Grime scandals, sampling scandals and the story of Dubplates & Mastering.
Wait for the drop. Influential grime DJ Logan Sama has been dropped from BBC Radio 1Xtra – before he even started his new show – for controversial tweets posted between 2011 and 2015. Read the lowdown here.
Plagiarism row. Mihalis Safras has been accused of using loops and stems made by other producers in his own work. He admits wrongdoing in some cases, but denies others. Read it all here.
Pressing on. Electronic Beats tell the story of how legendary vinyl plant Dubplates & Mastering became a crucial platform for emerging artists wanting to release their own music music. Read here.
Sad development. Bristol city council have given the go-ahead to a residential and commercial development 150 metres from longtime nightclub Thekla. It puts the venue’s future under doubt. The full story is here.