Various Artists - Grime 2.0 [4 x LP]


Regular price £21.50 (£25.80 Inc VAT)

Available: 15th January 2021

Not “nu grime”, “post-grime”, “grimestep”, “funky grime” or “retro grime.” Just grime. Somehow, where other sounds died or dissolved, this grassroots electronic music movement has grown organically for over ten years now. In an era when information acceleration was supposed to grind any new idea up in the hype machine before it had time to find its feet, grime resisted all appropriation, retaining the qualities that made it exciting, fresh and subversive in the first place.

It wasn't easy by any means, and it's survived a lot in that time. It has seen its own MCs become superstars, frequently eclipsing the genre that raised them, then watched as its suburban first cousin dubstep snuck out from the shadows to world domination. It's been through beefs, bans and brawls; been held back by internal and external politics; struggled for recognition while flimsier, flightier sounds have been hyped to oblivion.

Through all that, though, throbbed the warped beats, hollow-sounding bass and preset synth sounds of the scene’s uniquely inventive producers, in many ways the keepers of the true flame, while its vocalists searched for as many ways to sell out as they could find. Sometimes as sparse, freaky and out-there as anything else in the electronic continuum, sometimes so far up in your face that you feel like you're going to be spitting teeth. Sucking up influences from garage, techno, jungle, dirty south hip hop, funky house, trance, and anything else that stumbles into its path, but bending it all into its own contorted shapes, grime production remains a brilliantly uncompromising and bloody-minded strand in British underground music – and further abroad too. 

a1. Footsie - Oh My Gosh
a2. Tre Mission - Dollar Bill
a3. Teeza - Rum and Coke
a4. Visionist - Dem Times
b1. Faze MIyake - 5000
b2. TRC - Cartwheel
b3. Chaos & Order - Logans Mind
b4. Preditah - Vinyls VIP
c1. Youngstar - Loop 29
c2. Chimpo - Codeine and Dragon Stout
c3. DECiBEL - Bend
c4. Shy One - 927
d1. Inkke - 927
d2. J Beats - Shotta Krew
d3. Matt Shadetek - Battery Charge
d4. Juzlo - Nail Thrower
d5. Major Grave - Like A G
e1. Darq E Freaker - Trojan
e2. Moony - Winner
e3. Mr SnoWman - Frosty Lake
e4. Mr. Mitch - Viking
e5. Wiley - Logic Pro
f1. MRK1 - Smash It Up Hard
f2. Prettybwoy - Kissin U
f3. Swifta Beater - Numb VIP
f4. SNK - Mongrel
g1. Royal-T - Space Cowboy VIP
g2. Stenchman - Machine Molester
g3. Sinden - Arcane
g4. Slackk - Spray
g4. Spooky - Moonlight
h1. Starkey - Tunnel
h2. TC4 - Lazer Riddem
h3. Gumnaam - Desi Bullet
h4. Threnody - Emergency