PlayGround utiliza cookies para que tengas la mejor experiencia de navegación. Si sigues navegando entendemos que aceptas nuestra política de cookies.

Raw Missions Raw Missions

EPs

Slackk SlackkRaw Missions

7.3 / 10

There’s been a spate of really decent and refreshing takes on Grime’s instrumental potential recently – “Logos EP” on Keysound and this new EP by Slackk on Local Action are the best two examples. Shifting his focus away from his recent Patrice & Friends project, which jukes up disco and boogie, Slackk returns to his love of Grime with four cuts of punishing instrumentals that are London through and through. Dirty and claustrophobic like an East London tower block yet invigorating and liberating like a walk through the city’s streets, “Raw Missions” does one thing and does it well.

Opener “Blue Sleet” makes no concessions from the start; pounding drums and a deadly yet energising lead melody are all that’s needed to throw you back into the deep end of what’s made Grime such an essential London genre in the 00s. “90 Years” benefits from a spot on vocal sample intro before the drop quite literally pounds you into submission – the hair on my skin raising as I type this and listen to it again. This is music to lose your mind to in a rave, and I can easily picture a bunch of hungry MCs fighting for the mic to give this the once over. “Fat City” is another synth led riddim, with a rhythm track that’s less in your face than the first two yet just as enjoyable. Someone once told me that if you’re having a good time and things are fine, then London is the best city in the world. However if life bears down on you, London will just as easily chew you up and spit you out. The synths in Grime are a sonic representation of this – on the one hand they’re beautiful and invigorating, and on the other they’re dangerous, the heralds of something much darker about to hit you. Slackk channels this inherent London contradiction in the music on “Raw Missions”. “Almost Transparent” closes the EP with a hat tip to the short lived, yet deeply exciting Sino-grime phase, recreating the often sampled Chinese melodies on his computer - swapping sampling grit for VST cheapness - and it works. Add to this the swarming bass and gunshot claps and it’s like 2005 all over again.

Titled after the East London pirate Raw Mission, this EP is a homage to some great times by someone who knows them perhaps better than most – Slackk was curator of the Grimetapes website, so he knows about Grime. And as far as homages go this is up there with the best, yet it also stands on its own as some damn fine London music.

¿Te ha gustado este contenido?...

También te gustará

Matthieu Bourel

Actualidad

Así suena el presente: un repaso diario a las canciones más frescas del momento

Nuevas savias musicales que no merecen pasar desapercibidas.Imagen de cabecera de Matthieu Bourel.

leer más
choiTOP

Actualidad

Cuerpos desnudos y manos gigantes para una realidad distorsionada

Desde Corea del Sur llega el trabajo de un artista que se mueve entre lo real y lo desconcertante.

leer más
Ello dinero ok 2

Actualidad

Ello: así ganará dinero la nueva red social

Ello será rentable porque los usuarios podrán pagar para personalizar su perfil y adaptar el servicio a sus necesidades.

leer más
ADIDAS STAN SMITH TRIPLE BLACK

Sneakers

adidas Stan Smith "TRIPLE BLACK"

La verdad es que no hay mucho sobre lo que divagar sobre estas Stan Smith Triple Black, vosotros mismos podéis coger las palabras "minimalista", ...

leer más
frederika1

Historias

28 cosas que NO es necesario hacer para demostrar complicidad con tu pareja

Aunque creas lo contrario, cualquiera de estas cosas te quita puntos.

leer más
POLAR X CONVERSE

Sneakers

Polar Skate Co. x Converse CONS

¿Os acordáis de que hace unas semanas os hablábamos de la colaboración entre la marca de skate Polar Co. y Converse?Pues hoy volvemos a hablar de ...

leer más
Museo tatuaje

Actualidad

Bienvenidos al museo viviente de los tatuajes

The Human Gallery: un experimento extraño con estatuas vivientes y celebridades del tatuaje.

leer más
foodbabe

Actualidad

Todas las grandes marcas de comida temen a esta bloguera

Su caso pone de manifiesto que la industria alimenticia está dejando de tener el poder absoluto; un consumidor informado puede hacer frente a ...

leer más
cerrar
cerrar