15 February 2006


Dirty Stank Beats Vol.1So I picked-up the first release on Dizzie's Dirtee Stank label last week, featuring two wicked beats produced by Footsie, one third of East London grime crew Newham Generals. "Dirtee Skankin'" is an almost perfect collision of ruff grimey square-riffery with deep dubstep exotica, whilst "Scars RMX" features some fantastic beat-juggling dynamics. This shit is hot, and bodes well for the forthcoming album. There's a really good interview with the Generals over at Blackdown. Go check the word on the street. Interesting to note that Footsie does feel a strong allegiance to the FWD>> scene, and I think the Generals are gonna be bringing us some of the most interesting hybrid sounds from the underground this year. Get your copy from Rooted whilst stocks last!

Another interesting thing about this release is that its one of the first I've seen that lists a Myspace page as the band website. It really does seem that anyone who's anyone is building their own Myspace page right now.