Podcast 177: Terror Danjah
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
- Photo: Ben Rayner
Late last month, London DJs Elijah & Skilliam represented grime's new school with an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. This week, we're bringing in grime grandaddy Terror Danjah, who's been in the game for nearly a decade, but still has plenty to bring to the table. We profiled Terror Danjah in the current issue of XLR8R, and his still-fresh album, Undeniable, released last month on Hyperdub, showcased the prolific producer's unmatched ability to consistently re-write the grime formula in new and interesting ways. As for this mix, Terror Danjah leans heavily on his own productions, but also weaves in efforts from like-minded beatmakers such as D.O.K, Royal T, and TRC. It's also not shy about vocal tracks, as the hyperactive flows of Wiley, Tempz, D Double E, and several others all feature prominently. Things do begin on a mellow note with a few rhythm'n'grime selections, but those sexy sounds melt away over the course of 35(!) tracks, as the music becomes more upfront, the energy increases, the beats bang louder, and the silky singing gives way to in-your-face raps. All in all, it's a top-notch grime mix, and one that covers all the stylistic bases—exactly what we'd expect from a wily veteran like Terror Danjah.
01 Terror Danjah feat. Badness "What Would I Do"
02 Terror Danjah feat. Meleka & Tinie Tempah "You Make Me Feel"
03 Guido "Mad Sax" (Punch Drunk)
04 Terror Danjah feat. Sadie Ama & Kano "So Sure"
05 Katy B "On A Mission" (Rinse)
06 Teddy Music "Sambucca"
07 D.O.K feat. Sir Spryo "Missing Step" (Hardrive)
08 Mz Bratt & Redlight "Selecta (Terror Danjah Special)"
09 Redlight "MDMA" (More Than Alot)
10 P Jam Vs. Tempa T "Anger Management Vs. Next Hype"
11 Emalkay "Crusader" (Dub Police)
12 Terror Danjah feat. Bruza "Leave Me Alone" (Hyperdub)
13 Spooky "Spartan (Terror Danjah Remix)" (No Hats No Hoods)
14 Admiral Bailey "Jump Up (Terror Danjah Remix)"
15 Terror Danjah "Power Grid (D Double E Special)"
16 Royal T "Orangeade"
17 Marco Del Horno feat. P Money "Ho Riddim (DJ Swerve Remix)" (Black Butter)
18 Joe "Claptrap" (Hessle Audio)
19 Terror Danjah & D.O.K "Peanut Punch" (Rwina)
20 Wiley "Joombi" (Launchpad)
21 Terror Danjah "S.O.S" (Hyperdub)
22 MJ Cole & Wiley "From The Drop" (Prolific)
23 Swindle "Mood Swings"
24 TRC "Oo Aa Ee VIP"
25 D.O.K "Jam Down"
26 Magnum Force "Little Rider"
27 D Double E "Street Fighter (Terror Danjah Special)"
28 D.O.K feat. Terror Danjah "West Coast"
29 Terror Danjah feat. D Double E "Undeniable" (Hyperdub)
30 Terror Danjah "Bipolar VIP"
31 Terror Danjah "Minimal Dub" (Hyperdub)
32 D.O.K & Magnum Force feat. Crazy Titch "I Can See You"
33 Terror Danjah "Reloadz" (Planet Mu)
34 Terror Danjah feat. Triple Threat, Funsta MC, Shabba D, D Double E, Skibadee, Bruza, Melo D, Hitman Hyper & Ragga Twins "Creepy Crawler"
35 DJ Hazard "Selecta" (Ganja)
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