Football and grime are two different worlds. But actually they have a lot in common. On the occasion of European Championship the grime artists Riko Dan, MC Discarda und DJ Karnage will host a live radio/tv show on NTS.
Football is a world in terms of Shakespeare. What Stanley Louis Cavell, professor of Aesthetics, said about Europe’s favourite sport, could also stand for the british music style Grime. It is as well nothing else but a highly creative game, where the world is separated into groups of rivals, driven by absurd yet playful battle-rhetoric, reduced to losers, observers and winners.
A world, where the latter escape a bad fate bathing in triumph, while the others are leaving the arena with hanging heads. And a world, where, – at least temporarily – the sublimation of instincts shows one of his most artistic sides. Not to forget the celebration of rituals of emotions and gestures, from the «gunfinger» at grime gigs to the collective choirs of football fans.
Considering this, the upcoming live radio/tv show «Verbal Volley», hosted by the London grime artists, MC Riko Dan,MC Discarda and DJ Karnage, makes a lot of sense. From Saturday, the 11th of June, they will guide through the Euro 2016 tournament with fire chats and rare grime tracks. The show is available live as a video stream on Facebook and on NTS radio. Have a look at this quite promising trailer. A tasty appetizer of a show, whose anarchist qualities is very welcome in this sometimes alienated and capitalist football world.