If you listen to dubstep religiously, then you’ve probably heard of Urban Knights. Known for Heavy Riddims and Sounds, Urban Knights have kept the music going, and the latest release “Voodoo” brings forth a mystical vibe.
On it’s own, “Voodoo” is an impressive track that has dubstep moments and UK garage. But Soul Circuit decided to bring a different vibe with their remix of the Urban Knight’s song.
Tom Moore & Dan Timcke are the two London-based Producers that makeup the production moniker, Soul Circuit. Now if you’re a fan of UK Garage, Grime, House, or UK Bass, then you should check out not just their remix of “Voodoo,” but their other tracks as well.
So let’s talk about this remix. Just kidding, I’m not going to write essays on each beat. I’m keeping this simple, So what is it? Well it’s a nice Tribal Bass spin on the original Urban Knights track, and it’s really really good! Check it out below, as well as the original.
Giggs is another one of grime’s widely acclaimed rappers, known for rapping in a slow voice and a low tone. If you watched the Tinchy Stryder "Game Over" official video, Giggs is the first rapper featured. He’s the one posted in the Armani Blazer, rapping in a deep voice which compliments the beat. I like music that also uses orchestra instruments and doesn’t solemnly rely on a drum machine. "Dont Go There" is a track by Giggs and it features one of my favorite American rappers, B.o.B. It’s a nice union between English hip-hop and American hip-hop. There is a noticeable different between Giggs and B.o.B, but it works! Check out the video below.
I’m a huge fan of rappers that rhyme on top of electronic/dance music. That’s probably why I’ve always been a fan of grime music, I’m able to enjoy the lyrics and dance like crazy to an insanely dope beat. When I first listened to grime I really hated it, but it’s grown on me the past few years. Some of accents on certain tracks are still a little too thick for me, but for the most part I’m starting to really like grime. For those of you who read my blog on a regular, you’ve got the sense that my music taste if all over!
Videos below from some of my favorites.
I heard this song by Tinie Tempah when it first came out in the UK, and then yesterday I saw it on MTV…I’m like that came out awhile ago! lol America catch up!
Wiley is GRIME!
Grime is a European musical genre that is influenced by UK garage, dancehall, electronica, and hip-hop music. I listen to a lot of Grime artists and my top favorite is Wiley. Some American’s get annoyed by the thick English accent, especially Dizzee Rascal’s very thick accent. Wiley is a rapper that you can understand no matter where you are from. He raps about love and sex, money, London, and other issues he thinks are important. If you like electronica music, then it’s worth checking out Grime. You get the best of both words…electronica and hip-hop make a nice marriage on most occasions. My favorite tracks: Take That, Wearing My Rolex,Where’s My Brother.
*I love working out to this song, and the video is pretty cool!
Here’s an interesting documentary on Grime.