Secure The Wifey: Grime’s Ultimate Valentine's R&G Mixtape

You’ve slid into 5 DM’s already: no-one is taking you seriously. Tinder? Nothing. Instagram? Zero. You check the time - only hours left until it's the evening of Valentine’s Day. After all hope is abandoned, the phone vibrates - here’s your shot.

But how do you turn that reply into a potential Valentine’s 2 for 1 at Nando’s?

Here at OUAG, we’ve got you covered. We've searched high and low, asking aficionados and connoisseurs in grime to help compile the greatest collection of wifey riddims ever put together. Nothing says romance like a bag of R&G. So, get your cassettes out, or heart shaped USBs, and give the gift of love... at 140bpm.

London-based DJ, resident Rinse selector and young heartthrob Jack Dat is first up. He will be sliding into DM’s this year with this classic from Lady Ny:
“LADY NY'S voice is timeless - THE MINUTE THIS COMES ON ...... its a singalong”

Brak FM host, MC and sweet one M.I.C ditched the roses this year and instead will be at your bedroom window blasting this Scorcher throwback on his boom box:
“I came across this song about ten years ago or so, uploaded as the music for an AMV on Anton Grant's Youtube channel (formerly known as tenchuassasin). I love the production and the singing feels so earnest. I am a very romantic person so the whole tune has always really resonated with me.”

Dreameater hitmaker and absolute catch B:Thorough found the time to help us out on our endeavour with pure emotion on this JT The Goon instrumental:

”This one hits right in the feels! A perfect soundtrack to the 14th of Feb”

Outsider, past Beat Boss judge and Casanova Manga stopped by with his secret to romance:
“My fav R&G track right now is ‘101FM by Little Simz’ tbh it’s not even about love or anything. It’s just an all around delight to the senses”

Rinse DJ, grime historian and smooth talker DJ Argue will be hiding a Wiley & Sadie Ama burnt CD amongst the Thornton’s chocolates this year:

Bristol blender, blog writer and 140 siren Meg AM has loaded up her USBs with James Blunt bootlegs this valentines, but she’s saved this Gundam edit of Homerton B for her secret admirer:
Hey! it’s gotta be So Real (Homerton B vocal edit) by Gundam. if you’d put it in the R&G genre. It’s vibes and goes off in any setting, the instrumental is so hard but with the vocals added it’s a madness. Definitely one of the top 10 tunes on my usb

Leominster producer, MC and lyrical softie Jakebob gave us his best relationship advice:
“Yo mate!  My favourite rng track is Attractions by Subfiltonrik - although hes a riddim producer he made some mental smooth rng cuts on a band camp ep,  this is the title track!”

Multi-genre producer and lover of nights-in Vagrant gave us our second helping of Sadie Ama on "So Sure" featuring Kano. This makes her the most commonly submitted artist in this time of love. 

Mode FM chopper Spooky kept his cards close to his chest, giving us a dub so mysterious we couldn’t even find it. He must have someone special in mind:
“easy man.. fav R&G track would have to be Terror Danjah and El-Rae with "Down"... one that's unreleased.. if u can find it anywhere online then GOOD LUCK!”