Preview // J Chambers: Merchant Of Manny EP

One of Manchester’s newest and most hard-grafting MCs, J. Chambers, is blowing up right now.  Having supported Oddisee, Akala and a very tardy Dead Prez in a matter of months,

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Public Enemy’s Manchester link: Critical Beatdown

Just a quick post to give props to the Critical Beatdown boys. The hyped-up Stone Roses concerts at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium were made even better by the addition of Public

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Preview: Cutterz – Extra Galactic EP

New sounds from Cutterz, one quarter of Manchester’s Taste The Diff’rence DJ and producer crew. Cutterz is prepping an EP called Extra Galactic for an autumn release. He’s collaborated with

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Saul Williams performing at O2 Institute 3, Birmingham on 24th June 2016

In Pictures: Saul Williams by Richard Aldred

Venue: O2 Institute 3, Birmingham Date: 24 June 2016 Our pal Richard Aldred captured Saul Williams, plus support Kojey Radical, in action last week in Brum. Check more from Richard,

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Manchester // BLACKALICIOUS – 26 JUNE 2016

On the back of their crowd-funded comeback LP Imani Vol 1, the legendary duo return to Manchester in a couple of weeks. I was lucky enough to warm up for

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On Wax // Jon Phonics returns! Letters From Home on First Word Records

First Word Records have freshly dropped the new album from absolute don Jon Phonics. Head of the Astral Black imprint and club night, together with this crew Phonics is representative of

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