BLOG: MATERNITY LEAVE

JUST A QUICK POST TO SAY I AM ON MATERNITY LEAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 2015

SO THE BLOG WILL STILL BE OPEN BUT I MAY POST MORE INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES THAN CONSTANT UPDATES ON VIDEOS, TRACKS ETC.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT SO FAR AND HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL GO BACK TO  SOME SORT OF NORMALITY ONCE THE BABY IS HERE

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RADIO. 1XTRA GRIME IN BRUM 0121

SUNDAY NIGHT SAW 1XTRA CARRY ON THEIR CELEBRATION OF THE WEST MIDLANDS WITH A WHOLE DEDICATED TO SCENES MOST INFLUENTIAL PLAYERS AND A FEW YOU MAY NOT OF HEARD OF

LISTEN BACK HERE YOU HAVE 7DAYS

DOCUMENTARY OPEN MIC

Thursday saw channel 4 screen Ewen Spencer’s Open Mic documentary

You can watch it back here http://www.channel4.com/programmes/music-nation/on-demand/59730-001

Heres a taster below

http://youtu.be/-Ur7rXa7f0Y

A.T. Interview and Free Download

Fab interview with up and coming WPF records product A.T.

The Grime Disciple can always be relied on to to ask all the questions you need to know the answer to.

Check it out now!

Following and showcasing the best in Grime music.

A.T - Sunshine & Gunshots EP - COMING SOON

The weather might be a flop but one person intent on making Summer last longer is A.T. (Abstract Talent) who drops his new “Sunshine & Gunshots” EP on the 29th of this month on WPF Records. Considering that A.T. also released his last EP, “Henry VIII” not so long ago, I thought I’d ask him a few questions about future releases, making Grime and Drum & Bass, experimenting with tempos, and more. And, being the generous type, A.T’s also given out a track that you can download below.

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LISTEN TO THIS WITH BLACKLINK SOUND

Here’s a fab interview with one of my faves Big Deann of Mixclique all about branching out and working away quietly but successfully.

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Big Deann is one of the prodigious new wave of producers working in grime over the last few years. He’s a key part of the Mixclique Records crew who brought us Lemzly Dale’s brilliant State of War EP earlier this year, along with releases from the likes of Trends, Spooky, Flava D and of course label head Neon Beats. Producing, college and helping to run Mixclique clearly not enough to fill his hours Big Deann’s now got a brand spanking new label, Blacklink Sound.

We’re pretty excited about it so we caught up with him to find out about making music, running a label and what music’s floating his boat right now.

N: How did you first get started making music?

BD: Hmm, well i think the its the same as most producers really. An obsession with a genre – Grime being my chosen niche. From the age of 14…

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VIDEO: STORMZY CHATS TO SK VIBEMAKER

MC SENSATION STORMZY SPEAKS TO SK VIBEMAKER

TALKING ALL ABOUT PERFORMING AT RAMPAGE, BEING FROM SOUTH LONDON AND HIS METEORIC RISE OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

LOTM6: LOTM 6 CD/DVD OUT SEPT 28TH

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KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR THE PREORDER LINK

INTERVIEW: DJ KARNAGE

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  GrimePrincess How did you become part of RollDeep? Have you always been a DJ? How did you get started?
DJ Karnage, I always have been apart of roll deep since it was founded. I started playing jungle when I was 15, and I started on rinse in my last year of school playing jungle with MC Dream. Then Rinse parted ways and went from being jungle and garage to just garage, I then started a show as a garage DJ and then started a show with Flowdan, then Wiley joined us then Breeze, Scratchy, then Dizzee came through but this is before 2001. Wiley decided he wanted to form a crew and as I’ve known everyone from school, you could say I was in Roll Deep cause we all went to school together or just because I was a sick DJ. I got started DJing like most people in East London, in a youth club. rinse started again in 1998 and they were looking for DJS, I’d go to my local youth club in Bow, then my uncle and Geenus got Rinse up again and I got a show playing Drum n Bass and Jungle at like 7-9 on a Saturday. eventually I bought my own decks with my own money and my mums help, and from then on all my money just went on records, I used to go up west on a Saturday at Black Market Records, all my weeks money just used to go on records.

GP, You were a big part of the early Rinse FM, do you think we will ever see a rise in pirate radio like ten years ago again?? What would you say was your biggest set on Rinse?
K, Its hard to say due to the rise of internet radio and stations such as 1xtra and Capital Xtra and the internet and social networking such as you tube Facebook and Twitter, where as years ago there was no social media, only pirate radio to showcase your talents and a buzz would be created from the underground to overground, where as today you can make a beat on your laptop , vocal it, shoot a hood video, upload it to YouTube and make a twitter and Facebook account all in one day if you get what I mean ………… So it’s moved on from just pirate radio now I think.

GP, As a foundation member of the grime scene, how do you feel about Grime now and its perception by the media?
K, The media has always perceived grime scene in the past as a dark troublesome scene, but over the last 5 years I feel they have softened their view and are more encouraging to the urban scene in all types of music and embrace it much more.

GP, You’ve just been to Vienna with Flowdan, its not the most obvious grime venue, what was thecrowd like?? Whats the biggest crowd youve played too?
K, The crowd was great , they know there stuff in Vienna you would b surprised, it was more of a underground type event but crowd were great sing alongs all night……. And biggest crowd mite have been wireless festival , or one festival in hull 90,000 people.

GP, Do you prefer the days of vinyl decks to the modern serato??
K, I prefer vinyl because I’m old skool, I feel CDJ’s are slowly taking the art of DJing away, but the modern serato is good because I love tech, but for the art of DJing it’s got to be vinyl.

GP. Have you ever been bitten by the production bug?
K, hmmmmmm a lil but never followed through with projects which is a shame.

GP, Do you have any projects coming up?
K, Yeah I have with Flowdan and Solo and starting to look into putting on events, with a few other DJ’s, but that’s in the pipe line.   Find DJ Karnage on twitter as @KarnageRolldeep on Insta as @ DJKarnage

LOTM 6: DORRIS INTERVIEW

I CAUGHT UP WITH DORRIS LAST WEEK AFTER HIS CLASH WITH HAZMAN ON LOTM6, HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY.

WHEN DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE GOING TO BE ON LOTM ?
I found out 13 days before the clash. Proper out the blue.

DID THE CLASH BEING LIVE ADD TO YOUR NERVES?
I’m used to clashing on Words Are Weapons, so clashing live on mic was something new to me. Proper 8 mile vibes. And to be honest I didn’t get much chance to think or get nerves. One minute I was having a cig outside the next I’m on stage about to clash. Then another minute later I’m outside smoking a victory spliff. All happend really fast haha.

YOUR OBVIOUSLY USED TO BATTLING ON WAW, DO YOU THINK IT PREPARED YOU FOR ALL THE MADNESS ON SUNDAY?
I’ve clashed on waw previously a few times but this lotm event was different because I did not no what to expect in terms of venue, settings and crowd it was exciting!

IN YOUR OPINION WAS THE CLASH EVENLY MATCHED?
From what i can remember I ate him alive for 2 rounds then he took the third. I’d to watch it back tho I can’t really remember. But yeah it was a good energetic fun clash.

DO YOU NORMALLY SWAP BETWEEN GRIME AND RAP?
I only really put out grime.

WHERE CAN WE HEAR YOUR MUSIC ?
Type Dorris in on YouTube…….I’m doing abit 😉 haha

I HEARD MANY PEOPLE SAY, YOUR CLASH WAS THE MOST ENTERTAINING OF THE DAY, HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?
I semi knew our clash would be full of jokes and witty banter. You had opium v dialect full of flows and content. P money n big h the serious super lyrical clash (well was supposed to haha) and then me n hazman the hungry less know guya just ripping each others faces of. Good balance and well matched clashes tbf.

HOW DID YOU PICK YOUR TUNES FOR THE CLASH?
We just chose on stage at the clash. I’m a proper fussy guy when it comes to beats but I didn’t wanna delay the day so we just cracked on with pretty much the first 3 beats Logan played for us.

WILL YOU BE APPEARING ON DONT FLOP ?
Never been on don’t flop, eurgh has asked me but I don’t think I’ll be making an appearance any time soon tbh.

WHO INSPIRES YOU MUSICALLY?
Nobody proper inspires me musically, it’s more day to day situations and life. But if ever I’m slacking I always think I bet Wiley and ghetto are making tunes right now and I’m just sat here smoking and drinking haha #fixup

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BATTLING?
Had my first proper clash at the beginning of 2013 but obviously been clashing/sending since I first started 8 years ago. My first tune was actually me sending for a bunch of random people who didn’t even mc haha (wtf was i doing ?) So it’s kind if been there from day, always been a murkers!

WOULD YOU HAVE PAID TO ATTEND LOTM YOUR SELF ?
Obviously coming from manchester is a bit peak. But if I lived in or around London I would have 100percent paid 100pound to see that. #grime #history #youhadtobethere !

VIDEO: The Grime Show: Stormin & Sharky Major

STORMIN N SHARKEY MAJOR HIT SPYROS RINSE SHOW RECENTLY, THEY SPRAYED SOME BARS AND HAD A GOOD OLD CHINWAG.

STORMIN IS WEARING A NEW BLUECHEESE CONCEPT TEE, WHICH IM SUPER JEALOUS ABOUT! 

CHECK OUT STORMINS NEW SINGLE FEATURING BUSHKIN ‘BERLIN’

http://youtu.be/IIGJW690fx0

FEATURE: DONT FLOP NOTTINGHAM (THE GUARDIAN)

“Gay jibes, racial slurs, and a chat at the bar: in battle rap, the rules are different” The Guardian

BRU C AND YOUTH ORACLE SAT DOWN FOR A CHAT WITH THE GUARDIAN AT THE RECENT DONT FLOP EVENT IN NOTTINGHAM.

IT WAS A SELL OUT 500 TICKET EVENT WHICH WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH.

READ MORE ABOUT WHAT WENT DOWN HERE.
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/01/dont-flop-rap-battle-bru-c-oshea-ogmios

FEATURE: DONT FLOP NOTTINGHAM (THE GUARDIAN)

“Gay jibes, racial slurs, and a chat at the bar: in battle rap, the rules are different” The Guardian

BRU C AND YOUTH ORACLE SAT DOWN FOR A CHAT WITH THE GUARDIAN AT THE RECENT DONT FLOP EVENT IN NOTTINGHAM.

IT WAS A SELL OUT 500 TICKET EVENT WHICH WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH.

READ MORE ABOUT WHAT WENT DOWN HERE.
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/01/dont-flop-rap-battle-bru-c-oshea-ogmios

FEATURE: STORMIN INTERVIEW

I CAUGHT UP WITH STORMIN  JUST BEFORE HIS NEW SINGLE ‘BERLIN’ DROPPED WE TALKED DNB, RAVES, FASHION AND I LEARNT ITS ESSENTIAL TO HAVE YOUR SUNGLASSES ON INSIDEEEEEEEEEEE
From Sidewinder with nasty crew to dnb boat parties in amsterdam, how did the transition happen?
I’ve always been a multi genre artist since the nasty crew days. So at the end of our sets mak 10 would play jungle Dnb for the last ten mins and me and d double would ride mic. So years on I felt it was only right I followed my Dnb passion.
Is jungle a big influence on your MC style?
 Yes massive it comes from my dad being a sound man. And I find it a way to merge my reggae style with drum and bass because I’m most known for my catchy hooks with reggae Dnb twists to it.
Was it hard moving from one scene to the other ?
I haven’t left or moved. Music is music. One love
Do the crowds react better in DnB , they seem alot more outgoing and ready to dance?
 No but Dnb have raves every week so people are hype every week with grime it’s like one every 3 to 4 months.
You’ve recently worked with Spyder, is it a big deal working with these legends of the UK scene?
Yes ofcourse.
Do you think the DnB scene is just getting bigger and bigger ? there seems to be so many DnB raves all week every week ?
Yep because the more the fans want the more they get. It’s all about the ravers and supporters they help the scene grow.
Do you work closely with any particular DJ? Is there a dream DJ whose set you haven’t shelled down yet ?
 No I like to work with everyone so never hold myself to one Dj and the only people I ain’t worked with would be Chase and Status or Sub Focus.
Do you prefer performing at these big arenas or do you prefer smaller intimate gigs?
The bigger the better!
Who would be on your dream gig line up?
I’d love to have a multi genre rave
When you were in Nasty crew, which was your favourite dance?
Sidewinder and Eskimo dance and La Cosa Nostra
Out of all your videos you’ve done which is your favourite?
I can’t say I have one but Adventure with Spyda and Berlin with Bushkin were fun filming.
Who is your biggest musical influence?
It has to be BoB marley and he’s sons.
I am dying to know how your long running support of BlueCheese came about?
Me and mr cheese have been friends for many years an he knows in a lover of the Herb cheese and love cloths and I see he started a label so I said I’d help promote.
Who is keeping you on your toes musically? Which younger artists are getting you hyped?
 I can’t give a name but the whole scene at the moment has got me on my toes.
 
Do you think any of your kids will follow in your footsteps?
 I can’t tell just yet there still young but both lovers of music
 
Few quick fashion questions
 
fave trainers to perform in? Top 5 Nike flights. Airforce. Air max. Jordan’s . Lacoste
 
3 fashion essentials?  Chain  Durag.  Shade
 
Sunglasses on inside or not? Deffo INNNNSIDE
 
Adidas or Nike? And Nike foot wear Adidas tracksuit.
MAKE SURE YOU SUPPORT AND PURCHASE STORMINS NEW SINGLE FEATURING BUSHKIN ‘BERLIN
AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS

 

RADIO: SPRYO AND THE SLEWDEM CREW 9/2/2014

LAST NIGHT ON RINSE SAW SIR SPYRO CHAT TO CHRONIK ABOUT RISE OF THE LENGMAN

AND ALSO HIS FELLOW CREW MEMBERS GMAN , RAGE LEX AND ALSO TRIM

LISTEN BACK TO THE MADNESS HERE

VIDEO: GIMME GRIME SLEWDEM FREESTYLE

THE SLEWDEM CREW HIT CAMEOS UK G SHOW THE OTHER WEEK

WITH SPOOKY, CHRONIK, RAGE AND GMAN ALL GETTING INVOLVED

WATCH IT HERE

FEATURE: 2013 THE YEAR THAT WAS #BASE FILLED

SO YESTERDAY WITH IT BEING NEW YEARS EVE AND ALL THAT I DECIDED TO TWEET SOME OF MY FAVOURITE MOMENTS FROM THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS.

IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING ONE OF SADDEST THINGS TO HAPPEN WAS DEPZMANS PASSING, BUT I THINK EVERYONE OVERLOOKED HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS WELL, HE HAD REACHED NUMBER 1 ON ITUNES WITH HIS DEBUT ALBUM 2 REAL.

SO WE SAY GOOD BYE TO 2013 AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE DEPZS MUSIC IN THE YEARS TO COME.

Biggest video of the year @darealchronik deepest darkest I nearly dropped my laptop when I saw that crocodile

Scariest video of the year @casisdead Charlotte #Blood

Most stylish video @Skepta Lay her down Retro tastic

Best video concept @WileyUpdates Lights on

Surprise hit of the year German Whip @Meridian_Dan So Proud !!

Favourite night of the year Butterz at Cable in February Spooky shelled down Room2 and I danced all night long

Favourite MC interview was @jammerbbk I really enjoyed talking to him and appreciated him reaching out

https://dagrimeprincess.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/feature-jammer-living-the-dream-interview/

Big up @pulse_grime Best start up event of the year Wishing you all the best in 2014

Best come back of the year @ dj _ slimzee That b2b2b with spyro n makten was sick

Most epic set of 2013 @DjBigMikee n @djlogansama, Lord of the beats Dubs for daysssssss

Outstanding contribution to grime for 2013 @bignarstie The man needs a tv show #baselord

EVENTS: LOTM V PREVIEW VEIWING

REACTIONS TO THE LOTMV PREVIEW

BIG UP BRMG

FEATURE: TOP TEN MOMENTS IN GRIME 2013

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ABOVE IS A PICTURE OF CHRONIK DESTROYING PULSE WITJ DJ SPOOKY AND DEFINITELY WOULD BE ONE OF MY TOP TEN MOMENTS OF THE YEAR.

IM ASKING YOU TO @GPTVENT OR @_THEGRIMEPRINCESS ON TWITTER WITH YOUR TOP MOMENTS OF GRIME 2013.

THERE HAS BEEN 2 ESKIMOS, LORD OF THE BEATS, THAT DJ CLASH, BBK AT THE REDBULL SOUNDCLASH,  THE MOBOS ENDLESS FESTIVALS, STAND OUT VIDEOS AND MANY MANY MORE

I’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS

INTERVIEW: CLIPSON

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I CAUGHT UP WITH CLIPSON FOR A CATCH UP ABOUT HIS NEW MUSIC, YOUTUBES IMPACT ON THE URBAN MUSIC SCENE AND THAT TOUCHY SUBJECT FGM

What is the next project from Clipson? an EP? singles ? video?
I have my follow up mixtape ‘Mind Of A GrimeStar 2’ dropping before xmas with an exclusive video ft Wariko to accompany it. After having to make so many amendments to it I can finally say its finished and well worth the wait!
How do you feel about the rise of Freestlyes and free downloads in the scene?, do you feel it de values the genre?
I think freestyles and free downloads are great ways for an artist to create a quick buzz and keep their fans updated with fresh material, on the flip side if we consider the amount of time, effort and money some artist have to fork out their own pocket then its very much undervalued if its going out for free. If people know less about you than the promotion is needed more so than an established artist who has already built up a foundation of music that fans will buy into and support.
How Do you feel about the rise of this so called future grime music?
It’s always positive to see Grime music excel and change over time. I’ve only heard 1 track so far that is being called future grime music and tbh I didn’t take to it all because I felt the actual elements of what I know Grime to be was missing on the production side of things, however I appreciate that new artists are trying new things all the time whether it works or not.
Is YouTube a good or a bad thing for the scene?
YouTube is a great outlet for the scene no doubt, back in 2004 we had to submit videos to channel u or mtv base if you had the link. with YouTube anyone regardless of their budget or reputation can submit their material to the world but generally youtube is a quantity over quality outlet as its so easy to upload material and in some cases can saturate the scene.
Do you enjoy doing radio sets? or do you feel radio has had its day?
For me the grime scene was based around radio sets initially and was 1 of the only ways to get heard so people appreciated it a lot more. now with all these media outlets and the internet I think radio has lost its bulk audience. i love radio sets as its practice hours for me and great to vibe with other mc’s in a competitive or calm fashion.
Who inspired you to make music? and who excites you musically now?
I’m musically inspired by so many musicians ranging from the likes of Bob Marley to Biggie n Tupac and all the other usual suspects but my two eldest brothers were both dj’s when I was very young so I became accustomed to hearing Garage, Jungle and house music which lead me into writing for grime music
Is grime your main focus or is it music in general?
Grime was the 1st type of music I put thoughts into process with, almost 10yrs of making and being a part of the grime scene and that will always be something close to my heart musically. As an artist you grow and expand your creativity levels, this is something I’ve always done i regularly write and record non-grime music but for the most time choose to put out my grime music as that’s where my core support is from.
Has you style changed over the years? do you feel the rise of social media influences your fashion choices? 
My style has changed naturally just growing up I think, I try to carry my own style so social media influences don’t really dictate anything for me in that respect.
Does social media help or hinder your creativity? your career? do you miss the anonymity of the old days 
I think if you focus to much energy towards social media aspects of things then it can definitely sidetrack you and also draw you out into situations that can be good or bad for your career. I miss the days the where hard work, hunger and good music got you the attention rather than what nonsense you’ve tweeted someone or the amount of followers and YouTube views you have.

 

INTERVIEW: MEET THE ARTIST P MONEY

DESPA MET UP WITH PMONEY

THIS IS A BIG IN DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH P MONEY AND HE SAYS ALOT!!

SO SETTLE DOWN GRAB A CUPPA AND ENJOY