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

Video / Ty: Eyes Open ft OG Rootz, Deborah Jordan & Pumpkin

Ty’s new album Work Of Heart (on jazzre:freshed March 2nd) is exactly what it says on the tin, brought to life by Benji Reid’s amazing photography on the cover. More

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On Wax and Live / Abstract Orchestra x Illa J

Following on from their debut album Dilla, Rob Mitchell’s Abstract Orchestra release their new single New Day featuring the late Jay Dee’s little brother, Illa J. AO take the show

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New Music / Ocean Wisdom x Pete Cannon: Don

The new, Pete Cannon-produced single from Ocean Wisdom is taken from his upcoming LP Wizville, with features from Dizzee Rascal, Method Man, Roots Manuva, P Money, Jehst, Chester P, Rodney

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On Wax / Apollo Brown x Ghostface: The Brown Tape (12 Reasons To Die) reissued

A few years back, Adrian Younge orchestrated an album for Ghostface Killah called Twelve Reasons To Die. The supernatural gangster story was conceived by Younge and Venice Dawn musician CE

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August Greene / Karriem Riggins, Robert Glasper and Common join forces with Brandy

When I spoke to Karriem Riggins a few months ago about new stuff he was working on, I was glad to hear there was more music on the way with his

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On wax / Ty’s fifth album, A Work Of Heart

One of the UK’s most grounded and skilled MCs and on all our radars since 2001’s Awkward (this very blog’s name is inspired by a track name from Upwards), Ty

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Download / Otis Mensah: Oh Jane

Melancholic, reflective and hazy vibes recorded at the end of summer from Otis Mensah and Berlin producer the intern. DOWNLOAD Oh Jane by Otis Mensah

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Video / Shareef Keyes & The Groove: Spaghetti Fettuccine ft Ghostface Killah

Brooklyn’s Shareef Keyes is backed by a 12-piece band comprising New York City’s finest young artists. Their new LP, Cooking Something, is a gorgeous fusion of jazz, hip hop and

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