The emergence of grime is intrinsically connected to its origins on UK pirate radio, with many performers honing their skills and achieving underground success before approaching the mainstream. Like other garage variants or mutations, pirate radio stations were essential to the evolution of the genre. Upon its emergence, terms including "sublow" (a reference to the very low bassline frequencies, often around 40 Hz), and "eskibeat" (a term coined initially by Wiley and his collaborators) were associated with the genre. Nationwide exposure of Grime indicated the movement of UK Garage away from its house influences towards darker themes and sounds. Among the first tracks to be labeled grime as a genre in itself were 'Eskimo' by Wiley and "Pulse X" by Musical Mob.
Having experienced sustained underground success and growth for several years, 2008 to 2010 saw the exposure of grime and grime artists to the mainstream media. Artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah and Tinchy Stryder enjoyed continued success in the UK singles chart signifying the beginning of a more electropop-orientated direction for the genre. grime uk grime dubstep-grime grime punk existential grime grime and dubstep russian grime instrumental grime electro-grime grime-indie grime dubstep grime dance dubstep grime london grime grime uk german grime grime-dub american grime grime rock post-grime future grime lil grime grime instrumental grime pop heavy grime rl grime electro grime british grime garage grime grime-wave