Category Archives: Interviews

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Interview // Sven Atterton funks up Manchester pre-Tuxedo

Sven Atterton is the perfect accompaniment to Tuxedo’s set at Band On The Wall this coming weekend. You can listen to his album, The Cove, below, and I suggest you take me up on that offer to uncover a world dripping with spaced out funk. You can Bandcamp stream The Cove below or head to the purchase page. Check Sven’s

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Interview: Scor-zay-zee picks up the pieces

This interview is the extended edition of one done for Now Then magazine, May 2015. Find it online here. Thanks to the ever-sound Now Then for linking back! Scor-zay-zee is one of the most respected lyricists in the UK, first being noticed as part of Nottingham crew Out Da Ville, then later gaining wider attention in 2008 as co-star of the Shane

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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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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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Looking back and facing forward: The Mouse Outfit

Releasing Escape Music was definitely a key event in our career and the catalyst for us being taken seriously as a group. – CHINI       Agent J here. I spoke to Chini recently in the build to the new Mouse Outfit album, and it got me reflecting.   Beginnings My history with The Mouse Outfit is a long

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Interview: Super-Helpful Kwame

            To me, Kwame is one of the most passionate up-and-comers in the independent rap game.   The Brooklyn native is an embracer of more abstract sounds, as heard to maximum effect on his most recent full body of work, SoBeR. A contemporary of Pro Era, Kwame (then known as Kwame3000) formed one third of Super

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In Conversation: Fumaça Preta

The original, shorter version of this article can be found in Now Then Manchester issue 15 (Jan 2014), brilliantly backgrounded with some Mysterious Cities of Gold art from Kid Acne.  My final gig of last year was also the best. To call Fumaça Preta ‘incendiary’ in their live incarnation is entirely apt (their name means ‘black smoke’ in Portuguese) but

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Interview and preview: SheBeKeke – Abecedarian EP

Entrenched firmly in Manchester’s creative community, Keke Thompson is a multi-talented artist and performer who’s lining up her debut, self-released EP. First published as a poet at the age of 10, Keke has since been published in various antholgies and is a core member of Manchester’s youth writing groups Young Identity and Inna Voice. She’s opened up for the likes

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Interview: DJ Yoda previews Breakfast of Champions at Band on the Wall

This Friday night will see the culmination of a week’s residency between DJ Yoda and a lucky team of collaborators working at Band on the Wall. Potential partners were asked to apply for the residency, but places were already cemented for Manc rappers Truthos Mufasa (Ape Cult), Sparkz (Voodoo Black) together with Rex Domino. Find details on the collaborators and keep

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Groovement Interview: CHARLES EDISON

I was blown away by Charles’ track My Name Is t’other month – you can find it right at the end of this Groovement episode. I holla’d at him with some questions to delve a little deeper. Catch him on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud. He even has his own website here. Also have a look at Beats Laying About and their

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