July 11, 2011

Sach O‘s butterfly knife comes along for your eye.

Skream linked to this one on Facebook and it warrants the reblog: a full hour of Dizzee Rascal in his prime, ripping apart the darkest digital beats London had to offer in 2001. The then 16 year old prodigy spit whole chunks of his forthcoming Boy in Da Corner album and it’s amazing to hear embryonic versions of his classics before they became full, XL approved, Mercury Prize winning songs. As for the beats, London’s post 2-Step concoction of Garage, Ragga, Videogame music, Swizz Beats and Neptunian funk is still some of the weirdest urban music ever made, a high speed, low-cost reaction to the post-jiggy era. In 10 years, Soul Jazz will put out a great compilation of this stuff but until then, this is probably the best way to hear it.

Download:
MP3: DJ Slimzee & Dizzee Rascal – 2001 Grime Mix (Via The Raw Blog)
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