Category Archives: Manchester

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Interview // Sven Atterton funks up Manchester pre-Tuxedo

Sven Atterton is the perfect accompaniment to Tuxedo’s set at Band On The Wall this coming weekend. You can listen to his album, The Cove, below, and I suggest you take me up on that offer to uncover a world dripping with spaced out funk. You can Bandcamp stream The Cove below or head to the purchase page. Check Sven’s

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Herrotics and Danny Diatribe double album launch

Manchester hardcases Taste The Diff’rence and Golden Egg team up this Bank Holiday weekend at the Deaf Institute for a double album launch – Danny Diatribe’s Elevations Illustrations and the legendary (!) Herrotics with their second album proper, Fathead. Facebook event <– PRE-ORDER THE HERROTICS ALBUM HERE FROM BLAH RECORDS  

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Manchester’s Funk / Hip Hop May: Phife Dawg, Homeboy Sandman, Tuxedo, Cymande, KRS-ONE

Bit of a good one coming up this weekend and beyond for hip hop and funk fans. Click on each link to grab tickets. Friday night sees Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One hit up Band on the Wall as Tuxedo, for a with-vocals DJ set. Support comes from funk bassist Sven Atterton, whose EP The Cove places him as the

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Manchester // KRS-ONE, 24 MAY

  Unity Radio’s basement, formerly The Bassment and now 1 Primrose St, sees the big guy mash it up this coming Bank Holiday Sunday courtesy of More Bounce. Early birds have already gone, so grab your ticket from Party For The People. It’s an intimate venue, so a great opportunity to see him up close. The sick artwork above (not

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Deepo, Government Shoes EP on Room 2

With beats from Bricks, Clay and Deepo himself (executive production from Kydro), the Government Shoes EP is the summation of two years of one man’s observations… In Britain, our police commit murder and the institution allows it. Our government is controlled by corporate forces operating to enslave us, hidden beneath a veil of ignorance. Resistance is infiltrated, agitated, and led

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Free Wize Men, Over Your Heads produced by Leaf Dog

Best one yet from Manchester’s Free Wize Men… the Free Wizdom EP is available now for pay-what-you-want over on Bandcamp – listen to it below. Free Wizdom by Free Wize Men

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Manchester // Oddisee lines up Deaf Institute date in support of The Good Fight

The Deaf Institute have just announced a September date for Oddisee, the independent producer and lyricist who’s been pumping out music from the heart, inspired by his travels, for a good while now. New album The Good Fight is infused with soul and jazz elements, honesty and heart-on-sleeve moments resulting in a massive summer vibe and positivity. Buy tickets for

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Manchester hip hop label Flip Recipe kicks off with a bang

Key Ingredient Volume 1 is the first instrumental compilation from fledgling outfit Flip Recipe, founded in summer 2014. The label focuses on beats and has so far managed to round up a top quality gaggle of artists. Key Ingredient Vol 1 seeps soul, not least in Sourface’s Infatuation and DJ Proof’s Glass House (below). The whole comp is beautifully downbeat, but

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J Chambers: Moment Of Silence EP

I’ve been giving this EP a listen today, from young Manchester lyricist J Chambers. Chambers’ spoken word focus is complemented by an old skool soul, with the classic sound of Wrath being my particular favourite. Moment Of Silence by J.Chambers   Chambers’ newest track is Ready, from the forthcoming album TSOBF, which you can peep below. Site Soundcloud Twitter

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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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