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The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Moments from Nozstock: Richard Aldred captures The Mouse Outfit, Ghost Writerz, De La Soul and more

Photographer Richard Aldred has been kind enough to share some of his snaps from last weekend’s Nozstock festival with Groovement. Based in Malvern but a former Manchester resident, Richard has a big focus on architecture and documentary work, and has researched subjects such as changing perceptions of place in photography. The pictures he’s shared with us are from Herefordshire’s grassroots Nozstock festival, which

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Jeremiah Jae: The Decline of Black Anakin EP

Eight new tracks produced by Chicago’s Jeremiah Jae, featuring Black Jungle Squad. Peep an interview I did with JJ a while back here. The Decline of Black Anakin EP by Jeremiah Jae

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Interview and mix: Chris Read talks All Night

It was a great pleasure to speak to Chris recently for Bonafide magazine about his new album, All Night: Remixes and Productions 201-2015 for BBE Music. I’ve been a massive fan of his since picking up The Diary CD and booklet at Fat City Records, and have loved seeing him go from strength to strength. Read more about that in

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Download: The Mouse Outfit on BBC 6 Music

Being a kind soul, I recorded this on Monday for the Mice. You can now listen to it, and download, on their Soundcloud. It includes a nice shout for the club night Bedos and I started with them, In The Loop. The BBC original is still up here.   Find out a little more about the Mice’s history here.

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Groovement Podcast – Agent J: Take You Home {July 2015}

One I’ve been trying to find the time to do for a couple of weeks! A two hour monster, as there’s such a great amount of good music out there at the minute. The first 45 minutes or so is recent soul stuff (with the exception of 1969’s Should I Take You Home, which the second track by Madlib samples

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Download and Video: Grizzly Gato – Pork Belly ft elsphinx

New New York hip hop! Grizzly Gato release a video for Pork Belly ahead of the album While You Were Sleeping. Homeboy Sandman makes an appearance on a secret track, but apart from him the only guest is elsphinx, pulling the spotlight down firmly on the duo themselves. Oddy Gato and Grizzly Grimace met back in 2013, and reside in

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New HIT+RUN releases from Tehbis and Joseph Scaturro

Two dope new releases are forthcoming in August, on limited cassettes no less, from the boundary-pushing LA label. Both are pre-orderable now on Bandcamp. The first is from North London’s Tehbis who counts Kutmah and Gilles Peterson amongst his fans. His debut EP proper, this is called Tales of Gengi and includes tracks produced over the last two years. Windward

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Run The Jewels, Hud Mo, Ram Jam, New Order and more for Warehouse Project 10th Anniversary

Whatever your feelings on the Warehouse Project, it’s undeniable that it’s made a huge impact on Manchester and 2015 marks the ten year anniversary since its inception at the former Boddington’s brewery site, where I remember catching De La Soul, Public Enemy, The Pharcyde, Ugly Duckling and Goldie to name a few. Having a look at the line up this

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Interview: DJ Boba Fatt in a pre-Soundwave mood

  EDIT: Here’s Boba Fatt’s NTS radio guest mix from 28 July Record Store Rotation: Rough Trade (Hip-Hop Special) – 28th July 2015 by Nts Radio on Mixcloud           DJ Boba Fatt is a staple of the Soundwave festival, and is one of the vital, open-minded selectors, along with the likes of Mr Thing, holding it down

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