The reconfiguration of the grime scene has opened its doors for a variety of new interpretations. Only few years ago people began to truly to experiment with the sound. One of those people is Leo Johnson-Davies also knows as Filter Dread, his ‘idea’ of the instrumental grime showcases zombified beats with elements of jungle breaks which are clearly visible in his productions.
This mix features almost all aspects of UK rave history which will be appreciated by multiple eras. Leo’s formative influences were with jungle and then later dubstep after being madly in love with Mary Anne Hobbs’ notable Dubstep Warz show from 2006, which for many put dubstep on the map. At times, Johnson-Davies’ would wake up at 5am to produce, his excuse was to get the ‘lucid, half-awake, half-asleep’ type of sound that spreads over his music. This is the same case with this mixtape as he jumps between variety of different paces, perfectly de-constructing the rave sound and showcasing all of the 90s UK music subsidiaries.