Premiere: Elijah & Skilliam's R&B/R&G Mix for Special Request Butterz duo mix grime’s finest ballads ahead of Special Request’s Valentine’s special.
DJ’s Elijah and Skilliam head top grime label Butterz, but have interests that go beyond the norm – that is, hosting two all-R&B specials on their Rinse show, and particularly devoting time to the softer and more melodic sub-genre dubbed rhythm and grime or R&G. They notably released the Terror Danjah and Ruby Lee-Ryder single Let Me Be The One on the label last year.
The pair are headlining Special Request’s Valentine’s Day party (details here and flyer below) with an exclusive R&B/G set next weekend, and made this mix as an amuse bouche. It’s much more grime than it is R&B, kicking off with the sweeter mix of Dizzee’s I Luv U, turning to Functions on the Low and going on a trip through a treasured but unassuming off-shoot, ending – as it must – with Kano and Sadie Ama’s So Sure.