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Five Overlooked Wiley Tracks (As Picked By Logan Sama)

In grime music terms there are a certain run of names that simply epitomize the genre. Wiley is most definitely one of them. Alongside people like Skepta, JME, Dizzee, Bizzle, Kano and Jammer, the two syllables of Wiley's artist name are completely, 100% synonymous with the style of music he carefully helped nurture. So it's a big deal to us that the 'Godfather of grime' himself will be joining us a week on Friday for the launch of respected grime DJ, Logan Sama's FABRICLIVE 83 mix, because, well... Logan Sama's FABRICLIVE 83 mix is in itself kind of a love letter to the genre. So if you think about it in those sort of broad terms it's probably one of the most fitting bookings we could have hoped for.

Obviously Logan is a fan of Wiley (and the man's production and his emceeing). And considering Logan's experience and his wealth of time spent tirelessly supporting the grime genre and playing the music out over the airwaves on stations like Rinse, KISS FM and BBC 1xtra, we wondered if he'd have a radically different take on Wiley's output so we asked him to put it on us and he delivered a selection that he feels might have flown a little too under the radar.

"These are 5 tracks that people may have missed or overlooked during Wiley's career but I feel they are incredible pieces of personal art. And I also wanted to include his current track 'Standby' which is out now as part of Wiley's #8 project which is available digitally and on exclusive collectors edition limited CD from - Logan Sama

And because we believe in the idea of democracy, we also crowd sourced a few of your favourite Wiley tunes on twitter, which we've popped into a playlist here. 'Mystic Forest' proved to be a very popular choice. If there is a tune you love that we missed, tell us here: @fabriclondon

FABRICLIVE 83: Logan Sama is out now.
Kop it directly from us here.

Wiley at Butterz photo: Anna Mills

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