Blink these days and its easy to miss a bundle of Grime releases, a lot to catch up with over the last few months,and these are just a few of the many releases that deserve attention…
Mode FM Beat Boss 3 champion Sirpixalot has teamed up with American grime label pioneers Slit Jockey Records to bring us Alien Invasion EP.
“Imagine aliens jumping straight out of an Atari game, taking over your speakers and bashing your head to the rhythm of the drums. Thats a glimpse of the vibe you’ll get on the Alien Invasion EP. Video game sounds mesh with ruff neck synths, hacked into a grime format for you to bang ya head!” Trench Magazine
Dexplicit cemented his place in history by producing Grime classic “POW” but thats only the tip of the iceberg. As a producer he has mastered, evolved and intertwined a range of genres garage, 4×4 and baseline, his label DXP Recordings showcasing a prolific range of releases since 2005 including DXP 025 “OLD SCHOOL GRIME” (Instrumentals) a 50 grime track goodie bag and Pull Up Dat and The Real Hench EP joyfully ferociously intense and driving riddims.
Dexplicit work rate hasn’t let up and he has to be admired for supporting production workshops for young women, and releasing emerging artists such as Outsider, (Armoury EP earlier in the year on DXP).
Back in 2005,Dubz Vol.1 was released on More2dafloor a delightful playful mixture of garage 4×4 grime and ‘je ne sais quoi’. Thirteen years on Dexplicit productions are still as playful, fun and energetic Dubz Vol 3 is out now.
BOXED is a brand, label and night club hosts run by a collective, Slackk, Mr. Mitch, Logos (and until recently Oil Gang).
BOXED were one of the first promoters to run Grime events in Peckham, in the old Peckham Paladium, or Palace(?), that unfortunately no longer exists as a venue, back in the days when breakdown services fear tread foot there….
As a label Boxed have pushed forward what I can only describe as a kind of cutting edge, intellectual, sharp and cleanly shaved style of grime, sino grime, or experimental electronica. Quality is an essence and their latest release Boxed V is yet another gem with 25 excellent tracks by choice producers.