BECOMING REAL (live) at Dot To Dot (29/05/11)

Bank Holiday Sunday 29th May
Dot To Dot Festival 2011

BECOMING REAL (live) at Dot To Dot (29/05/11)BECOMING REAL

Before grime dominated the UK charts, there was a time when the genre still remained a firmly underground concern, born of frustration and a pure artistic vision. Channelling this early approach is Becoming Real‘s hyper-real form of 'mutant grime'.

Real name Toby Ridler, Becoming Real first started making music in the forgotten suburbs of South London, influenced as much by a conceptual future dystopia as by luminaries Zomby & Mount Eerie. Forging his own deformed take on first wave grime, Becoming Real evokes a sense of dread that conjures images of seas drowned in oil and tar-coated forests.
Like Me (feat. Trim) by Becoming Real
Over the last few months, Ridler has been featured in the Guardian's 'New Band Of The Day' column, lent UK tour support to 'witch-house' poster children Salem, and provided remixes to folks like Jamie Woon & Forest Swords. Head over to the Tough Love blog for a free download of his remix of Womack & Womack's classic 'Teardrops'.
Jamie Woon - Night Air (Becoming Real Remix) by Becoming Real
Check out his mix for Fact Magazine:

FACT Mix 205: Becoming Real


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Also on the Dot To Dot 2011 bill are SBTRKT (live), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (live), Blawan, Hyetal (live), Ed Sheeran & lots more.
For more information/tickets check out the Dot To Dot Official Facebook Event.