Grime finally has its own genre category on Spotify

2018

Streaming giant Spotify recently made the decision to add grime as its own genre category on the platform.

The announcement was made yesterday by senior editor at Spotify, Austin Darbo, who stated that the introduction the category “will make it easier for fans to find their favorite grime playlists.”

Created around the turn the century, the unmistakably UK sound has gained a massive amount notoriety as late with the help artists such as Stormzy, JME and – all whom have introduced the genre to wider, more global audiences.

So far, three new grime playlists have been uploaded to Spotify: Grime Shutdown, Grime Classics and Grime Instrumentals. The playlists include essential tracks from the likes D Double E, , Frisco, , Tempa T, Roll Deep, Skepta and many more.

Cameron is Mixmag’s US Editorial Intern. Follow him on Twitter