The Streets

30 seconds interview: Shystie

Chanelle Calica, aka Shystie, is a 27-year-old rapper from Hackney who now counts Azealia Banks, 50 Cent, Basement Jaxx and Mike Skinner among her friends. Earning the moniker ‘grime princess’ through her work on Dizzee Rascal's debut single I Luv U, she’s since gone on to tour with The Streets and Basement Jaxx. We spend 30 seconds with her to find out more...

Brutal bass

The brutal bass of dubstep has been tickling ribcages since the genre’s humble beginnings in Croydon circa 2001. It hasn’t had much of an impact on the charts though – until now. David Smyth charts the rise of the UK’s trendiest new dance phenomenon, led by a troupe of enigmatic producers and songwriters.…