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Agent J is editor-in-chief of Groovement, which is a podcast and this website. Groovement Cat helps. AKA Jamie Groovement
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Groovement Podcast: Awesome Mix Vol 1 – Agent J Version (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 20.36.36Inspired by Star Lord’s (mum’s) Awesome Mix Volume 1 from the Marvel movie of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy. Versions, originals and samples of tunes from that selection, in a Groovement style. 

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The original, Awesome Mix Vol 1, is available on iTunes here…
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Awesome Mix Vol 1 – Agent J Version (Inspired by Star Lord) by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

While I’m here, make sure you check out Matt Ferguson’s work over at Cakes and Comics (the Guardians stuff is over on Facebook). I’m a big fan of his.


GROOT Matt FergusonSTAR LORD Matt Ferguson

Jonathan King – Hooked On a Feeling
Jungle Brothers – Good Newz Comin’
John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillun
Brazzaville – Moonage Daydream
10cc – I’m Not in Love
Paul White – A Quiet Place
Pete Rock ft. Papoose – Comprehend
Mike WiLL Made It – I’m Not In Love (ScHoolBoy Q Feat. Yung Joey)
Esso Trinidad Steel Band – I Want You Back
Finger 5 – I Want You Back
Redbone – Come and Get Your Love
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – Get Up And Have A Good Time
Hendersin – The Great Escape
Kanye West – White Dress
Brand Nubian – Ooh Child Ft Aisha Mika
2Pac ft Dave Hollister – Keep Ya Head Up
Curren$y ft Pharrell – Chasin’ Papers
Nina Simone – Ooh Child
Fat Joe ft Mashonda – Listen Baby
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Future Head ReEdit)

Bishop Nehru and DOOM, London.

Ghostshrimp’s art for Nehruvian DOOM on Lex Records

Nehru and Doom, London.

The next phase of DOOM is upon us, following the boost in recognition he received with the JJ DOOM LP, produced by Jneiro Jarel (Dr Who Dat?, Shape of Broad Minds).

Now available for pre-oder and released on September 23rd, the Bishop Nehru x DOOM collab has a sick cover from Ghostshrimp. DOOM’s produced the whole thing, his first full album production since 2003′s Take Me To Your Leader.

shrimpdoomThe cover is one of four illustrations Ghostshrimp did for the project, including a fold out poster.

Homies help homies. Always.
Homies help homies. Always.

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Looking into their work, there’s a great fantasy vibe running through other pieces too – perhaps unsurprising as they designed the Adventure Time world itself.  Have a look at this awesome tree fort design process, the home of Jake and Finn. Peruse and perhaps even purchase a print over at their site.

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Ghostshrimp Facebook

Dead Insect
Dead Insect

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Ghostshrimp also offers the opportunity to join the Ghostscout training camp.



Read a little intro to Nehru courtesy of Bonafide magazine here.

Here’s some more Nehru x DOOM art from the Lex DOOM page, keep an eye on that for more info as the album drops.




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Groovement Podcast // Andrea Trout: Ain’t No Time {Part 1}


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Andrea Trout returns to Groovement HQ of a summer’s evening with a bag full of soul wax…

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Andrea Trout: Ain’t No Time {Part 1} by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

Vanessa Freeman – Dawning of a New Day – Chilli Funk
Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street (Danny Canaan Soul Mix) – Joe Boy
Rayko – Broadway – Lumberjacks in Hell
Sunshine Anderson – Heard It All Before (The QSO Mix) – Rebtuz
Amp Fiddler – Hope (Transatlantic Mix) – Genuine
Krystal Klear ft Jenna G – Addiction – Rinse EDIT (FADE EARLY)
Szymanski – Undeniable You (Let Me Be The One) – Omoa Music
Roy Davis Jr – Gabrielle (Live Garage) – Large
Ebo Taylor – Peace On Earth – Phillips


Groovement Podcast // Groovement 45s: Agua Con Sal

An all-Latin affair for the second Groovement 45s sessions – 45 minutes of funk and soul!


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Bronx River Parkway ft Jose Parla – La Valla – Truth & Soul

Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada – Ora Como Rey, Mañana Como Güey – Freestyle

Una Mas Trio – Son Montuno – Agogo Records

Ralfi Pagan – Didn’t Want To Have To Do It (4 Hero Bossa Reprise) – Fania

Jazz Juice – Nuevo Latino – Freestyle

Jungle Fire – Comencemos (Let’s Start) – Colemine Records

Bugalu Foundation – One Man Woman – Kushti Records

Orchestra Harlow – La Cartera – Fania

The Soul Fantastics – El Mismo – Soundway

Abel Lima del Iles Du Cap Vert – Nos Maos – Soundway

Bronx River Parkway ft Zoe Velez – Agua con Sal – Truth & Soul

Banda Los Hijos de la Niña Luz – Dejala Corre – Soundway

Eli Goulart E Banda Do Mato – Mestre André – Unique Records

Señor Soul – It’s Your Thing – Chopped Herring Records

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Win tickets to DJ Format in Manchester this Friday

We’re lucky enough to be spinning with DJ Format this Friday night in the magical surroundings of the First Chop Brewery in Salford, and the Beat Boutique has seen fit to put two pairs of tickets up for grabs.

Just share this post on Twitter or Facebook, or drop me an email subject Dj format with your phone number to j @ groovement co uk


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MR. E’s selection for La Mixette / Musique Large

Photo: Pippa Rankin
Photo: Pippa Rankin

A great new mix is up from Mr. E for Fulgeance’s La Mixette series, following his  frankly stunning Groovement podcast last week.

Catch him as part of the Taste the Diff’rence crew at Soundwave Croatia next weekend.

Listen on Mixcloud here or below. // Mixcloud: Mr. E //

LAMIXETTE#78 MR.E by La Mixette on Mixcloud

Groovement Podcast – Groovement 45s: El Mensaje

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Spinning with Myron & E last week at Band on the Wall gave me a bit of a thirst to record a strictly 45s podcast – I’ve decided to make it an ongoing series  within the podcast series, just to confuse you.

Each one will be roughly 45 minutes long, with strictly A or B sides of 45s only. Many will sound crackly… no chat on this one, just tunes.

Recorded 12th July 2014.


Groovement 45s: El Mensaje by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

The Rollers – One Little Piece – Deep City Records

Kicking off the podcast because it’s amazing. The Numero Group put this 45 out around the same time as their album collecting tracks from the Deep City label.

Conrad Jackson – Come Back With Me – Sonic Wax Records

A single-sided record – as a lovely bloke the other day said to me, one side’s all you need when a tune is that good. Smooth, bass-heavy and soaring.

Myron & E with The Soul Investigators – If I Gave You My Love – Stones Throw Records

I was lucky enough to warm up for this Stones Throw vocal duo last week, look out for the interview on here soon. I grabbed this one at the gig, where they had the Gene Dudley Group as their backing band and blew us away while Germany were killing Brazil 7-1.

Quetzal – Give Something – Favourite Records

From Onra and Quetzal’s four track Tribute EP. One of my favourite tracks, ever. The sample is Creative Source’s version of You Can’t Hide Love. Ridiculously, when Onra first came to Manchester in 2009, I ran up to him telling him how much I loved it, only to have him point to the back of the record and explain that they hadn’t made the tracks collaboratively, it was solely Quetzal’s – which is obvious if you read the credit. He’s circled it with a smiley on my copy.

Hielo Ardiente – El Mensaje – Ximena Records

A gift from Jungle Fire, an amazing version of the Cymande standard with spaced-out organ.

Abel Lima e Les Sofas – Corre Riba Corre Baxo – Sofrito

Recorded in Paris in the 70s and issued last week by the always-amazing Sofrito. Click the link to find out more.

Charles Bradley & Larose Jackson – Luv Jones – Dunham

Hot pink vinyl! Can you hear it? Kicking off Daptone’s coloured vinyl mission as they count down to their 100th release, this is actually on Tommy TNT Brenneck;s Daptone subsidiary Dunham.

The Rance Allen Group – I Got To Be Myself – The Gospel Truth Records

Gospel Truth was an imprint of Stax, and the Rance Allen Group incorporated rock sounds into soul… they were still active recently, check the site. Reason To Survive is actually my favourite track of theirs, which I heard on DJ Oneman’s (not the Rinse Oneman) mix Cadillac Wax  for Names You Can Trust back in 2004.

Leroy & The Fabulous Rocking Soul Band with Al Glover & Gloria – Til The End of Time – Plut

Just wow. Reissued by Jazzman here.

Lo Steel – Music – B&J Records

A re-edit of Samuel Jonathan Johnson’s My Music by Daz-I-Kue, with added vocals from Lo Steel. Riduonkulous breakdown towards the end.
The Intruders – Memories Are Here To Stay – Philadelphia International Records

You might know this one from RJD2′s forlorn 2002 12″ Here’s What Left, or most probably recognise it in Common and Bilal’s The 6th Sense.


The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby – Truth & Soul Records

Another one of those that always gets someone coming to ask what it is. Standing out on the album as a loner (the rest is fairly fast paced psych soul), Baby is a wedge of sad soul. Written by Daniel Collas, who was a true gent when I hooked up with the band at the Deaf Institute in Manchester.  Although this 45 was on T&S, the album was released on Tummy Touch.

El Combo Chimbita – Puro Show – Names You Can Trust

Released in April of this year by NYC, available on their Bandcamp. El Combo Chimbita are an offshoot of Colombian New Yorkers MAKU soundsystem.

The Johnny Otis Show ft Barbara Morrison – Hey Boy! I Want Ya’ – Jazz World Records

Shuggie Otis’ dad. My copy of this 45, Hey Boy! I Want Ya’ / Nigger, Please! has the labels reversed. It looks like this track never featured on any album. This blog has a little more info.

So, that was fun. Any feedback appreciated – hit me up on the contact form above or Twitter!

Commentary inspired by the Air Adam podcast.

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M20 Collective’s Pop-Up this Friday, Antwerp Mansion: Interview


This Friday sees the M20 Collective bring a weighty show to Antwerp Mansion:

Live: 8 GOLD RINGS * APE CULT * The Haydn Funk Project - Salutation Dub Collective.Johnny SlyKolo Tamam* John Ainsworth + ANDY ADAMS * INNAVOICE * + more

DJ’s: *So Flute’s DJ Yadava * @Gravy Deluxe *

IN ASSOCIATION WITH: * KeepItBright *Messyletsgetmessy*Onashileartgallery*DoNotBend Productions*Hot Mess Vintage*

As well as :Live Art/Craft Activities/Fashion exhibitions/Raffle + Fun n Games and more details TBA

Live visuals courtesy of Prefix Studios 

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Curious to find out more about the next generation hub of Manchester music, I threw a few questions at the collective’s extremely amiable Yemi.

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Yemi Bolatiwa - Pic: M20 Collective
Yemi Bolatiwa – Pic: M20 Collective

Fill us in on Friday’s event!

This Friday’s event commemorates a year since we first came together as an integrated arts community project. We collaborated with Shudehill studio to create a free entry festival that celebrated music, art, fashion and design in the NQ. It was a great success, and proof to us that creative communities in Manchester need a hub, a network where they can get together to do these things more:


So a year on we’ve done an array of events and shows with a very similar vibe from small and intimate shows to late night events at Kraak.

The M20 Pop-up aims to bring together all the people we have met and collaborated with in the last year, providing a platform for them and for us to show how far M20 collective has come and how much development has been made.

The main short term view is to get arts council funding as a community project. This Friday will be raising money towards the awareness, creative experimentation and execution of M20 collective initiatives, and registration as an official CIC.

View the Facebook event here.

What have been your achievements so far? Who have you had involved? 

Its hard to say in short who we have worked with, especially without missing out too many people but we’ve worked with Solomon Grundy in Withington and hosted a range of local artist focused live music events at their venue, they’ve been a great help.  

We’ve hosted rooms at Pangaea festival with the Manchester University along with MMU art students, and many up and coming MCR urban scene acts and RNCM musicians who are also featuring this Friday.

Not to mention art collectives such as Generic Greeting and Peanut Gallery to name a couple. Our appearance on raised our profile and got us better connected with the more local side of south Manchester.

Deepo and a couple of 8 Gold Rings. Pic: M20 Collective
Deepo and a couple of 8 Gold Rings. Pic: M20 Collective

We also want to support other collectives; the Secret Garden project is one that we’re keen on backing and raising awareness of, as well as creative workshops for schools in south Manchester.

Our biggest achievement so far I would say is the growth of our following and the fact people are sticking with the initiative and supporting the movement of collectivity and arts.

Beef, at Kraak Pic: M20 Collective
Beef, at Kraak, March 2014  Pic: M20 Collective

What do you think you can bring to the Manchester scene? 

A better ethos about artistic skills; we believe in creativity not being just one thing. It is expressed in many different ways and all expressions of creativity be them thinking or a physical execution are interconnected and when people get together in an environment that is less about watching and focusing on one thing, and is more about stimulating your sense and socialising along side performance or exhibition, it’s a genuinely great phenomenon that doesn’t get as much attention as it should. It’s devalued almost.

The good news is our movement along with many others is happening more and more everywhere, even before we joined so we just want to help the whole thing from our area.

Do you think there’s enough going on in South Manchester i.e. M20 to call it a scene, or is it all a little too disparate?

There are small communities and groups of people that could do with being better connected and knowing each other, not just in a “bump in to each other at a party way”, but in a let’s do something, let’s start a project, let’s make something together way which needs to happen more everywhere.

We appreciate this is hard, easier said than done, but we hope to provide this platform for people.

Poet Chris Jam performing at Kraak, March 2014. Pic: M20 Collective
Poet Chris Jam performing at Kraak, March 2014. Pic: M20 Collective

Where do you envision M20 Collective being in 5 years time?  

It’s hard to say, it’s a development project that grows organically, step by step.

Ideally we would have got funding, found a base and a hub, a space for people to come and connect and enquire about connecting with other people in a creative way from construction of urban spaces, to putting together of live creative arts festivals, and a nationwide presence.

Perhaps expanding into food cultivation and other such creative skills that just a bigger a creative social space with a prominent place in the northern environment. But to get there we need to keep putting on events, raising awareness and spreading the positive vibe that we genuinely believe is more fulfilling than getting any personal financial flourish.

What better way that to get by, keep stimulated, creative and meet new people? We all need to work and pay our rent, but investment in our minds and sociality is much more rewarding.


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Anushka: Broken Circuits out now on Brownswood

Sleeve: Fred Butler
Sleeve: Fred Butler

Today sees the release of the debut album from Brighton’s Max Wheeler (on production) and Victoria Port (on vocals/songwriting) as Anushka.

Entitled Broken Circuits, it’s a melting pot of summery, bass-flittered future-soul from a pair of heads with extremely good musicality. I’ve ordered the vinyl over at Bandcamp, but there’s a bonus track on t’iTunes.

1. Impatient
2. Never Can Decide
3. Echo
4. Atom Bombs
5. Kisses
6. Broken Circuit
7. Down in Flames
8. I Have Love 4 You
9. These Things
10. This Time
11. Mansions
12. Fire To me
13. Blessings (Bonus track for itunes)

Keep an eye on upcoming tour date and news over at Brownswood.

Groovement Podcast // MR E: 1 4 NEYMAR

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So moved was Mr E by Neymar’s injury on Friday, that he went off and recorded a podcast with a Brasilian theme for Groovement. Enjoy!


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AbJo- My Lawd!

Tall Black Guy- Em La La Terra

Dexter- Last

Tall Black Guy- Sexci Senhora

wun two- toucan

Flatpocket- Wartemarke

Hi-Tek- Theme From Hi-Tek

Karriem Riggins- Summer Maddness S.A.

Dibia$e- Brazilian Lady

Question- Una Nota

Arthur Verocai- Balada 45 (Jneiro Jarel Like A Brazilian Girl Remix)

Metal FingersPassion – Flower

Souleance- Vem Jogar

Jneiro Jarel- Indigo Eden

AbJo- Barumba

Jay Dee- Daylight

Tall Black Guy- Espaço de Brasil

Phife Dawg- Ben Dova

A Tribe Called Quest- Jam

Exile- IN LOVE

Pete Rock- Marching On

Jay Dee- Rico Suave Bossa Nova

Dr Who Dat- Braziliant Thought

Madvillain- Raid


Mr E: 1 4 Neymar by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud