This year we celebrate 40 years of punk heritage and influence in London. As spitting and mohawks dwindle into British archives, a new DIY has emerged. From squats to Ruff Sqwad – is grime the new punk, and is it more influential?
Grime music is a DIY powerhouse, dismissive of mainstream culture and refusing of corporate music deals. As the genre experiences a recent resurgence, the movement provides a disengaged black urban youth with a voice nobody can ignore.
Ruff Sqwad’s MC Roachee and Prince Owusu discuss the international success of grime and its intrinsic link to DIY punk culture with politics and music writer and Kieran Yates (Dazed and Confused).Buy tickets
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