Hailing from Seattle, Tommy Mertens aka https://soundcloud.com/korma-seattle brings us our FRESHCAST 004 with emerging sounds from the popping Grime world. He is already getting support from big dj’s like Mumdance and Night Slugs. Peep the tracklist and the mix after the jump!
Shriekin Specialist - Red Beach
D Double E - Bad 2 tha Bone
Ruff Sqwad - Top 3 Selected
D Double E - Frontline
XTC - Functions on the Low (DJ Milktray edit)
Wiley - Where’s my Brother
Shreikin Specialist - Stark
Cassidy ft. R. Kelly - Hotel (Tom Lea’s Backwards edit of DJ Milktray edit)
Bloom - Maze Temple (Visionist remix)
Bok Bok - Charisma theme (Bok’s own remix)
Youngstar - Shotta Riddim
Strict Face - Cardinals
Usher x Rabit - Climax of the Wolf Spider (Moleskin edit)
T2 - Heartbroken
S-x - Bricks Wiley - It’s Wiley (Mickey Pearce remix)
Saga - Wizley
Kahn & Neek - Percy
Youngstar - Pulse X
Treble Clef (Kamikaze) - Ghetto Kyote
Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U (Instrumental)
Dizzee Rascal - Brand New Day (Spooky Relick) (Loo Gutz’ Fallin edit)
Wiley - Ice Rink
Strict Face - In Evergreen
Bok Bok - Dark Hearts Dub
Wiley - Eskimo
Grovestreet - Palace
Mokona - Dream Eater (Nightmare mix)
Korma - Dried Blood
And suddenly grime is popular… grime 2.0 that is. Not the dark electronic music of east London that’s been around for decades. Grime— known for unforgiving breaks, hollowed percussion sounds and an underground scene perfectly content with existing solely below surface level. No, that’s not really the grime I’m referring to. If you didn’t already know, there’s a new grime in town, one that feels lighter, and more approachable.
One of the best examples of this new type of grime, is London producer Dark0. His new single, “Chaos,” off his forthcoming EP is danceable grime that feels almost spritely. The full track is exploratory and really fantastic in this kind of spacey video game way (minus the cheesy video game synths). Fact Mag has the first listen of the entire track, which you should most definitely check out HERE.
Dark0’s Sin EP is due out on April 25 on Visionist‘s Lost Codes label.