The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - JIM CAR­ROLL

Grime 2.0 Big Dada The real sound of the un­der­ground, grime never pos­sessed main­stream as­pi­ra­tions, even if some prac­ti­tion­ers had their heads turned on oc­ca­sion. Thanks to the ex­ca­va­tions of Joe Muggs and Will Ash­ton, Grime 2.0 is a block­buster, 35-track foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion of the fer­tile ur­ban scene’s rough­est and tough­est ways and means. With pro­duc­ers rather than the MCs in the spot­light, it’s the vis­ceral, raw, in­tense, dra­matic sounds of Chaos & Or­der, Darq E Freaker, Thren­ody, Teeza, Faze Miyake and oth­ers that take the ap­plause. The more you lis­ten to the thump­ing basslines, chill­ing synths and dark bass, the more you re­alise how ahead of the pack most of th­ese pro­duc­ers are when it comes to avant-garde pop. En­er­getic and vi­brant, Grime 2.0 is a timely re­minder of both the sound’s own trav­els and its in­flu­ence on a host of other gen­res. big­ Down­load: Chaos & Or­der, Lo­gan’s Mind; Faze Miyake, 5000; Teeza, Rum & Coke

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