Our next podcast installment comes from Radar Radio’s very own head of urban music, DJ Argue.
We caught up with the Croydon Grime DJ, Argue, discussing his show on London’s Radar Radio and the next wave of upcoming Grime talent. Don’t forgot to tune into the latest podcast mixed courtesy of DJ Argue, with shout outs from fellow London Grime MC, Big Zuu, and a selection of some of the filthiest and freshest Grime sounds.
Tell us about your show on Radar Radio, plans for the show for 2018 and how the whole thing came about?
My show on Radar Radio is a culmination of emerging talents as well as some more established artists. It is all about showcasing the best talent in the Grime scene in the UK. The show is a hub for some of the best and most raw talent within the scene, also giving new people an opportunity to come and shine and show off their lyrical capabilities. I was introduced to the station owner by a friend in January 2015 and I’ve had a show ever since. Developing from this, I have since become the head of Urban Music as an official role at Radar. The general plans for the 2018 shows are to keep the show fresh and relevant, I’m also going to continue doing my ‘Hell In a Cell’ Grime Clash, the first of which was a massive success trending number 1 on Twitter.
Where do you see this new wave of Grime going over the next few years and will you always be Grime?
I see the grime scene progressing. Theres a crop of new MCs that Im nurturing and backing. I’ve invested a great deal of time developing a new group of young MCs, known as Mob Set. The sound is developing and I’m playing tunes that are some times breaking the barriers between the traditional Grime sound with mixtures of influences from other genres. As for staying Grime, of course I am. Grime is in my heart and its my passion, but at the end of the day I have always loved music and will dabble in other genres.
Which artists/DJS really drew you into the scene and what was your background like before you came on the DJ circuit?
DJs like Fonti , Slimzee , Steppa D and Blackjack were my influences from a young age. I used to listen to Pay as U go, Heartless Crew and Roll Deep as well as various other crews. Really, I’ve been DJing from practically school days so I’ve always really been into music. I don’t really remember what life was like before music.
If you had to use the same DJ’ing kit for the rest of your life (2 decks + mixer) what would they be an why?
Got to be Technic 1210’s because that’s what I learnt to mix on and its my bread and butter.