With a general lack of urban music being performed within the realms of the university, Preditah personified the growing popularity of grime and garage evident across the country within the last year. With the grime scene currently under the spot light, with beefs enlightening the scene, it was a perfect time for Preditah to come and bless the Lemon Grove. A know well-known DJ within grime, he has produced tracks for a variety of top grime names including many of the Boy Better Known roster. With six instrumental EPs under his belt and with the release of two new singles in 2015, Supernaturally and Selecta, Preditah has now firmly set his sights on becoming a well-known artist in his own right.
With what can only be described as a rowdy, urban crowd, the packed Lemmy was infused with energy. Pimped out with two rooms, a house stage and Preditah’s stage, it was almost impossible to recognise the Lemmy, a venue which so many students at the university have formed a love/hate relationship with. It was certainly ready for this one. With mood lighting throughout, the club was somehow able to truly personify the urban music within, a great feat for a club not known for having such a vibe, to say the least.
he seems to know perfectly when to rewind the most popular tracks, flooding the crowd with tension and energy
With a huge variety of artists being included in this event, it was easy to see why so many people were at this one. With the likes of Wilfred Giroux and P Money, a talented line-up had enticed a large Lemmy crowd. One of the many friends featuring during Preditah’s show, P Money in particular energised the crowd in his great, albeit short, half hour stint. Performing some of his own singles and some of this year’s most popular urban anthems, the grime veteran certainly held his own through his stage presence and rhyming ability. As his set came to an end and as the lights shone onto the stage to illuminate the Birmingham DJ, the crowd flooded toward Preditah’s stage. He has an amazing ability to entice the crowd; he seems to know perfectly when to rewind the most popular tracks, flooding the crowd with tension and energy. With such a method being applied to tracks such as ‘Feed ‘Em to The Lions’, produced by Preditah himself, the crowd were pumped to say the least. With the help of P Money seemingly acting as a ‘hype man,’ it is hard to see if the crowd could have been any more pumped. Preditah is clearly a multi-talented artist, able to produce popular club tracks as well as being able to DJ to a high standard, with a huge variety of mixes including both garage and grime being played across the night.
A thoroughly enjoyable gig, this performance will have certainly enhanced Preditah’s name amongst the Exeter crowd. If he continues in this fashion, it is very likely that much, much larger venues will soon be in Preditah’s sight, with his own music being played in clubs up and down the county.