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as eskimo dance hits wembley this weekend, we celebrate grime’s most important rave

With Wiley, Ghetts and Devlin setting the Eskimo Dance stage alight on Saturday, a selection of the scene's key commentators explain the importance and influence of Wiley’s seminal rave.
Hattie Collins
4.7.17
Music

how was it for you: some of our favourite musicians' best moments of last year

From Stranger Things to Suicide Squad, Bowie to Brexit, we asked everyone from All Saints to Wretch 32 to talk us through their best - and worst - bits of 2016.
Hattie Collins
1.3.17
Music

go backstage at skepta’s alexandra palace show

As Apple Music announce their Skepta: Greatness Only documentary, step behind the scenes and into conversation with his friends, family and special guests. Redefining British music, building his legacy... this is greatness.
i-D Staff
12.12.16
Music

grime I rep to the T, 140 I kept to the beat

This Is Grime is the definitive tome on the most exciting musical subculture to emerge from London in the 21st century, Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose reflect on the book’s magical year in the making.
Lynette Nylander
11.7.16
Music

the unsung female heroes of grime you need to know about

Though it’s often the male of the species that claim the shine and reap the rewards, there are many incredible women in and around grime who have been integral in helping to shape the genre and its surrounding culture. With her book, This Is Grime...
9.8.16
News

i-D presents: this is grime - stormzy, jme, novelist and d double in conversation

i-D Features Director Hattie Collins and photographer Olivia Rose document the UK grime scene from within in new book This Is Grime. Join us at Rough Trade East next Tuesday 13 for a very special book launch and intimate Q&A.
i-D Staff
9.7.16
Music

this is grime: a new book on the most urgent british music subculture since punk

OG grime fan and i-D features director Hattie Collins teams up with photographer Olivia Rose for the first publication ever to collect an oral and visual history of grime from within the scene itself.
Charlotte Gush
3.23.16