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Wednesday, March 18 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grime 2.0 – The UK’s Answer to Hip Hop Grows Up

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It's been over a decade since the East London sound appeared. After some quiet years, the genre has bounced back and grown into something that reaches beyond its early borders. Legends like Skepta and Wiley are achieving their best chart position in years, and a new wave of young producers like Preditah and Spooky are taking the sound in new directions often incorporating the dubstep and trap production styles from the USA. Explore grime and the rebirth of this influential and resilient UK genre.

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Alex Kumi - Boateng

A&R Mgr, Island Records
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Hattie Collins

Freelance Journalist & Consultant, Urban Development
Freelance journalist with over 12 years magazine experience. Currently Music Editor at i-D magazine, I am also a regular contributor to the Sunday Times Culture, the Guardian, Grazia, BEAT, Conde Nast Traveller, RWD and ASOS. I have ghostwritten three books; Tinie Tempah's, 'My Story... Read More →
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Hailing from a religious, musical family, Ghetts was exposed to gospel music and jazz long before he tapped into the underground garage scene infiltrating East London's airwaves and backstreets. At just 12, Ghetts locked in to jungle and garage, breathing in PAYG Cartel, Heartless... Read More →
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Matt Thorne

Founder, GRM Daily
"Empowering the next generation of creators through design, technology and social interaction"
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Katie Weatherall

Project Mgr, British Underground

Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
ACC Room 15

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