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Classic Grime Riddims – Mix by Son Raw

UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

You already know we’re huge fans of UK Garage and its family tree of sub-genres. Although we have lots of love for Grime (both the foundations and current sounds) it’s the one style that we feel we need more digging into. We reached out to our man Son Raw who is one the leading specialists in the subject with his radio show on Nasty FM and his contributions to Passion of the Weiss.

Son Raw: “Instrumental Grime is having a moment in the sun right now thanks to the Butterz and Boxed movements and the sound is rapidly transforming into something new altogether. That said, it’s sometimes easy to forget that today’s bangers were built on the backs of yesterdays classics, particularly given that Grime’s original wave was so focused on emcees.

With that in mind, I decided to put together some of my favourite instrumentals from Grime’s golden age – 46 raw beats from the Fruityloops era mixed at high speeds in a pirate radio style. This is just the tip of the iceberg – I didn’t even touch on Jammer, Skepta and Target’s contributions to the scene, but hopefully this primer can provide listeners with a new appreciation for the way London kids were mashing up Garage, Hip-Hop, Dancehall and Jungle into new shapes at the turn of the millennium.”

Wiley – Igloo
Waifer (Slew Dem) – Yes I blunt
Maniac – K.O
Wiley – Avenger
Footsie – Showerman Time
Youngstarr – Pulse X
Alias – Gladiator
Terror Danjah – Zumpi Hunter
Wiley – Cable Street
Dizzee Rascal – Go
Plasticman – Safari
Alias – Warriors
Iron Soul – Summer 99
Geeneus – Dark Boy
Wonder – What
Wiley – Morgue
Kid D – All I need
Mike Jones – Still Tippin (Plasticman Remix)
Ruff Sqwad – Together
Dot Rotten – Demons
Wiley – Ice Rink
Dizzee Rascal – Girls
Mr Keys – SS Exclusive
Terror Danjah – Hyperphonix
Ruff Sqwad – I’m From a Place
Maniac – Thug
DJ Oddz – Strung UP VIP
Plasticman – The Lift
Dexplicit – Bullacake
Footsie – Back to 95
Iron Soul – Let Me
Dizzee Rascal – Stop Dat Riddim
Dot Rotten – Bazooka
Rebound X – Rhythm & Gash
JME – Dun No D Myspace
Davinche – Jenny (Remix)
Ruff Sqwad – Anna
Wonder – Chi Flute
Wiley – Ice Pole Remix
Davinche – Last Night Part 2
Waifer (Slew Dem) – Pool Party
Low Deep – Jedi
Spooky – Coolie Joyride
Maniac – Wah Da Rass
Dot Rotten – Bring Me Down
XTC (Ruff Sqwad) – Functions on the Low

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Montreal-based DJ and the founder MusicIsMySanctuary.com (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).