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Monday, May 30, 2005

No Lay

Another thing that's worth downloading is a live set from a London party called Heatwave vs Mas Fuego a couple weeks ago, featuring a girl named Chann from Suncycle (I have no idea who they are, but she seemed decent) and No Lay from West London's Unorthodox Family, who is probably, in my opinion, the best female mc in the London grime scene. Her track on Run the Road, 'Unorthodox Daughter', was possibly the best tune on the whole compilation. She turns up about 45 minutes in and flows over dancehall and grime, while also moaning about the name grime, which seems to be common among a lot of these artists. Grime is a cool name, still calling it garage just seems absurd (you could still maybe draw a link back to Larry Levan's Paradise Garage from some of the fluffy 2-step, but now? No.) and all of the other names I've heard suck. Grime sounds underground, real, blah blah blah. Anyways, whatever, you can download the set at the Scandal Bag site here. It's worth grabbing some of the other downloads as well, especially Riko's dancehall set if you haven't heard it yet.

Unorthodox Family - No Help Or Handouts

No Lay - Unorthodox Daughter

|| RPH || 10:15 PM ||


Blogger 893, at May 31, 2005 3:24 AM  
i dunno man, "cock back" was a pretty wicked track too.

run the road 2 was announced a little while ago. excited!
Blogger dan, at May 31, 2005 7:31 AM  
suncycle are the uk's top bashment group; hits include somebody on the coolie dance riddim and dancehall queen on the dancehall rock riddim.

members include dolamite, vigilante, gappy ranx (now left to pursue a solo career), infraredman and the aforementioned baby chann.

check their website
Anonymous gabriel - Heatwave, at May 31, 2005 10:41 AM  
Thanks for stopping by Gabriel. Your party looks pretty much supremely dope from the pictures and audio. If I'm ever in London when you've got one on I'll be sure to stop by.
Blogger Pearsall Helms, at June 01, 2005 10:43 AM  
Oh no. You have no idea how long I've been looking for No Help No Handouts. I've just managed to get my hands on most of it on a Rwd compilation but if you've got the whole thing and know how to hook me up I'd owe you forever.
Blogger unlixes, at July 17, 2005 12:23 PM  

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