The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee has published a report that says grime musicians are facing increased challenges to share their music and perform live due to "institutionalised racism."
The lengthy report into the UK's live music scene as a whole delves closely into the problems faced by those involved in the UK's grime scene and was delivered today to MPs.
Is rhythm & grime back? It seems the new wave of melodic grime lends itself perfectly to the soulful sounds of RnG, and with the return of Kid D, its main proprietor, it appears the comeback is on.
Exclusive first play of an absolutely brilliant track from one of our favourite British exports, Emika!
'Melancholia Euphoria' has a distinct UK sound, lending itself to the new sounds in instrumental grime — possibly unkowingly. Glistening synths and vocal chops translate Emika's dark and brooding styles perfectly onto the dancefloor, making this an essential for any DJ's record bag.
Master of futuristic electronic sounds Rustie is back with a new album. Last time with 'Glass Swords' he changed the game, and his new one 'Green Language', featuring Detroit MC Danny Brown, grime maverick D Double E and electronic cohort Redinho, is set to make an equally large splash.
Elijah and Skilliam's very own night Jamz will host a first for grime music by putting on a 12-hour daytime roller disco at the East London's Shapes.
Alongside Elijah and Skilliam on the night are Butterz label mates Swindle, Royal-T and Flava D followed by an impressive line up with the likes of grime boss, Sir Spyro, Spooky, Mr Mitch, Last Japan, Parris and Bradshaw.
Dubbed Out may only just be metaphorically starting promoter pre-school, but this event showed an ambition and shrewdness beyond its years. With an amazing venue and an incredible lineup, the only thing missing was a good crowd, however with the venue – Mojo, being located in the Medway town of Chatham, we had our doubts whether enough people would make it down...
Matta are a London based bass music duo, boasting solid releases and some more than prolific support in the form of names such as Bjork, The Prodigy, Foreign Beggars, Annie Mac, Rob da Bank - the list really does go on!