This hadn't occurred to me before—now we live in the era of YouTube tutorials. Hence (I guess) the professionalism of drill beats. Cleaner sounding, heavier hitting, better in cars and clubs... but less charming and anarchic. Nobody makes anything which makes you think "you're not supposed to do that!'
* Not to shit on drill beats at all (or grime beats for that matter), in actual fact I find the production level in uk rap now amazingly high. But on a *beats* level there's none of that charming slight amateurishness that you had in grime.
I just listened through Maxinquaye and still don't really get it. It's got a cool atmosphere, some nice production, but it's just a bit naff to my ears. The trip-hop thing in general feels that way to me - Portishead, Massive Attack. There's always something that stops me properly getting into it.