The US is finally catching up with the UK’s dubstep and grime precedent set by Digital Mystikz, Skream, etc. The leader of the American invasion may fall solely on the shoulders of Baltimore-based DJ Joe Nice. Credited with the “Best International DJ of the Year” by dubstep forum and responsible for the acclaimed Gourmet Beats radio show, Joe Nice is stepping into magnate turf.
In homage to the second anniversary of San Francisco’s premier (and most anticipated) dubstep and grime party, Grime City, Joe Nice is coming through to keep the sub-bass wheels turning. While a majority of cities in the United States lack nights devoted to the progressive genre, Grime City has acted as a powerful force in propelling the genre in Northern California (12”s can be found in record stores now!).
The party has already had Mr. Nice pay his respects, as well as DJ Distinction and XLR8R ‘s very own bass columnist Kid Kameleon. With more and more dubstep and grime collectives popping up in the US (see L.A.’s SMOG and N.Y.’s Trouble & Bass), the bass circuit has powerful potential to become as potent as seen in the UK and elsewhere.
Grime City Two-Year Anniversary
Friday, June 15, 2007
DJ Cyan, Subtek, SamSupa, and Munk
Anu Bar 43 Sixth St., San Francisco
10 p.m. – 2 a.m., Free, 21+