All-encompassing dirty grooved garage funk hits the Roadhouse this Friday when Fumaça Preta land – or, as record label Soundway describe them – tropicalia, psychedelic rock, fuzz funk, musique concrete, acid house, radiophonic electronics, hair metal, voodoo with African, Brazilian and Latin rhythms.
It doesn’t need saying as you can gather, but leave your genre preconceptions at the door and tune in for a night of rampant escapism…
Listen to first 45 La Bruxa on Music With Soul
Our pal Black Josh (Blah Records, Ape Cult) is on there, as is Tokyo-based Meecrazybrain, French emcee Rimcash, London artist Tony As, Essex spitter Bebe V, Misha B, Birmingham grime heads Romo and Inf Diggy, and rising talents Wordz and Ess Da Squire.
POANWOT = product of a next way of thinking
Grab the mixtape over at his Bandcamp page.
Martin Connor (Bugalu Foundation) blasts this one wide open from the start, in a video that chronicles the Bluntskins’ journey to perform in Amsterdam in true South Park style, courtesy of Bill Sykes (who spent a good 3 months of his life locked up in a room animating this – so share it!).
Manchester hip hop: check more of their stuff on Bandcamp.
Some light on the horizon for hip hop fans following the failure of Vent to get Phife Dawg to Manchester recently. Not long after Talib Kweli hits Sound Control, M.O.P. are bringing the proverbial ruckus to the same venue courtesy of Manc-based wideboys Will Not Be Televised.
Support comes from a non-band version of the Mouse Outfit, with lyricism from a few of the finest: Sparkz, Truthos Mufasa, Dubbul O and Black Josh.
We’re supporting! Grab your tickets here.
Great to hear things are on the horizon for Abigail Wyles and Holly Simpson, who seem to have found their groove.
Listen to Light & Dark at The Fader.
Listen to another track from the pair on my recent podcast for Soundcrash.
Playing on the night will be residents Samrai, Joey B and Platt plus Brackles, Trigganom, Famous Eno and Fox on mic duties. It’s this Saturday!
The inaugural ST releases will be Brackles’ Skank, featuring Manchester don Fox. Pre-order on iTunes here.