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

On Wax / Ondeno: Mayolye

An absolute monster of an afrodisco tune from Rocafort Records and the then-20 year old Jean Ondeno from Gabon. The 12″ comes backed with a Nik Weston ‘Official Mukatsuku’ edit. PRE-ORDER

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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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From the heart: Daptone present Orquesta Akokán

I was lucky enough to hear a little of this courtesy of Neal Sugarman when he played Band On The Wall back in July, so had a big smile when I

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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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On 45 / Chip Wickham: The Beatnick / Rebel No.23

The Beatnik / Rebel No.23 by Chip Wickham The Beatnik / Rebel No.23 by Chip WickhamChip Wickham’s newest 45 is a vinyl-only affair from Madrid’s Lovemonk Records, released this Friday

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On Wax / Dabrye returns with Three/Three

Tadd Mullinix has been anything but slack, as the past few years have seen him explore waves of electronic sounds, including the launch of his own label, Bopside. February 2018

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On Wax / Funkonami: Into The Deep Ocean

Village Live Records’ latest release is Funkonami’s follow up to his debut Deep Into The Forest. The producer used exclusively an E-Mu SP1200 and an Akai S950 to make the

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On Wax / Alex Puddu: From The Beginning

A lush, bittersweet soul album from Schema Records and Alex Puddu’s label Al Dente, called From The Beginning. It’s got a classic sound peppered with Latin funk, featuring founding member

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On Wax / The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso from Mr Bongo Records

17 November sees a new compilation drop on Mr Bongo, The Original Sound of Burkina Faso. It follows the very well received The Original Sound of Mali compilation released back

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On Wax / Danny Elfman: Batman Returns on Mondo

Not my favourite Batman score (that would be Elfman’s 1989 soundtrack, which cost me £14.99 on CD in 1990!), but a worthy follow up to one of the most defining

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