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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 from there, Leon’s also got a string of live dates which you can check on his site. In Manchester, he’s hitting up The Deaf Institute but it’s already sold out.

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Download: The Mouse Outfit on BBC 6 Music

Being a kind soul, I recorded this on Monday for the Mice. You can now listen to it, and download, on their Soundcloud. It includes a nice shout for the club night Bedos and I started with them, In The Loop. The BBC original is still up here.   Find out a little more about the Mice’s history here.

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Groovement Podcast – Agent J: Take You Home {July 2015}

One I’ve been trying to find the time to do for a couple of weeks! A two hour monster, as there’s such a great amount of good music out there at the minute. The first 45 minutes or so is recent soul stuff (with the exception of 1969’s Should I Take You Home, which the second track by Madlib samples

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Download and Video: Grizzly Gato – Pork Belly ft elsphinx

New New York hip hop! Grizzly Gato release a video for Pork Belly ahead of the album While You Were Sleeping. Homeboy Sandman makes an appearance on a secret track, but apart from him the only guest is elsphinx, pulling the spotlight down firmly on the duo themselves. Oddy Gato and Grizzly Grimace met back in 2013, and reside in

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New HIT+RUN releases from Tehbis and Joseph Scaturro

Two dope new releases are forthcoming in August, on limited cassettes no less, from the boundary-pushing LA label. Both are pre-orderable now on Bandcamp. The first is from North London’s Tehbis who counts Kutmah and Gilles Peterson amongst his fans. His debut EP proper, this is called Tales of Gengi and includes tracks produced over the last two years. Windward

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Run The Jewels, Hud Mo, Ram Jam, New Order and more for Warehouse Project 10th Anniversary

Whatever your feelings on the Warehouse Project, it’s undeniable that it’s made a huge impact on Manchester and 2015 marks the ten year anniversary since its inception at the former Boddington’s brewery site, where I remember catching De La Soul, Public Enemy, The Pharcyde, Ugly Duckling and Goldie to name a few. Having a look at the line up this

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Interview: DJ Boba Fatt in a pre-Soundwave mood

            DJ Boba Fatt is a staple of the Soundwave festival, and is one of the vital, open-minded selectors, along with the likes of Mr Thing, holding it down as part of the UK hip hop (and beyond) scene. He’s played alongside most of hip hop’s well known names, and holds down a day job in

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Preview: Memoirs of Dayne Jordan

Dayne Jordan is passionate about new music, old music, all music. He’s been working with DJ Jazzy Jeff for a good while on music, formerly under the name Dosage. I met Dayne during his recent trip to Manchester as part of the Vinyl Destination crew, and instantly he struck me as someone who very much wears his heart on his

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Ghost Writerz prep debut album GWz All The Way

Jimmy Screech always had a spooky side – listen back to the like of Wood For The Trees from 2008. Jimmy was also one of my first interviews from back in the same year. Fast forward to 2015 and Screech, now known more widely by real name Jason Bradshaw, is hooking up with one Sleepy Time Ghost aka Harry Metcalfe…

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