Slimzee & Riko Dan

Slimzee, co-founder of Rinse FM, member of the legendary Pay As U Go Cartel, owner of the foundational Slimzos Recordings and commonly referred to as the Godfather of Grime — born in East London, raised through the ranks of pirate radio and eventually shooting to prominence alongside the likes of Dizzee Rascal and Wiley at the turn of the millennium.

The very lineage of UK underground music can be traced back to specific Slimzee sets: ask any grime fan to name their favourite musical moments and you can bet your house on his name being mentioned. Some of the most iconic tracks of the 2000s — including Youngstar’s era-defining Pulse X — were discovered and forced into the public consciousness by Slimzee.

Fast forward to 2014 and Slimzee is regarded as one of the UK’s true underground heroes, still calmly demolishing clubs around the world with a trademark high-energy mixing style that inspired a whole generation of young DJs. With an unrivalled library of custom grime dubplates and rare classics, combined with a perpetual hunger for fresh, forward sounds, nobody in the world can deliver a set like Slimzee.

Joining Slimzee is grime MC and vocalist extraordinaire Riko Dan.

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