Author: Dylan Reynolds

The past few months have seen no shortage of news from the grime and UK hip hop scene, with new music coming out regularly and big-name artists continuing to squabble back and forth. This piece will hopefully bring you up to speed, as a big summer for grime is awaits around the corner. “My Mixtape […]

I will always associate Big Thief with a very specific time in my life. For a few weeks during last year’s winter break, I worked for the Department of Residence Services, doing various odd jobs like helping residents retrieve forgotten items from their dorm rooms and shuttling documents around campus. It was an easy job […]

Title: Psychodrama Artist: Dave Record Label: Neighbourhood Release Date: March 7, 2019 Rating: 3/5 It’s crazy to think that Dave is only 20 years old, but it’s true. The UK rapper and occasional grime MC rose up in the scene as a teenager with popular freestyle videos, successful mixtapes and collaborations with huge artists including […]

Three years ago, I first heard about grime — a very fast, very British variant of hip hop. I’m not sure exactly why the genre appealed to me so much at the time. Maybe it was the unique instrumentals, which drive forward at 140 bpm and sound like a fusion of EDM and classic video […]

Title: Assume Form Artist: James Blake Record Label: Polydor Records Release Date: January 18, 2019 Rating: 4/5 For all the people who view James Blake as a “sad boy,” Assume Form is a slap in the face. But it’s like getting slapped in the face by the warm side of an extra-soft pillow, because this […]


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