New music // Starkiller meet Harleighblu for Amorine with art from Boo Cook

If I know C E Garcia’s tastes well enough, Starkiller is named for Luke Sywalker’s original moniker as Star Wars was being conceived by George Lucas. A musician with a

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Out Now // Skittles returns with Problematic

Problematic by Skittles One of Manchester’s freshest is back… his second release on his own Propatop label, instrumentation by Bricks and Ben Price.

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On Wax // Spacek x Eglo: Follow Me

Steve Spacek’s first collab with Eglo Records is available to pre-order on vinyl now from their Bandcamp. Listen to a preview at Kudos. Don’t forget about the previous Eglo release

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On Wax // Shafiq Husayn, Fatima and Jimetta Rose on Eglo with On Our Way Home

On Our Way Home ft. Fatima & Jimetta Rose by Shafiq Husayn   Sa-Ra visionary Shafiq Husayn, fresh from appearing on the new Paper Tiger LP, releases a single from

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Lenzman remixes Children Of Zeus’ Still Standing ft DRS

What!! Perhaps even more soulful than the original? Buy the original here. DRS launches a new night on Sep 9th in Manchester:

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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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Layfullstop: Aura

From Birmingham but currently residing in Manchester, Lay. (Layfullstop) recently wowed heads not only locally when Kendrick Lamar bobbed into a workshop she was taking part in, but also as

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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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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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