Category Archives: Manchester

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Interview: DJ Jazzy Jeff’s first 45s set for 20 years – RBMA UK Tour / Wax Works

RECORD STORE DAY – I’m sat in a hotel lobby in Manchester with the sunshine blazing through the window, grabbing a drop from Jazzy Jeff for the Groovement podcast. It’s been a crazy afternoon already: Red Bull have asked me to chaperone Jeff and the Vinyl Destination crew for a whistle stop tour of a troika of Manchester record shops

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Nightmares on Wax @ Not So Secret Warehouse Party, Manchester

Following a recent sell out gig at Band on the Wall, Nightmares On Wax returns to a bigger venue at an undisclosed Manchester location… I’ll be warming up with Lewi Scandal, Stuart Richards, Kevin Swindells and Transmission Funk DJs. Here’s my promo mix for the gig including a shout from Mr Nightmares himself… Agent J: Not So Secret Warehouse Party Promo Mix by Jamie Groovement

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Manchester: Action Bronson @ The Ritz, September

    Action Bronson returns to Manchester this September in support of his major label debut and biggest LP yet, Mr Wonderful. If you haven’t taken the opportunity the last couple of times, I personally think the Ritz is a great venue to catch him at. I still haven’t managed to see him live so will be nodding on the

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Interview: M20 COLLECTIVE + TWISTED TUBES PREVIEW

And so, the next generation continue to take over the city. M20 Collective have already made a substantial mark in the make-up of the city, and their forthcoming event on 24 April looks set to continue the proliferation of their unique outlook. Groovement decided it was time to catch up. Thanks to Yemi for facilitating and Joel for answering so

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Manchester: Phife Dawg, Sat 23 May 2015

  Last time people tried to bring Phife to Manchester, it emerged that they hadn’t taken the liberty of securing a venue license… whether a venue is secret or not, you need one of those. Thanks to the hip hop gods then that The Doctor’s Orders and Juicy have come through for Manchester. Grab your tickets here.

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Manchester: Jurassic 5 head to Albert Hall in September

J5 return to the city following their triumphant Academy gig last summer. This time, they’re heading to the unique surroundings of the Albert Hall. Tickets are available 9am on Thursday from the venue. Read my chat with Cut Chemist in issue 9 of Bonafide magazine, my interview with Chali 2na for Now Then and a catch up with Akil.

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Manchester: DJ Jazzy Jeff and PRhyme for RBMA Tour + Todd Terry, Krystal Klear, Josey Rebelle

  What a ridiculous line up. The RBMA UK Tour is fast approaching its Manc dates – check full details here. This one sees hip hop heroes DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9” drop by – a great concept too, with them having gone digging on Record Store Day (the day before) to find some choice cuts

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Full Circle: Manchester music social with Scorzayzee and Mecca:83, Sunday 19 April

  In the spirit of collaboration that permeates everything Expansions Collective are involved in, Mecca:83 and friends are throwing a get-together in Manchester city centre in April, with the aim of an informal networking of minds. Bring your own music down if you’re a producer, or just come and hang to listen to talks from Scorzayzee (ready to deliver his

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Nubiyan Twist, Work House + live in Manchester 26 March

Bedos, DJ A-UP and myself (aka IN THE LOOP) will be spinning with this 12-strong afro/dub/hiphop colllective on Thursday evening at Band on the Wall in Manchester. Their new single, Work House, is taken from their debut album. Check the cover by Emily Evans below and grab a ticket for Thursday’s gig here. As a Groovement reader, I’ve got a

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Robert Glasper @ RNCM, 8 Aug 2015 for Manchester Jazz Festival

There’s plenty to savour at this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival, which runs from 31 July – 9 August. A quick scan of proceedings reveals Bugalu Foundation, Son Yambu with DJ Lubi, John Ellis Trio, New York Brass Band, Booker T Jones, Lonnie Liston Smith, Spilt Milk and London Afrobeat Collective as just a few I’m keen to check out myself.

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