Category Archives: Manchester


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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smoking kills

Black Josh and Pete Cannon ready to drop EP on Blah Records

Bequiffed producer Pete Cannon and one of the sickest Manc rappers out there, Black Josh, are just about ready to drop Smoking Kills, their debut EP together, on Blah Records. Order that mother on vinyl and digital here.   Side A 1. Everyday 2. Ohana ft. Sleazy F Baby 3. Saggin ft. Dyslexis 4. That’s What She Said ft. MC Jon 5. Know

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Interview: Werkha – pushing the raft out

Brownswood Bubblers Ten by Werkha feat. Bryony Jarman-Pinto   This is an extended version of an interview done for Now Then Magazine – read the original here. Thanks to Now Then for linking back! Tom Leah, aka Werkha, had a very large 2014, combining the release of his debut EP, Beacons, for Tru Thoughts (following a track on a 2013

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J. Chambers: Wade In The Water

Wade In The Water is a powerful standard, a resonating song not to be taken lightly. Young Manchester lyricist J. Chambers has offered his own interpretation with a great video to accompany it. Read his lyrics over at Genius. Follow Jay’s Soundcloud here and his full site here.

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