A simple observation: what a golden grime era we're living in.
Last Sunday's Rinse set with Wiley, JME, Trim, D Double E and Footsie just took the piss. The tunes Wiley was dropping just took the piss.
Compared to the rigid structures of d&b, house or rock, grime is outrageously fluid. Such is the cultural weight behind them, anything - half time, 3rd beat snares, variable tempos, no beats... accordions - anything Wiley and Roll Deep do is runnin'. Anything is grime. Except perhaps, what has come before.
And this is even in a post-Dizzee era, when Dylan has already burnt the rulebook.
Beyond Roll Deep there's a new remix to last year's most rhythmic yet popular riddim Bongo Eyes remix. First heard played by Bossman on Cameo's show last October, the new Bongo Eyes remix has the balls to reverse the whole bar. Not even the direction of the rhythm of the track is sacred!
Cameo himself was talking about "R'n'G" - yes that's rhythm & grime - to represent Terror Danjah r&b tracks like Life.
And these observations don't even give due credit to Targets' sinogrime/electro melodies, DOK's g-funk (grime-funk?), Syre's modal sinogrime and ...