FEATURE: THE RISE OF THE PRODUCER

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GRIME STARTED FROM AN INSTRUMENTAL, A SOUND SO DIFFERENT NO ONE KNEW WHAT TO CALL IT, ITS BORN FROM GARAGE LIKE DUB STEP AND SUB BLOW. THE PIONEER OF THE SOUND IS WITHOUT A DOUBT WILEY BUT FAST FORWARD TEN YEARS AND THE SCENE IS NO LONGER DOMINATED BY LIVE SHOWS LIKE SIDEWINDER TO PROMOTE THE MC’S AND THEIR LYRICAL ABILITY, ITS LIMITED TO A FEW, MAINLY INTERNET/ PIRATE RADIO STATIONS AND A MULTITUDE OF BATTLE EVENTS AND YOUTUBE MEDIA CHANNELS.

MY PERSONAL VIEW IS NOT THAT THE STANDARDS OF THE MC’S HAS DROPPED BUT THAT THE ACTUAL  CALIBER OF THE PRODUCERS HAS TREBLED. IT WASN’T TIL I STARTED GOING THROUGH MY OLD IPHONE AND FOUND DOZENS OF EP’S I’D BOUGHT AND THEY ALL HAVE INSTRUMENTALS ON THEM, I CHECKED THIS AGAINST MY MOST PLAYED 25 TRACKS AND 10 OF THEM ARE INSTRUMENTALS. NOW I’M NOT A DJ OR A MC, I DON’T PRODUCE, I JUST LOVE MUSIC AND I FEEL THE CORE OF GRIME NOW STANDS WITH THE PRODUCERS.

I FEEL THE NEXT FEW YEARS WE WILL SEE THE RISE OF THE DJ’S AND THE PRODUCES BECOME EVER GREATER AS THE MC’S CONTINUE TO DIVERSIFY THEMSELVES BETWEEN DUB AND THE MORE COMMERCIAL URBAN RELEASES THAT ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE PREVALENT.

I PERSONALLY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE INSTRUMENTALS, AND SEE THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCERS CONTINUE TO RISE,

THOSE GOOD OLD DUBS THAT KEEP PEOPLE LIKE SIR RODIGAN PLAYING OUT  ALONGSIDE SIR SPYRO ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE PART OF GRIME, AS ARE PLACES LIKE ESKIMO DANCE, (THOUGH TO SEE THE WORDS RNB BASHMENT ETC  MENTIONED ON THE POSTER FOR ESKIMO BEACH SADDENS ME).

PERSONALLY I THINK GRIME NEED MORE LIVE EVENTS TO SHOWCASE THE TALENTS OF THE NEW WAVE OF DJ’S AND MC’S AS WELL AS CELEBRATING THE HISTORY OF THE GENRE.

 

 

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