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Interview: DJ Jazzy Jeff’s first 45s set for 20 years – RBMA UK Tour / Wax Works

RECORD STORE DAY – I’m sat in a hotel lobby in Manchester with the sunshine blazing through the window, grabbing a drop from Jazzy Jeff for the Groovement podcast. It’s been a crazy afternoon already: Red Bull have asked me to chaperone Jeff and the Vinyl Destination crew for a whistle stop tour of a troika of Manchester record shops

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Nightmares on Wax @ Not So Secret Warehouse Party, Manchester

Following a recent sell out gig at Band on the Wall, Nightmares On Wax returns to a bigger venue at an undisclosed Manchester location… I’ll be warming up with Lewi Scandal, Stuart Richards, Kevin Swindells and Transmission Funk DJs. Here’s my promo mix for the gig including a shout from Mr Nightmares himself… Agent J: Not So Secret Warehouse Party Promo Mix by Jamie Groovement

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Georgia Anne Muldrow – Great Blacks

Georgia Anne Muldrow has dropped a video for the sublime track Great Blacks. Female MCs always draw comparisons to each other owing to their gender, but all you need to do with Georgia is listen and fall in love. This is another coup for Mello Music Group, who’ll be bringing out Petestrumentals 2 soon too. Oh, did you not read

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Manchester: Action Bronson @ The Ritz, September

    Action Bronson returns to Manchester this September in support of his major label debut and biggest LP yet, Mr Wonderful. If you haven’t taken the opportunity the last couple of times, I personally think the Ritz is a great venue to catch him at. I still haven’t managed to see him live so will be nodding on the

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Preview Mr Thing, kidkanevil, Tall Black Guy and Eric Lau: Thing Leaves The House!

A sequel emerges for last year’s First Word Record Store Day release! Some words from label head Gilla: Running an independent record label in 2015 is a tricky, (and some would say foolish) task. It is of course, a privilege to be given the responsibility to get an artist’s music out into the world, but the label’s side of the

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Interview: M20 COLLECTIVE + TWISTED TUBES PREVIEW

And so, the next generation continue to take over the city. M20 Collective have already made a substantial mark in the make-up of the city, and their forthcoming event on 24 April looks set to continue the proliferation of their unique outlook. Groovement decided it was time to catch up. Thanks to Yemi for facilitating and Joel for answering so

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Track premiere: Jump-up highlife from Tal National with Farila

I’m very pleased to be able to premiere this bouncing track from Tal National, from their new album Zoy Zoy.   Zoy Zoy is Tal National’s second album for Brighton’s FatCat label, following 2013’s Kaani, their first release outside of Niger. Having spent a decade doing the legwork across their home country, selling CDs on street corners between five hour

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Check We Ridin’ from Onra’s upcoming LP, Fundamentals

Onra’s music is strictly sunshine music, so it’s a good day (in Sheffield, anyway) to have a listen to the first tune from his forthcoming tribute to 90s hip hop, Fundamentals. That warm-as-you-like 90s sound is evident from the off – I’m looking forward to the full thing immensely. The LP will be out May 15th on All City Records and is

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Manchester: Phife Dawg, Sat 23 May 2015

  Last time people tried to bring Phife to Manchester, it emerged that they hadn’t taken the liberty of securing a venue license… whether a venue is secret or not, you need one of those. Thanks to the hip hop gods then that The Doctor’s Orders and Juicy have come through for Manchester. Grab your tickets here.

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45: Mister Jason Has A Posse – DJ Format’s A-Z Breaks Remix

A heavy, heavy single on Soundweight Records, DJ Format remixing Mister Jason Has A Posse. The remix features 26 emcees over 26 breaks laid down by Format. Pre-order it here, deliveries end of April. On the alphabet tip are: Akrobatik, Bad Newz, CheckMark (Skitzofreniks), D-Tension, Esoteric, Forcefeeld (Top Choice Clique), EDO G., Masstapeace, I.D., Jaysaun, K-NO Supreme, Riacha La Pasta, Moe

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