Son Raw’s physical is back in North America but you can’t trap his mind. These days, DJ mixes are as common as trap releases on Dat Piff or white bro R&B at bad BBQs, but proper production mixtapes filled with all original material? Those are rarer than vegan meetups in steakhouses. Requiring both quality and […]
Son Raw is writing this from Dublin over a cup of tea. First up, a big shout out to everyone at Boxed in London for the warm welcome when I visited their night. As a fan of this music, that was a tremendous experience and it was great to hear those tunes played the way […]
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Son Raw is the rap Bill Murray. No, this isn’t groundhog’s day – I wrote about this combination a few months back but like The Low End Theory and Autonomic Podcasts, when these crews hit Rinse it’s always worth a mention.  Dusk & Blackdown returned to radio after another extended absence, but while the irregularity […]
Son Raw’s continuing look at the instrumental Grime scene. Ya ‘dun know. Part 1 here.  15 – Bloom Bloom fucked with everyone’s head in 2K12 and kept the madness rolling this year with choice remixes and a release on Visionist’s Lost Codes label. His music wasn’t pretty but it damn sure was effective thanks to […]
Son Raw ain’t your motherfuckin’ boy. Like GZA said in 95 – you gotta read the label. If Dubstep had one advantage over Grime early on, it was  independent outlets such as Tempa and Planet Mu spreading the sound beyond the South London boroughs. Grime on the other hand, mostly existed through a sub-underground economy: […]