Previously at the ICA - Live/Performance
10 May 2015
Grime has always been about outsiders. Whether that refers to the way general folk looked at the genre—a 140bpm speed commentary on council flat life—or looking from the inside out. By that we're referring to the MCs with an unorthodox, yet celebrated approach. Flirta D is definitely one. A champion of onomatopoeia, he had a knack for piecing together SFX soundbites into his bars. Scratchy from Roll Deep could produce a high trilling war chant from the back of his throat mid-flow. Both had their own styles, and it undoubtedly worked in their favour.
For the fourth edition in our Boiler Room and ICA celebration of grime, Logan Sama turns to two more outsiders. Trim and Big Narstie are way up in the grime hierarchy for their distinct approaches to eskibeat. Where many of his contemporaries opted for rapid-fire flow, Trim was almost conversational. Big Narstie is without a doubt a champion of the grime culture with equal bags of talent and 'out there' charisma.
Both will be joined by a team of youngsters putting in hard work on the internet radio circuit. Backed by DJ Frampster, the likes of Darkos and Nico Lindsay will be on hand to warm the mic. Finally, Liminal Sounds' head honcho and radio host, Sam Elsewhere, will be spinning some of grime's gems in the opening hour.
Doors open at 8pm
Boiler Room DJ: 8-9pm
Event Closes: 11pm
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Please note that this is not a public event, but ICA Members can enter our competition for the chance to win a pair of tickets to this great night of live music, bringing together the best talent from the UK grime scene. Not a member already? Read on to find out more about joining our membership for your chance to win, plus the great benefits available to ICA Members.
We’re offering all of our Members the chance to win one of ten pairs of tickets to the Boiler Room and Logan Sama event, taking place live in the ICA Bar on Sunday 10 May, 9-10.30pm.
How to enter:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ‘Boiler Room and Logan Sama Competition’ in the subject line to be entered into the prize draw. Please note that you must be an ICA Member to enter the competition, but if you’re not a member already, you can still join from as little as £10 for your chance to win, plus you can enjoy a whole host of membership benefits, including £3 Cinema tickets on Tuesdays and discounts on purchases from the ICA Bookshop and Café Bar.
The competition closes at 2pm on Thursday 7 May, and the ten winners will be selected at random and contacted the next day.