Tag : Grime

The O2 Academy Leeds Opens Its Doors to Bugzy Malone

3 months ago / 0 comments

On his 2018 UK tour, grime sensation Bugzy Malone is ready to perform his new album on a night for rap lovers galore. B. Inspired is littered with his recognizable intensity, not only within his lyrics but also in his strong rhythms. These are carefully balanced with guest appearances from … Read More

From Where the Villa and Blues play – A Birmingham Playlist

10 months ago / 0 comments

I’m from where the Villa and Blues play, the Burgers and Johnsons… For our latest Clubs Playlist, The Gryphon’s resident Brummie editor, Mary Lumley, compiles a set of songs linked to the Second City. Find a Youtube playlist below. Did you know Birmingham has more canals than Venice? Of course … Read More

Grime4Corbyn: A Brief History of Grime and Politics

2 years ago / 0 comments

Following the rise of the Grime4Corbyn movement, journalists and political commentators have sought to understand why prominent figures of the scene would emphatically support the Labour leader, delivering a multitude of varying, and mostly incorrect conclusions. What commenters have failed to realise is that the scene has always been intrinsically … Read More

Stormzy @ O2 Academy, 8/4/17

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Leeds may be well and truly (ish) warming up for the summer, but the hottest place to be on a Saturday night in March was inside the small, dark O2 Academy, breaking a sweat with the London grime artist taking the UK by storm. In case the pun was missed, … Read More

Where are the women in dubstep and grime?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Moving to Leeds almost two years ago has provided plenty of opportunities to involve myself the city’s thriving music scene. Perhaps one of the most iconic parts of this scene is the famous Subdub and Iration Steppas. Countless iconic dubstep DJs have neighboured this bone-rattling sound system in the second … Read More

Preview: Stormzy @ O2 Academy, 8/4/17

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Stormzy? Average? I don’t think so. His hard-line hit ‘Shut Up’ was both his first to climb into the UK Top 40, and the first ever freestyle to accomplish that feat.  His performance on Jools Holland in 2014 made him the first unsigned rapper to have made the cut for … Read More

Review – Youth Club go #NORF

2 years ago / 0 comments

Youth Club Sounds are an events team hoping to be characterised by their signature curation of SoundCloud beats and up-and-coming DJs who challenge the mainstream. November saw the launch of their Headrow House residency, a night titled ‘NORF’ which promised to bring ‘the new underground to Leeds’. Youth Club Sounds … Read More

Feature – RBMA shines the spotlight on Grime

2 years ago / 0 comments

The much anticipated Red Bull Music Academy Tour reached Leeds at the close of October, following stops in Liverpool, Glasgow and London. In Leeds, amongst a variety of genres represented, Grime was on the agenda. Schoolyard favourite since the turn of the decade, Giggs sat down with i-D’s Music Editor and … Read More

Lady Leshurr @ Belgrave, 30/10/16

2 years ago / 0 comments

As a self-declared queen, Lady Leshurr proved her royal status on Sunday evening at Belgrave. Despite the show not selling out and the venue being half-full, Lady Leshurr’s crown did not fall. Working through her ‘Queen’s Speech’ series, she gave the people what they wanted to hear. The ‘speeches’ were … Read More

Feature – An Interview with Dialect

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In conjunction with the Leeds edition of the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour, Christopher Jenkins met up with local Leeds lad and one of Grime’s finest, Dialect, to find out why the city absorbs all genres and to discuss the growth of Grime. I first wanted to ask why … Read More