Radar Radio grime empress, Alia Loren, provides a crash course primer on the freshest grime representatives. It's littered with exclusives and mash-ups that haven't yet seen the light of day. Tune in.
About this mix
Originally an Essex gal, I moved into London 4 years ago for uni; the times when people were saying "grime is dead". I was at the half empty raves, meeting MCs and trying to get my own grime show.
Shortly after, Radar Radio picked me up to start my own weekly grime show and within 6 months, I learned how to DJ. That's kinda what struck me as the story behind this mix. There's so many new listeners who love grime, people tend to forget or don't know about some old school legends or even new grime producers.
I wanted to put together a mix bringing together some of my favourite old school grime gems and producers with some of the newer producers that I've had my eye on for a minute.
Throughout this mix, there are sounds that you might not expect to hear together like the old school Jordan Riddim with Sware's remake of Pulse X. This mix looks into the past and present of grime and illustrates how productions have changed dramatically over the years. I think it's important to remember the genre's origins as well as looking into where the sound of grime is at today.
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