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.
Sorry, but I have to start this week’s segment with my own show. Deema and I host a show on Balamii called Southside. Every now and then we’ll have a grimier show than usual, and Friday’s show was definitely that. We kicked off the two hours with a guest-mix from Swamp81’s Patrice. He was live in the studio mixing clubs tracks, grime and dubstep, including some unreleased, but forthcoming Swamp 81 bangers. We closed the two hours with a set from Mic Ty, with myself, Patrice and Big Kani on decks. Not one to miss, though I say so myself.
Bit of a shocker that this is the first time I’m including a Sir Spyro mix for Wheel Up Wednesday, but here we are. He finished off his Friday’s show with a 20 minute instrumental mix. There were tunes from Kenny D, Preditah, Silas, Silencer and of course Spyro himself. My favourite thing about this mix, though, is the effortless nature of his mixing. Every blend is perfect. I feel like Spy loves showcasing the product of his years in the game.
Pyro Radio and J Oh Zee providing us with more visuals. This time “Skengstress”, to quote Shannon Parkes, J Oh Zee, invited Shannon, Solo Myst and Ashley Cox for a set. This is an all-round great set, but I particularly enjoyed hearing Shannon bar; his ability on the buttons is matched on the mic.
Dr. Dubplate dropped a naughty mix for Benteki’s Reprezent show. Upping the tempo as he goes, he touches Funky, 2 step, Grime and more in this mix. This mix would have lit up a rave the same way it lit up the airways!
We’re staying at Reprezent, because it’s another killer guest mix for Meltout Crew. This time Fallow stepped up playing his unique club infused grime selection. Tunes from the man himself, as well as mixing in acapella’s, drill and more make this a bit of a stomper of a mix.
Duppy has been busy promoting his EP Now You See Me. He went on J beatz’s Mode show for an interview, followed by a set. Loving the mix of J beatz as a veteran DJ with a young, raw MC in Duppy. Two generations of Grime crossing over to create a set to remember.