November 2008: end of year round up
My end of year round up for Pitchfork featuring the best dubstep, grime, funky and wonky releases. My brain still hurts having tried to remember and rank every record I've heard in 12 months. That said Dot Rotten, Joker, Darkstar, Crazy Cousinz and Hyperdub: stand up tall.
Here's what the rest of the year in dubstep, grime, wonk and funk looked like. 2008: it was "not boring..."
This month on Zomby plus grime's inroads into the mainstream (on its own terms).
The rise of the boundary smashers aka The month in dubstep, grime, garage, funky, soca-grime, wonky, UK hip hop-that-thinks-it's-grime, grime-that-thinks-it's-trance, -or house, -or pop, plus chip tunes, vocoder funk or free (road) jazz. Here.
This month featuring LD and JME. Serious!
The death of Young Dot and the resurrection of 2step by Grievous Angel here.
On Rude Kid, The Bug and 2562. Check it here.
The Wonky special which features Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, Quarta 330, Ikonika, Darkstar, Zomby, Flying Lotus, Samiyam, Starkey, Dev79, Joker, Guido, Gemmy, Pinch and Trim. Probably my favourite column of the year.
This month's ramblings about Cotti, Skepta, Spyro, Rapid and funky. All roads leading to funky.
Up for this month is Oneman, TRG, Wiley, Bless Beats, Flowdan, Jerzy, Kuma, Horsepower, Trim and more.