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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On Wax / De Beren Gieren: Dug Out Skyscrapers

Fulco Ottervanger (piano), Lieven Van Pée (bass) and Simon Segers (drums) are de beren gieren, an experimental jazz trio formed in Ghent in 2009. Their second album (2013’s A Raveling)

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Mecca:83 announces Life Sketches Vol 3, download The Cusp ft Octavio Santos

I’ve been trying to squeeze this news out of him for a while (eagle-eared listeners to the Groovement podcast will have heard a new track on the latest episode Sunshine)

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On Wax / Son Of Sam: Cinder Hill ft Large Pro, J-Live, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson, Prince Po, Quelle Chris, Masta Ace and more

Producer Tom Caruana (of Wu-Tang vs The Beatles fame) returns with a vengeance. Son Of Sam originally formed as a live hip hop band in 2003, consisting of brothers Joe

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Watch / Toddla T: Magnet

From the album Foreign Light, out on vinyl and more now. Also peep this RBMA article on Sheffield’s Kabal, where Toddla earned his stripes. Magnet (Official Video) by Toddla T

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On Wax / Antibalas: Where The Gods Are In Peace on Daptone Records

12 piece Brooklyn madness from one of the best modern ‘classic’ Afrobeat bands around. Out on Daptone Records September 15, pre-order on Bandcamp. Where the Gods are in Peace by

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On Wax / Zamrock LP & book on Now Again Records

    Now Again Records has compiled an exploration of Zambia’s liberation and rock revolution as a two volume LP/CD, and a 104 page hard cover book written by Eothen

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45 / Claude and Hank Carbo: Fox In A Mini Skirt b/w Bad Luck

Barcelona’s Rocafort Records unleash another stomping 45 following DJ Format and Abdominal’s We’re Back, this time a sixties soul monster from two New Orleans brothers. Fox In A Mini Skirt

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On wax / Sunny and the Sunliners: Mr Brown Eyed Soul

Big Crown Records curates a selection of Sunny and the Sunliners tracks dating from 1966 to 1972, including the phenomenal Should I Take You Home and their haunting version of

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New music / Nosaj Thing: U G

Parallels by Nosaj Thing Nosaj Thing is ready to drop his fourth full album on September 8. U G is the second single and streamable above. Pre order Parallels digitally

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