Wiley - WD25 (produced by Skandalous Unlimited)
Dizzee Rascal - Wasteman (produced by Footsie)
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Swiftee feat. The Brothers Grim - More Than Music.
This is a lovely piece of positivist-grime. You can check the instrumental here (it's called "Motown Dreams") on the Independance site. Full of wondrous string flourishes, ecstatic female moans, and half-step R&B themed beats. I'm not normally on the commersh tip, but this is very large. DJ Lioness has been playing it on recent sets, so check her out too.
Big up Kryptonyte for bringing this to my attention.
posted by Lee Manikk @ 21:38
Papoose feat. Ghostface Killah - In The Bushes (Produced by DJ Green Latern)
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posted by Lee Manikk @ 00:47 JAHTARI.
posted by Lee Manikk @ 23:35 Fiddy the Rossi B and Luca produced Nasty Crew track is based on Damian Marley's Jam Rock riddim. I am now an official reggae ignoramous.
posted by Lee Manikk @ 20:39
Harmony feat. Bruza - Fly Away
Bruza has some eerie way of regularly coming up with lyrics which seem to apply to my life very closely.
posted by Lee Manikk @ 20:18
I like this. Rossi B & Luca on the production - is it a rejig of the Mad Mad riddim, or am I completely wide of the mark?
posted by Lee Manikk @ 16:46
Wheel and come again please please please...
Absolutely T for Tremendous!
I'm coming with some new shizzle.
Wait for the beats too, ya hear!
posted by Lee Manikk @ 16:40
Footsie - Prang Man (Instrumental)
IMP Batch - Gype (Plasticman Remix)
? - ? [Slimzee+Riko Set - 20m00s]
Jammer - ? [Roll Deep 27/1/05 - 31m50s]
? - ? [Diesel set]
? - ? [Electro - Logan 28/1/05 - 46m20s]
? - ? [Simon Says sample - Chronic 30/1/05]
Big E.D - Frontline (Braindead Remix)
Macabre Unit - It's All About (Remix)
? - ? [Bass Heavy track - Logan 28/1/05 - 19m45s]
? - ? [Gunshots+Explosions - Roll Deep 30/1/05 - 77m30s]
Macabre Unit - Sense (Remix)
Wiley - Fire Hydrant (2005 Remix)
Tubby & Hindzy D (?) - ? [Bass/Digi Track - Tubby 30/1/05 - 55m45s]
? - ? [Weird Guitars+Noises+Wobble Bass - Tubby 30/1/05 - 78m00s]
? - ? ['Tool So Small' Producer - Chronic 30/1/05 - 7m28s]
posted by Lee Manikk @ 14:52
Ghetto - Simple Minded MCs
Rapid feat. Tinchy Strider - Underground
JME - Subuteo
Statik feat. D Double E - Soopadoob
posted by Lee Manikk @ 02:15
Rapid feat. Tinchy Strider - Underground
Rapid's on the buttons once again and there's an exemplary performance from Strider on the vocals who uses my favourite 'grime-slang' word "NIPSY". But it's the production on this one that's the killer; presumably taking cues from Youngstar's 'Revival' (the instrumental used on 'Stand Up Tall'), Rapid digs out an old 2-Step beat, bangs on a five-note bassline, mixes it up with a one-bar vocal FX loop and creates absolute aural magic. It's Rapid OBE from now on thanks.
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If you manage to check it out, I highly recommend Squadren Man Dem, Thursdays 8pm-10pm.
posted by Lee Manikk @ 13:47 "Simply irreplaceable".
posted by Lee Manikk @ 16:43
Wiley - Back 2 Back - big riddim on road.
posted by Lee Manikk @ 10:11
Hearing this set on an internet .rm stream pisses me off: a) cos it's such an excellent set, b) because there's been hardly any grime sets on radio in London for months now and this reminds me what I've been missing, and c) if Freeze have another extravaganza like this I won't be able to hear it anyway as I've never been able to pick them up properly. West London? Pah! Where's that? I don't live there. Why not relocate?
"I roll with with big killers, who love pain, and hate pain killers". Life that he's living is Ghetto. Excels on this set.
"You don't understand fully this is my playground and I play the bully, leave holes in your wooly and your girl's noony, test Trim how could he, you'll crumble like cookie, wanna bet I'll take you to the bookie". I'm not the bully, but I have a problem not having to recite that at least five times daily.
Additionally, I have a N.A.S.T.Y set from earlier in the year which has them spitting over HipHop beats on the beginning section of the set. To win a copy answer this question: Where in London was Bruce Forsyth was born and raised?
Answers in a brown paper bag.
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posted by Lee Manikk @ 14:10 here, here, here and here.
However, if you want to shock out like you did when you first heard Splash's 'Babylon', but to tunes made in 2004, then download this mix by Bailey on the John Peel show (courtesy of FUNXION on the Subvert Central forum - here's the tracklisting). I think this mix focuses less on the GLR-with-overfussy-breaks style, and more on the mashup-dancefloor-smashers-inna-2004-stylee, if you get my drift. Absolutely T for Tremendous!
posted by Lee Manikk @ 16:24
MC Escher - Eye (1946)
posted by Lee Manikk @ 17:47 Blue Coat School building on Tottenham High Road has been in a state of disrepair for as long as I remember, and that's going back over twenty years. Its dilapidated state doesn't stop it from being part of London's physical memory; the human interaction it encounters reduced to fly-posting, the only catalyst for its slow evolution. Unfortunately the "plans for refurbishment by Haringey Council and the English Heritage to return it into its former state" seem to have been discarded, as I'm sure its 'refurbishment' shouldn't entail knocking half of it down.
posted by Lee Manikk @ 21:35
But in particular, these few bits clouted me with a baseball bat all at once today, so...
P Jam feat. D Double E - Anger Managment - "OOOOAHHHH oooooahhhh". Can you get enough of that sound? It STILL gives me the goosepimples, and makes me feel very embarassed imitating it when I think nobody's around. The former N.A.S.T.Y MC has teamed up with PJam, a producer from North London (associated with T.M.T Crew I think) who will certainly be next one to blow - having already made an anthem with the track "Real".
Big E D Demon & Bruza - The Rush - This one is huge. It features an immense guitar riff nicked from ? by ? which slots perfectly into Big E D's half-step beats. Unrelentingly brutality, complemented perfectly by Demon and Bruza, two of the most grizzly MCs on the scene. Demon's high pitched screaming flow combined with the East End barrow-boy growl of Bruza, 'GET MEGHHHHHHHH!".
Dizzee Rascal - Everywhere - Oh dear. I love this. Unrelentingly. Riddim paced at a HipHop tempo, but keeps a dirty, abstract sublow feel. The kick-drum/bass-line relationship turns my neck to jelly, real fucking jeep-bumpin' biznazz.
Dizzee Rascal feat. D Double E - Give You More - Raskit finally spits over one of his best riddims, otherwise known as 'Wheel' which has been battered like a haddock on pirate sets for at least nine-months.
DJ Wonder feat. Dizzee Rascal - Respect Me - Another old riddim, this time Wonder's 'What', which is still an absolute anthem, and was THE track every MC wanted his 32 bars on. Fortunately for Rascal he gets to have it on his LP. The end of this track contains has a wonderful little nugget: "You people are gonna respect me if it kills you. Yeah I know what you're thinking 'He's gone to far now' innit... If I don't speak who's gonna speak for me? Stand up for myself in this shit... unapolagetic." Damn right. This verse does kill me: "...and I show, arrogance and elegance but no, tolerance for nonsense I bring, violence I'm a nuisance, kill a MC leave no evidence I've got, brains and intelligence but no, conscience no innocence we roll, in the dark and silence, we're presidents in any residence".
Da'Vinche feat. Essentials - Jenny - Some corners have been bemoaning the lack of sexiness and panache in garage productions of late. If anyone's records contradict this it has to be Da'Vinche's, whose riddims are always full of poise and wonderfully glistening melodies - but still retaining the lower-frequency bombast essential for MC merkage. This track features the crew he works with mostly, Essentials, from New Cross in South London. This is, predictably, a tale about Jenny, who is rather well known around town, for maybe the wrong reasons.
posted by Lee Manikk @ 01:13
Wonder feat. Kano - What Have You Done?
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