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Creation Date: 03-14-2009 11:32 AM
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what it sez on the muddafukin tin. I dispense aural (yes the auditory kind) pleasure and wisdom and you go HUH? Also I don't delete these things so rather than leaving them to rot, buried away in some thread no-one read in the first place, I'm exhuming them to rot here.
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In Angry Grime Mix originally uploaded 14/03/09 Entry Tools
  #4 New 03-14-2009 12:00 PM
Oh look it's the latest one, to date. I don't think there will be many (if any) more like this, because I now know pretty much everything and have all the classics and rarities worth sharing. All the bases have been covered. Unless grime does a complete 180 and stops stagnating and surprises me then this is it, not that you care. If you're reading, rocker!
I am pleased with this one. Wish the volume levels could have been adjusted on maybe one or two songs to have made it perfecto.

Incidentally 'Bow E3' is in East London where grime started. Bow is the district (it is said you aren't a real Cockney unless you are within earshot of Bow bells, the church) and E3 is of course the postcode. I don't think I ever explained the grime postcode thing. All the gangs wear their postcode like a badge. I treat it lightly but London minorities are fucked. Best comparison would be the favelas in Rio, imagine armies of recruited 'youts', low-level drug runners who carry out the mid-level dealer's dirty work rather than learning that they are rats in a cage.
It's part gangster culture, partly fear and a need for protection against the other youts with shanks. i.e. the same as in any other ghetto around the world, the steady drug supply keeps the violence black on black. Except like Brazil London hustlers target the exceptionally young, 11 year old kids, younger even. It's no surprise then there are a lot of young MCs.
Fear. When the the only rich guys on your estate are the ones shotting skag, your peers and and the olders are mocking you, that's you're world, what are you gonna do? Do your maths homework and get a part-time job? Nah

Basically here is a mix, designed to be a chronological cross-section of the years 1999-2003 in the London scene.

It's a mash of instrumentals and vocals, the emphasis on the former, with most of the seminal dubs included as well as the track that 'invented' grime (Eskimo), as you can see plenty of heed is paid to the 'father of grime' Wiley.
The vocalled tracks mainly serve as short interludes and are mostly pirate radio rips or just little bits of speech I thought were good to break it up. Pirate radio became the main outlet early on, illustrating the grittier sound that was adopted as the consciousness became much more dark, angry, minimal... even paranoid.

2003 short. We have a good laugh about Discarda now...*smh*

As garage becomes grime/2-step/eski/sublow (a name for it had not been decided) and gets pushed underground, hopefully you'll notice the music gets weirder, the four-to-the-floor of the first few tracks dissipates and things get messy.
Consistent throughout are the two-step drum patterns, the mid/sub-bass and London's Afro-Caribbean estate culture. This is the soil in which the seeds of dubstep would germinate come 2004. But more on that later

This mix runs up to 2003 and is essentially the prelude to a full-on compilation of early/mid-era dubstep to be posted in it's home thread.
Recommended for fans of dubstep/glitch/minimal techno/hip-hop?
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Scruface Riddims - the Roots of Dubstep

1. Boo! (12" Mix) - Sticky Feat. Ms. Dynamite
2. 138 Trek - DJ Zinc
3. Flow So Cold That I Live In An Igloo (Radio) - Wiley
4. Warriors - Alias
5. Different Congo Vibes (Interlude) - D Double E
6. Tingz In Boots - Ruff Sqwad
7. Eskimo - Wiley
8. Wot Do U Call It? - Wiley
9. Jon E Cash - War
10. Strings Hoe - Dizzee Rascal
11. Man A Badman (Radio) - Esco
12. Cha (VIP Mix) - Plasticman
13. I Keep It Gully (Freestyle) - Black The Ripper
14. Baraka (Blue Portal Mortal Kombat Riddim) - JME
15. Strike The Match F1 Dub - 2 Twisted
16. Listening Crew (Interlude) - D Double E
17. Morgue - Wiley
18. Oi London, We're Rolling (Radio) - Wiley
19. Stomp - Big Shot
20. Remove the Ice From Your Wrist (2003 Radio) - D Double, God's Gift, Kano, Tinchy Stryder, Munk
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