Nasty Jack
3. New era - Flava D
4. Bump N Grind - Flava D
5. Apophis - Flava D
6. Down - Flava D
7. Rock the boat - Flava D
8. Becky blessed - Flava D
9. Selecta - Flava D
10. Comfort me - Flava D
11. Hold on VIP - Flava D
12. Jill Scott - Flava D
13. Brukout (Flava D remix) - Nativ
14. Soul Shake - My Nu Leng & Flava D
15. Baby (Flava D remix) - Spooky
16. City breeze (Flava D remix) - Conducta
17. Thats what it is (Flava D remix) - Hybrid Theory ft. Trilla & Lady Leshurr
18. In the dance - Flava D
19. Blue bottle kiwi - Wiley
20. Good 4 U - Flava D
21. Groggy - Flava D
22. Sensitivity (Flava D remix) - Champion & Ruby Lee Ryder
23. Happy - Flava D
24. More love - Flava D
25. 2 on - Flava D
26. Control (Flava D remix) - Dr Jeep
27. Step 3 freestyle - Wiley
28. Break - Flava D
29. Home VIP - Flava D
30. Rain - Flava D
31. Day and night (Day mix) - t q d
32. Meltdown (Flava D remix) - Distro
33. When the bassline drops (Flava D remix) - Craig David & Big Narstie
34. Nang (Flava D remix) - Skelecta
35. Be right there (Flava D remix) - Diplo & Sleepy Tom
36. Give it to you - Flava D
37. War dub one - Flava D
38. PS - DJ Q & Flava D
39. On my mind version 2 - Royal T & Flava D
40. One in a million - Flava D
41. Closer - Flava D & Miss Fire
42. Clarity - Flava D
43. On my own - Flava D
44. Love will save the day - Flava D
45. Closure - Flava D
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
i liked her hold on (VIP 3) tune a lot. so will give it a listen. maybe she doesnt deserve my ire. she seems like one of the better producers reheating old styles. she sounds less indie-fied than a lot of nu-grime producers and like shes just making straight down the middle garage stuff. sort of like the production version of dj q in how she crosses all the various strands in her tracks. but i still stand by what i said.
 
Last edited:

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
<iframe src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify%3Atrack%3A03xONzLv53ARl3mXvDmrXt" width="300" height="380" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>

Dunno if this is grime or bassline. It's banging, is wot it is.
 
Top