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Podcast 175: Elijah & Skilliam

It's funny, no matter how many times grime has been declared dead, the rough-and-ready genre keeps coming back for more. Undeterred by the scene's unfortunate detours into inter-crew beefs, clashes with law enforcement, and out-and-out hypermasculinity, young Rinse FM jocks Elijah & Skilliam are taking grime back to the days when the music was fun, the tempos were fast, and producers were king. Aside from their weekly Rinse program, the guys also run the up-and-coming Butterz imprint, which actually releases vinyl (a total grime rarity these days) and serves as a springboard for a whole new generation of beatsmiths. Given that so little grime ever makes it out of London, let alone the UK, we figured that these boys could deliver a high-quality snapshot of the scene circa 2010, and tapped them to put together this exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. Unlike most grime mixes, this session is almost entirely vocal-free, save for a few R&B fragments that pop up toward the end. Otherwise, it's absolutely bursting with high-energy tunes, many of them unreleased, and nearly all of them produced by Butterz's increasingly impressive stable of artists. That includes grime granddaddy Terror Danjah, one of the first heavy-hitters to really get behind Elijah & Skilliam. It's a safe bet that he won't be the last.

01 Spooky "Spartan (D.O.K Remix)" (Butterz)
02 Royal T "Hotones VIP" (Butterz)
03 Swindle "Trending Topic" (Butterz)
04 TRC "Oo Aa Ee (Royal T I ♥ Garage Refix)" (Butterz)
05 DJ Q "Hype Machine" (Butterz)
06 TRC "Skipping Rope" (Butterz)
07 Terror Danjah "Minimal Dub" (Hyperdub)
08 Terror Danjah "Air Bubble (Royal T Remix)" (Butterz)
09 D.O.K "Akumas Dad" (Hardrive)
10 Royal T "Whistle Song" (Butterz)
11 D.O.K "Chemical Planet (DJ Q Remix)" (Butterz)
12 SRC "Goomba VIP" (Butterz)
13 Swindle, Wizzy Wow, Rude Kid, Terror Danjah "Tag" (Butterz)
14 Virgo "Megaman"
15 D.O.K "East Coast" (Hyperdub)
16 DJ Q "Danger" (Butterz)
17 SRC "Untitled"
18 D.O.K "West Coast" (Hyperdub)
19 Terror Danjah "U Make Me Feel" (Hardrive)
20 Swindle "Mood Swings" (Butterz)
21 TRC "Freak In Me"
22 Swindle "Bebop" (Butterz)
23 SRC "Sex On The Beach" (Butterz)
24 Terror Danjah "Air Bubble (Starkey Remix)" (Butterz)
25 SRC "Be Down"
26 Terror Danjah "S.O.S" (Hyperdub)

11 comments Elijah & Skilliam

Simon (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 13:07

NOT what I was expecting, but VERY sick

gingerchris (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/01/2010 - 12:04

This is a very heavy mix - highly recommended and not what you'd expect if you've only had a small exposure to grime in the past.

Max Stone (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/01/2010 - 12:08

I've played this mix atleast once a day for the last 2 weeks, too sick. Big up Butterz!

man like mac (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/01/2010 - 12:16

the proof that grime is dance music

tzu sound (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/01/2010 - 12:33

big ups!

dust head (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/01/2010 - 16:28

elijah and skilliam bringing to much hype again!

MUNTZ (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/01/2010 - 17:44

The Butterz Twins coming correct yet again.These guys can do no wrong. Look out in 2011, GRIME is taking over!

Dan-91 (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 07:48

Very big mix! Grime>>

Mark (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 12/05/2010 - 11:53

BIG mix - agree with the above comment saying "Proof that Grime is dance music"

Repeatedly listening to the intro alone.

Dave (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/06/2010 - 01:30

Anyone know what the sample's from on the tune that drops at 21.24?

I really recognise it but can't put my finger on it...

Anders (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 02:11

Yeh such a big mix!

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