Grime r_port vol. 18
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.