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SUBMERGE PRESENTS CONTACT | CLUBS PREVIEW

SUBMERGE PRESENTS CONTACT | CLUBS PREVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Fri 17 Feb After three years running nights in Cardiff that feature high quality headliners big and small from the world of dubstep and grime, Submerge deserve a lot of credit. Their first party of 2017 brings together three DJs for their most daring event yet – also a link-up with […]

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WILEY | CLUBS PREVIEW

WILEY | CLUBS PREVIEW

Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union Sun 5 Feb Wiley is the godfather of grime; hands down. No one seriously contests this. It’s almost unheard of to be absolutely sure of anyone’s dominance within their field; why is the case of Wiley Kat, the Eski-boy, born Richard Cowie, so different? Well, it’s not just the […]

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PIRATE MCS: IS GRIME DEAD? | MUSIC FEATURE

PIRATE MCS: IS GRIME DEAD? | MUSIC FEATURE

2016 is a year dominated by youth culture influenced by grime sounds. But has it fallen into the hands of big time industries? Grime is a genre that has its roots in your best friend’s garage, the ultimate DIY job, beginning with a set of decks, or more likely these days, a laptop. A secretive and underground art, produced […]

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LETHAL BIZZLE | CLUBS PREVIEW

LETHAL BIZZLE | CLUBS PREVIEW

Tramshed, Cardiff, Sat 30 Apr Scene-smashing grime posterboy turned YouTube star, who once wrote an article for the Guardian headlined “David Cameron is a donut”, Lethal Bizzle’s 2004 track Pow! (Forward) was probably the genre’s biggest hit, and was so explosive and energetic that club owners instructed DJs not to play it for fear of violence […]

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FLAVA D, SIR SPYRO | CLUBS PREVIEW

FLAVA D, SIR SPYRO | CLUBS PREVIEW

Sink @ Sin City Sat 16 Apr Swansea consistently punches above its weight when it comes to grime and garage lately, even outbooking Cardiff most of the time, and that’s largely down to the work of the Sink promoters. Last year alone they brought down DJs, producers and MCs including Big Narstie, Newham Generals, DJ […]

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STICKY | CLUBS PREVIEW

STICKY | CLUBS PREVIEW

Selecta @ Undertone, Cardiff Fri 15 Apr Undertone’s in-house night for soundsystem-busting UK beats takes a break from its normal resident-fronted parties to bring to Cardiff a master of UK garage. This is a night for the ravers who enjoyed last month’s night with Jason Kaye and Mike ‘Ruffcut’ Lloyd; the Welsh capital seems to […]