Category Archives: Manchester

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Groovement Podcast: SNO – The Beats That Made Me {Oct 2015}

  SNO: The Beats That Made Me {Oct 2015} by Jamie Groovement Aka Agent J on Mixcloud Since her recent Groovement mix ‘From The Dusty Streets Of Bophelong to Manchester‘, SNO has been busy entertaining the masses of Manchester at the likes of The Hilary Step (for the Whalley Deranged Event) and for the Roots Before Branches crew for their

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DJ Format: new 45 Kool & The Gangstarr Generation, mix + tour with Abdominal

Format’s new single is a phenomenal tribute to the early work of Kool and the Gang, and he’s put a mix together showcasing the tracks he used to make it too. The single is a straight up party rocker, which you can read more about over at Flea Market Funk. Buy the 45 at De-Ja-Vu Records. Format kicks off a

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People Over Borders fundraiser @ Deaf Institute, Sunday 20 September

This has pretty much sold out but just in case you haven’t got a ticket, head here. The brainchild of Elliot Eastwick and a massive community effort, all monies raised will be heading to Syria Relief.  It kind of goes without saying that, as the son of a refugee but also a normal person, this makes me proud to be

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The DeadKings: An Evening With (produced by Mankub)

Debut video from two of the heads behind popular Manchester hip hop evening Golden Egg. Melancholy production from the always excellent Mankub. The EP’s coming soon on Room 2 Records.

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Nightmares On Wax returns to Manchester: South, 2nd October

  Following a rapturous reception at the Not So Secret Warehouse Party earlier this year, the don Ease aka Nightmares On Wax sacrifices the Ibizan sun for the Manc climate once again – this time at Clint Boon’s regular haunt South. Support comes from Swindells, whose choice selection you’ve probably come across if you’ve been out in Manchester recently. Fancy putting

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Sep 5th – 9th: Jurassic 5, Oddisee and Jungle Brothers / Manchester & Sheffield

Occasionally Manchester has one of those weeks where early nights just aren’t obtainable. Next week is one of those. We’re (DJ A-UP, myself and host Bedos as In The Loop) supporting the Jungle Brothers in Sheffield on Saturday (see flyer below and event page here) and Oddisee in Manchester on the Wednesday. Local don Jay Chambers has just announced his

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Manchester: Peanut Butter Wolf & Breakbeat Lou 45s show // Aug 24th

  Breakbeat Lou is encrusted into the backbone of hip hop’s history, not only bringing out (and editing tracks for) the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series with Lennie Roberts between 1986 to 1991 (for the uninitiated, each volume collected breaks sampled by hip hop producers), but living and breathing that experience at jams since the age of nine. Peanut Butter

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Sparkz works the Angle Two

Angle Two EP by Sparkz People are getting to know Sparkz’ face and words thanks to his exposure and hard work with Levelz and The Mouse Outfit, and this trilogy of EPs should cement his reputation both as a lyricist and producer. Zed Bias also plays a part with this one, overseeing mastering and mixing.   Angle Two is out

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The Mouse Outfit play Band On The Wall in December

Great to see the Mice headlining a hometown venue. This will sell out, so grab a ticket from here. Have a listen to their recent BBC session for Mary Anne Hobbs below, and buy their albums from Bandcamp! Read a recent chat I had with Chini from the band here.  

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BBC Raw: An Injection of Creativity BBC Raw was set up as a pilot project for ‘socially and racially diverse’ young people who want to develop as digital filmmakers. One such film comes from Manchester’s Jordan Rodgers, with his new pice inspired by local Truth Be Told open mic events.

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