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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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Sheffield // Tramlines announces George Clinton, The Mouse Outfit, Quantic, Mr Scruff & Kwasi, David Rodigan

Tramlines are pushing the boat out particularly far this year, with some more excellent, Groovement-friendly additions being announced this morning. They’re running comps to win tickets over on Facebook and

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On Wax // Charles Bradley: Changes {Dunham / Daptone}

The brand new album from the esteemed Charles Bradley has finally dropped, the culmination of a big and well-deserved build up from the folks at Daptone. There’s a special double-LP edition

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ON WAX // New 45 from Lack Of Afro imminent, ft Juliette Ashby and Elliot Cole

1. I Got The Rhythm (ft Elliot Cole) 2. All My Love (ft Juliette Ashby) Lack Of Afro is set to release his first new music since 2014’s Music For

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