PREMIERE: S.M.I remix Grime artist Jammz on new track ‘Dubz’

Is Grime the new Punk? Since the popularity of Grime music went through the roof in 2015, it seems that this question has been asked on a number of occasions. Many people say that using computers to create electronic music like Grime is the modern version of picking up a guitar or some drum sticks for a young punk rocker in the seventies. But what if you merged the two worlds together?

Stand up S.M.I (Streets Made Innovators) – the London duo of Vandol and Carnage who record their own unique live beats and instruments, producing a raw and stripped back sound for Grime MCs to jump on or to add vocal tracks to. Having already put out their debut track, a version of Wiley’s ‘One Step Further’, the pair are now back with their second and we’re delighted to bring you the premiere of ‘Dubz‘.

Taken from their forthcoming EP of Grime remixes, ‘Dubz’ is a minimal bass guitar driven rework of Jammz’s ‘Hit Then Run’ and it showcases exactly what this duo is all about. Their live sounds combine with Jammz’s bars to great effect, creating a really exclusive feel and we’re even given a few additional bars from Vandol himself.

Talking about the upcoming EP, S.M.I told us,

“With this remix EP we hope to give people a new perspective on already popular Grime tracks and to showcase our sound. We think music should be an art without boundaries and want to break the normal conventions and boxes that are placed around artists to make music without a limit on the genre.”

So if you haven’t already, check out the track above and make sure you’re following S.M.I on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news regarding the full release of their EP.

Matt Tarr

Matt Tarr

Matt Tarr

Urban Music Editor
With grime and hip hop being major influences on him growing up in South East London, Matt's passion is urban music but over the years he has gathered a hugely diverse taste, ranging from Wiley to The Smiths by way of Machine Head, that has made him a very open minded individual.
Matt Tarr