G R O O V E M E N T / MANCHESTER & BEYOND
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Matthew Halsall nominated for Worldwide Awards album of the year

I’ve been mentally compiling my top ten albums for a forthcoming post for Bonafide, and this is definitely in the list. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Gilles Peterson

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Hot 8 Brass Band: Sexual Healing remixes inc J Felix, Werkha, Ibibio Sound Machine and Maddslinky

Hot 8’s cover of Sexual Healing was a landmark release, initially only 500 copies of the 12″ which was quickly repressed by Tru Thoughts. It remains their biggest hit, and you

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PREVIEW Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra: Into Forever

It’s no surprise at all that Matthew Halsall’s sixth album is a thing of beauty. Tracking his output over the past few years has brought nothing but joy to my

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Kamasi Washington: The Epic 3LP pressing

As long awaited for me as the To Pimp A Butterfly vinyl pressing, Kamasi Washington’s landmark album gets a vinyl release in October. It’s beautiful. You can pre-order it from

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Hot 8 Brass Band celebrate 20 years with Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Vicennial LP and tour

Believe it or not, Hot 8 have been at it for a full twenty years – their first new music since 2013 sees a single release for Papa Was A

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Renegade Brass Band remixed ft Danny Drive Thru, Chris Read, Tall Black Guy and more

RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass (Remixed) by Renegade Brass Band Rhymes, Beats and Brass Remixed sees some of the world’s finest heads turn their hands to Sheffield’s best hip hop

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Download: The return of Mecca:83

He just couldn’t let it lie… Octavio Santos and J Vibes join Mecca for his triumphant return to music. Download Inbetween Times (feat Octavio Santos & J Vibes) by Mecca:83

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The Sorcerers

This one is pretty special, and comes highly recommended from me! The Sorcerers are a supergroup comprised of members from Leeds’ legendary jazz and world scene and form the backbone

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Thundercat: The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam // preview

In a straight ascent from Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead, and most recently Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly and the amazing Kamasi Washington’s The Epic (still waiting for the wax!), Thundercat

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