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KNXWLEDGE releases Hud Dreems as Stones Throw debut

A whole lot of new sets of ears are about to opened up to Knxwledge with the release of his debut on Stones Throw today (vinyl is forthcoming, June 30). Read more about it here. Pre-order the vinyl from Stones Throw. Cop the digi straight from Knx. Have a listen to his back catalogue over on Bandcamp. His collab album with

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Exclusive Preview: Scrimshire’s Forgotten Songs, Vol III

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, producer and one of the heads of excellent UK record label Wah Wah 45s Adam Scrimshire releases the downbeat Forgotten Songs Volume Three on Friday, for free. These five tracks are culled from the sessions spent recording Scrimshire’s last album, Bight. They’ve since been explored in more depth with various friends (including two with Daudi Matsiko, who

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Preview Mr Thing, kidkanevil, Tall Black Guy and Eric Lau: Thing Leaves The House!

A sequel emerges for last year’s First Word Record Store Day release! Some words from label head Gilla: Running an independent record label in 2015 is a tricky, (and some would say foolish) task. It is of course, a privilege to be given the responsibility to get an artist’s music out into the world, but the label’s side of the

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And so, the next generation continue to take over the city. M20 Collective have already made a substantial mark in the make-up of the city, and their forthcoming event on 24 April looks set to continue the proliferation of their unique outlook. Groovement decided it was time to catch up. Thanks to Yemi for facilitating and Joel for answering so

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Track premiere: Jump-up highlife from Tal National with Farila

I’m very pleased to be able to premiere this bouncing track from Tal National, from their new album Zoy Zoy.   Zoy Zoy is Tal National’s second album for Brighton’s FatCat label, following 2013’s Kaani, their first release outside of Niger. Having spent a decade doing the legwork across their home country, selling CDs on street corners between five hour

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Check We Ridin’ from Onra’s upcoming LP, Fundamentals

Onra’s music is strictly sunshine music, so it’s a good day (in Sheffield, anyway) to have a listen to the first tune from his forthcoming tribute to 90s hip hop, Fundamentals. That warm-as-you-like 90s sound is evident from the off – I’m looking forward to the full thing immensely. The LP will be out May 15th on All City Records and is

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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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Pete Rock announces Petestrumentals 2 for Mello Music Group

Pete Rock fans have long awaited a follow up to BBE’s producer-focused Petestrumentals from 2001. The above joint was made back in ’95… Mello Music Group bring you the sequel, just a few years later. The double gatefold LP is pre-orderable here. Read my chat with the Choc Boy Wonder in Bonafide issue 6, here. Release: June 23, 2015   

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Download: The Colonel lets one Roll – Will You Remember EP out this week

  The Colonel returns with more wobbly bangers, this time with the smooth vocals of Mr Bailey on the lead track, backed up by Might Just Work with And Then, which has already received play from Toddla T over on the BBC. The release is out on the Basic Soundz label.   Keep up to date with The Colonel’s sounds over

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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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