Category Archives: Interviews


Groovement Interview: A-F-R-O

My timeline has been abuzz this week with the above ‘Uncharted’ video about young rapper A-F-R-O, whose flow is so sick it needs an ambulance, STAT. The common consensus is that his future is bright! 18 year old James Gutierrez is busy working on his debut album, but took the time out to answer a few questions I slung over

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Groovement Interview: Son Little + new track Lay Down

I had the pleasure of spending some time with Son Little upon his visit to Manchester’s Soup Kitchen last November, where he was playing with label mate Curtis Harding. He really enjoyed my company, look: Great interview with the man @sonlittlemusic tonight, rockin @soupkitchenmcr with Curtis Harding A photo posted by Agent J (@jamiegroovement) on Nov 28, 2014 at 1:24pm

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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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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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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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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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