grime

Playlist: Afropunk London

Footloose festival Afropunk dabbles at the cutting edge of black urban culture, cooking up an untouchable line-up of genre-hopping talent. Our new playlist celebrates the London 2017 edition...

Featured artist: Izzie Gibbs

Northampton's Izzie Gibbs has been flaunting his witty wordplay for the last three years, proving London isn’t the only home of UK grime. With the hype picking up pace, don't miss his new EP...

Interview: Skepta

‘When I make music, it’s for a purpose. I don’t just wanna dance and shake my jewels:’ Skepta gets deep backstage at The Ivors

Featured artist: Coby Sey

Coby Sey's sludgy hip-hop and grimy electronics are inspired by the danker depths of London's nightlife. With production credits for Mica Levi, plus his own NTS show, he's fast becoming a name to watch...

Featured artist: 67

South Londoners 67 are melding raw rap and dirty trap with big results. Tune into their unapologetic sound ahead of their debut show at The Great Escape later this week...

Featured artist: Young Yizzy

Seventeen-year-old rapper Young Yizzy riffs on the energy of Ghetts and Devlin, but it's his own fearless wit that shouts the loudest. Get to know this Glasto Emerging Talent Competition finalist...

Featured artist: Rude Kid

UK grime producer and Kiss Radio host Rude Kid will be flying the flag for the sound this week at SXSW thanks to PRS Foundation backing. We get to know the architect of grime's future...