The London party returns this bank holiday weekend with a stunning line-up of all things Grime.
Following on from past events with the likes of Matt Jam Lamont and Sticky, London-based club night Special Request return to Stoke Newington’s Bar A Bar for a Grime special this carnival weekend. Headlining on Friday 28 August will be pioneering Grime legend and pirate radio veteran Slimzee. Having shaped the genre’s sound as member of Pay As U Go Cartel and co-founder of Rinse FM, Slimzee went on to DJ for nearly every established MC in Grime’s early days – including Wiley and Dizzee Rascal – and has since cemented himself as a main player in the capital’s contemporary underground club scene.
Joining him on the night will be Boxed co-founder, Gobstopper Records boss and Planet Mu artist Mr Mitch. The South London producer’s sets are talked about as much as his own productions; having the ability to simultaneously tug at your heart strings and move your feet. Delve into his outstanding Hyp mix from last year.
Formula Records boss and UK Funky don Champion will also feature, providing his unmistakable blend of modern Bassline – check Champion’s YouTube sessions feature from back in 2013. Kicking off proceedings will be Special Request residents TK & LECLERC, who’ll be showcasing a rough and ready assortment of forgotten Grime gems, UK Garage classics and tough House cuts.
Here’s an ’03 style DIY Special Request video to get you ready for Friday: