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    I always liked the concept of grime. The aggression and lyrical themes appeal to me but I always thought it was missing that something extra. I had no idea that thing was an orchestra.

    http://bbc.in/1N5V9Yd

    Serious eargasm from 21' to 23'.
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    Is this a wind up?
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Is this a wind up?
    I love the idea that someone went to those lengths for a wind up. But nah.
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    im seeing krept and konan in November. amazing. and Stormzy in October amazing. I saw this and it was really really good!!!!!
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    I love the idea that someone went to those lengths for a wind up. But nah.
    Just asking, I know you're into Metal so didn't expect you to post a thread about this. Yeah I've seen it.

    You might like this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We4YYGH-C3E

    Check some Slew Dem or something. What stuff have you heard that you like?
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Just asking, I know you're into Metal so didn't expect you to post a thread about this. Yeah I've seen it.

    You might like this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We4YYGH-C3E

    Check some Slew Dem or something. What stuff have you heard that you like?
    Oh right, well people can like more than one kind of thing? Idk at least that's what I heard.

    Not a lot, tbh, I always found the stuff I'd heard...lacking. It's hard to put my finger on it. Open to suggestions though, that link wasn't bad.
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    Not my cup of tea tbh, much more into the proper grime sounds - gritty hollow bases, lo-fi sounds, that classic "bagoo" sound, and an overall "dirty" feel. This orchestral stuff sounds a bit hip-hoppy rather than grime.
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    Oh right, well people can like more than one kind of thing? Idk at least that's what I heard.

    Not a lot, tbh, I always found the stuff I'd heard...lacking. It's hard to put my finger on it. Open to suggestions though, that link wasn't bad.
    Yeah sure, there were a lot of strings and orchestral sounds when it first started (Dizzee Strings Hoe is a good example). I think I know what you mean, the Americans I've spoken to who have listened to it say the production sounds half finished. If you haven't heard Boy In Da Corner it's worth a listen.

    If you like that aggressive **** then - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GJL1Y2XVRc & these clips are good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opux-A9UD5k

    Strings Hoe 16:40 mins onward - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QboA1OTBw_g
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    I hate grime tbh, boring and annoying as hell
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    (Original post by Sneakerhead)
    I hate grime tbh, boring and annoying as hell
    Good job you stopped by then..
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    I had to use a VPN just to watch it and I gotta say.... The payoff wasn't really worth it. Can't stop cringing.

    Lol at Wretch 32 at the Royal Albert Hall though, bet he never saw that coming.


    It kinda reminds me of the orchestral/strings period grime went through briefly a number of years back. A fair number of decent instrumentals came out of it, including one of my favourite grime instrumentals ever made:



    ...but very few grime artists ever put bars over them to a good standard to be honest. Kano tried on the above track and ruined it. I dunno if grime just doesn't sound right with it or what. Hickory Dickory by Roll Deep (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKIbHErrxO4) is a good example of where staying more on the grime side of it pays off better.

    Maniac was producing a lot of more deeply layered stuff and using strings etc. too (before he went to jail for trying to drown a girl in Regents canal!)

    There's quite a nice amateur mix of Dizzee spitting over one of them.

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    nice, nice

    edit: tenuously linked since it's not grime and it's barely orchestral, but I just remembered hearing this a long time ago and liking it
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    (Original post by e aí rapaz)
    Maniac was producing a lot of more deeply layered stuff and using strings etc. too (before he went to jail for trying to drown a girl in Regents canal!)
    Speaking of strings I forgot about this guy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hukFoPKNtco

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoVKLKJy-2w
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Speaking of strings I forgot about this guy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hukFoPKNtco

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoVKLKJy-2w
    How did I forget Nocturnal! That whole album was a great example of that kind of production, but nobody ever spat over them. Wouldn't have worked if they had anyway.
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    (Original post by e aí rapaz)
    How did I forget Nocturnal! That whole album was a great example of that kind of production, but nobody ever spat over them. Wouldn't have worked if they had anyway.
    There were a couple (Don't Phone me was pretty big) but I haven't heard anyone over that first one I posted. His stuff (well Grime in general I suppose) is probably more suited to live music.

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    I miss grunge :'(

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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    I always liked the concept of grime. The aggression and lyrical themes appeal to me but I always thought it was missing that something extra. I had no idea that thing was an orchestra.

    http://bbc.in/1N5V9Yd

    Serious eargasm from 21' to 23'.
    I think you'd like Nocturnal

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    (Original post by e aí rapaz)
    How did I forget Nocturnal! That whole album was a great example of that kind of production, but nobody ever spat over them. Wouldn't have worked if they had anyway.
    Apologies if you've heard this, but a very underrated war dub

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    Yeah sorry zKlown and Wilfred Little, I meant to write that nobody has ever done it consistently or to a really high standard :flute:, rather than nobody has EVER done it.

    Not that your examples aren't decent tunes but I just mean, as a direction that grime nearly took for a little while, it worked better for instrumentals (in my opinion) .

    It's like when grime artists spat over dubstep beat, you would get a few huge tracks (I was/am a big fan of a lot of those) but I still wouldn't want that to be the norm.
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    (Original post by e aí rapaz)
    Yeah sorry zKlown and Wilfred Little, I meant to write that nobody has ever done it consistently or to a really high standard :flute:, rather than nobody has EVER done it.

    Not that your examples aren't decent tunes but I just mean, as a direction that grime nearly took for a little while, it worked better for instrumentals (in my opinion) .

    It's like when grime artists spat over dubstep beat, you would get a few huge tracks (I was/am a big fan of a lot of those) but I still wouldn't want that to be the norm.
    Yeah I know what you meant, tbh I was struggling for examples. That Rinse track and don't phone me are the only ones that spring to mind ATM.

    Maniac, Nocturnal and Dot Rotten really did produce an innovative grime sound around that era.

    Funny you should mention dubstep, I liked what Sukh Knight did with a lot with grime MCs (up in smoke, slang, one spliff good examples).
 
 
 
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