Category Archives: Interviews


Manchester is standing at the forefront of a hip hop and beats revolution at the minute. The Mouse Outfit have disturbed the underground with their brand of funky hip hop, while the Room 2 imprint (download debut label release Kydroponics Vol 2 here) looks set to be a prolific representation of the Manc underground over the coming years – more

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Groovement Interview: Ruff Mercy by Big War

In a guest post for Groovement, Generic Greeting‘s Big War went in search of the unique stylings of Ruff Mercy…   Ruff Mercy is a Bristol based video director and animator who’s made a name for himself over the last few years through making unique visuals for some of hip hop’s most exciting artists.   He first came to

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Manchester // Roy Davis Jr bigs up the Sound History Tour with Shola Ama / Eliphino / Oscar Luweez / Moony / Sticky

Share this post on Twitter or Facebook (or alternatively email me your name with subject: Sound History Comp to j @ groovement co uk ) to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the Manchester date. Two pairs to give away! COMP CLOSES SAT 19 OCT Facebook event  Tuesday 22 October sees the Sound History

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Groovement x Danny Brown – Bonafide Issue 8 on sale now!

Meeting Danny Brown was something special. He was over for the Parklife festival in Manchester, and I was lucky enough to interview him for Bonafide magazine. It’s out now, in actual shops. Read more about the issue, also featuring Big Daddy Kane, Thundercat and Edan, here. UPDATE: The interview is now readable online at Bonafide.

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Brooklyn Next Gen: Groovement interviews Ceddyjay

Last week, Chris Crates (of Radio Meltdown fame) sent me over this video from Ceddyjay. It’s great. Based in Brooklyn, super talented and breathing hip hop from his pores, Cedric Preval aka Ceddyjay is only 14 and should have a bright future ahead of him.  Groovement got in touch and he was kind enough to answer a few questions so

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Painting Snowden: An interview with Sarah Lynn Mayhew // SLM Art

There have been two big pieces of Manchester street art doing the rounds on Facebook and Twitter in August – the Walter White as Heiseinberg piece by Akse, and the Edward Snowden portrait by Sarah Lynn Mayhew and D7606. Both form part of the ongoing Out House project in the city, with these two on opposite sides of a newly

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Groovement Interview: SCRIMSHIRE // JUNE 2013

This interview goes hand in hand with today’s Scrimshire podcast, which you can grab here.  Photo: Toast of Leeds Scrimshire is part of the team heading up seminal record label Wah Wah 45s, but before that he’s an artist three albums deep into his work. Bight is out now, a multi-layered ode to the sea and a thing of beauty.

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Groovement Interview: YOSI HORIKAWA // June 2013

  Yosi Horikawa first came to my attention a couple of years back with Letter, which eventually saw release on his debut EP for Leeds’ First Word Records, Wandering. Have a listen to that here:   First Word are about to drop Yosi’s debut album proper, entitled Vapor (which is a work of beauty, pre-order here), so I thought this

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Groovement Interview: CHALI 2NA // June 2013

Here’s a little interview with The Nicest Man In Hip Hop, the giant handed Chali 2na of Jurassic 5. Chali was in town a day early to play an intimate gig for Will Not Be Televised – who also recorded a dope interview soon to be broadcast on their channel – before hitting the Parklife stage with J5. The interview

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  “A bit of history,” says Cody ChesnuTT as I switch off my recorder and ask him to sign my Gridlock’d soundtrack (Cody contributed Deliberation, the final track). ‘Snoop actually chose the track listing for this. Suge (Knight) was in jail at the time. He came in to the studio and went through the tracks. He chose Deliberation as the

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