— Mella Dee —

On Doncaster, school reports, skating, art, breaks, Techno Disco Tool and taking Warehouse Music global. “I remember getting one of my school reports back and my teacher said, ‘if Ryan was any more laid back he’d be horizontal.” It’s Sunday morning and I’m speaking to DJ, producer and label head Mella Dee from Bethnal Green,Continue reading “— Mella Dee —”

— GRIME & DUBSTEP MONTHLY ™ —

A temporary home for monthly Mixmag Grime & Dubstep reviews while the magazine remains out of print — here are September’s picks. Album of the Month: Sundaysaurus – ‘Pretty Poison’ (Chow Down) Stunning Highlights 1. Comet Crush 2. Potatohead 3. Disco Laundry ‘Pretty Poison’ is the debut album by Seoul-born, Tokyo-based producer Sundaysaurus — aContinue reading “— GRIME & DUBSTEP MONTHLY ™ —”

— Ashley Verse —

On grime, fashion, community, chance meetings, life in Mitcham, music videos, opportunity and the importance of shaping your own world view. In June 2015, I interviewed Steven ‘Cheeky’ Cee — DJ, promoter and engine room behind Eskimo Dance — for a piece on the legendary grime event for Boiler Room. We met at Boxpark inContinue reading “— Ashley Verse —”

Aniefiok Ekpoudom

On books, lyricism, language, telling stories, putting people first, class, UK rap and the Black British experience. I last saw Aniefiok Ekpoudom in the summer of 2018. We caught up and chatted about some potential press opportunities over an in-and-out lunch at Nando’s on Kensington High Street. It was brief, but I left feeling likeContinue reading “Aniefiok Ekpoudom”

— GRIME & DUBSTEP MONTHLY ™ —

A temporary home for monthly Mixmag Grime & Dubstep reviews while the magazine remains out of print — here are August’s picks. Album of the Month: Jon Phonics – ‘Players Go Places’ (Astral Black) Grab your silk robe Highlights  1. P.B.E 2. Blue Note 3. Lord Of The Town ft. Nasty Nigel As label headContinue reading “— GRIME & DUBSTEP MONTHLY ™ —”

— Kamran —

On grime, gqom, Somerset, Goon Club Allstars, parties, hardware and leaving his Moleskin moniker behind. For artists, the decision to change moniker never seems to be an easy one. There’s things to way up, personal brands to consider, reputations to uphold, potential legacies to preserve. For Kamran, formerly known as Moleskin for the best partContinue reading “— Kamran —”

— Dexplicit —

On ‘Forward Riddim’, Heat FM, saving lunch money to buy records, grime, bassline, technology and feeling freer than ever before on new EP, ‘Digital Monk’. “Maybe it’s just the way I think”, shrugs Dexplicit thoughtfully as he reflects on the last six months, “but it hasn’t been that bad. Maybe I’m lucky.” It’s the firstContinue reading “— Dexplicit —”

— GRIME & DUBSTEP MONTHLY ™ —

A temporary home for monthly Mixmag Grime & Dubstep reviews while the magazine remains out of print — here are July’s picks. Album of the Month: East Man – ‘Prole Art Threat’ (Planet Mu) The East Man manifesto  Highlights 1. East Man & Lyrical Strally – ‘Ten Ton Riddim’ 2. East Man & Mic TyContinue reading “— GRIME & DUBSTEP MONTHLY ™ —”