Every Monday for the next four weeks, Complex will be giving long-time fans of grime a chance to relive their early noughties, brap-shouting raving days (and new ones, a sonic education) via classic and rare, free-to-download Sidewinder sets.
Next up: Grime Allstars, 2004.
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2004 was an important year for grime: Lethal B dropped his posse cut—"Pow! (Forward)"—and we saw the mainstream get another real taste of underground Britain's leading sound. The single reached No. 11 in the official charts, which led to the press giving the scene some serious thought. In that very same year, Sidewinder held their first People's Choice Awards show and booked DJ Cameo to run an epic set at London's Ocean Music Arena alongside Lethal Bizzle, Kano and Ghetto, recently revived cockney rhymer Bruza and retired emcees Marcie Phonix, Hyper Fen, Demon and Fumin. "This set was pure energy," says Spruce, MD of Sidewinder. "Without a doubt, it's one of my favourites from the whole awards show, which, in turn, was a really amazing event. The combos on stage were crazy hype."
Yet another legendary one from the vault, listen to the set (and download it for free!) right after the jump.