Houston's Majia label delivers their second release expanding on the label's imagined underworld where grime and reggaeton experiments cross paths. Majia is headed up by Santa Muerte, who've created a name for themselves with major support from Fader, Fact Magazine, Dummy Mag and Resident Advisor to name a few and who also have a monthly show on the infamous London RINSE FM. With this release they bring you NAAFI cohort OMAAR who is no new name to the game. His tracks have been played by many big grime djs and on big stations as Rinse Fm and NTS to name a few. His forthcoming ep is titled "Fallen Angel." The title track Fallen Angel is on the weightless side with melancholic synths and hair raising melodies. On the flip "Monkey Slap" and "Mines Evo" are a lot heavier and ready to be MC laced out in the club. On remix duty, Triple S drops a grime time bomb repping the UK on his remix of "Mines Evo." Seattle's Korma flips "Fallen Angel" into a half step grime riddim and last but not least Cybersonic LA's head queen Sha Sha Kimbo gives "Fallen Angel" a 160 bpm workout to round out the release.
Grime, a descendant of garage, dancehall and hip-hop born roughly a decade ago on the streets of the UK, is now entering maturity, with several of its stars finding themselves experiencing the trappings (and the traps) of major label success. But there’s also an increasing universality in its subject matter and themes, and a playfulness … Continue reading Album of the Week: The Surgery EP → Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 5, 2011