Thursday, 31 October 2013


We recently profiled UK producer, Preditah, who’s currently sitting comfortably at the round table with the rest of grime's young elite. Among his competition is east London’s Spooky, who makes grime so hard that it could start a riot. "MCs are still vital, but the producers needed to come to the forefront a long time ago," says Spooky when asked about the scene's shifting focus from hard bars to big riddims. "Maybe then we wouldn't have seen that dip we saw a few years ago, which saw guys drifting off to funky house and dubstep. That dip was needed, though—just to see who was really about this life of grime."

Spooky’s life of grime in 2013 has consisted of non-stop touring, including numerous dates in Europe ("Slovakia was a madness! A girl approached the DJ booth and presented me with flowers for playing such a sick set. I'll say no more [laughs]") and East Coast dates in the US. He released a new EP on avant-grime label, Oil Gang, and another on his own Ghost House Records. He also has his own show on Deja Vu FM. With Halloween around the corner, it made sense for us to get a mix from Sir Spooky himself. So go ahead and spook yourselves out over some head-banging, devilish bass—all one hour and thirteen minutes of it—after the jump.


Spooky - Gladiator R.I.P
Spooky feat. Discarda & M.I.K - Lord Of The Hypes
Spooky - Coolie Joyride (Neon Beats Remix)
Spooky - Rusty Bell (Moony Remix)
Mr Dubz - Grom (Spooky Remix)
Murlo & Famous Eno - Ariel (Spooky Remix)
Spooky - Playground
Slew Dem - Playground Vocal
*Teaser* Spooky - Boom Splat
Preditah - Vinyls (Spooky's Refix)
Wiley - Step 16 [Produced by Spooky & Masro]
Dullah Beatz - Kill Confirmed (Spooky's Remix)
Stormin x Spooky - Bag Of Ganja
Spooky - The Funeral
Mr Snowman - Pink Elephants (Spooky's Remix)
Spooky - Code 9 (Doctor Jeep Refix)
Spooky - Spirits Of The Sun
Spooky x Champion - Lighter R.I.P
Spooky - Silo Pulse
KSH & Filthy Vicars - Bazooka
Trends - Blade Runner
LJ - Neptune
Spooky meets Floetry - Say Yes
Adam Mac x Dubzta - Speed
Darko - GhostMode
Murlo - Hydra
Scruloose - Ice Lolly
Spooky x Kahn & Neek - Chevy R.I.P
Kahn & Neek - Percy (Soloman's 007 Refix)
Spooky & Co. - Pulse 007: The Rally
Mosca - Bax (Spooky's Refix)
Spooky - Code 9 R.I.P
Trends - Crude Activity
OH91 - Stealth (Spooky Remix)
Trends - Green Forest (Spooky Remix)
Spooky - Baby
Jon E Cash - Spanish Fly
Spooky - Rhythm & Slags 2
Disclosure - What's In Your Head (KSH Remix)
Moony - Hollow
Starkey - Blaster
Footsie - Traps

This also appeared over at THUMP (VICE): H E R E