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.
At the age of 17 Faith SFX has undergone an unbelievable emergence into the UK urban music industry. Faith grew up in NW5 of London and started beatboxing in 2003 while in his final years at William Ellis School Highgate. Like a duck that takes to water Faith quickly established that he had a natural ability to replicate numerous sound effects, samples, beats and even vocals. his most notable performance to date was bbc's urban classic at the hackney empire.
Monkey Steak are producers Atki2 and Hanuman from Bristol and London respectively. With their ruffnek beats and rude bwoy pop Monkey Steak are dancefloor dynamite. Mashing up global riddims and bass heavy genre bending ruffness, they incorporate sounds from bassline to bashment, grime to dubstep to 2step garage to baille funk to jungle and back again! They entered the scene anonymously back in 2005, dropping the first 12" in Werk Disc's infamous Grim Dubs series, a tongue-in-cheek and irreverent take on the then emerging dubstep scene.
Latest releases/ livesets info at www.myspace.com/kansascityprophets Forthcoming in Summer 2010: EP on !Kaboogie Records (vinyl+mp3) including Cams feat Linton Kwesi Johnson and Drome feat Soom T. Navigator is released on the new Balkan Vinyl label 'colours' series in May 2010. See: http://www.myspace.com/balkanvinyl KCP release Prince of Lyon on 'Wide Records Presents' compilation Spring 08 On Werk Discs: Grim Dubs vol 3.
Rapid is a British Grime Artist & producer, who is known for his work within the group “Ruff Sqwad”. Born in 1985, Rapid always had a love for the arts from a very young age. Rapid took his first steps towards a career in entertainment, & at the tender age of 10 began to consider his career in music production, taking inspiration from music genre’s Jungle, Garage & Drum N Bass. At the age of 13, Rapid began to adopt a unique style of writing, fusing rap lyrics over garage instrumentals, taking much influence from UK Garage Collective’s So Solid Crew & Pay As You Go.
The Moving Ninja sound encompasses tight beats which come packed with heavy bass and sinister atmospherics. The style has often been described as 'Sci-fi Dub' - even - 'Robo Grime' - deep, dark, rolling tibal bizniz that mones your mind and feet. Moving Ninja spawned from the Garage Pressure Crew - pioneers of underground beats in Australia. Check also:
The Cool Kids are a hip hop duo based in Chicago, Illinois consisting of Antoine "Sir Michael Rocks" Reed and Evan "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll (originally from Mount Clemens, MI). They are signed to the independent Chocolate Industries via their own label C.A.K.E. Recordings. After meeting in 2005, and releasing three mixtapes onto the internet through their MySpace page, they released their debut EP The Bake Sale in 2008.