REVIEW: DAN HANCOX ‘STAND UP TALL’ DIZZEE RASCAL AND THE BIRTH OF GRIME

THIS E BOOK AND ITS AUTHOR @DANHANCOX CAME TO MY ATTENTION VIA FACT MAGAZINES TWITTER, IM SO GLAD I FOLLOWED ITS THREAD, WHAT I DISCOVERED WAS A BOOK THAT PUTS GRIME MUSICS BEGINNINGS AND DIZZEE’S RISE TO FAME, TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE.

THE BOOK STARTS IN THE LEGENDARY DEJAVU ROOF TOP STUDIO, WITH THE FIGHT FROM A NOW BARELY WATCHABLE VIDEO OF A FIGHT BETWEEN 2 OF THE SCENES LEADING LIGHTS, CRAZY TITCH AND DIZZEE RASCAL.

THIS BOOK IS INVALUABLE FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO LOVES THE GENRE BUT DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE LIFE THE GUYS LEAD, IN WHAT WAS THEN A ROUGH NO GO ENDS, BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT DID A MODERN DAY SLUM CLEARANCE TO HOLD THE OLYMPICS, THE BOOK COVERS NOT ONLY THE MUSIC, BUT ALSO THE INFLUENCE OF GROWING UP IN BOW AND THE  DARK SHADOWS OF EAST LONDON’S GLEAMING SKYSCRAPERS WHERE THERE WAS UNIMAGINABLE MONEY, SUCCESS AND INFLUENCE ‘CANARY WHARF’

IF YOU ONLY BUY ONE BOOK THIS YEAR I ADVISE YOU BUY THISONE

AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT SO IT C AN BE READ ON YOUR IPHONE, ANDROID ETC VIA THE KINDLE APP [FREE]

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stand-Up-Tall-Dizzee-ebook/dp/B00E96DOT0/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1375314613&sr=8-10&keywords=stand+up+tall

CAN ALSO BE BORROWED FOR FREE VIA PRIME MEMBERSHIP

FEATURE: JAMMER ‘LIVING THE DREAM’ INTERVIEW

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I CAUGHT UP WITH JAMMER ONE OF GRIMES LEGENDARY FIGURES AHEAD OF HIS ALBUM LAUNCH

WE TALKED FASHION, RECORDING AND BRINGING THROUGH THE NEW GENERATION OF ARTISTS

SO, I’M HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE ALBUM ‘LIVINMG THE DREAM’ HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN IN THE MAKING ?

Funnyily enough its only taken me 2 months to record the album, one of the tracks [ Big man ] i had from last year. The rest of the album though has been in two months coz i was just in the zone.

YOU RECORDED 12 TRACKS IN 2 MONTHS, THAT’S MASSIVE ??

Everything in 2 months, the whole thing.

THAT’S CRAZY, THE ALBUM IS QUITE A MIX OF GENRES ISN’T IT ? DOES THAT REFLECT YOU MORE THAN DOING A STRAIGHT GRIME ALBUM NOWADAYS?

yeah i’ve always been somebody that’s been into all types of different music and produced loads of types of music, people just find out about the grime stuff oz that took off the biggest out of all the stuff i produced. so obviously being a grime pioneer and making iconic tracks alot of people wee like ‘yeah he just makes grime’ and when that was doing good for me i just stuck to it. rather than adventuring out of that.

WELL THAT MAKES SENSE REALLY DOESNT IT, IF THATS MAKING YOU MONEY N PUTTING YOU ON THE MAP,

Yeah 100% so now I’ve got my fans, and their die hard so now its time to show them what im capable of  and a wider scope of music.

WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE TRACK OFF THE ALBUM?

Body and Soul, is actually my f avourite one personally, just me on the track just me wholly and solely on the track and my second favourite is ‘Fast Life’. Fast life features Skepta and Lay-Z. For me though the favourite is ‘Mind Body and Soul’ .

SO WHO ELSE IS ON THE ALBUM ? APART FROM SKEPTA AND LAY-Z? HAVE YOU WORKED WITH ANY FEMALE SINGERS/ ARTISTS?

No, do you know what I didnt want any. To be honest basically i have bounced off n worked with my cousin C-Gritz features on the album and we spend a lot of time to together bouncing off each other and writing. Slickman literally forced me to be on a track to do a verse and it be on the album [ laughs] and it was one of them ones and the verse is amazing! so ive left it on there. The Skepta one well, the only person I really wanted on the cd was Skepta, I felt that  musically he is the only one  on the wavelength of thinking what im thinking at the moment,  musically two artists that have grown from mcing  and started from the same time and developed i felt it was right to put him on the project. everything else was just a natural developement.

HOW DO YOU FROM A PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW, YOUR ‘BIG MAN’ SONG IS QUITE AN ANTHEM WITH BIG BARS THAT EVERYONE KNOWS. HOW DO YOU DECIDE ON WHO TO PUT ON A TRACK LIKE THAT? BECAUSE THERE IS SUCH A BIG MIX OF ARTISTS ON THAT TRACK?

Me and Skepta sat down and said we need to get this one right! We just wanted to capture the old school vibe, you know BLive, Viper and that with our vibe us being the pioneers of grime and the and the modern day scene JME, that whole era and capture the vibe before us the garage vibe with the likes of Flowdan and them and new MC’s like LayZ and Sox. Everyone over the last decade on one record.

DO YOU FEEL AS A BIT OF A VETERAN TO BRING THROUGH THE NEW GENERATION OF MC’S LIKE SOX?

Its definitely important because as im bringing em through its makes their life 10x easier, we can help them cut corners and also save them from making the same mistakes and also gives them a broader platform, it makes sense in my book.

THIS IS ONLY YOUR SECOND ALBUM AFTER 7 MIX CDS AND 78 VINYLS! WHICH IS CRAZY! ITS SUCH A MASSIVE BODY OF WORK !!

[JAMMER STAR TS LAUGHING]

DO YOU PLAN TO RELEASE ANYTHING ON TO VINYL ? IS THAT PLATFORM IMPORTANT TO YOU ANYMORE ?

You know what that whole scene has deteriorated  for me and I don’t think scene is really there anymore  and the value of what it means have gone and I think its a historical thing now, ‘like do you remember the days of …’ There are still people out there that release on vinyl but for me I just think like you pointed out not alot of artists do that  everyone thinks I’ve got to bring out an album I’ve gotta have a major deal I’ve gotta have an album and sell their selves out before they’ve even stated their journey. Whereas with my stuff I’ve spaced it out so along the way my fan base has got bigger n bigger rather than just trying to make a big fan base and trying to expand more then not being to sustain it and going back to ground zero again. I just think for someone like me and only releasing my second album now I think it gives me more longevity as an album artist rather than saying this is my 11th album n 9 of them are shit.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOUR NEW STYLE DIRECTION THAT YOUR GOING DOWN AT THE MOMENT, WHAT DO YOU THINK, WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM? YOU HAVE A STYLIST NOW, ARE YOU MORE INTO THE HIGH FASHION?

Yeah I’ve always been into fashion, yeah its not something that I’ve cared about to go, out of my way to let people know I care about it. Music and fashion go hand in hand. I’ve been alot more grown with my music and also more grown with my styling and fashion and how I want people to perceive me. Being a young man and growing up in the industry over the last 10 years as a young man and being around all different artist and being respected its time to compose Jammer as an artist and bring it forward as a whole package older people and younger people the trend setter and the fashion heads to get it. I’ts working too coz lots of people not just journalists are asking questions.

ITS BEEN REALLY INTERESTING TO WATCH OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS OR SO TO BE HONEST I LOVE MY FASHION AND YOUR VERY GOOD AT KEEPING PEOPLE UPDATED ON WHATS GOING OFF

With growing up on a very obviously street based environment, so  is really what the whole tracksuit thing is a culture thing and so many mc’s too. the reason i changed it up is because i realised people were thinking and treating me like i was a kid. that pushed away from dressing like that and embracing broader fashion.

ONE MORE THING IS DIZZEE GONNA BE ON STAGE AT YOUR BIRTHDAY BASH ?

[LAUGHS AGAIN]

Yeah, he’s messaged me to say he will be there he’s just at Glastonbury so I’m hoping it wont take it out of him and he’s ready to party tomorrow.

@JAMMER

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AUDIO: BLACKS ON DEJAVU WITH STEPH ERIMI

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FEATURE:DJ INTERVIEW WITH EMMA CHAMPION

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AS WELL AS DOING US AN EXCLUSIVE 30 MINUTE MINUTE GARAGE MIX WHICH YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HERE,

WE CAUGHT UP WITH DEJAVU’S  EMMA CHAMPION FOR A CHAT ABOUT GARAGE, SHOES AND DJING.

 

1. How did you get started with your DJing? 

An ex partner is a dj and I started practicing on his decks. I got the bug and bought my own and started buying vinyl to play and taught myself at home.

2. How did you become a Dejavu resident ?

I got my first radio show on DejaVu FM 3 years ago and I’m still there!

   
3. Where would be your dream venue to play? 

An underground club in New York

4. What clothes do you prefer to wear when you play out? 

Something comfortable!

5. If you had 3 vinyls you could save in a fire what would they be? 

Three is not enough! But Large Joints Friends, Black Rascals Keeping my mind and The Cheese & Pickle EP 

 
6. Do you prefer Radio sets or Live sets? 

Radio, I’m an introvert so prefer doing my thing like that

7. Vinyls or VIP dubs on CDs 

Vinyls every time…

8. What’s the biggest difference between radio and live sets? 

No distractions with radio, no stress getting paid and no-one asking for The Jackson 5 whilst you’re playing Spin spin sugar…

9. Do you produce ?? 

No

10. Where was your favorite gig ??  

A warehouse party New Years Eve in Old St where half the crowd were naked 😀 

Listen in to Emma’s radio show on DejaVu FM Friday nights 10pm till midnight

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FREE DOWNLOAD: GPtv PRESENTS DJ EMMA CHAMPION EXCLUSIVE MIX

This is our first Pure Garage mix on the blog, its a free download brought to you from Dejavu FM’s Emma Champion.

Bring some sunshine into your life.

Groove Riddim – 94 Vibe
Nikola Gala – Got To Pray Moodymanc’s Meditation Mix
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Ross – Couch Confession
Cloud 9 – Do You Want Me Baby Dusky Remix
Scope – I Want
Jeremy Sylvester – Come Along For The Ride
Danny J Lewis – LDN95

Listen in to @djemmachampion radio show on DejaVu FM Friday nights 10pm till midnight

FEATURE: STEPH ERIMI INTERVIEW

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SO I CAUGHT UP WITH THE LOVELY STEPH, OF DEJA’S GRIMY MONDAY LINE UP TO TALK DJING, CLOTHES AND MUSIC

1.How did you get started with your djing?

 

Basically when I was like 14 I decided that I wanted to learn how to Dj and I told one of my uncles who was going to throw away his decks to give it to me. It was just a basic setup nothing special like cdj’s. And I started teaching myself how to DJ. I had no clue about counting bars I just dropped the tunes in at random points. Then one day I did a music production course, which taught me about count bars, and I put two and two together. Then I had a Dj friend who taught me a few things and gave me a nice collection of grime. I burned them on to cd and started learning from there.

2. How did you become a Dejavu DJ?

 

I have always listened to Deja and I’ve been there a couple times and met D Power Diesle. When I came out as a Dj, we spoke and he gave me a show.


3. Where would be your dream venue to play?

 

My dream venue to play at would be at a festival, like Glastonbury, wireless, outlook etc.

4. What clothes do you prefer to wear when you play out?

 

When I start doing bookings, I think what I wear on that day would be based on how I am feeling. I could wear heels or trainers it all depends on my mood.

5. If you had 3 vinyls you could save in a fire what would they be?

 

I don’t have any vinyl’s, but if I could save anything musically in a fire, it would be my hard drive, where all my old grime tunes are saved on, cds, my decks, serato and laptop. I would probably die in a fire trying to save all that.

6. Do you prefer Radio sets or Live sets?

 

This is a tricky question. I only play on radio at the moment. But just from seeing what other dj’s do, I would say both. Because seeing the crowd reaction when you play certain tunes must be a great feeling and radio sets are good because you can play what you want and educate the listeners as well as entertain.
7. Vinyls or VIP dubs on CDs ?

 

Definitely VIP dubs on cds because that’s what I play on.

8. What’s the biggest difference between radio and live sets?

 

s For me, it’s crowd reaction.

9. Do you produce ??

 

I’m still in the learning stages.

RADIO: GRIME RADIO SHOWS TIMETABLE

Grime Radio Shows Timetable

I’VE DONE MY BEST TO HUNT DOWN ALL THE PURE GRIME SHOWS AND PUT THEM TOGETHER, SO NOW YOU HAVE TIMES AND LINKS

IF YOUR LISTED AND YOUR WRONG I DO APOLOGIZE BUT LET ME KNOW AND I’LL AMEND IT

LIKE WISE IF YOU PLAY GRIME ON RADIO AND I’VE MISSED YOU LET ME KNOW AND I’LL ADD YOU IN

Grime Radio Shows Timetable

  DJ TIME STATION FREQ (FM) LINK
MONDAY
  @darqefreaker  12-2 Nasty FM http://www.nasty.fm/
  @score5ive

2-4

Rinse FM 106.8 http://rinse.fm/
  @dok_dokument

2-4

Dejavu FM N/A http://dejavufm.com/
  @stepherimi

4-6

Dejavu FM http://dejavufm.com/
  @beatgeeks

5-7

Mode FM N/A http://www.modefm.com/
  @moonypro

6-8

Nasty FM http://www.nasty.fm/
  @spartanspooky

6-10

Dejavu FM http://dejavufm.com/
  @kdotshefftown

8-10

Wavey FM http://waveyfm.com/
  @djbigmikee

10-12

Dejavu FM http://dejavufm.com/
 
TUESDAY
  @djlogansama

1-2 am

Kiss FM 105-108 http://www.kissfmuk.com/
  @ilovegrime

6-8

Nasty FM http://www.nasty.fm/
  @ayy_g

6-8

Muzik Radio http://muzikradio.moonfruit.com/
  @thegrimeshow

7-9

Rogue FM 102.5 http://roguefm.com/
  @beatgeeks

8-9

Kemet FM 97.5 http://kemetfm.com
  @dj_odie_uk

10-12

Wavey FM http://waveyfm.com/
  @djcameo

10-12

1xtra DAB http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/
 
WEDNESDAY
  @grandmixxer

8-10

Flex fm 99-103 http://flexfm.co.uk/
  Big Mikee

10-12

Wavey FM http://waveyfm.com/
 
THURSDAY
  @sirspyro

7-9

Rinse FM http://rinse.fm/
  @websterofficial

8-10

Wavey FM http://waveyfm.com/
  @djframpster

8-10

Flex FM http://flexfm.co.uk/
  @mixclique

8-10

 Nasty FM http://www.nasty.fm/
  Hamza & Dave

9-11

URN http://urn130.net
  @djspringyp

10-12

Empire fm 105.6 http://empirefm.net/
 
FRIDAY
  @djmeshaknasty

6-8

Empire FM http://www.empirefm.net/
  @djdimayo

8-10

Wavey FM http://waveyfm.com/
 
SATURDAY
  @jbeatzmusic

9-11

Mode FM http://www.modefm.com/
  @skillzyboy

5-7

SheffieldLive 93.2 http://www.sheffieldlive.org/
  @grittysubz

10-12

Wavey FM http://waveyfm.com/
 
SUNDAY
  @butterz

7-9

Rinse FM http://rinse.fm/
  Hamza & Dave

8-10

Truce Radio http://www.truceradio.com/
  @wardevilman

8-10

Wavey FM http://waveyfm.com/
  @siananderson

9-11

Rinse FM http://rinse.fm/
  Big Mikee

10-12

Silk City 101.5 http://tunein.com/radio/Silk-City-FM-s104729/

Radio Shows : Spooky Old School Grime Vinyl Set on Deja

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Listen to Spooky going ham on Deja, this mix is full of Old School Grime Hits mixed by the man himself.

http://t.co/iSfBcLBW

Spooky’s Straight Out Of London Mix Free Download

Sauce presents Straight Out Of London mixed by Spooky. 33 tunes in 40 minutes. A lickle freshers promo mix for the Sauce crew.

Download the mix here:http://www.mediafire.com/?fyo4gg2wqxm… > Sauce takes place every Saturday @ Hippodrome, Kingston-Upon-Thames <

 

 

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DEJA VU FM – INVASION, RASCALS, UNCLE DREAMA, NATTY, LUIE DA DON, VILLIAN, TIPS & LAWLESS

Another episode of Deja TV from Mr Sosa featuring Invasion,Rascals, Natty,Uncle Dreama, Luie Da Don,Villian, Tips and Lawless enjoy guys.

Discarda On Dejavu 17th Sept

Discarda’s back and fully recovered and back on the air waves.

Here he is on a set on DejaVu on the 19th September.

WE PLAY MUSIC LIVE 30 THE SEPT


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UNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2012


VENUE: Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3JX

DOORS OPEN: 7 – 12am (First act on stage at 8pm )

LIVE ON STAGE

* LIZZIE NIGHTINGALE *

* FAE SIMON *

* SAFFIRE D’SOUL *

* LOUISE WILLIAMS *

* DPOWER *

+ A VERY SPECIAL SUPRISE GUEST PERFORMANCE TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY !

+ WPM’s resident vibemakers SONENI AND THE SOUL 

CO-PRESENTERS

PEACHES – TDK – JOE GRIME 

THE AFTER PARTY TO INCLUDE 2 FLOORS OF 90′s RETRO CLASSICS

With DJ’s

DJ DLUX

BABY BLU – 90′s RnB

EMMA CHAMPION – 90′s House n Garage

DJ CRUZA – New Jack Swing

EJ ENYAW & DJ WOZ – Soul Funk Classic

BANDIT – Host

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We Play Music May 27th

 The WE PLAY MUSIC Live show see’s a handpicked selection of UK Artists and bands all sharing one stage to perform to a live audience,

with all performances broadcasted live directly from the venue stage and streamed seamlessly via London’s leading music station Dejavufm.com

 WE PLAY MUSIC Live is a unique concept capturing the intimacy of live stage performances and presenting it

interactively via radio to audiences in the UK and around the world.

 After 4 successful events WPM live returns for show No:5 taking place at the Queen Of Hoxton in Shoreditch

for another evening of must see stage performances

 LIVE ON STAGE

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Dpower // Shanice Smith // They Live! // Kimberley Newell //  Craft

 & WPM’s resident vibemakers SONENI AND THE SOUL

 + A Special Surprise Guest


 Hosted by DJ Dlux

 

 Co-Presenters

 TDK // Frisky DJ // Peaches // Joshua Jones // Joe Grime // Phaze One // Glacier // Fearney // Fury


 DATE: SUNDAY 27th MAY 2012

 

 VENUE: Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3JX

 

 DOORS OPEN: 7 – 11.30pm (First act on stage at 8pm )

 This show will be broadcasted live via www.dejavufm.com at 8 – 11.30pm

 This show is Filmed by Alx Sosa for Deja Vu TV (VUTV)

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EVENT :WE PLAY MUSIC -Live WITH AMPLIFY DOT//D POWER//MELEKA//KOF//KALEEM TAYLOR//OBENEWA//MARIE DAHLSTROM//ENGLISH

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DJ Dlux proudly presents the ‘WE PLAY MUSIC live’ radio show, a new and original concept in Urban Radio Culture. Showcasing a handpicked selection of artists and bands from the UK, with each performance being BROADCASTED LIVE from the venue and streamed via Deja Vu fm & VUTV. The WPM Live Radio Show is a pioneering & powerful new way to experience live music & radio. After the successful launch, WPM Live now takes place the last SUNDAY of every month from QUEEN OF HOXTON.

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AND WPM’s RESIDENT SONENI AND THE SOUL

+ A Special Surprise Guest

AT QUEEN OF HOXTON 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3JX

SUNDAY 29th APRIL 2012 7PM-11.30PM

This show will be broadcasted live via http://www.dejavufm.com & VUTV

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Events:DJ Lungi Lee Reviews Mix & Blend 2

Here Dreamers Row Reviews the recent Mix & Blend 2

As an attendee of many-a-grime-night in many an East London hangout-slash-bar-slash-pub-slash-rundownclub, I am no stranger to what to expect when venturing inside venues soon to be licked down by many a name brand MC. So, with this in mind, I journeyed down to the infamous Macbeth on Thursday 29th March to be greeted by the usual smell of cheese (not the kind you put on crackers with pickle) and the not-so-regular faces who attended this grimey evening. People had travelled from all over the UK for this night, from Sheffield to Birmingham to Nottingham and beyond, with the expectation of being treated to the greatest grime night to remember. This didn’t quite happen, but what did was something so unique that no journalist, no matter how advanced their level of ignorance, can ignore…. grime was delivered as a stage show, again, in it’s best form. With the best DJ’s in the scene gracing the decks and a truckload of the biggest MC’s in the grime game right now, we we’re given the pleasure of witnessing a set much like what we read about from nights like Sidewinder back in the day and can only really dream of attending. Well now we can bring it to the attention of others that we’ve felt a vibe on that level, in a venue not much bigger than the room I’m sitting in now, without the usual hype and stupidity that causes grime raves in any  part of the UK to be such a rarity. I think the combination of talented DJ’s and promising MC’s allowed for the kind of event in grime that is usually only successful through the Butterz Label formula. So major salutes to Mix & Blend for putting together a night which backed up most of it’s hype and of course for bringing us grime cyphers like we’ve never seen before to build up the levels of expectations for the night to new heights.

Here are the three things DR loved and the two things we didn’t.

Didn’t Love:

1. The slowness of the vibe at the beginning of the rave. The usual formula at most grime raves (if you’ve ever attended a grime rave in East Village you will understand this clearly). People standing around, heads barely bopping…mehhh.

2. Too. Many. Man. The end.

We  Loved:

1. The stageshow element being brought back to Grime. This is so rare to see nowadays, with that many MC’s on one stage, all spraying shower bars and an ENDLESS amount of fully deserved reloads? You have to see it o truly believe. 
2. The hype of the crowd towards the end of the night. With the combination of MC’s and DJ’s doing what they do best, they managed to leave everyone on the night wanting more when the rave locked off at 2am.

3. A grime night with everyone in attendance (excluding Wiley), that had no sign of police sirens at the end of it. Demonstrating to the cynical people who judge the genre without even wanting to form an understanding for it, that grime is mature and it has been for a while. So yeah, wake the fuck up.

All in all, I enjoyed the night and would recommend it to anyone with a curiosity to discover what the hell really occurs at these infamous grime nights and why it’s good for every bass lovers health to attend.

Review by @djlungilee

http://dreamersrow.com

D Power & Wariko x Spooky – Take Off Refix – Radio Rip by spookybizzle on SoundCloud

http://soundcloud.com/spookybizzle/d-power-wariko-spooky-take-off

DJ Whitecoat and Mr Sosa Grimey Mondays 19/3

DJ Whitecoat and Mr Sosa always wrap up grimey Mondays on Dejavu fm, yesterday they had PAs from Killa P, Rampz, Tips, Villian and Gramma Mc Go In.

Track listing below

Footsie – Duppy Mekka (Instrumental)
Killa P – Phone My Phone
Footsie – Spliff
Spooky – Spartan (Mosca Dub)
Big Narstie – Smoking
Gramma Mc – Hard To Kill
M.Z Angel J – Weekend Remix Feat Jammer, Big Narstie and Lioness
Dimples FT Soneni – 100 Teardrops (Produced By Rude Kid)
DJ Whitecoat Feat Killa P, Rampz and Tips – ScrewFaces
Spooky – Rude Activity
Preditah – Circles
J Beatz – Friday The 13th (Beat 650) Complete Without Organs
Thomas Mellor – Knives & Forks
Flash G – Pearl (Instrumental)
Sirpixalot Productions – Somerleyton Road
J Beatz – Virus (J Beatz Remix)
K1 – Armed Robbery
Darkness – Doomsday Device (Instrumental) (Prod. By Darkness)
S-X – Woah (Instrumental)
Masro – Synthetic
MASRO – Mind My Crep
Rude Kid – Spring
Spooky – Pulse 007
Swindle – Airmiles
Faze Miyake – Screwdriver V.I.P
Preditah – Hectic
Teeza – Suwoo Riddim (Woooo Temix)
Footsie – Hustling
Teeza – Switch (Temix)
Teeza – Switch (Temix)
Teeza – Bounce (Glitch Mix)
Faze Miyake – Take Off
Faze Miyake – Bawse
Spooky – Rusty Bell
Doctor P – Sweet Shop (Spooky’s Sugar Overdose Refix)
Doctor P – Sweet Shop (Spooky’s Sugar Overdose Refix)
Royal-T – Inside the Ride
Skillioso- Policeman Ft Nico Lindsay, Dimples, Marger & Fumin (DXP Recordings)
Natty – Basement Muzik – Natty (prod. by Scampz)
Spook – Rude Activity
Luie Da Don – Iron Mike
D Power – Me Not You
JAMAKABI – Civil War Freestyle
Rampz & Killa P – Can’t Violate Us (Spooky Remix)
Preditah – Circles
DJ Whitecoat Feat Jae Elle Vs Preditah – Circle Riddim
Uncle Dreama – Why you Jumping out Ya pram
DJ Eastwood – You Ain’t Ready (Danny B-Line 4X4 Remix)
Styler Feat Rival and Sicx – Get Away

More Free Downloads To Listen Back to Of DJ Spooky on Dejavu FM

Here are the latest free download sets from DJ Spookys ‘Grimey Mondays@ on Dejavu FM

Spooky x Deja Vu FM 12/3/12

http://www.mediafire.com/?5idatds3zgmblmt

Spooky & Full Force x Deja Vu FM 5/3/12

http://www.mediafire.com/?7k74mudt0lqqzc1

Spooky x Deja Vu FM 27/2/12

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?d92n57t625a39yv

Dejavu FM Grimey Mondays DPower Fumin Luie Da Don and Natty

Heres D Power, Fumin, Luie Da Don and Natty back to back on the miked with DJ Smallz  on Dejavu.