DJ Logan Sama has been flying the flag for Grime since the very beginning and has worked with almost everybody, including Boy Better Know co-founder Skepta - arguably the biggest Grime star in history. Speaking on their long-standing friendship, Logan told CLASH Magazine "I have been working with Skepta ever since he decided to pick up a mic. Being part of that journey has meant I have been blessed to see some incredible work created and experienced some unforgettable performances".
As well as creating some of the largest and most memorable Grime anthems of all time, Skepta has also had a storied history with Nike, sharing five collaborations since 2017, with their latest co-creation being Skepta's reimagining of the Air Tailwind V, an under-appreciated silhouette from the early 2000s, where the heavyweight MC plays with a ripple effect print upper with 3M reflective accents, dropping in a colourway inspired by a shimmering butterfly wing. On his recent 'Icons Of Air' live stream to celebrate Nike's Air Max Day, Skepta spoke about the idea of rebirth and reinvention and how it ties in to the imagery of a caterpillar emerging from it's chrysalis in to a butterfly used in this colourway.
In celebration of the recent collaboration between the superstar MC and the world-leading brand, Logan Sama has released a mix of his favourite Skepta tracks, describing it as "a high-speed rollercoaster ride through the theme park of Skepta's discography as an MC". Taking into account both the level of talent shared by Skepta and Logan Sama and their shared history in Grime, Logan's track selection is impeccable, bringing forth a blend of Skepta classics, iconic dubplates for the DJ, and bangers from his latest works.
Check out the mix above, the tracklist below, and follow DJ Logan Sama HERE, Skepta HERE, and sign up to purchase the Nike x Skepta SK Air Max Tailwind V via WellGosh HERE.
That's Not Me
I Spy (Dubplate Version)
King Of Grime
Over The Top
Bullet From A Gun
Are U Ready
Ace Hood Flow
Nokia Charger Wire
Gunshot Riddim (Dubplate Version)
Logan Sama Presents: TUNED in to 99 volume 1
UK Garage flavas from '99 and earlier in this strictly vinyl mix. Taking you back to an era where Air Max and off key jeans was the dress code. Celebrating the reissue of the OG TNs, I wanted to mix together some of my favourites from that time! 45 minutes long, the perfect length for your TDKs..... I pulled out so many old vinyl that I had to split it up in to 3 volumes..... So keep your eyes and ears open for the next instalments!
With massive respect and love to MC Kie. Artwork by @MAHREmusic
Logan Sama’s monthly Rinse FM ‘The Grime Show’ residency with guests Jaykae, Dapz, Grim Sickers, Blakie, Tana & Rival
Logan was back in as part of the regular rotating residency on Rinse FM's The Grime Show and this month he was joined by guests Jaykae, Dapz, Grim Sickers, Blakie, Tana and Rival for an epic set.
Playing a host of new dubplate specials and vocals alongside interviews with Jaykae, Dapz and Grim Sickers fresh off the Streets tour with Mike Skinner, the show culminates in a half set which was full of energy!
You can listen to the full 2 hour audio of the show including new tunes, interview and set right here:
And the video of the set is right here:
Catch Logan back on Rinse on June 24th for his next appearance on The Grime Show!
Yizzy x Devlin back to back session
Logan was on hand to provide the beats for these two prodigious talents as they went back to back for the first time!
18 year old newcomer Yizzy connected with one of his inspirations in the Dagenham legend Devlin for an interview and these live bars. Logan was on hand to spin the beats as the two MCs went bar for bar in this exclusive session!
And look out for a new Devlin album in the coming months!
Logan Sama returns to Rinse FM as part of The Grime Show residency with guests Roadside G’s
Logan has joined Rinse FM as part of The Grime Show residency, taking over the 4th Sunday of every month from 9pm til 11.
The first show was broadcast on March 25th and was a trip back to an era of Grime often overlooked. Between 2004 and 2008 the transition from a vinyl centred industry to a digital one saw many incredible tracks and projects fail to be archived after their initial CD release. Taking a dive in to his archives, Logan played some forgotten gems in the first hour of the show and was joined by legendary South London collective Roadside G's for the second hour.
Discussing their huge impact on early Grime and the sounds today, you got an insight in to the history one of the most respected crews to emerge from South. Their new project 'Roadman Music' is out now and tracks from that project were played alongside some classics.
You can check out the full show on the Rinse FM soundcloud here:
And the awesome video footage of the live set featuring Smiley, Elmz, Alan B, Den Den and Diggerz is below:
Logan's next Rinse FM The Grime Show takeover will be on April 22nd
Logan appears on Twitch’s ‘Fresh Stock’ sneaker show in the USA
This past week Logan was in the USA filming with streaming platform Twitch's lifestyle channel for their 'Fresh Stock' sneaker show. He shared his love of shoes with hosts Ray and Zhi plus talked about the differences between UK and US shoe culture and style! You can find out which shoes made Logan fall in love with kicks, what his favourite models are and a little bit educating the Americans about the relevance of Stone Island to the UK.
Reece West joins Logan on the BBC Radio 1 Residency this month
Logan's monthly stint as the BBC's resident Grime specialist continues. This month saw talented young MC Reece West join Logan in the studio to discuss his latest release '3D' and let off some live bars.
You can watch the video footage of the session right here, courtesy of the BBC Radio 1 YouTube channel:
The full show is available on demand via the BBC Radio 1 website, or the Radio iPlayer app for the next 30 days: CLICK HERE
Logan begins weekly Street Fighter community event in London’s West End
This past Saturday Logan indulged his love of the iconic Street Fighter video game franchise by launching a weekly community event inside the newly opened Belong gaming centre which is part of GAME retail's Wardour Street store.
The weekly event kicked off with a great start as nearly 60 eager fight game fans packed in to the West End venue and battled it out over 5 hours in an organised tournament as well as casual play.
The eventual winner was competitive scene regular 'Hurricane', with pro players 'Problem X' and 'Packz' in 2nd and 3rd.
Belong and GAME put together this short video highlighting the event and the new venue which is open 7 days a week. You can find out all about future Street Fighter events at: http://facebook.com/WinnerStaysOn
Ghetts appeared on this month’s Logan Sama Radio 1 Residency show
Celebrating a decade since the release of his seminal 'Ghetto Gospel' CD, Ghetts was in with Logan on BBC Radio 1 to talk about Grime history and drop a short session on the mic! You can listen to the show for 30 days from broadcast date below and also check out the session on the Radio 1 YouTube channel.
This was Logan's first 2 hour residency in his new time slot of 10pm-Midnight. You can find him back on Radio 1 every third Thursday of the month.
Check out Logan Sama’s KeepinItGrimy playlist on Spotify
Logan has put together this new playlist for you guys to stay up to date with what is out there right now in the world of Grime. Trying to showcase the latest releases from some of the biggest artists alongside some of the brightest new talent from across the Grime scene. The playlist will be updated regularly so check back every week for all the new drops!