Once Upon a Grime

DL: Once Upon a Grime [.zip]

What is Grime Music? Instead of just leav­ing you bbs to fig­ure out the mean­ing of this hot­ness on your own, we fig­ured you could use a lit­tle his­tory les­son from your favorite sXc school­teacher~ CJ Milli.

Musi­cally influ­enced by UK Garage, drum and bass, ragga, and jun­gle, Grime/Eski music orig­i­nated out of Lon­don, UK in the year 2000. Before grime was even known as grime, east Lon­don MC/producer Wiley cre­ated a sound called Eski – inspired by his cold feel­ings towards the world at the time. When Wiley first cre­ated this new sound, he called it “Eski-beat” and referred to him­self as the “Eski-boy”. It was Wiley’s sig­na­ture sound that came to solid­ify the Eski era as one of the most impor­tant times in the UK under­ground Elec­tronic dance music scene. This par­tic­u­lar sub~genre of grime is said to have a dis­tinc­tive “icy,” winter-themed beat, what­ever the fuck that means. To me, Eski music is most char­ac­ter­ized by those nintendo-sounding clicks. You’ll know what I’m talk­ing about when you lis­ten to Slackk’s track ‘Eski Clicks.’ I’ve done a bit of research try­ing to find the exact ori­gin of some of the most com­monly used sam­ples in Eski, but wasn’t able to find any defin­i­tive answers, so con­sider it your home­work to find that out.

Until recent exper­i­men­ta­tion with the genre, almost all Eski beats were spat over and recy­cled by loads of MCs. For exam­ple, Wiley’s “Ice Rink” instru­men­tal was rapped on by about twenty dif­fer­ent MCs, both under­ground and main­stream. You have most likely heard of Lady Sov­er­eign. You may have also heard of Dizzee Ras­cal. In the US we would tend to call that style of music hip-hop, because here, that’s what we call any music with words rapped over it. In the UK they cur­rently call this style grime. It has words rapped over music like hip hop does, but the music is more clubby than most amer­i­can hip hop.

Eski music has since gained it’s own life. Pro­duc­ers like Slackk, Wal­ton, Logos are emu­lat­ing the clas­sic Wiley sound today and are devel­op­ing it fur­ther. And if you hadn’t heard of grime yet, you heard it here first! This is your chance to be on top of the trend early bbs~

Slackk — Eski Clicks (320 kbps)

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Akito put some Eski Clicks on this now clas­sic Jere­mih track, hottt! Oops, i mean cooooold~

Jere­mih — F You All The Time (Akito’s F U On the Clap Trap Ice Rink — Boot­leg) (260 vbr kbps)

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Same­name — Okishima Island (320 kbps)

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Pred­i­tah — Rubi­con (320 kbps)

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Swindle’s track “Pineap­ple,” Royal-T’s “Oran­gade VIP,” Darq E Freaker’s “Cher­ryade” and SRC’s “Tan­ger­ine” are prob­a­bly our four favorite grime traxx of all time~ and all so fruity.

Darq E Freaker — Cher­ryade (320 kbps)

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Swin­dle — Pineap­ple (320 kbps)

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Royal-T — Oran­gade VIP (265 vbr kbps)

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SRC — Tan­ger­ine (Stream Only)

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DJ Cable’s “Car­tridge EP” is fuck­ing hot! He oh~so suc­cess­fully sam­pled & eski~ed up my main man Super Mario. Check out the video below & make sure to pick up the full EP here, cause you neeeed that instrumental//Devil Remix!

We’ve been play­ing Strict Face’s forth­com­ing track “Shibuya Gun­ner” in all our sets lately! Fire. Also can’t wait for Samename’s track Devil Eyes to come out! Check the video pre­views of these two~

DJ Oddz — Blade Run­ner (Instru­men­tal) (192 kbps)

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Brandy — So Sick (Domi­ma­trixx Edit) (WAV)

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2 Responses to Once Upon a Grime

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  2. eric says:

    good stuff man

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