South-east London duo Kwalatoot are bringing the authenticity back to grime by protruding their sound to create very much needed turbulence in the now 'stable' scene.
Their message is simple; who runs the scene, who's making the decisions?
Aiz Kwality and Tyson Toot Toot believe the truth in grime is needed for it to be able to continue to flourish. By writing, producing and directing all of their material they are able to channel their message with ease and that's what they've been able to do on their latest track 'Get Me'.
“Have we replaced the grime sound for grime popularity? Are we ignoring the core elements just to be accepted in the mainstream? By doing this have we diluted grime and parts of the culture?"
This track focuses on the now 'popular scene' and how some parts of the original sound are missing in today's climate. Commercial success has been huge for artists such as Stormzy and Skepta, but what about those who just do it for the love of grime? What about those who simply want to reignite their love for the scene but are unable to do so because of how underground the underground really is today? Those are just 2 of thousands of questions we shouldn't be afraid to ask...
“We don't want grime to lose its core elements. Grime is London and UK culture to us, but the raw, unpolished and unvarnished ‘sound’ made it so different from other sub cultures of music, and gave our community a voice.”
Be sure to keep locked to Kwalatoot who have a lot more to come, but for now, deep the bars and let's try our best to keep the values of grime alive!