Son Raw isn’t easily impressed
I don’t usually bother with other blogs to find new music. If it’s big, the majors will pick up on it, if it’s small then it won’t make it past Soundcloud and if it’s rap, someone here’s covering it. Hedmuk is the exception: a small UK outlet that’s gone above and beyond in documenting the recent (don’t call it a) subgenre at the intersection of Dubstep, Grime, Garage, Techno and UK Funky.
Their mix series has been a particular highlight in the past year with sets by a number of up and comers that have helped this music spread beyond the monthly confine of Dusk & Blackdown’s Rinse show. This latest offering by Wen is essential – while it only features a couple of unreleased tunes from the man himself, he makes up for a lack of his own new material with plenty of compatible dubplates and singles by an impressive roster of producers.
I spend an inordinate amount of time looking for stuff like this and there’s plenty of names here I’ve never even come across, but that I now have to look up. That’s the mark of a well crafted selection. Download link after the jump along with a stream of Wen’s Strings Hoe refix.
MP3: Wen – Hedmuk Mix (left click to site)