Category Archives: New Music


Out now: P.I.M.P. – Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band 45 re-issued on Truth & Soul Records


I’m so proud of my bros over at Hamburg label Mocambo, who are about to see their first Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band 45 released on New York’s Truth & Soul Records, home of El Michels and the like (the eagle-eyed amongst you will spot their recent release ‘Bacao Suave / Round and Round‘ was on T&S imprint Plane Jane Records).

Blurb from T&S:  Back in 2008 BRSB released its smashing cover of 50 Cent’s P.I.M.P. which was long thought to be the original sample for the tune. The Mocambo pressing is already hard to come by and fetching top dollar on the internet has become an underground classic. On Side A BRSB treat the tune to their signature smashing drums and bass heavy production, taking the original loop and turning it into a full composition. Brass and steel pan parts putting it somewhere between reggae, steel funk, and the Superfly Soundtrack.

Side B is the first BRSB original making it’s way to vinyl, “Laventille Road March” hits hard. The heavy drumming, open breaks, and pan melodies make this a sureshot for DJs and listeners alike.

The guys have a full length coming in 2015 on T&S, simply called 55.

If you don’t know about 45 label kings Mocambo, check out their back catalogue here.






#MeowTheJewels: El-P auditions cats

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What is currently My Favourite Project (the cat remix version of Killer Mike and El-P’s Run The Jewels 2, yet to be released) is coming along nicely, and I hear my copy of Run The Jewels 2 is on its way in the post too.

Order your own copy over at the RTJ2 website.

Run The Jewels hit Manchester’s Gorilla club on Dec 12.

Also see:


Manchester: eMC {Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Punchline and Stricklin} @ Band on the Wall, 27 Oct


The Show was a classic late 2000s album, flying under the radar of many despite the super-combo behind it and mostly as a result of the four not following it up until the release of EP/mini-album The Turning Point earlier this year.

Don’t miss your chance to catch this heavyweight crew, with support from Houston’s K-Rino and DJsMore Bounce, and remember: Mondays are the new Fridays.

Buy tickets from BOTW 



Groovement supports Shabazz Palaces with From The Kites Of San Quentin


I played with these guys last time they hit Manchester (at the Deaf Institute) and am well chuffed to be supporting once again. Here’s a little pre-gig moment from last time…

You also get the majestic awesomeness of From The Kites Of San Quentin showcasing brand new material.

Grab your tickets here!

Mind On Fire celebrates 10 years this weekend

MOF10If you have an ounce of culture in your bones and you live in Manchester, you’ve more than likely encountered Mind On Fire in the last ten years. This weekend sees them run free events to celebrate! More info below and on the Facebook event… 

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“10 Years Of Mind On Fire.

To celebrate Mind on Fire reaching the ripe old age of ten, we’ve invited some of our favourite guests and supporters from throughout the years to come and join the party. We’ll have giveaways, goodies, ping pong and party hats and and we’ve made it all free to attend. So come and raise a glass and shake a leg as Mind on Fire celebrates 10 years in the game. There will be cake.”

Saturday 18th October 2014
2pm – 9pm – Soup Kitchen
9pm – 4am – Twenty Twenty Two

Sunday 19th October 2014
10pm – 3am – The Liars Club

Free Entry


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Manchester Palestine Fundraiser 25 October: Pounders for Palestine


A veritable smörgåsbord of talent will be supporting this fundraiser for Palestine on Saturday 25th October.

The party will be held at 1 Primrose St, Ancoats (fka Bassment) in Manchester, all in aid of an organisation called MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians). Check their work out here.

MAP is saving lives in Gaza through delivering health and medical care to those worst affected by conflict, occupation and displacement. They have been working in Gaza for over 20 years and have a permanent team on the ground there. They were ready to immediately respond when attacks escalated on the 7thJuly. MAP was the only UK aid agency to respond to the attacks in Gaza for the first five days of the Gaza crisis.

The MAP team in Gaza has delivered more medical supplies to the hospitals than any other organisation – thanks to MAP supporters.

Tickets can be obtained here:


ONRA in the UK & Ireland – October 2014


My man Onra is back on these shores for a few dates, kicking off this Friday at Gorilla  Manchester for Coded Rhythm’s second birthday with Nightmares on Wax.

First release tickets are NOW SOLD OUT, but you can grab second release (must arrive before midnight!) here.

He’s got his MPC workout flex on, so make sure you make the effort – particularly to the Manc one, with Nightmares on Wax too, OOFFF!

May I also recommend the ever amazing Tuesday Club in my home city of Sheffield for guaranteed good vibes – get tickets here for that, also with DJ Marky!

Have a look at some people shuffling around Onra in this Boiler Room vid:

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Youngblood Brass Band and In The Loop – Monday 20 October @ Band on the Wall, Manchester

We’re chuffed to be doing an hour’s warm up for the bad boys of jazz this coming Monday…

As a Groovement reader, you’re entitled to a £10 cheap list! Just drop me your name(s) to j @ groovement co uk via email. Subject header: YOUNGBLOOD.

Tickets available here.

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