In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s been a war on.
About a month ago, a clutch of instrumental grime producers started firing diss tracks and throwdowns back and forth, with Preditah, Wiley and Rapid among those getting in on the action. Things grew – and grew – until just about every operational UK grime producer has joined the melee. As our guide to the 10 best war tracks showed, the fracas hasn’t just been enormous fun to behold – it’s thrown up some seriously durable music too.
Amongst those inspired by the back-and-forth was Fade To Mind regular Fatima Al-Qadiri, last heard clubbing up with Nguzunguzu and J-Cush as slanted rap production house Future Brown. In tribute to the whole kerfuffle, Al-Qadiri’s produced her own war dub, ‘Knight Fare (Post-War Dub)’. Her weapon of choice is a Gothic instrumental grime cut, all John Carpenter synth leads and spectral vox pads. Using the sort of plastic, tinny textures that she’s consistently turned to fascinating use, it’s a fine contribution to the (still-expanding) canon.
Al-Qadiri has a number of European shows coming up – check out the dates below.
October 24th – Sub Club, Glasgow (w/ Evian Christ)
October 26th – Steng