Entries in grime (56)
AiMT is nearly five years old now, and I've had a blast with it. But the big problem with it has been that I just don't make time to post regularly. I've put so much of my musical energies into DJing over the past few years that posting individual tracks feels a bit forced and unnecessary. With the launch of the ANTS mixshow podcast, I'm giving myself a new outlet to share music more regularly and naturally in a format that works best for me in the present.
You can expect new podcasts bi-monthly. The format is fully eclectic—I'll share the full spectrum of what I'm vibing with inside and outside of my club/party DJ work. For this week, I've covered some of my favorite newer grime selections, and I have two more podcasts in the archive in case you're still hungry. I'll post all the podcasts here on AiMT, but you can also subscribe on iTunes, Mixcloud, via RSS, or follow on Mixcloud. Read more juicy details on the ANTS Podcast here. . . . . . . . . . . .
Terror Danjah has been a staple in the UK grime (and pre-grime) movement for about 10 years, and Undeniable, his proper debut, came out this week. Since he's typically worked with vocalists, he hasn't had much of a need for a solo album. But with his recent influx quality 12-inches on labels like Planet µ and Hyperdub, a true solo album finally makes sense, and it doesn't disappoint. It's a great midway point between all the angular urban sounds coming out of the UK right now (dubstep, garage, grime, funky).
Jammer's Jahmanji has been in heavy rotay around here lately, and it might just be the best UK rap album since Boy n da Corner. It's an essential glance into the current UK urban music scene. UK funky is ever present, and touches of Hyperdub-approved dubstep peak through here and there, but grime is still the core of it all.
Of course, there will always be those of you who have listened to the same half dozen southern rap acts for the past 10 years and claim that "grime died in '05" or some such nonsense. All I can say to you is that A) you're wrong, and B) don't bother listening to this. Jammer will not turn your head because you've already made up your sad mind.
Anyway, Jammer is a part of the Boy Better Know crew along with JME, Skepta, and Frisco, all of whom turn up on this Mumdance-produced grime posse anthem, which is the latest single off the album. Jammer's brother, Camalot, also guests.
Cop Jahmanji: Amazon ($8.99), iTunes ($9.99).
Check the video and a bonus track after the jump.