Archive | grime

Prepare for Skepta’s incoming new album, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’

Skepta announced his new album, Ignorance Is Bliss, will drop May 31. His previous long play, Konnichiwa, was released in 2016 and won the Mercury Prize, awarded for the best album released in the UK from a British or Irish artist. In 2017, he released an EP called Vicious, which featured Lil B, Smoke Boys, […]

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Stormzy introduces new publishing house, #Merky Books

In recent years, Stormzy has gone from underground UK grime rapper to being one of the leading figureheads in the emerging rap sub-genre, and the poster boy for grime’s growing international appeal. Now, the London-native emcee can add publisher to his rap sheet, with the launch of his newly announced partnership with Penguin Random House to […]

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Loco Dice delivers five-track EP from new hip-hop and grime side project FKD

House and techno stalwart Loco Dice has made his extended hip-hop and grime debut. News of the exciting new venture came last month when Dice announced on Instagram he would be working with longtime friends Frizzo and Kobe Hodgson on the collaborative project, FKD.In an effort to blur the lines and push the boundaries between electronic […]

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Loco Dice announces new hip-hop and grime side project FKD

Loco Dice is one of dance music’s most mercurial DJs.The house and techno maven moves across a multitude of genres with a keen sense for how sounds reflect in their respective atmospheres. After spending what seems like a lifetime honing in on his craft, moving in and out of styles, Dice has announced the creation of his very first […]

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Zeds Dead unveil heavy ‘Deadbeats Compilation 2’ LP

When Zeds Dead announced their very own indie imprint in spring 2016, the Toronto-based dubstep pioneers were essentially making their foray into the broader sounds of bass music. Not even one year later, the iconic duo would release their first Deadbeats compilation, further solidifying the then-blossoming careers of Nebbra, REZZ, and Megalodon, among others. Along with their weekly […]

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Skepta surprises fans with release of ‘Vicious’ EP on Halloween

Skepta caught fans off guard on Halloween with the release of his new Vicious EP.The six-track project features cameos from the likes of A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, Lil B and fellow Brits Section Boyz. This is the Tottenham native’s first release since his 2015 album Konnichiwa, which won Skepta the Mercury Prize for Best Album the following year in […]

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TroyBoi releases a spooky, experimental single, ‘Creeper’

London’s very own experimental trap producer TroyBoi has been hitting it hard with new releases lately — with his 20-track debut album, Left and Right, and an original single titled “Don’t Want.” The artist even made time to open up to Dancing Astronaut about his continuous rise in the electronic music scene. Now, TroyBoi is back with another brand […]

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Listen to Oregon Eclipse live sets from CloZee, Bassnectar, Minnesota, and more

A considerable amount of time has passed since the Oregon Eclipse Gathering,  but exclusive sets continue to appear online as artists upload their live acts or, in some cases, even go as far as to re-record their sets.Now former attendees and eclipse chasers from around the globe can now enjoy sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Minnesota, CloZee, and […]

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MUST LISTEN: Snails’ star-studded debut album ‘The Shell’ is a vestige of filth and grime

If there’s one thing Montreal-based producer Snails has become synonymous with, its his slime-coated, grime-ridden brand of “Vomitstep” bass. When the up-and-comer released “Slugz” back in 2014, the menacing trap production would then incite the young producer’s ascension into dubstep notoriety. Hard to believe that nearly three years would pass before Snails would take the next step in his career with the release of […]

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deadmau5 x Shotty Horroh – ‘Legendary’ (Original Mix)

Manchester rap sensation Shotty Horroh has teamed up with dance music icon deadmau5 for a collaboration that has been appropriately dubbed “Legendary.” The track is unlike anything expected from deadmau5 as Shotty Horroh’s alluring verses over an easy beat and distant oscillating synths add an intriguing dimension to a relaxed yet energetic vibe.Deadmau5 is notorious for his […]

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Watch Skepta drop serious retro-vibes in ‘Hypocrisy’ music video

Grime God Skepta just dropped some serious knowledge on the skeptics in his brand new video for “Hypocrisy.”Unleashing the fiery single just last month via a SoundCloud surprise, the “Hypocrisy” visuals find the rapper amongst a slew of women in black sporting wigs, men in white, and the rapper spewing fashion-reference bars over a retro karaoke set. […]

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Jauz & Crankdat elevate ‘I Hold Still’ from celebrated ID to official release

An unreleased ID is a double edged sword, the withheld track often serves as an engrossing sample of what any given producer has been doing in the studio and is usually a major tease as tracks are often not slated for release in the foreseeable future.Some IDs are so impressionable that they leave listeners talking about […]

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Weekend Rewind: Relive Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones’ rowdy Boiler Room set

It has been a busy year for Fractal Fantasy co-founders Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones. With Sinjin Hawke’s album, First Opus, being released in May and a steady stream of singles, remixes, and collaborations coming from both artists, it is easy for some great content to slip through the cracks. A few months ago, the Spanish duo […]

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RL Grime collaborates with Miguel on the emotive single, ‘Stay for It’

Henry Steinway, more widely known as RL Grime, has been locked away in the studio pinning down the precise creative direction he sees his career taking. Yesterday, June 1, the LA-native announced his upcoming sophomore LP, Nova, using a self-published zine, which nods backs to the 1990s punk rock underground.In this creative address, sent to 100 lucky fans around the […]

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Stööki Sound and Joker’s North American tour is in full swing [Tour Dates + Event Review]

Stööki Sound are back – and with a bass-driven vengeance. On Friday, April 28, the longstanding trap duo took to Avalon’s main stage in Los Angeles as part of their national Off The Endz tour with legendary bass artist, Joker. Known far and wide for infusing their UK-bred style and sound with minimal yet heavy-hitting beats, Stööki Sound have released song after song that […]

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