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ARTIST
TITLE
Heavy Meckle
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHT 008CD SHT 008CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/27/2006

"The grime scene finally finding the legs to represent beyond the confines of the UK, hitting America and increasingly frequent dates all over Europe. Britain's latest musical hybrid could be set to step up to the plate, as hip hop finds itself increasingly saddled with conflict by its corporate status. Matt Shadetek who through his work organizing raves in New York and spreading the music around the world has been called a 'reverse ambassador to the scene,' steps up here seeking to provide an entry point to the vocal grime scene -- in tandem with DJ partner Sheen, and with the full support of the Jah Mek The World and Neckle Camp families. For these two mixes Matt Shadetek and Sheen have coordinated some of the finest lyrical gangster business, where Jammer and the Neckle Camp's members freestyles blend against Ears -- ''ear 'em scare 'em big on the roads' presiding as host, while Flamin, Knuckles, Al Blaze and Spooky all collide off the bombshell opener with Sheen on decks. Matt has selected and mixed the second half of the CD, seeking to provide an overview of some of the vocal highlights of the scene in recent years. The 41 cuts here come closest to replicating the live grime experience -- the trick comes from the fluidity of the mix and the energy provided by the freestyles -- bringing in elements from basement, sound system culture and a completely UK assault on hip-hop."