As learned listeners will know, Grime was built on a concoction of Rap, Garage and Dancehall influences. It’s also one of the few genres that can mesh into other sounds and styles–successfully. That’s the ironic beauty of this brash, unabashed and, more often than not, intimidating category of music.
Case in point: Wiley, the widely recognized “Godfather of Grime,” and hot young spitter J2K’s newest joint offering. The East London MCs tend to fellow Londoners Disclosure’s “Tenderly” instrumental, and embed typically pacey verses–chock full of braggadocio–into the melodic house rhythm. What’s more, it sounds as natural to their vocals as any bassline.
Stream the “Tenderly” remix below, and grab the free download right here. Also be sure to lend an ear to Wiley’s recent “Heatwave” single, which earned the veteran MC his first-ever solo UK No. 1. [BW]