Hi! I’m Lozzy C, and I curate Wheel Up Wednesdays for Keepin It Grimy. I round up my favourite radio sets from the past 7 days, showcasing the best instrumentals, blends, and mixes from the wizards behind the decks, and delving into all aspects of Grime, 140, garage, and more.
Last week I featured the MC set from Trends‘ Pyro Radio birthday special. Since then, Pyro have dropped two monstrous DJ mixes from the same show on their YouTube channel. The first of which is Trends. This is an hour Grime stompers; proper screw face riddims that you’ve probably never heard in your life. There’s also a run of dubplate specials from Manga Saint Hilare and Riko Dan amongst others. Big up Trends on his birthday once again.
The second of these mixes comes from Slimzee and D.O.K. Need anymore really be said? I could write essays on these two Grime giants, but I think it’s better to let this mix do the talking. Enjoy an hour of some of the darkest, most underneath music you’ve ever heard. Gates of hell ish.
For the second instalment of her new Rinse FM residency, Freshta had Manga Saint Hilare and Killa P live in the studio for a different kind of set. She started at 145BPM and went higher, playing more club and I quote “oontz oontz” tunes. As Freshta says, searching up these two veteran’s names will give you a whole heap of Grime sets and tunes, so it’s refreshing to hear them go over something different.
Sir Spyro closed out his weekly BBC Radio 1Xtra show with a 20 minute instrumental mix. Honestly, I was tempted to feature the whole show. I love the way it’s put together by Spyro and the 1Xtra producers. There are so many different features and guests that are organised brilliantly into a high energy show. My favourite part is listening Spyro mix, and you hear that in the last twenty minutes with this instrumental mix. There were tunes from Sukh Knight, Lewi B, GRANDMIXXER and more. Blends and chops so clean you could eat your dinner of ’em.
Kirby T invited Big John and Jososick down to Reprezent for forty minutes of bars. I haven’t seen Big John on set for a couple of years, so it’s great to see him back and active on radio. Kirby has a pretty dynamic selection of heavy-hitting and melodic tunes which dictates the energy throughout, and lends itself to a set with two MCs with different styles.