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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.