RL Grime is considered one of the pioneers of electronic trap music, influencing countless DJs and producers.
One of those has been Diplo, who recently sat down with RL Grime for a candid and insightful conversation. The discussion focused on his career, touching on topics like why he transitioned from house music to trap, the impact of his anthem with What So Not, “Tell Me,” his influence on Diplo, and more.
RL Grime on why he stopped producing house:
“I was seeing a shift in that big room house stuff and how it was becoming corny to me, and I wasn’t inspired and didn’t wanna make it anymore. I’d been listening to a lot of James Blake and Night Slugs stuff and just walking around New York and decided to start a project in that vein.”
Diplo on “Tell Me”:
“That record for me seems to be the staple of this whole scene. It’s up there with the biggest dance records … that record still goes off.”
Diplo on RL Grime’s influence on him:
“A lot of times, the edits you play are songs I don’t even know. And I’ll play them on the respect that I have of you and knowing what you’re doing. … You’re one of my favorite tastemakers. You always have the best attitude and the best taste of what’s about to happen, what’s gonna happen.”
Watch the convo above.
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“Damn!” was released in 2003 and peaked at number four on Billboard’s Hot 100, while “Waiting” was released just two weeks ago.
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UPDATE: RL Grime’s debut album VOID is streaming in full at Pitchfork ahead of its release on November 17.
We’ve been following RL Grime ever since he dropped his remix of Kanye’s “Mercy” with Salva back in June 2012. A few months later, we saw the Los Angeles native tear down Dim Mak’s weekly party at the now-closed Drai’s Hollywood. We knew he had a bright future, even before the release of his acclaimed “Pour It Up” and “Satisfaction” remixes.
Two years later, and with millions of SoundCloud plays, Grime is on the verge of releasing his highly-anticipated debut album, VOID. The bass-heavy producer has already dropped three tracks from the project, which have received three million combined plays. The most recent — the Big Sean-assisted “Kingpin” — has amassed 300,000 plays in just two days.
Revolt TV caught up with the innovative artist, to learn about his influences and how his new album came together. Watch below:
Related: RL Grime Says ‘Trap’ Has Turned Into a Meme
Los Angeles bassmaster RL Grime rarely drops mixes but when he does the web takes notice.
Now with Halloween a day away, the influential DJ/producer has unleashed a 60-minute mix that’s as fresh and hard-hitting as it is creepy. Grime’s selection contains plenty of new music as well, including his own exclusives and tracks by Drake, Bobby Shmurda and Baauer.
Be on the lookout in November for Grime’s debut album, VOID.
2. Kuddie J – Dump It – Halloween Version
3. King Henry & Great Dane – Tamale
4. 2 Chainz ft. A$AP Rocky & Rick Ross – Crib In My Closet
5. Hudson Mohawke – 100HM
6. A$AP Ferg ft. Waka Flocka Flame – Murda Something
7. C.Z. vs Future, Pharrell, Pusha T – Fax Ha vs Move That Doh – RL Mashup
8. Sam Tiba – Barbie Weed
9. Phoenix – Bankrupt! – Gesaffelstein Remix
10. Tommy Kruise – Got Me F#cked Up
11. Bobby Shmurda – Bobby B#tch
12. Big Sean – Paradise
13. TNGHT – Acrylics – RL Grime Edit
14. RL Grime – Scylla
15. Mr. Carmack – Drugs
16. Baauer – Swoopin
17. RL Grime – Core – Djemba’s Selassie Bootleg
18. Crime Mob – We From The South
19. S-Type vs Lil Wayne ft. Rick Ross – Lost Girls vs If I Die – RL Mashup
20. RL Grime – Monsoon
21. Vince Staples – Blue Suede
22. Djemba Djemba – Macking In The Car (I Don’t Drive)
23. Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, & A$AP Ferg – Old English
24. Bot & Infuze – Analog Ting
25. C.Z. – Jungle War Dub
26. Birdman ft. Clipse vs Gesaffelstein – What Happened To That Boy vs Hellifornia – RL Mashup
27. A$AP Rocky ft. Juicy J – Multiply
28. Drake – 6 God
In addition to judging the Red Bull Thre3Style’s “Lucky Bastid” competition, Toronto’s Skratch Bastid also took to the stage at this year’s world finals for some fun of his own. Here’s a clip of him performing a routine based on RL Grime’s acclaimed edit of Nadus’ “Nxwxrk.”
Related: Skratch Bastid Performs Live at Evolve Festival
Los Angeles DJ/producer RL Grime has teamed with Australia’s What So Not for a new trap banger titled, “Tell Me.” The track combines Grime’s signature bass-laden drops with What So Not’s melodic breakdowns and received over 250,000 SoundCloud plays in its first 24 hours.
What So Not is comprised of Australian DJ/producers Flume and Emoh Instead. The duo is best known for “Touched” — a track that’s received over 1.6 million SoundCloud plays since debuting last November.
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