G R O O V E M E N T / MANCHESTER & BEYOND
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Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988

There’s been a surge of releases from this period of Cape Verde’s history recently, most notably from Analog Africa and Sofrito. There’s a new kid on the block, though… check

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New on 45: Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba

The tenth 45 from German label Philophon arrives in the form of a two-part spiritual stomper from the legendary Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids. Here they team up with label

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On wax // Peter Thomas & Mocambo Astronautic Sound Orchestra: Space Patrol (Orion 2016)

A real killer tune from the Mocambo stable, and the first with a space twist. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Mocambos have joined with original composer Peter Thomas to

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On Wax: Mr Bongo – 3rd Generation Band’s Because Of Money / Obi Ye Saa Wui

Ghanian   The 3rd Generation Band hail from Ghana, recording only six tracks in their time together, all for the Essiebons label. Mr Bongo reissue these two super rare tracks

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Miss Sharon Jones: Daptone Queen’s story on the silver screen

Exciting news from the Daptone stable – I’ve been waiting for this film to drop since I first heard about it when chatting to Neal Sugarman when Sharon came to

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On Wax // Nick Pride and the Pimptones: Go Deep

The new long player from Nick Pride and his Pimptones (on the always excellent Legere Recordings) is a winner: check the video for the general jist – funk dynamite! Beth

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Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings: Midnight Rider live video

Seeing these guys filmed movie-quality is a joy to behold – I wouldn’t mind them as my engine, either. Video directed by J.C. Chandor.

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Manchester: Renegade Brass Band / DJ Format this Bank Holiday weekend

Bank Holiday Sunday is a busy one in Manchester this coming weekend. I’ll be warming up for the killer Sheffield crew Renegade Brass Band at Band On The Wall –

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Groovement Podcast: The Funk & Soul Weekender – Russ Ryan mix

Soundcrash’s Funk & Soul Weekender takes place 13-15 May down at Camber Sands, with the likes of Roy Ayers, Quantic, Onra, Tony Allen, Mr Scruff and many more.   MIXCLOUD

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Sheffield // DJ Format, Haggis Horns, Hot Diamond Aces & Souljam DJs: Friday 22 April

With a line up that would amount to some people’s definition of a small festival, Sheffield’s 02 Academy and the heads behind top drawer hip hop / funk crew Quality

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