It goes without saying: most grime fans have been locked onto DJ Argue's Radar Radio show from early, but Args reached a new level of infamy recently when he interviewed Lord Of The Mics CEO and BBK mainstay, Jammer. We've all seen the video by now—but just in case you haven't, it's a very quick journey from standard promotional interview to full-on screaming match, with hilarious quotables like "Where's Olly?!" and "I'm not a lickle man!"
"I didn't realise it would spread as far it has," DJ Argue tells Complex. "The reception and the feedback I've received has been great and I've received so many messages, the majority of which have been positive. I knew that it would be a passionate interview with Jammer, but I did not expect it to escalate like it did. Those I made statements, I genuinely believe in, and I'm glad we got to have that talk because it will go down in grime history."
Just in case #Jammergate distracted you from what's important, we thought it would be a good idea to get Argue to remind us how good of a selector he is. Because he's proper, this mix-and-blend is crammed with unreleased heat, dubplates, and just a couple of tried and tested bangers.
Tell us a bit about your selections in this mix.
As with all of my sets, I've chosen to include a selection of fresh music and exclusive material—with some of my favourite producers alongside some maybe lesser-known producers who are coming up in the grime scene.
What was the one track you absolutely had to include?
"Tayles" by As.If.Kid; he sent this to me last week and it's quickly become a firm favourite. It's the kind of tune that makes you wanna screw up your face and it's definitely gonna stay in my selection for a while.
Any tracks that narrowly missed the cut?
I get sent a lot of music so it's always hard to pick for a half-hour mix, but I feel like all the tunes that needed to be in there are definitely there.
What's the first single or album you ever bought?
Michael Jackson's History on cassette tape! Proper classic.
What's the last physical record you bought?
Wiley's "Snowman" instrumental, from Discogs.
What do you want to see happen musically over the next 12 months?
I'd like to see the scene continue to grow as it has been lately. I'd also like to see more understanding of grime in the mainstream; I see a lot of other urban acts being classified as grime, which can be confusing for the fans and insulting to those artists and the genre they pushing.
What trend or scene absolutely needs to die right now?
I can honestly say that there's nothing that bothers me enough to be able to answer this one. I'm more of a live and let live kind of person.
1. Kid D - "Machine"
2. As.If.Kid - "Tayles"
3. Sir Hiss - "Danny Uzi Vert" VIP
4. JL - "Marching 2018"
5. As.If.Kid - "Brutal Beating Remake" (Argue Dubplate)
6. DJ Garna - "Diamonds Are Forever"
7. Filthy Gears - "Chucky"
8. Dallen - "Neek" (Argue Dubplate)
9. Faze Miyake - "None Of That" (Argue Dubplate)
10. Syer - "Mushrooms" (JL Remix)
11. Juzlo Bandito - "I Want You"
12. Tre Mission - "DJ Argue"
12. KJ - "Swarmi"
13. Jammz & Jack Dat - "Loop"
14. Deuce - "DnD"
15. Jakebob - "Legalise"
16. Masro - "Alien"