This is the blog of paul.meme. I do music as Grievous Angel. I’ve got a album out called Belief is the Enemy on a Japanese label called Electrik Dragon. I’m basically a reggae head. I make garage, dubstep and ragga techno. I’ve got a load of mixes up that are pretty popular, they’re on the mixes page.
I’ve helped put together Woofah magazine, which will be the first serious British reggae fanzine for about ten years. It also covers grime and a bit of dubstep. It’s paper only – not a throwaway webpage. Out in the next weeks. I’m the dubstep editor as well as helping get things done. It’s edited by John Eden – we’re DJ partners and all-round collaborators.
I love the dubstep scene – I think it’s up there with the best scenes to have come out of dance music. It’s got real love vibes. DMZ is the best club in the world right now. But reggae is my first love. I think Jah Shaka at his peak is the best DJ in the world bar none. Seeing the Abyssinians was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. So when I play out I usually do dancehall and ragga. I’ve done a few mixes, mainly reggae, and I’m doing a series of widescreen dubstep mixes under the Dubstep Sufferah banner. I’m doing a series of 94-era jungle mixes, there’s literally HUNDREDS of absolutely amazing tunes from that year. There’s a page here that lists all the mixes that are up.
I’m involved with Dust Science. It’s a techno and electronica label. We’ve got some really good, well known artists – the Black Dog, Dan Curtin, Derailleur, Anthony “Shake” Shakir, people like that. A lot of Detroit gear.
I used to be into industrial stuff. I liked the way reggae end of that scene – Tackhead / ON-U etc – drifted into acid house and ardkore. To me, the sonics (and the transcendence) of industrial are all over dubstep. I still love house music and I think most dubstep heads will get into Theo Parrish eventually. I don’t think King Tubby is over-rated, but I do love a bit of Jammy$.
I’m from the Essex / East End borders, but I live in Sheffield now, have done for a few years. I think it’s the most beautiful and weirdest city in Britain.
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