Pearsall - The Word on the Street [Mid-00's (mostly) vocal grime mix!]


For Begrime I’ve done a fun little selection of mid-00’s (mostly) vocal grime tunes, which is a bit of a departure for me, as I normally play instrumentals. It meant I had to rethink how I do the mixing, so it was a kind of fun experiment.

From the blog post to accompany the mix:

"The idea of the mix was to look back at the mid-2000’s period when grime was really taking off and pull together some interesting tracks released by (or remixed by) grime artists on non-grime labels, specifically on major labels as well as by well-known non-grime independent labels.

Obviously, this is a pretty niche topic! Like, I get it, it’s ridiculous. But I thought it might make an interesting mix – looking at grime artists negotiating the line between underground street tunes and crossing over to more mainstream audiences. If you listen to this mix, you can hear this tension – you can hear some completely uncompromising tracks, as well as stuff with softer edges and more pop flourishes ."


Blog link: Pearsall presents The Word on the Street [Begrime 2022-11-02] | Sonicrampage


  1. More Fire Crew - Oi! [Go! Beat]
  2. Dizzee Rascal - Trapped [XL Recordings]
  3. East Connection - We’re Ready (Wiley Remix) [Independiente]
  4. Wiley - Take Chances [XL Recordings]
  5. The Prodigy - Voodoo People (Wonder Remix) [XL Recordings]
  6. SLK - Hype Hype (Wonder Remix) [Smoove]
  7. Roots Manuva - Colossal Insight (Jammer Remix) [Big Dada]
  8. Kano - Typical Me [679]
  9. Roll Deep - Heat Up [Relentless]
  10. Roll Deep - Heat Up (Danny Weed & Target Remix Instrumental) [Relentless]
  11. Roll Deep - The Avenue (Heartache Refix) [Relentless]
  12. JME - Serious (Run The Road Remix) [679]
  13. Shystie - Make It Easy feat. Crazy Titch and J2K (Davinche Remix) [Polydor]
  14. M.I.A. - Pull Up The People (Dexplicit Remix) [XL Recordings]
  15. Fya - Must Be Love (Youngstar Remix) [Def Jam UK]
  16. No Lay - Unorthadox Daughter [679]
  17. Dizzee Rascal - Stand Up Tall (Youngstar Remix) [XL Recordings]
  18. Shystie - One Wish (Terror Danjah Remix feat. Bruza, Kano & Ronnie Redz) [Network]
  19. Roll Deep - When I’m 'Ere (Wiley Remix) [Relentless]
  20. Killa Kela - Secrets (Wiley Remix) [RCA]
  21. Dizzee Rascal - Give U More (feat. D Double E) [XL Recordings]
  22. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U (Instrumental) [Xl Recordings]
  23. Chase & Status - Top Shotta (feat. Roll Deep) [Breakbeat Kaos]
  24. Low Deep - Get Set (Run the Road Remix ft Big Seac, Demon, Doctor, Ghetto & Kano) [679]