G R O O V E M E N T / MANCHESTER & BEYOND
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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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New Music / Mecca:83: Life Sketches Vol 3

Japanese label Rockewell today put out the latest album from Mecca:83 – it’s a CD and digital release with exclusive tracks, plus fresh remixes from Dutchy, Bugseed, Linn Mori, Lex

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New Music / Chunky: Studio Floor

  Chunky embodies Manchester for a generation who first caught him at Riot Jazz parties and into the genesis and explosion of the LEVELZ crew. His new single is an

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Four Tet Remixes Madvillainy

Stones Throw digitally release Four Tet’s Madvillainy remixes, originally released on a 2005 12″. The label has also started up a subscription service on Bandcamp to receive all new releases

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New Music / Kinkai: Mellow Mermaids and Malibu

A late contender for one of my albums of the year has just dropped. Kinkai has been bubbling for a little while now, and reflecting the mermaids of its title

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Video / LEVELZ: Front Face

You can’t get much more solid confirmation of Mixmag’s assertation that Manchester is the beating heart of new music than than the new single from LEVELZ. It gets melancholically and

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