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Boom Bap festival 2015, 5-7 June

2000 tickets ONLY are now on sale over at so be quick! Manchester is represented well by Children Of Zeus, Black Josh, Pete Cannon and probably a few more to come. Great to see the Astral Black crew on there, and some lovely contrast provided by the Eglo fam, Flako and the like. Early bird weekend tickets are £70 – go!

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Download: Metrodome’s Fabric x Hit & Run mix

Fresh from Friday night’s Hit & Run takeover at Fabric, check this great Metrodome mix, downloadable on Soundcloud. He’s an absolute don and Manc foundation figure in his own right, but has rightly come to recent national attention with Levelz‘ first foray into limos and melons (below). Download Metrodome previews this killer cut from the forthcoming Red Laser EP7 –

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Voodoo Black, Who You Be video & download the EP Outsauced

Originally bothering Manchester as part of the Kollective around 2009, Dubbul O, Sparkz and Ellis Meade have each seen various successes and shall continue to do so in 2015 as all are busy preparing new music. Together, they form Voodoo Black. Here’s a new video for a track from November’s Outsauced EP. Download the EP here, featuring production from Clemz

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Groovement Podcast: Agent J, Praise Poems

Download Mixcloud iTunes AGENT J: PRAISE POEMS by Jamie Groovement Aka Agent J on Mixcloud The Four Owls – Think Twice (Prod. DJ Premier) PRhyme – Microphone Preem (feat. Slaughterhouse) Jazz T ft. Jehst – The Lesson Ras G – Polo Jacket & Dashiki JNEIRO JAREL – Camouflaged Thieves Melé – Aaliyah Fatima – Underwater Joey Bada$$ – On &

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Mega Ran and Storyville are Soul Veggies

First off, congratulations to Mega Ran and his partner Rachel on their recent onstage engagement! Soul Veggies sees Ran join forces with Storyville – React is the first single from the project, in a b-boy style, with typical narrative mastery from both. Pre-order the album on iTunes – vinyl announced soon, keep an eye on

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