Apologies for the
short long hiatus loyal readers, with promotion at the day job comes greater responsibility and consequently less free time. However, I’m definitely going to try and commit more time to the website as well as the social networks (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). We’re also on the lookout for contributors so if you know anyone who enjoys the same music we do and would like to write up some content then ask them to get in touch.
The end of 2015 was rather exciting for the world of grime, in fact all of 2015 was pretty incredible for a genre that was founded in the tower blocks of council estates just over decade ago. Skepta is pretty much touring the globe and shutting it down wherever he goes (see what I did there?), Stormzy sold north of 200,000 copies of Shut Up, Big Narstie featured on Craig David‘s comeback single and Jme‘s independently released Integrity> peaked at number 11 on the UK charts. Yes, one place below the top 10 selling albums in the whole country. However, separate to all the overt success that grime has had in 2015 there has also been a lot going on in the background. Butterz, a label that was conceived in the grime sound and founded by DJs Elijah and Skilliam, has been going from strength to strength. Initially promoting grime through their blog, then on their Rinse FM show and most recently through their events, the label gradually morphed and know has expanded into what you may call electronic with the sounds of Swindle et al. We had the pleasure of joining the Butterz gang on their Outlook Festival 2013 boat party but their success has grown exponentially since then. Fact Magazine has embedded itself with the label to create a 20-minute documentary about the success of Butterz called and you can watch the whole thing in all its glory below. “Butterz is the label”.