Friday, May 11, 2007

Grime r_port vol. 18

It's been a while since Team Shadetek released their last vinyl but now they're are back, hitting Grime dancefloors harder than ever with their new 10" on Sound Ink Records. On the A-side we've got the heavy metallic "Reign Riddim" featuring Skepta on top of a bleepy 8bit-sounding hook, B-Side sees Jammer's voice complaining on "Master Your Flow" about too many men ringing his celly for advice or help in business plus the cuts bassline-complex instrumental named "Skynet Riddim". Defo a sick 10" which is one to get straight away from yr local record shop.

New label Takeover Entertainment have released their first 12" lately, which is Tinchy Stryder's double-A-side "Break Away / Not Like Me". Whilst "Break Away" is a massive R'n'G / Rhythm'n'Grime-tune which is about to mash up underground floors as being aired on commercial radio, fusing sweet R'n'B-flavas and ruff street lyrics, "Not Like Me" is on a typical Stryder-like Grime tip featuring his characteristic doublings and flows he's appreciated for out on the street. Must have for all tru Grimeists out there.

A.K.M.D. a.k.a Alleykat Man Dem have put out their first 12" named "Ganjaman & Pitchblakk present Tha Official E.P." on their own imprint this week. Four dark & grimy riddim instrumentals featured here which seem to be influenced by an amalgamation of stakkato aesthetics brought to the floor by the likes of Ruff Sqwad as well as the darker halfstep stuff with sawtooth basslines on Slimzos Productions. A proper one which is about to stick in Grimeists record boxes like glue.


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