Royal-T - XLR8R Mix
In quick second-wave grime news, Rinse FM's recent acquisition Royal-T shoved a mix out the door for XLR8R earlier this week to help set up his debut album next month, and it's striped with a spectacular and urgent suggestion of the genre's new future, even in the face of how the sound's been on the brink of counter-cultural irrelevance ever since it finally conquered the British charts around four or five years ago.

Highlight: besides the first half's full-throttle, it's the mixture of 2000's "Nicole's Groove" by Phaze One and the too-forgotten, commendably over-the-top "Shoot 2 Kill" by U.K. garage's Oxide & Neutrino, who were just about the pre-dubstep equivalent of early Joker, which isn't a slur.

Setlist follows.


01. Royal-T : "Intro"
02. Royal-T : "Space Cowboy [Feat. MIK]"
03. Filth Collins : "Bomb Bass"
04. Razzler Man : "Renk Dread [V.I.P.]"
05. Spooky : "Coolie Dance Joyride 2012"
06. X5 Dubs : "From Dem Ah"
07. Royal-T : "Work Your Body [Feat. Roska]"
08. Cassie : "Me & U [K1 Remix]"
09. Royal-T : "Music Please [Feat. Merky Ace]"
10. Alias : "Gladiator [Spooky 2012 Refix]"
11. MIK : "MOR£ [Acapella]"
12. Royal-T : "Gully Funk"
13. Spooky : "Spartan"
14. Preditah : "Attack"
15. Darq E Freaker : "Ironside"
16. Danny Weed : "Creeper [Royal-T Remix]"
17. Dizzee Rascal : "I Luv U [Royal-T Refix]"
18. Phaze One : "Nicole's Groove [X5 Dubs Remix]"
19. Oxide & Neutrino : "Shoot 2 Kill"
21. Minnie Riperton : "Inside My Love [Royal-T Remix]"
22. Royal-T : "Missing Aurora"