Guest Mix: Mr Bonez

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I’ve got to be honest; I hadn’t heard of Mr Bonez until about 4 months back when he provided the mix for Blaydes’ “Shelling Sessions 2“, but his beat selection and blends were so on point that I was instantly impressed. These days he has his own show on Mode FM, so I figured it was about time to shout him for a guest mix, and it’s fair to say he didn’t disappoint. This mix is packed to bursting point with the best new MCs and some sick instrumentals, and you can hear that, and check the tracklist below. Continue reading

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Introducing: Blaydes

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It’s possible that, in a few years time, we might be looking back at 2014 as the year that the vocal side of Grime got a much needed shot in the arm. I mean, let’s be honest, for the last 4-5 years there hasn’t really been a buzz around many MCs, but the re-emergence of K9, and consistent work from youngsters like The Square could be taken as pointers to a turn in the right direction. But all of this will count for nothing if there aren’t more skilled and active lyricists following behind, which is where we come to Blaydes. Having just turned 16 years old, south London MC Blaydes is definitely one to keep an eye on over the next few years – which is why I asked him about growing up on Grime, his forthcoming releases, his views on the vocal scene at the moment, and what the chances are that he’d end up on Trap beats… Continue reading