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So Solid Crew

So Solid Crew are a UK garage and grime act whose hits include "Oh No" and "21 Seconds", the latter of which reached number one in the official UK Singles Chart in August 2001. Another hit, "They Don't Know", reached number three in November 2001 and "Haterz" got to number eight in January 2002. "Ride Wid Us" was less successful (UK number 19 in April 2002). They have also released a single, "Broken Silence" which spoke out about government prejudice which they had faced.

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Emalkay

With initial support in the form of grime veteran Plastician, “Birmingham’s finest” Emalkay gained the attention of South London based label Boka Records with the warped, future bass drones and epic strings of Gut Feeling. Continuing the success, Testing The Waters EP was released in October 2006 followed by Monsters in June 2007. The revolutionary sound of Mecha, released in the fall of 2007, gained Emalkay support from the likes of Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs and breakbeat pioneer FreQ Nasty, as well as many of the leading figures of the current dubstep scene.

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Dirty Danger

Dirty Danger (a.k.a. Dirty Dangerous) is a grime MC and producer from East London. He is a member of the grime collective Ruff Sqwad. Dirty Dangerous has produced many tracks on Ruff Sqwad's mixtapes "Guns and Roses" (Vols. 1 & 2) and Tinchy Stryder's album "Star In the Hood". He featured as an MC in Stamina Boy's song 'Nuff Stamina' as well as appearing in the video. He also spat bars in the song 'I Ball' alongside Slix, Sway and Tinchy Stryder, as well as appearing in the song's video.

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Roll Deep

Roll Deep is an East London based UK garage/grime/UK hip-hop crew fronted by Wiley. The grime artist Dizzee Rascal was once a member. Their debut album, "In At The Deep End" was released in June 2005. Three singles have been released so far from the album, "The Avenue", "When I'm 'Ere" and "Shake a Leg" have received a lot of airplay both on urban radio and urban TV stations. The group has a regular slot on London's pirate radio station, Rinse FM. The groups music is mainly described as grime, however, songs such as "The Avenue" and "Bus Stop" are much more mainstream oriented.

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Downlink

Downlink has been punishing dancefloors all over the planet with his heavy brand of dubstep. With roots in Jungle & DnB, he is no stranger to the vile side of subsonic dance music. Growing up in a cold industrial town in British Columbia, Canada, he was first introduced to dubstep in 2007 and soon after took to production. While maintaining an appreciation for the sparse and laid-back vibes of the old school, Downlink set out to explore a more frantic, adrenaline fuelled style, influenced by everything from heavy metal to astrophysics.

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