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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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Spoek Mathambo Manchester takeover 12/13 March inc showing of FUTURE SOUND OF MZANSI

Rapper and producer Spoek Mathambo is in Manchester for two nights this week, first with his crew Fantasma at Band on the Wall, and then DJing following a showing of his film (plus Q&A) at Islington Mill on Friday night. Fantasma is a five-deep collective who weave modern electronic sounds together with ‘traditional Zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, South African house,

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Download: Sparkz, Angle One EP

Sparkz drops the first of a trilogy of self produced EPs. As part of Vodoo Black, LEVELZ and The Mouse Outfit, this Manchester emcee has been blazing his own path, scooping up legions of fans along the way. His flow’s addictive.   Angle One is upbeat, reflective and soulful, an ideal entry into the bubbling Room 2 Records world (not exclusive to

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