INTERVIEW Breakbeat Lou & Peanut Butter Wolf

You can read an abridged version of this interview in Now Then magazine 24 (Manchester) and issue 91 (Sheffield). The importance of Louis Flores, aka Breakbeat Lou, to hip hop

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Leon Bridges’ Coming Home LP out now

  Genuine, untouchable, honest soul – Leon Bridges’ debut album is out this week and rightly whipping up a storm. Tipped back in 2014 by Gorilla vs Bear and blowing up

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Video / Noya Rao: Golden Claw

Gondwana Records’ newest signing takes the label into solid electronic territory. Order the album Icaros here. Brilliantly, the video for Golden Claw seems to take place entirely in the Phantom

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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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Groovement Podcast / Agent J: Don’t Play Yourself

The almost final mix/podcast of 2017… I haven’t managed many this year at all thanks to Baby Groovement becoming a toddler and the ongoing demands of parallel teaching and djing lives!

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On 45 / Gizelle Smith returns with Sweet Memories

Sweet Memories / S.T.A.Y. by Gizelle Smith Gizelle’s been a friend of Groovement pretty much since its inception as a weekend show on Unity Radio. It’s been 8 years since her

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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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THE PAUSE BUTTON KING: Remembering Paul Mulhearn, 30 Years On / by Mr Spin

PRESS PLAY Tony Spin takes us on a personal journey, a turning point deep in Manchester’s hip hop history. FOLLOW MR SPIN MIXCLOUD TWITTER FACEBOOK Remembering Paul Mulhearn, 30 years

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New Music / Ded Tibiase: All I Need ft Parallax

A new drop from Ted Dibiase from his new LP Landspeed on Village Live Records, featuring London rapper Parallax. All profits from this one go to Pancreatic Cancer UK. BUY

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