Category Archives: Manchester


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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DJ A-UP Rejuvenates The Greats

Rejuvenate the Greats by Dj A-Up [The Nougold Podcast] on Mixcloud   Manchester’s DJ A-UP compiled this mix for the well-respected Phoenix-based hip hop station Radio Supa recently (specifically DJ DN3‘s Lunchbox mix), and has made it available for your perusal online. As you can surmise from the title, it’s a mix dedicated to new flips of classic, something that

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Download: The Mouse Outfit on BBC 6 Music

Being a kind soul, I recorded this on Monday for the Mice. You can now listen to it, and download, on their Soundcloud. It includes a nice shout for the club night Bedos and I started with them, In The Loop. The BBC original is still up here.   Find out a little more about the Mice’s history here.

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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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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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