S-X Produces American Rap Album

Grime producer and Butterz cohort S-X lends his production technique for this free album for Indianapolis-based rapper Brian

Brian - The End of The Beginning (Produced By S-X)It was only a matter of time before Butterz cohort S-X let his trap influenced beats serve as the backdrop for the legitimate rap release.

Posted up on the artist’s Facebook page, S-X has shared the link to an album from Indianapolis rapper Brian for his release titled ‘The End of The Beginning

Quite clearly the sounds of S-X but definitely a bit different from the beats we’ve come to expect from him – also, interesting to hear these beats with an American rapper in contrast to the markedly different style of grime MCs.

Honestly, Brian doesn’t do it for me in the vocals department, then again if the MC couldn’t come up with anything more creative for his artist name than simply “Brian,” I shouldn’t have expected much originally. That being said, I sincerely hope there are instrumentals of these floating around for public consumption soon.

Download: Brian – The End of The Beginning (Produced By S-X)
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Download: Butterz Summer Zip

Download Butterz Summer 2012 ZIP pack featuring over 700 megs of free grime music from the legendary UK label helmed by Elijah and Skilliam

Butterz Summer 2012 Zip File

The crew at Butterz label have dropped their Summer 2012 ZIP File of freely downloadable grime tunes. This one weighs in hefty at over 700 megs worth of free tunes from the UK label helmed by Elijah and Skilliam, who’s zip files routinely feature artists such as Royal-T, Terror Danjah, and others.

As always, make sure you sign up for Butterz’ mailing list to ensuring you get these ZIPs on-time and direct!

Finally – be sure to check out the mix of classic R&B tracks on the recent Butterz RinseFM Broadcast hosed by Elijah & Skilliam.

Download the Elijah & Skilliam R&B RinseFM Show (Original Air Date May 7, 2012)
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Royal-T Mix for Mishka Blog

Selections from Preditah, Champion, Shiftee and Swindle in Royal-T’s mix for Mishka NYC

Royal T - Keep Watch Vol. XXXIIIOne of my favorites in the grime scene, Royal-T recently put together a mix for the Mishka Blog Keep Watch podcast series.

Royal-T, despite his young age, has already done releases on Butterz, No Hats No Hoods, Boogaloo City, and Rinse Recordings. He’s also done official remixes for the likes of Katy B and Wiley, as well as produced extensively for Grime MC P Money.

Grab the complete mix, for stream or download and peep the tracklist beneath the fold

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Butterz Autumn ZIP File

It is that time again, the Butterz label crew is back with their near-monthly ZIP file installment featuring some free exclusive grime beats. This time the near 500mb file features tracks from Royal T, SRC, Trim, S-X, and additionally the a capella from Terror Danjah‘s latest release ‘Full Attention‘ meaning we should see some interesting remixes of the R&G tune popping up soon!

If you have missed any of the previous ZIP files most of them are available on this site if you search Butterz.

Butterz Autumn ZIP File Download [via MegaUpload]

Butterz Summer ZIP 2011 (Free DL)

As reported by our friends over at Grime Spree, Butterz label has teamed up with Terror Danjah’s ‘Hardrive’ imprint to supply the latest monthly free ZIP pack.

Hats off to these crews for giving away as much, if not more music for free than they have for sale online. If you haven’t purchased any of their music I recommend doing that too.

Download the Butterz & Hardrive Zip File [via Megaupload]

Editors Note:


This is for the 2011 Butterz Summer Download file, originally hosted on the now defunct MegaUpload sharing site. If I find an archive of the 2011 file I will amend the link.

If you are looking for the Summer 2012 ZIP File instead, please click the above link.

Butterz June ZIP

Butterz Is The Label

Seriously, the amount of quality music coming from grime label Butterz is unimaginable, especially considering they almost give away as much free music as Napster did in the late 90s. One of the label’s highlights has been their monthly ZIP file, featuring a bunch of freebies from the likes of Royal-T, TRC, S-X, and other regulars on the Butterz label.

Today they dropped the June ZIP file, which comes highly recommended. Free, quality, grime. U daft?

Also, be sure to throw them some money for their efforts by buying up some of their quality releases as of late


In case that was not enough free music for you, Butterz contribute P-Money has made the download of ‘Blackberry’ free from Bandcamp thanks to the people at IBeatTheTune.com

Answer the call and pick up P-Money – Blackerry free now [via Bandcamp]

Royal-T – Sonic Router Mix #65

Our friends at Sonic Router recently sat with Royal-T for an interview and an obligatory mix

Everybody claimed it was dead but grime is looking alive and well as we begin our journey into 2011. At the forefront of this resurgence is the rising Butterz label, helmed by Elijah and Skilliam, featuring releases from some of grime’s heaviest hitters.

In support of his latest Orangeade EP release on the Butterz label, our friends at Sonic Router recently sat with Royal-T for a lengthy interview and an obligatory mix which should definitely be on your list of music to check out today.

With all the recent appreciation coming to grime with grime podcasts featured in XLR8R, Fact Magazine and Resident Advisor’s well-estabilshed podcasts in addition to the exciting resurgence of grime tunes from producers like Royal T, it’s exciting to see grime music reaching a stage beyond the confines of London.

Full tracklist beneath the fold here, much thanks due to Sonic Router, and of course the GRIMESPREE blog – for putting me on to the sounds of Royal-T long ago.

Royal-T – Sonic Router Mix / Interview

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RA.238 : BenUFO

In the words of David Rodigan, “No Intro.”

Christmas comes a few days early with the latest Resident Advisor podcast from one of the top selectors of the year in Hessle Audio’s BenUFO. As standard, click over to Resident Advisor for the short interview always worth the read.

Click here to download (Direct Link)

Full tracklist beneath the fold, big look to ATL’s Kai Alce making an appearance on this with his FXHE released “Dirty South Dirt.”

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