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The Grimeline

The Grimeline: How Independent Grime Went Mainstream

We’re looking at UK Grime and how the genre has permeated the British chart, creating a time of unprecedented chart success. Interestingly, many of the prominent artists are signed to their own independent labels; finding success away from the major labels.

They have total creative control over their output and have blossomed away from the powerful distribution networks of the big boys. Consider Giggs, who never had an album reach the Top 20 until he went fully independent and hit #2 with Landlord.

We’re going to take you on a journey through the history of the genre and how we got to this stage. But first let’s quickly explain what Grime is:
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Years and Years

Years & Years – Communion | Album Review

A brave new Garage

years and years communion

Years and Years are a three-piece band from London. Though loosely defined as electronic, their music often strays into garage or dance territory. They wear their influences on their sleeve and are from the emerging wave of artists who take cues from the music of the 1990s. Which is sad, because it means that we are far enough removed from the decade that people are beginning to recycle its hallmarks.
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