Grime wasn’t exactly supposed to be the sort of genre that bred elder statesmen.
Bass music wasn’t either.
However, like many things coming from the underground scene; both ended up being major players in the mainstream arena.
It was a burst of thrilling anarchy, all these unruly teenagers fuming giddily over homemade PlayStation beats that sounded like malfunctioning spaceships. Grime artists didn’t play shows; they played raves. Young artists were old souls, and a guy like Dizzee Rascal was already radiating bitter paranoia at 16. Wiley, the man who probably deserves the lion’s share of the credit for inventing and developing the sound in the first place, spent his early years beefing with ex-proteges and loudly insisting on his own importance; he’s still doing both now.
It was the UK secret weapon on the streets. This seemed like one of those sudden bursts of collective inspiration that burns hot and fast and then disappears. For a while, that’s what happened, and old grime stars started making crossover dance-pop hits. Grime still exists, but on its pure form doesn’t bring the same sense of excitement that it had in 2003 or, for that matter, 2015. The fractious scene has spun off into a bunch of still-chaotic but smaller scenes, giving birth to UK drill and road rap.
That is why we are beyond excited to drop the first ever Latino Resiste full grime EP by our homeboy CHONG X .
Chong X come back EP is setting an amazing take for the genre, because it totally blends the bass spirit, while maintaining the grimey essence.
The album is set for FREE DOWNLOAD as part of our 10th year celebration.