Out on Senka Sonic on 27 October (with 12″ vinyl to follow in November) is the long awaited next Manchester banger from Dub Phizix and Strategy, which you may have heard the likes of Toddla T and Mistajam spinning.
A very busy week for soul, funk and hip hop (and beyond…) heads this week in Manchester! Peruse below…
YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND + IN THE LOOP
// BAND ON THE WALL TICKETS £16.50 ADV
Punk-influenced hip hop heads YBB originated the ‘riot jazz’ flex a few years back, and have toured the world relentlessly parading their sound.
We’re supporting as In The Loop (DJ A-UP and myself with Bedos on the mic) so hit me up for £10 tickets by email – j @ groovement co uk.
SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS with LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS
// ALBERT HALL TICKETS £25 ADV
Words can’t express how hyped I am for this one! If you don’t know, god damn well get to know.
THE HERBALISER + FINGATHING (DJ SET)
// CLUB ACADEMY TICKETS £17 ADV
Full band show in the intimate surroundings of Club Academy – expect a focus on music from their most recent work, There Were Seven. Fingathing’s Peter Parker on DJ support!
POUNDERS FOR PALESTINE (PALESTINE FUNDRAISER)
// 1 PRIMROSE ST TICKETS £5 MIN DONATION
A massive line up for this one, in aid of MAP (Medical Aid for Palestine) – grab a ticket at Just Giving by donating a minimum of a fiver, or donate on the door. Expect all flavas!!
Also on Saturday, Craig Charles’ monthly Funk and Soul Club sees soul jazzers The Filthy Six at Band on the Wall.
If you have an ounce of culture in your bones and you live in Manchester, you’ve more than likely encountered Mind On Fire in the last ten years. This weekend sees them run free events to celebrate! More info below and on the Facebook event…
“10 Years Of Mind On Fire.
To celebrate Mind on Fire reaching the ripe old age of ten, we’ve invited some of our favourite guests and supporters from throughout the years to come and join the party. We’ll have giveaways, goodies, ping pong and party hats and and we’ve made it all free to attend. So come and raise a glass and shake a leg as Mind on Fire celebrates 10 years in the game. There will be cake.”
MANCHESTER THIS WEEKEND
Saturday 18th October 2014
2pm – 9pm – Soup Kitchen
9pm – 4am – Twenty Twenty Two
Sunday 19th October 2014
10pm – 3am – The Liars Club
A veritable smörgåsbord of talent will be supporting this fundraiser for Palestine on Saturday 25th October.
The party will be held at 1 Primrose St, Ancoats (fka Bassment) in Manchester, all in aid of an organisation called MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians). Check their work out here.
MAP is saving lives in Gaza through delivering health and medical care to those worst affected by conflict, occupation and displacement. They have been working in Gaza for over 20 years and have a permanent team on the ground there. They were ready to immediately respond when attacks escalated on the 7thJuly. MAP was the only UK aid agency to respond to the attacks in Gaza for the first five days of the Gaza crisis.
The MAP team in Gaza has delivered more medical supplies to the hospitals than any other organisation – thanks to MAP supporters.
Tickets can be obtained here: https://www.justgiving.com/pounders-for-palestine/
My man Onra is back on these shores for a few dates, kicking off this Friday at Gorilla Manchester for Coded Rhythm’s second birthday with Nightmares on Wax.
First release tickets are NOW SOLD OUT, but you can grab second release (must arrive before midnight!) here.
He’s got his MPC workout flex on, so make sure you make the effort – particularly to the Manc one, with Nightmares on Wax too, OOFFF!
Have a look at some people shuffling around Onra in this Boiler Room vid:
We’re chuffed to be doing an hour’s warm up for the bad boys of jazz this coming Monday…
As a Groovement reader, you’re entitled to a £10 cheap list! Just drop me your name(s) to j @ groovement co uk via email. Subject header: YOUNGBLOOD.
Tickets available here.
A new video from Parallax to accompany his debut EP, Depth Perception. Melancholy raps reflecting on the state of hip hop (‘…this game’s got an STD’) amongst other subjects accompany top drawer production (mostly by Parallax himself) featuring choice samples and instrumentation.
Grab the EP on his Bandcamp.
Great footage from Brainfood Media of Rasp’s recent jam in Manchester!
Here’s a new mix from him too:
Having just proclaimed I don’t really like having to name genres where I can help it, the Fader have already donned this one ‘glazed R&B’, so who am I to argue?
Salva continues his journey from underground electronic beatmaker to thuggin’ hip hop producer (thus bringing everything back full circle in some sort of combiner, Voltron flex as far as I’m concerned) with this teaser from his upcoming album, Peacemaker.
1. Freakin U feat. Starship Connection
2. Child Pak feat. Ballout & Tadoe
3. Old English feat. Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Ferg *
4. Trap Back feat. Paul Fisher
5. Magic feat. Freddie Gibbs
6. Freaky Dancing feat. Ruckazoid
7. Young Gotti Speaks (Interlude)
8. Motel feat. Kurupt & E-40
9. Drop That Bitch feat. Kurupt, Schoolboy Q, Problem, Bad Lucc
10. Moves 2 Make feat. Problem **
11. Motivated feat. Problem ***
12. A Lotta… feat. MPA Shitro
13. Baking Soda feat. Paul Fisher
All tracks produced by Salva
* Produced by Salva & Nick Hook
** Produced by Salva & NO VS
*** Produced by Problem & Salva
Download Drop That Bitch: