Category Archives: Manchester

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Run The Jewels, Hud Mo, Ram Jam, New Order and more for Warehouse Project 10th Anniversary

Whatever your feelings on the Warehouse Project, it’s undeniable that it’s made a huge impact on Manchester and 2015 marks the ten year anniversary since its inception at the former Boddington’s brewery site, where I remember catching De La Soul, Public Enemy, The Pharcyde, Ugly Duckling and Goldie to name a few. Having a look at the line up this

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aver dont do it

Download: The Natural Curriculum – Creative Maladjustment

Moody-as-you-like new one from The Natural Curriculum, accompanied by a fairly epic visual narrative. This is the first single from forthcoming album The Best Fertilizer is the Gardener’s Shadow. Download on Bandcamp: Creative Maladjustment by The Natural Curriculum

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DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Vinyl Destination in Manchester

This episode of Jazzy Jeff’s Vinyl Destination is one close to my heart, as I was there for most of it. Peep our interview here, including some thoughts on what was his first 45s set for 20 years. Shouts to Beatin’ Rhythm, the shop in the video, and the Soul Twins, upon whose slipmats manager Steve Blast attempts to spin

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Inkswel in Manchester for Inside Out debut club night

        INSIDE OUT PRESENTS…INKSWEL (BBE Music/Hot Shot Sounds)10th July @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester. 2300-0400   Inside Out is a brand new Manc club night from residents Chris Feinmann and Mike O’Mara. For their first dance, they’ve wooed one of their favourite producers over, Inkswel, to bring ‘his blend of outer-galactic boogie funk and mutant-house’ to the Soup

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Manchester: Chance The Rapper @ The Ritz // 1 July 2015

CHANCE THE RAPPER + SNAKEHIPS + ADY SULEIMAN WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY 2015, 7:00 PM | 11:00 PM CURFEW TICKETS: £17.50 ADVANCE Chance’s most recent project took the focus off him and pulled it onto his group, Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment. The jazz-infused album was released as a free download, and is the official follow up to his well-received

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Just Saying: cutting edge spoken word, Manchester talent // 3rd July

  Reform Radio, who I’ll hopefully have some dealings with in the near future, have a few events coming up in the lead up to their relaunch in October. This one is next Friday, hosted by the stalwarts of Manc spoken word, Young Identity. Check the line-up on the poster below. Tickets are £15, but this includes food, and all

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ThisisDA x Mankub ft Blu: Won’t Change

Bristol and Manchester meet LA with this joint effort from ThisisDA, Mankub and Blu. Mankub’s jazzy, bouncin’ production is complemented perfectly by the two rappers, giving this a proper summery classic feel. Won’t Change is from the forthcoming Based Off Black EP out in July. Download the track at Bandcamp. ThisisDA Twitter ThisisDA Soundcloud Blu Twitter Mankub Twitter

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Manchester: Eastern Bloc celebrate 30 years

Manc vinyl institution Eastern Block celebrates 30 years in the game in 2015. Their Record Store Day was a spectacular community event, and in September they’re taking over Band On The Wall for a night of ‘House / Techno / Drum & Bass / Electronics / Funk / Soul / Disco / Jazz / Reggae / World Music’, as they put

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D.R.E.A.M. Ring @ Manchester International Festival

Some dance action going down at MIF, 11 July. Have a read of details below…   WHAT IS THE D.R.E.A.M. RING? The D.R.E.A.M. RING (DANCE RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME) is a dance competition developed by Brooklyn-based Flex dance pioneer Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray. D.R.E.A.M. RING events honour the culture of the street dance community, encourage artistic and character development and

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