And we’re back! August’s edition of ‘The Month In Grime’ features a real range of releases across the grime music spectrum including vocals, free compilations and much much more. Let’s jump straight into the report:
Spooky – No Days Off EP
To start off we actually have two releases from the same label to feature. The first of which comes from Ghost House bossman Spooky Bizzle with his ‘No Days Off’ EP. Featuring four heavyweight instrumental arrangements; this release shot right up the JunoDownload charts from the off and has been receiving an incredible amount of air time on radio stations around the country.
JLSXND7RS & Kwam – Red State EP
The second release from Spooky’s Ghost House Recordings that we are featuring this month comes from JLSXND7RS. The ‘Red State’ EP is packed with guest features, including an awesome vocal from Kwam entitled ‘Run’ and solid instrumental remixes from Spooky and Jook.
Ransom FA – Wake Up (feat. Shogun, prod. by Polonis)
Scotland has one of the most exciting uprisings in grime in the UK at the moment, with LVLZ Radio setting nationwide standards and a new wave of MC’s breaking through to the rest of Britain. Ransom’s FA’s ‘Wake Up’ was produced by LVLZ heavyweight Polonis and the rapidly rising talent that is Shogun. This track is available to buy now from the link below:
Pearly Whites Vol. 1
Bristol’s Lemzly Dale recently set into motion plans to launch his own label project, and boy did it kick off with a bang. Pearly Whites released their first compilation earlier this month, showcasing the more melodic, choppy side of grime’s ever expanding range of sounds. The EP has had a terrific response and features work from heavyweights such as Gundam, Trends, Neffa T, Lemzly himself and many more. Check out the full compilation below.
Habitat & Neffa T – Warlord / Silver Mask
The latest Triangulum release is certainly a corker. The EP consists of two tracks from Bournemouth’s own Neffa T, one of which features Habitat. Both tracks are definitely heavyweight bass rollers. ‘Warlord’ works in a selection of choppy breaks sampling the soundclash warlord himself David Rodigan whilst ‘Silver Mask’ becomes even more minimal focussing on bleeps and stuttering percussion floating around the top of the mix. Check out both tracks here:
CobraFlexX – Pusha (Remixes)
I don’t think anyone can question the fact that Sheffield-based titans Project Allout are one of the most consistent labels around at the moment. Their latest grime release comes from American outfit CobraFlexX and features killer 140 remixes from the Chameleon Audio home team (Chemist RNS & Mojoe). The release also features a bassy rework from the ever impressive sounds of Karl Vincent. Check out all four tracks below:
Rapture 4D – Mad Hing EP
Glasgow based Rapture 4D is another Scot making copious amounts of noise around the grime scene at present. His latest three-track EP was released earlier this month and to be honest, it’s lethal. You can check out the previews via the SoundCloud link below which also leads you to the download page.
Rame – Slangage (prod. Drime)
Drime seems to be becoming a regular resident on this series with a multitude of SoundCloud based releases over the last few months. His most recent upload comes packed with a vocal from Rame entitled ‘Slangage’. This track has already been receiving BBC Radio 1Xtra coverage so make sure you check out the free download below!
ZXPH – This Side Of Grime (Vol. 6, 7 & 8)
This month ZXPH has uploaded a huge amount of new music to his SoundCloud page. We have highlighted ‘This Side Of Grime Vol. 8’ as our favourite, but make sure you check out all of the new uploads on his page as well!
KXVU – Chain Riddim
And now for my monthly shameless self-plug, with a huge thanks to the guys at Grime Disciple for hosting ‘Chain Riddim’. This is a track I originally put together back in 2010,althoughh when I unearthed the project file I had to jump back in and spring clean it. The track is available for free download below:
That’s all for this month, but please do check back next time to see what you may have missed in ‘The Month In Grime’