Category Archives: beats


Swing Ting Label Launch Party SAT 15 NOV

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Great Manchester news with the announcement of the upcoming debut release on Swing Ting The Record Label. More details and a nice Q&A with the boys over at FACT; jump on the Facebook event here.

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.


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!


#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.

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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:


Out now: Amable – Now This

Experimental beats from Orlando way, rolling, stuttery drums and smooth keys. Also available on a 45.

This version comes with a sick print from Ryan Fleming.

Amable Twitter // SoundCloud



Preview: Salva – Freaky Dancing

salvaHaving just proclaimed I don’t really like having to name genres where I can help it, the Fader have already donned this one ‘glazed R&B’, so who am I to argue?

Salva continues his journey from underground electronic beatmaker to thuggin’ hip hop producer (thus bringing everything back full circle in some sort of combiner, Voltron flex as far as I’m concerned) with this teaser from his upcoming album, Peacemaker.

Peacemaker tracklist:

1. Freakin U feat. Starship Connection
2. Child Pak feat. Ballout & Tadoe
3. Old English feat. Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Ferg *
4. Trap Back feat. Paul Fisher
5. Magic feat. Freddie Gibbs
6. Freaky Dancing feat. Ruckazoid
7. Young Gotti Speaks (Interlude)
8. Motel feat. Kurupt & E-40
9. Drop That Bitch feat. Kurupt, Schoolboy Q, Problem, Bad Lucc
10. Moves 2 Make feat. Problem **
11. Motivated feat. Problem ***
12. A Lotta… feat. MPA Shitro
13. Baking Soda feat. Paul Fisher
All tracks produced by Salva
* Produced by Salva & Nick Hook
** Produced by Salva & NO VS
*** Produced by Problem & Salva

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