Wiley - 'Snakes & Ladders'

Wiley - 'Snakes & Ladders'

Back in February Wiley scrapped ‘Snakes & Ladders’, tweeting “needs to be epic or there’s no point”. He made the right decision. This 10th album is undoubtedly epic, built on towering synths, buzzing bass and thudding drums. After the...

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Wiley - 'Reload, Aim, Fire'

Wiley - 'Reload, Aim, Fire'

The best of the many instrumental grime tracks Wiley has uploaded onto SoundCloud this week. Jittery, hyperactive, creative: it's textbook. Using the word 'reload' in the title is poignant too, because the man needs to work out where he's at after...

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Wiley - 'The Ascent'

Wiley - 'The Ascent'

Wiley, the undisputed king of the British urban underground, has been an unstoppable force in music for over a decade, since he first popped up as ringleader of the Roll Deep crew. Since then, like Atlas he’s carried the world of grime on his...

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Wiley Feat. Chip – 'Reload'

Wiley Feat. Chip – 'Reload'

Who is Chip? Why on earth would anyone call themselves Chip? I wish Wiley would get back to doing his USTREAM channel. That Ko-Lee noodles video was brilliant. This song, however, is not brilliant. This song is the distillation of an entire ‘Now...

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Wiley

Wiley

One of the many thrilling things about grime is its rapid evolution. These days you’re as likely to hear it while walking round a shopping centre or at and Olympic shindig as you are a festival or rave. Take tonight. Upstairs at indie-rock haven...

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Wiley Featuring Ms D - 'Heatwave'

Wiley Featuring Ms D - 'Heatwave'

Wiley’s taken all the standard bits of a ‘summer smash’ – girl chorus, a rap about stuff you might do in the sun, a catchy backing track – and shoved them together with a Slush Puppy reference. It’s SO GOOD, but the best part is that...

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Wiley - 'Evolve Or Be Extinct'

Wiley - 'Evolve Or Be Extinct'

It takes a pretty special type of artist to release 11 zip files of music for free, follow that up with three albums within a year and still pique your interest when a new release crosses the doorstep. But such is the way of Wiley , a man who...

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Album Review: Wiley - '100% Publishing'

Wiley - '100% Publishing'

There’s this bloke that gets on my bus and sits there screaming that he’s a deposed king. He reminds me of Wiley, except Wiley isn’t a psychiatric patient, he actually is king of the Eski ring. While P-Money and Trim champion the new wave...

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This Week's Singles Reviewed - 30/05/11

This Week's Singles Reviewed - 30/05/11

Every Monday we deliver our verdict on the new single releases. Here Gavin Haynes picks through this week's new tracks, including the latest from Wiley, Arctic Monkeys and, er, Andrea Corr... Wiley - 'Numbers In Action' (Big Dada) It was...

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Live review: Annie Mac Presents

Live review: Annie Mac Presents

I t’s easy to forget, particularly when electronic music is enjoying a rich and exciting period of flux as it is right now, that sometimes it’s nice to just opt out of the boundary-pushing, get obnoxiously drunk and wear plastic aviator...

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