Recently grime has begun to become popular in several American cities, does this surprise you?
Preditah: Yeah, because I've grown up on grime and been involved with it awhile, so to see it cross over has been crazy, espescially in the last year or two.
Grime music draws heavily from UK slang and culture, do you think it will always be a genre which comes primarily from the UK, or will producers and MCs from other countries someday begin making grime music?
Preditah: I think so. But I still think it will imitate UK culture, because like hip-hop even though people do it away from America they still copy the swag, the flows etc. So I feel like people will still do grime their own way, but it will still imitate the UK.
If artists from countries other than the UK did start making grime, would it truly still be grime?
Preditah: Yeah I think so.
How did you first become involved in making music, and what advice would you have for others who want to make music?
Preditah: Well before I started making music, I was playing music. I played the guitar. So I was already a musician, and then I started producing music because my friend had software and obviously it intrigued me how to make music so I taught myself. So I always tell people now, learn an instrument first so you understand music. And I went to uni, I studied music, I know how to read notes, so I always tell people to study music as well, but not become too geeked into it because it will limit your creativity. I think it's good to like y'know dive into it yourself, and learn things yourself as well. As well as knowing the basics, so yeah do a bit of both would be my advice.
Who would you consider as some of your influences, both musical and non-musical?
Preditah: Influences, musical, anybody, I haven't really got someone I look up to musically. I grew up on genres, like R and B, gospel, jazz music, I love jazz music, I like hip-hop, I like everything really.
So just kind of drawing on whatever strikes you at the moment?
Preditah: Yeah but honestly I won't make a track for a month sometimes if I'm uninspired. And also people wise my family and friends, because not everyone that's my friend is a musician. So they might advise me, because their normal people that just want to be normal and be humble. But I've also got people like BBK that are musical, and because they are so normal as well, even though they are sucessful people, they are still normal and do normal things, that just inspires me to do normal things like go to the gym, or just play football, or travel.
Who are some grime MCs or producers you would recommend to an American audience looking to broaden their horizons within that genre?
Preditah: Just Boy Better Know. Boy Better Know, simply because we've been true to the sound from the beginning. Espescially Skepta, even though he's well known now, they've been doing it from when it was garage. And their isn't any better MCs then Boy Better Know either. Producer wise now, you've got Rude Kid, you've got Swifta Beater, there's so much producers that make grime, you've got Spyro. So producers there's loads that are good, but MCs? Definitely Boy Better Know.
Any major releases coming up from you, or other artists you might be working with that your fans should keep a look out for?
Preditah: I've got a lot of garage music coming out more then anything. I've got a few grime tracks with JME that might be dropping this year. But mainly I've got loads of garage, sick songs, dubs stuff like that, yeah look out for that.
Who are some of your favorite artists to listen to, either electronic/dance or not?
Preditah: You know what? I haven't really got a favorite artist. But right now, I like all UK artists. I haven't really got a favorite.
Name a few artists we should keep an eye on.
Preditah: I would say Stormzy, because he's young. Section Boys. Everyone in the UK is killing it right now. Merky Ace, can't forget them family. Everyone in the UK is killing it, so just look out for the UK in general.
Sub.mission's .mission is moving people through sound, what is your mission?
Preditah: My mission is to push the UK sound world wide, that is my mission.