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With the grime narrative still a dominant force in popular culture throughout 2017, it’s often easy for people to overlook the underground micro-scenes that proved to be the genre’s lifeblood during bleaker, leaner times.

While Stormzy, Skepta et al. continue to light up grime culture through a mainstream lens, there are a still swathe of DJs, producers and MCs from all over the world, pushing the sonics into exciting and often abstract new territory.

Here, we profile ten instrumental grime producers – from Hastings to Tokyo – making their own mark on the music.