G R O O V E M E N T / MANCHESTER & BEYOND

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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On wax // Aloha Got Soul! Hawai’ian funk, soul and disco 1979-85

I’ve played this compilation over and over since I got it, it’s that good. Funk and soul with a Hawai’ian twist, Strut Records and the Aloha Got Soul blog have

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Preview: Fumaca Preta – Impuros Fanaticos

If you’re at all familiar with Fumaca Preta you’ll know they’re unhinged in the best way possible. You can pre-order their second album, and listen to snippets, from their label

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Two new ridiculous mixes from Mr Thing

Mr Thing is my favourite DJ in the whole wide world. This week he’s dropped two brand new mixes, originally done for radio and now immortalised on his Mixcloud. Shouts

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New, blue Mocambo 45: Pigalle Connection

Mocambo’s most recent 45 has been pressed as a very limited blue variant – grab it quickly from their Bandcamp. Piglet Connection is a bit of a supergroup, led by

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Preview // Funk, jazz and psych from Pressure75: Meltdown

Some of the UK’s finest funk and soul musicians have united under the Pressure75 banner to begin ‘an outrageous journey through Afro-beat, funk, jazz, rock and psychedelic sounds’. The brainchild

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