Lemzly Dale – Warrior

Oh, the glory days of grime. When riddims were made using Playstations, MSN noises (shouts out to Shizzle) and any other polyphonic sounding device within touching distance. It’s been a long time since Dizzee Rascal was barking out absonant screams of ‘stop dat, start dat’ atop similarly atonal instrumentals. Dizzee, why are you so bonkers now? Nevertheless, grime has had a mini phoenix-type resurgence in the last few years and the beats are as rudimentary as ever. Just as we like it. I tripped across Lemzly Dale this morning and ‘Warrior’ is about as gruff as it gets. Jittery drums overlaid by pincer sharp, staccato strings are just what the grime surgeon would order. Along with a resuscitation to the pulmonary artery of most MCs. Just kidding (not really).

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