Fact Magazine has put together their list of 10 Grime producers to look out for in 2016
The big story in grime last year was the rise of a new generation of MCs.
But there was plenty of new talent bubbling up on the instrumental scene as well, even if it wasn’t quite as obvious at first glance. On the surface, 2015 saw crews like Boxed, Butterz and Bandulu solidify their positions in terms of rave, radio and releases – the class of 2012-2014 graduating to full-on musical careers and tastemaker status.
On the low however, with more hours of grime on radio than anytime since the genre’s golden era, there were plenty of newcomers competing for airplay. Some rehashed the same old square waves and eski clicks, but many more showed hints of an original voice, earning crucial cosigns from DJs like Slimzee, Spooky, Mr Mitch and Slackk in the process.
With that in mind, here are 10 producers it’s worth keeping an eye on in 2016. We’re not including producers behind the Jammz/Mez/YGG/MPT/Mic Ty axis here – top talent with some great beats to boot, but those acts already owned 2015. Most of these producers have already released music in some form or another, and we suspect bigger moves to come.
26th February 2015
w/c 21st February 2015