Grievous Angel is an original garage head and junglist who makes dubstep, ukfunky and 2step. Originally from East London he migrated to Brixton before moving to Sheffield in 2002 where he started producing seriously.
He’s since built his own eco house in the city. Having established himself as a DJ through his ground breaking Dubstep Sufferah series of mixes, Grievous Angel’s first release was a double album of dubstep, ragga techno and dancehall called Belief is the Enemy for Japanese label ElectrikDragon. His first vinyl outing on his own Devotional Dubz imprint was a dubstep and garage refix of D’Angelo’s Lady Dub and was championed by Radio One DJ Mary Anne Hobbs and dubstep impresario Martin Blackdown Clark. The second Devotional Dubz release, Move Down Low / Loser, combines UKFunky with dancehall, being a funky remix of a Grievous Angel tune made with bashment MC Rubi Dan from famous London soundsystem The Heatwave, together with a refix of a ragga smash hit from Lady Saw and Cecille. Both tunes have been battered by DJs as diverse as Skream, Ghislain Poirier, Dub Boy and Gilles Peterson. The third Devotional Dubz release, a UK funky refix of Wiley and Riko’s Grime classic Ice Rink is about to be released after a lengthy and popular period on dubplate.
Also about to drop is Grievous Angel’s gigantic garage remix of Irish jungle don Naphta’s Soundclash on Blackdown and Dusk’s seminal dubstep label Keysound, for whom Grievous Angel is also about to release another CD, Margins Music Redux. For this release, he remixed the entirety of Blackdown and Dusk’s first album before re-making it as a DJ mix. Remixes for Idle Hands and other labels are in the pipeline.
As well as doing music Grievous Angel started Woofah Magazine in 2007 with his best friend John Eden, to cover reggae, grime and dubstep, issue 4 is about to drop. Grievous Angel thinks 2009 is the most exciting time since the Generation Bass era of 2005.