Category Archives: Interviews

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Interview: Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent and Red Pill are Ugly Heroes

  Here are the basics on Ugly Heroes, an interview for Mello Music Group, if you’re unfamiliar…   The crew (comprised of producer Apollo Brown and lyricists Red Pill and Verbal Kent) made their Manchester debut this week at Band on the Wall, the final date of their first group tour. I walked in to Apollo Brown punching some dark

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE // Exclusive interview and ‘Frontrow’ video

  In an exclusive first look for Groovement, we have Substance Abuse‘s new video, Frontrow, taken from the Background Music album – we also got the chance to talk to them below. Buy Background Music here. GROOVEMENT FIRST LOOK // SUBSTANCE ABUSE: FRONTROW Substance Abuse are Eso Tre and Subz – you may have heard of them most recently through the

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Manchester hip hop in focus: ELLIS MEADE {VOODOO BLACK} GROOVEMENT INTERVIEW

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… www.ruffmercy.com   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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DANNY JAMIE

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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SLM ART

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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