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While Youtube still holds a place in the collective consciousness and radio stations like Rinse, NTS and Berlin Community Radio continue to shine, Soundcloud is the real digger’s paradise these days. It doesn’t rile the imagination like pirate radio or offer physical substance like acetate, but Soundcloud does at least offer a relatively comprehensive database for unreleased material, often uploaded only minutes after being rinsed on an online radio station like Sub.FM, RWD FM or Nasty FM. Essex resident Gundam, a member of the RawSense collective, has taken a special liking to the Soundcloud platform, uploading numerous radio rips, reposting whole shows that feature his music and regularly offering free beat tapes and remixes to his fans.

As far as aesthetics go, Gundam fits into a cadre of modern classicists that includes JT The Goon, Major Grave and others, taking what was so effective about grime’s early years and giving them a contemporary update. That being said, he also dabbles in hip hop production and clearly has a keen interest in breakbeat-led forms and the percussion-heavy machinations of producers like Neana and Akito. He’s remixed pop stars Drake and Beyonce to great effect (trust me) and also accumulated nods from Flowdan, Slackk and Son Raw. His nom de guerre elicits images of larger-than-life robots and his music is equally massive, both mechanical and fluid, a far from linear course leading from grime’s past and into its future. Gundam’s Astral Plane mix exemplifies this ethos, picking and choosing key elements from the formative era (in the form of Blackwax’s “Pulse X” remix) and contiguously mixing them with hyped, but untested new tracks (William Skeng’s “Symbiotic Wetsuit Riddim”). If you’re looking for a comprehensive account of where grime has been, is and will be, then look no further.


Atsuko – Screwdriver (Merky Ace & Shif Man)
Wen – In
Hoax Beats – Colder 2013
Sully – Scram (Chemist Bootleg)
Mad Vybez – Mario Underground Level
HORRA – You’re West
Boofy & Lemzlydale – Catch A Body
Breen – Bridge
Youngstar – Pulse X (Blackwax Remix)
Juzlo – Commando Riddim
ZHA – Deep
Lemzlydale – State of War (Lington Remix)
K1 – Streetlights (Wud’s Refix)
Bazza – Sin
Daffy x Unkey – Hustlin’
Sorrow – Headtop Smash
Hi5Ghost – Kung Fu Kick (Shao Kahn’s Special TechNeek Edit) [GUNDAM] Smodi – Guava
Drone – Badman
Atsuko & Stompbox – By Dawn
Samename – Mishima Curse
Shriekin Specialist – Snowy Island Breaks
Dizzee Rascal – I Luv You (Scruloose Remix)
Dark0 – Sweet Boy Pose
Major Grave – Looking Forward
Fallow – Listen
William Skeng – Two Parts Nightshade
Grovestreet – Mook
Verbal – Too Quick
Lolingo – Caffeine Rush
Filthy Vicars – Bazooka
Sir Pixalot – Mongrel
GUNDAM – Bluuku
Lovedr0id – No Sushi Beat (Beef In Black Bean Sauce) 140 Edit
Jawside – Cry Me A River Bootleg
Arkane Soul – Evelyn
Mssingno – XE2 (VIP) [PLATA – Bieldub Remix] Part 2
Murlo – Irises
JT The Goon – Eski Moment
William Skeng – Symbiotic Wetsuit Riddim
YNGN – Drk Child
Bloom – Quartz
LinG – Anthracite (HORRA’s Club Remix)
TAM x Zubuntu – 1 4 Tha Nite
Outlaw – Her (Poolboy 92’s Home Wreckin Remix)
Timbah – Thunder Clacks
Mr. Carmack – Drop (Get Silenced)
Gage – Shiftin
Farsight – Lockup
DJ Oddz – Strung Up VIP (Mr. Mitch Remix)
TryTryDieDown – Madness
Dellity – Acari
Akkord – Navigate
Kaiser – Afraid of God
Sorrow – Lovers Charm

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