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Watch: Diplo Interviews RL Grime

RL Grime and Diplo

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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Exclusive: Tall Boys Drop Bootleg of YoungBloodZ’ ‘Damn!’ and RL Grime, What So Not and Skrillex’s ‘Waiting’

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Tall Boys perform at Moomba Theatre in Laval, Canada.

DJcity’s Tall Boys have dropped a bootleg of YoungBloodZ and Lil Jon‘s crunk classic, “Damn!,” and RL Grime, What So Not, and Skrillex‘s new trap banger, “Waiting.”

“Damn!” was released in 2003 and peaked at number four on Billboard’s Hot 100, while “Waiting” was released just two weeks ago.

Stream the bootleg below and download it exclusively on DJcity.

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RL Grime Discusses His Influences, Working with Big Sean

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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:
 

 
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RL Grime Drops 60-Minute Halloween Mix


 
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.
 
Tracklist:

1. RL Stine Intro
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

 
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Skratch Bastid at the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals


 
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

RL Grime & What So Not Release New Track, ‘Tell Me’


 
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.
 

 
Download on DJcity or www.rl-wsn.com

RL Grime Says Trap Has Turned Into a Meme

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THUMP recently caught up with rising DJ/producer RL Grime for their Into the Night series.

Grime, who refers to himself as an “instrumental hip-hop producer,” discussed how he feels about the term “trap.”

“It’s sort of turned into a meme at this point,” he said. “The term didn’t just sprout up, and it’s been around forever. It’s just kind of funny that it’s being attributed to these kids making music now, including myself.”

Grime also made a prediction on what the next big sound might be.

“I think there’s gonna be a big movement to 100 BPM-type stuff; it’s gonna kind of veer away from the 70 BPM [style],” he said. “I’ve made a couple tracks that are at that tempo too, and my favorite part of my set is playing that stuff. It’s like twerk music; it’s like hyphy. All the stuff from the west coast that I grew up on.”

Watch the full video above.

Last updated on Oct. 25, 2016

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