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.
Not so many visuals this week, after last week’s Reprezent Special, which was packed full of them. However, that does’t mean I haven’t found some fantastic sets and mixes for you!
We will start off with some visuals, though. It’s only right that the Godfather, Slimzee, is top billing for this week’s WUW. He invited Doni Rampage, Aaze, 28 Luchi, J Wing, Tiny Godfather & Kruze Leone down to his Pyro Radio show for a set that was straight corn from the on set. Watching it back I’d say the main reason for this was Slimzee‘s mucky selection, for which there was no warming up for. However, the MCs were ready with Doni Rampage kicking things off the set with bars from his new song “Basically“. It took about fifteen minutes for the first wheel, with Aaze setting the pace for the energy required. After that the rest were very happy to follow suit.
N-Type linked up with Bristolians Slowie and Unkey for his Rinse FM show. The Dubstep legend started in typical fashion, playing 140 heaters, before Unkey joined him behind the decks to go B2B, with Slowie hosting and barring for the last half an hour. Outlook’s approaching, guys. I reckon this is a perfect warm-up.
Over to NTS, the home of Grandmixxer’s monthly radio show. Honestly, I don’t feature this show enough on WUW. After all these years, the SLSA boss is still the coldest in the game. Plenty of unreleased riddims from the man himself and his WIG Power compatriots to enjoy, and of course the techiest mixing style in the game.
Ending with a couple Balamii B2Bs! The first of which comes from Ikonika and Scratcha DVA. They linked up for Ikonika‘s monthly show playing UK Funky, Hard-drum and other closely related percussive genres. Loved listening to this one in this glorious weather.
The other B2B was Sumgii and Matt Frost. Such an eclectic mix. You can hear all kinds of genres and sounds in the first hour. For the 2nd hour they pick up the tempo and play some heavier stuff: Grime and Dubstep, but in a way that only Sumgii and Matt Frost can pull off. Sumgii introduces the show, other than that there’s no chat. Nothing but the music for two hours.