Archive for September, 2010

No Hats No Trainers

2-3 years ago would us grime/urban music fans have ever imagined we’d be watching a show dedicated to the urban music scene we love?? Well now we can live the dream because every saturday on BBC2 is the show ‘No Hats No Trainers’ hosted by award winning Dj Mistajam a show aimed at giving the artists we know and love a platform to express themselves, series 1 featured some of the biggest names in the urban music scene such as Scorcher, Professor Green and Skepta and series 2 continues the excellent work of the first series by showcasing artists such as Devlin, Bashy and D Double E.

NHNT is all about showcasing not only the music but also about style and bringing to you everything you need to know about your favourite stars and giving them a chance to show off their talents, funny, smart, professional and informative are just 4 words you can use to describe NHNT as they bring you relevant information from music acts all the way across the spectrum to bloggers (as proved by Hyperfranks recent segment).

Professionaly bought to us in a manner where we dont feel patronized or spoke down to NHNT is 23 minutes long and will be running for 6 weeks, this is a very big outlet for urban music fans to not only see some of their favourite artists in action but to also learn about the artists and share some of their highs and lows.

So there’s really no excuse for you to miss out, every know where to be, infront of your tv watching NHNT!!!!

Follow The Link Below To Watch Last Weeks Episode

And Click The Link Below For A Trailer Of Episode 5

Avalanche Music 3: Crayzee Banditt Instrumentals

25th october sees the third edition of the Avalanche Music series of instrumentals and this edition they’re focusing on one of the biggest and best producers to come out of the scene, im obviously talking about Crayzee Banditt a producer many see as the reason why acts such as Essentials and Nu Brand Flexx came to the forefront of grime

A producer whos productions are eagerly sought after Crazyee Banditt now drops 22 of his finest grime and dubstep beats for Avalanche Music, many tracks featured on this release have been vocalled by the likes of P.Money, Wiley and Skepta and is guaranteed to be essential listening to fans of Crayzees as tracks such as Get Down Remix, London Boy and Gully all feature, 25th october this is released so get yourself prepared for what could be one of the best instrumental releases in recent years.


01. Return Of The Reverend
02. The Lodge
03. Get Down Remix
04. Oh My Gosh
05. The Bible
06. The Reverend
07. March Of The Devil
08. Check This Out Remix
09. Aprentice
10. Bully
11. London Boy
12. Veerappan
13. Men Without Women
14. Letter To My Brother
15. White
16. Harmonia Mondie
17. They Know Remix
18. The Others
19. Gully
20. Southstar
21. The Scrolls
22. Leon

Pre-Order For The 25th October From The Link Below

Riko Dan – Blowing Up Again EP

October is shaping up to be a massive month for grime with many albums and mixtapes dropping from the likes of Rival, JME, Tinie Tempah, Sharky Major and Avalanche Musics third edition of their series of Instrumentals this time focusing on Crayzee Bandit, and now you can add to that list of releases the new EP release from Riko Dan aka simply Riko entitled ‘Blowing Up Again EP’, after launching his solo career under the management of Slaughterhouse Rydims Riko has been putting in ex amounts of work, we’ve heard many tracks of late from him on Logan Samas KissFm show and he’s been working tirelessly to bring you not only this EP but also The Sleeping Giant mixtape that is out in November, 6 massive tracks on the EP including Blowing Up Again and the massive track Government this is sure to please Rikos ever-growing fanbase, the EP drops on the 4th october available from iTunes…so get your pennies ready for one of the EPs of the year.

Also look out for Rikos forthcoming video to the track ‘The Phone Call’ produced by Dj Myrikal.

Tracklist :

1. May to September (Sanxion Mix)
2. Would You Believe
3. Government
4. Blowin’ Up Again
5. Tear You To Pieces
6. Soulja Man Skank

Release Date : Monday 4th October via itunes

Dazzle – Xposure Show Freestyle

The Christopher Jones promo alongside close friend Youngstarr firmly put talented young MC Dazzles music firmly into my mind, many freestyles and youtube vids later and im still a massive fan, Dazzle is a deep lyricist with a flow second to none as he fully showcases on this brand new freestyle on the Xposure show for Westside 89.6 Fm, look out for Dazzle in the future because he’s going to be making some big moves.

Giggs – Hard On Paint Freestyle

We at MindOfGrime are predominantly a blog dedicated to grime but every so often we come across something from another genre that just needs putting out there and this is one of those moments, we’ve all been blaring out Look What The Cat Dragged In ever since it first dropped and now creator of the smash Giggs is back with a brand new freetyle over Wakas Hard In The Paint freestyle and he proves why is considered one of if not the best rapper in the UK.

Mossmade Beatz – Vimto EP

The trapped EP firmly established Mossmade Beatz as one of my favourite up n coming young producers, his beats are pure fire sticking to the grimey template and adding a little something different which is fully showcased here on his brand new free downloadable EP release.

Entitled Vimto EP it’s 4 instrumentals deep and including Slash & Dash and the massive Funeral VIP.


1. Vimto
2. Slash & Dash
3. Rumble
4. Funeral VIP

Download From The Link Below

Flash G – Grime Flu EP Preview

Due to release a collaborative EP with Big H in the near future, Flash G’s quickly rising amongst the ranks as a Grime producer. While you may know him only for this, especially for “Wake Up” (the titular track to the upcoming EP Bloodline member collab), you can also find his work backing 9 Milli Major on “Hero”, as well as for “Sirenz”; which has been attacked by Flirta D, Maxsta and Saint Paul. However, the latter of these MCs clearly hasn’t had quite had as much of Flash G’s distinctive style as he wants and so it’s lead to him being featured on the producer’s new “Grimeflu EP”.

Consisting of three individual tracks, all based around the “Grimeflu” instrumental, what you can expect from the “Grimeflu EP” is an extension of what Flash G’s brought to the table previously. With the epic-ness that “Sirenz” presented, he carries it through onto this one and waves the flag high for the Bedroom Skankers collective. Speaking of them, you’ll also see what Justbeatz has to offer the game too as he gives his own remix to the track and getting his foot in the door. Although you can’t expect a name as well-known as Big H here, the EP boasts features from a handful of MCs hungry to show their potential. As previously stated, Saint Paul (W.A.R.)’s there and be sure to look out for Runner Man and Martial too. Flash G really goes out of his way to show just how experimental he can be as a beatmaker and so it’s a must that you stay in-the-loop with this, and all other projects he’s got going on right now.

The only other thing we can tell you is that it’s coming soon. Watch this space!

Posted by: Chiino – MOG