Last night, the guys behind the instrumental grime club night, Boxed - namely Slackk, Mr Mitch, Oil Gang and Logos - took over the airwaves of underground London's most influential radio station, Rinse FM, for two hours. Aside from that though, the fact that Boxed are taking over a space within our venue after hosting only a handful of club nights here in London definitely bears talking about.
Lately, there's been a reverential groundswell around the forward thinking, experimental 140bpm scene and it's something you could possibly trace all the way back to the birth of the Butterz imprint in 2010 - when the label focused on representing the strengths and works of the producers of the music, rather than the outspoken emcees - but well, that's just another slice of internet conjecture. What is totally apparent though is this new cluster of producers are using the aged templates of grime in new and interesting ways, actively testing the limits of what goes, sonically. It’s made the music fertile and completely unpredictable again with as many people reaching for the scattergun snares and cheap midi strings as the calling card hollow tip synths of proto – ‘wot do you call it’ era Wiley.
So yes, we defintely do highly recommend you download the archive of the Boxed Rinse FM takeover in preparation of the collective's jaunt here in Room Three on Friday night when the residents listed above will be joined by DeJa Vu resident and Ghost House owner, Spooky, and the northern Irish talent, Bloom.