(also known as Rewind
) is a British
which features news, interviews and charts on hip hop
, UK garage
, Drum and bass
house music. It is released monthly, distributing 36,040 copies each time and is ABC certified. It considers itself the largest magazine on urban
music and lifestyle
in the United Kingdom
As well as the magazine, RWD Mag has a website
which features music videos, tracks and artist profiles.
RWD Magazine became a well known name in UK underground urban music circles in mid to late 2003. This coincided with the rise of a new urban music genre, which later became popularly referred to as Grime
. Founding editor-in-chief was Matt Mason, who later wrote The Pirate's Dilemma
RWD Magazine provided a platform for emerging unsigned artists to get their names and their faces into every popular underground music outlet. This works by aspiring artists paying to feature within the magazine. This may not seem very desirable at first, but the magazine's healthy distribution and circulation makes this more attractive. The magazine enjoys a relatively healthy distribution and circulation as readers can pick up the magazine for free.
This new platform (along with music channel Channel U TV
) appealed to many aspiring artists from the grime scene and allowed them to do independently what they could have previously only done with the backing of a Major record......