Category Archives: Interviews

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Interview: DJ Boba Fatt in a pre-Soundwave mood

            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 as part of the UK hip hop (and beyond) scene. He’s played alongside most of hip hop’s well known names, and holds down a day job in

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Interview: The Reflex on revising history

This is an extended version of an interview done for Now Then magazine. Thanks to them for letting me reproduce it here. Read the original .   The Reflex takes his cue from the original remixers, using only the original sounds from the master tapes to rearrange, extend and breathe new life into music. Nicolas Laugier moved to London from

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Interview: Werkha – pushing the raft out

Brownswood Bubblers Ten by Werkha feat. Bryony Jarman-Pinto   This is an extended version of an interview done for Now Then Magazine – read the original here. Thanks to Now Then for linking back! Tom Leah, aka Werkha, had a very large 2014, combining the release of his debut EP, Beacons, for Tru Thoughts (following a track on a 2013

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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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