*INTERVIEW* – Grime Violinist at Grime Originals

It is all of the above that makes Tanya Cracknell, AKA  Grime violinist such an intriguing performer, she has carved out a niche in a scene you would not automatically place her, as a classically trained musician, bringing live instrument to Grime's earth shattering logic pro beats. The Grime violinists' covers of contemporary cuts such as ...

*INTERVIEW* with Madders Tiff at Grime Originals

By Cammy Thomas If the title of Madders Tiff recent EP 'Madders On The Block' is anything to go by, the madness on her block is down to her being on absolute bits this year and having a busy block to pattern! This year alone she has worked with some of the Grime's powerhouse producers including Wiley on 'Underdog', Rude Kid… Continue reading *INTERVIEW* with Madders Tiff at Grime Originals

Grime’s Court Jester D Double E – *ALBUM REVIEW* Jackuum!

In keeping with D Double's’ expert comedic timing, his debut album 'Jackuum' opens with D Double E being interviewed by a posh middle class elderly lady at 'Jackuum FM.' The ‘interviewer’ approaches dizzying levels of delirium at the mere presence of D double E in the studio! As its D Double E voicing the character it makes it twice as hilarious when the character states in a Hyacinth Bouquet plummy accent, "Oh my GOSH, this is ridiculous. I'm ACTUALLY blushing", after D double’ delivers a BLUKU! at her request...

Ghetts and Kojey Radical deliver ‘Black Rose’ Bouquets To Black Women: A deep dive into Colourism and Gender Divides

Ghetts had decided to drag the subject of colourism to the surface, between the cracks appearing within our race and the music industry. It was always going to take a fearless artist to tackle the formerly hidden issue of colourism, someone who was capable of viewing the world from differing perspectives and could deliver the message in a sensitive way. It was going to take someone ahead of his time, who was a “A Shepherd not a sheep” (as Ghetts told us, on the 2014 track ‘Man like me’) ...

Tremors From the North side! A chat with Scouse Tremz

Liverpool rapper Scouse Tremz, 24 has ripped up the U.S rule book and stamped his unique identity on the budding UK trap scene by taking elements from its American counterpart, such as ominous beats and menacing delivery, when breaking down life in his in his North West ends. Scouse Tremz shares tales from the trap with a distinctive twist, by uncompromisingly rapping in his visceral scouse accent and ...

Beach Defence League: BDL Weekender in Spain, Alicante

Being invited to BDL’s weekender by Big Narstie’s record label and my frequent affiliates Dice recordings, was like rolling the dice on a game of Aces and getting a no.6. Every time. ‘REALLY noooooooo! P*ss offfffff, serious???!’ I exclaimed in my usual no nonsense Northern, slightly tom boyish way, as the label broke down the offer in full...

Chrom3 *NEW VIDEO* ‘Pride’

Chrom3, who is a two-time collaborator of Dizzee Rascal, most notably on the no.1 smash ‘Holiday’; comes with a timely track addressing the rising levels of knife crime in London and throughout the UK. (Manchester is still reeling of a report this week, of a 20 year old woman fleeing the 5 star Hilton hotel with a 3… Continue reading Chrom3 *NEW VIDEO* ‘Pride’

Bars on lock, on her block! Madders Tiff ‘Madders on the block’ EP

Madders Tiff seems to be bouncin’ from block to block of late, the London Grime MC has been busy spittin her no nonsense bars at Reprezent FM, Mode FM, was interviewed on Rinse FM as part of Girls of Grime female takeover set and also performed at their female takeover event in Dalston on June 17th. There’s no denying her work rate is a madness and luckily for us she shows no signs of slowing down....