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Clash review
11.05.17

So much more than a summer sensation...

The Quietus review
25.02.17

Stormzy, just like Kano, has fooled most if not all of us. The latter, prior to the release of last year's Made in the Manor, released a succession of tracks – ‘Three Wheel-Ups...

Clash review
02.03.17

A highly creative album that should satisfy his increasingly broad fanbase...

Clash review
13.02.17

Strking a fine balance between grime, hip-hop, and pop...

Clash review
19.01.17

The elder statesman of grime offers a celebration of everything that he has achieved...

Clash review
12.01.17

There's only one President...

Clash review
16.12.16

A mixed but nonetheless arresting return from the London MC...

Clash review
16.11.16

A fascinating, disorienting blend of naivety and harsh futurism...

Clash review
09.11.16

A return to roots, a call to arms...

Clash review
09.11.16

Grime legend goes that little bit deeper...

Clash review
09.11.16

A rewarding return from a reliable rap supplier...

Clash review
09.11.16

Mysterious producer continues to push the envelope...

Clash review
26.09.16

An intriguing outing from one of the most unique MCs in the land...

The Quietus review
03.11.15

If grime initially sounded like the echo of Britain's modern urban dystopias, recent years have seen a subtle shift, most notably with the gradual fade of the MC. Producers are...

The Quietus review
20.10.15

Somewhat surprisingly, Nothing is Hyperdub boss Steve Goodman's solo debut as Kode9, but that's only because his first two releases were joint efforts in tandem with vocalist and...

Clash review
02.11.15

Intriguing but somewhat incomplete...

Clash review
23.09.15

An impressive statement of expansive expression...

Clash review
03.11.14

Grime's godfather returns...

Clash review
27.10.14

An album of consistent quality and effortless personality…

Clash review
25.09.14

A tame third album from the Hackney rapper...

XLR8R review
03.09.14

The past year or so in UK dance music has been marked by the rapid ascendance of a new wave of instrumental grime producers, many of whom are affiliated with London's monthly...

Clash review
09.09.14

An absorbing listen full of rich melodies and foreboding space...

Clash review
24.08.14

Producer's second LP is sugary enough, but lacks bite...

Under The Radar review
12.09.14

After a four-year break—in which Russell (aka Rustie) Whyte's star has ascended into the stratosphere—the Glaswegian producer/DJ returns with a sophomore effort which more than...

The Quietus review
10.09.14

"Hyper", "maximalist", "Day-Glo": the same words have perpetually popped up to describe the music of Glasgow's Russell Whyte, aka Rustie, ever since the release of 2011's Glass...

NME review
27.08.14

Bombastic and brilliant in parts, the Warp producer's return is frustrating in its inability to stay focused

Clash review
20.08.14

The narrative is surly, but his soundtrack is clear…

Insound review
01.07.14

Deluxe edition contains five extra tracks! Ed Sheeran is blessed - he seems to know exactly where he is going, and exactly how to get there. Where countless others fail to make an...

Insound review
01.07.14

Ed Sheeran is blessed - he seems to know exactly where he is going, and exactly how to get there. Where countless others fail to make an impression amid today's information...

NME review
18.11.13

The cover of his album shows a post-apocalyptic vision of his native London, and it’s pretty much the same story with the music.

NME review
04.11.13

The rapper’s second album 'Demonstration' is full of attitude, but too often slips into crude lyrics and clichéd production

XLR8R review
29.10.13

The recent transition of Croydon dubstep pioneer Skream (a.k.a. Oliver Jones) towards disco and house has been greeted with a fair bit of consternation in some circles. It's not...

Clash review
03.10.13

Dizzee sounds played out on his latest LP…

NME review
07.10.13

The former grime star has roped in big-name guests and producers in a bid to crack America. It's a bit rubbish

Clash review
30.09.13

Enough to butt heads with your buddies...

XLR8R review
27.09.13

London producer Slackk's new six-track EP for Local Action, Failed Gods, arrives on the back of steadily building hype around the creative resurgence of grime. Though he's...

NME review
09.07.13

‘Tides’ is ambient in the same way as a water feature in a garden: soothing at a glance, but ultimately boring.