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living in late eskimo

Posted by Chris on June 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm  

wiley influenced sound palette painted in abstract expression. hear guns being loaded and cameras popping off. new from logos.

Logos-Devils by Logos(Radial Productions)

meanwhile, the elusive one himself has been organising grime raves in dubai and prepping a new pop single for the summer. heatwave drops at the end of july and is actually not bad.

wiley’s being cautious as ever with record labels though:

meanwhile he’s just dropped a mixtape of 10 grime freestyles (get that here). and is already working on the next steppps.

grime numbers

Posted by Chris on June 15, 2012 at 11:38 am  

forthcoming on ResonanceFM GRIME NUMBERS edited by autodespair. it’s a great, dense edit of numbers being announced on pirate radio. most of the stations are playing grime. in case you don’t know, when a listener wants to give appreciation to a tune or a vocal they’ll send a missed call to the studio phone, the host then reads out the last three digits of their number. grime numbers has these, the various studio numbers, the station’s frequency and even lyrics which use numbers (wiley on the 38 bus).

Grime Numbers Station by autodespair

a few years ago, Kode9 did a similar piece which just concentrated on those last three digits of callers’ numbers. it came on a cd published with a great experimental radio book called ‘radio territories’. there’s a review of the book here.

Kode 9 – The Last 3 Digits (2006)

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here in full. less numbers, more MCing. a set for deja vu fm from 2003 with just about everyone in the scene (wiley, d double, a young dizzee, crazy titch, lady fury etc. etc… ). there’s an explication of the video by dan hancox here.

like a french ethnographic museum…

Posted by Chris on November 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm  

….context we don’t do

4 year old synth tracks we do

ruff sqwad – forwardish (instrumental)

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low deep – never see me fall

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and up to the time….

metadata left Blazin

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clearing the archive

Posted by Chris on July 15, 2010 at 8:28 am  

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i’m sure you’ve heard that Wiley gave away 200 tracks last week. you can nab all 11 zip files here. this is like a ready-made post for blogs. time (to listen) becomes a bigger commodity than data. self-appointed aggregators stand up. BUT.

it’s also a nice side-step for someone who is working on material for a multi-album record deal, as well as being a tribute to Wiley’s insane level of creativity “there ain’t much rest involved”. a lot of the material is rough, unmastered but still strong.

BUT. it’s also interesting for the idea of archive. i’m sure i’m not the only one who has had a hard drive die and felt a massive sense of relief that i lost a shit_ton of music. there’s a big anxiety when music is petrified into file trees, sub-directories and ultimately compressed into binary data. contingency and surprise are more fun.

so, in no particular order, here are some new Wiley tunes. he’s got range.

spending time in the north. spending time with autotune.

wiley shifty & wrigz – if ur makin money

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going on dilla

janiece – addicted

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beat like sugar bars hard like caramel.

wiley – Exp 102

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stupid. amazing. pies.

wiley – value for money

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pop. wide. sample. your lose your love.

mz bratt ft wiley – lose your (love)

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re_vision_ism (got a casio watch / it’s nothing)

Posted by Chris on June 3, 2009 at 11:12 am  

tom lea brings a ruff sqwad primer. rapid’s production is ridiculous whether you used to like the smiths or not. (disclaimer: I can do ‘this charming man’ at karaoke).

anyway – some ruff sqwad audio.

ruff sqwad – died in ur arms

huge. off guns n roses 2. huge.

tom pulls out roachee’s ‘all day long’ for rapid reverberating horns, here’s another take. “last week I came across three brers frontin / I will clap em and i aint from junction”

ruff sqwad – it’s nuffin (feat. wiley & syer b)

ruff sqwad – it’s nuffin (instrumental)

i’ve got a bit of a soft spot for the more recent air_grabbers too. here with canals under a busy high end.

yeboah shot still rising

Posted by Chris on February 28, 2008 at 1:02 pm  

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Attention has been called to this all-ready, but this beat…this beat… (scorcher built it)

eskiboy – class of 07 (prod. by scorcher) 320k 3mb

Wiley: “I was the first one / I’ll be the last one”

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Sway also has a new mixtape – its going for free. He does a vocal on Bashy’s ‘Black Boys‘ beat which has been all over radio since last summer. Sway shouts out a whole host of Ghanaians who have done things in the UK… including Tony Yeboah (I was at Selhurst Park that day…whoosh).

Sway – Black Stars 320k 7.2mb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JMuMtEVFwY#

The mixtape also has a clip from Semtex’s 1xtra show where US Sway spits out the dummy over seniority and brand enclosures. But language is public property and Sway supports the right to ramble (“there are plenty of Johns around, plenty of Tonys, a lot of Barrys”). here.

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