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EDITORS’ NOTES

Grime revolutionized the UK electronic and rap scenes in the early 2000s, fusing a homegrown lyrical style with spartan beats as tough as they were lean. Then, in the mid-2010s, it bounced back, stronger than ever, as veteran players and newcomers alike started breaking out of pirate radio, building on beloved vintage sounds, and connecting with a new generation of fans. In the process, they collapsed the distance between the underground and the mainstream—sparking a true grime revival. Today, whether it's scoring chart hits or soundtracking basement parties, the style keeps evolving, engendering new flows, new slang, and bruising new sounds. These tunes represent the leaders of the next class and the pioneers of the old school—no wastemen allowed. We regularly update this playlist. If you like a track, add it to your library.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Grime revolutionized the UK electronic and rap scenes in the early 2000s, fusing a homegrown lyrical style with spartan beats as tough as they were lean. Then, in the mid-2010s, it bounced back, stronger than ever, as veteran players and newcomers alike started breaking out of pirate radio, building on beloved vintage sounds, and connecting with a new generation of fans. In the process, they collapsed the distance between the underground and the mainstream—sparking a true grime revival. Today, whether it's scoring chart hits or soundtracking basement parties, the style keeps evolving, engendering new flows, new slang, and bruising new sounds. These tunes represent the leaders of the next class and the pioneers of the old school—no wastemen allowed. We regularly update this playlist. If you like a track, add it to your library.

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