Initially a sound associated with a handful of movers, shakers and music-makers operating within the developing realms of the Dancehall and Afrobeats infused Rap stylings of the “Afroswing” variety. Now entering the mainstream consciousness of the British Rap sphere, the continued evolution of the sound is pointing to potential for a new milestone in British Rap music and broader Hip Hop culture...
IN CONVERSATION W/ HATTIE COLLINS: THE ‘RWD FORUM’ LEGACY, “WILEY BEING WILEY”, LIVERPOOL STYLEE, NEW MEDIA & MORE (Mar, 2018)
Arguably – along with Chantelle Fiddy – Hattie Collins is widely considered to be a pioneer and leading light in British Urban Music Journalism of the digital era. Most notable for her work at Touch Magazine, RWD and championing Grime in the scene’s infancy, and highly influential for her contributions to the editorial dimension of building the scene we celebrate so much today, as now being Features Director at iD.
In the pursuit and elevation of a conscious attitude toward “Style” over the gormless corporate driven “fashion” culture. In recent years there’s been a growing trend among the young forward thinking ‘style bods’ – for want of a better term – towards a more distinct and unique collection of either customised, rare or incredibly limited clothes being a staple of their style – endeavouring to escape the formulaic and soulless expressions of “Fashion” and “psuedo style”...
With now 10 years in the game under his belt, JP AKA Joseph Patterson has been a major contributor to youth culture in our rapidly expanding Urban British scene. Hailing from Stockwell – South London – but making his name in his teens as a promoter back in 2007, to not only being a regular on the MOBO Awards committee, but Senior Editor of Complex UK and founder of new editorial platform TRENCH.
From south London’s 1980s illegal rave scene to body popping in Covent Garden and the art of DJing.
The production duo of Blairy Hendrix and Joshua Beatzz — who last linked up to create the beat behind "Dem Boi Paigon", J Hus' breakout song — have returned with a collaborative project titled Kindergarten 2.
Talking industry recognition and philanthropy with the producer helping define a UK sound.
Co-owner Deano (Real Gold) discusses the launch this month, the space, the sound system, the Seven Sisters community and dispelling the potential for any “gentrification” backlash
Long gone are the days when grime radio shows were restricted to pirate stations in London...
Mista Silva talks dance clashing, African pride and the meteoric rise of Afrobeats.
Afrobeats, Dancehall and a healthy dose of British swagger.