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Groovement Podcast – Andrea Trout: Acting Up 18NOV14

ACTING UP

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Fresh from spinning with legends Cymande, Amp Fiddler and Nightmares On Wax, Groovement famalam Andrea drops in with some sounds she’s feeling right now.

Brook Benton – Rainy Night in Georgia
Bobby Womack – Dayglo Reflection ft Lana Del Rey – XL Recordings
Muki – Funky Sofa (Mr Scruff Remix)
Amp Fiddler with SLy & Robbie – Blackhouse (Paint The White House Black)
Secret Stealth – The Ted Rogers EP Stealth 3
Roedelius – Puente (Peaking Lights Version)
Dego and Kaidi – Acting Up (On Shit That Don’t Count)
Shalamar – Friends
D-Train – You’re The One For Me (Labour Of Love Mix)
Jay W. McGee – When We Party (Uptown, Downtown)
Annie – The Greatest Hit

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Andrea Trout: Acting Up 18NOV14 by Jamie Groovement Aka Agent J on Mixcloud

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Andrea Trout by Jamie Groovement Aka Agent J on Mixcloud

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Groovement supports Shabazz Palaces with From The Kites Of San Quentin

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I played with these guys last time they hit Manchester (at the Deaf Institute) and am well chuffed to be supporting once again. Here’s a little pre-gig moment from last time…

You also get the majestic awesomeness of From The Kites Of San Quentin showcasing brand new material.

Grab your tickets here!

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POLITIKA launch: Art & the Affairs of the City – 19th September, Manchester

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Along with Endless City, Mind on Fire and Onefiveeight, I’ll be providing a musical background to the launch of the POLITIKA exhibition at Upper Space this coming Friday. I’ll let the press release speak for itself below. Check the Facebook event out here.

To summarise:

Private View: 6pm – 8pm // Launch Event: 8pm – 12am

The Engine Room, Hope Mill. 113 Pollard Street, Ancoats, M4 7JA

  • The first chance to see provocative artworks by urban interventionist artists from nine different countries including previously unreleased works by major artists.
  • The newly renovated grade 2 listed building hosting the exhibition is in the heart of Ancoats, the world’s first industrial suburb. Politika includes mixed media, digital, sculpture and visual art installations.

Procession:

  • A Samba band procession from Stevenson’s Square in the northern quarter to the gallery in Ancoats, arriving in time for the launch. Time TBC.

In the Bar:

  • Select teas and cold coffees from Manchester’s own North Tea Power.
  • A live installation by Manchester based artists Shift//Delete entitled ‘Molotov Cocktails?’. Come forth and consume specially commissioned alcoholic drinks laced with a dash of espionage. Prepared and served by our very own Sunny Wray.
  • Local brews from Moss Cider, IPA and a range of other drinks available at affordable prices.

Music provided by Mind On Fire, OneFiveEight, Endless City & Groovement.

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19 provocative artists from 9 different countries exhibit works as part of a diverse programme of free workshops, talks, screenings and live interventions. 

The exhibition launches a new cultural space in the heart of Ancoats, the world’s first industrial suburb. 

FEATURING:

Peter Kennard (UK) // Epos257 (CZ) // Ztohoven (CZ) // Chim-Pom (JP) // VOINA (RU) // Shift//Delete (UK) // Brandalism (UK+) // WochenKlausur (AT) // Bill Posters (UK) // Franck Allais (FR) // Leah Borromeo (UK) // Steve Lambert (US) // Robin Hood Minor Asset Management Cooperative (FI) // The Vacuum Cleaner (UK) // John Beieler (US) // Papas Fritas (CHI) // Tracey Moberly (UK) // Peter McCaughey (UK) // Ben Parry (UK) // Ed Hall (UK) + citizens of Manchester.

POLITIKA:

Manchester is where the world’s first manifestations of industrial Capitalism took shape. If the city is both the producer of citizenship and the generator of innovation, it is the soil in which democracy lives. Without the city and maximised exchanges, democracy loses strength to create potential futures.

Is there scope to generate another answer, another view, in order to sustain another ideology against consumerism and the disempowerment it represents? Politika presents opportunites for people to transform themselves from passive consumers into active participants – active citizens.

Politika sees a merging of the intersections between art, social justice and activism as artists and the citizens of Greater Manchester assert their right to the city.

The diverse program includes an exhibition of provocative art works, live urban interventions across the city, public workshops, talks, documentary screenings and debate to offer the public the opportunity to rethink the role of art and artist in contemporary society.

The exhibition is situated in a grade 2* listed cotton mill and launches a new contemporary cultural space – The Engine Room, in Ancoats – the world’s first industrial suburb.

Exhibition Opening: 8pm // Friday 19th September 2014
featuring DJs from OneFiveEight, Mind on Fire, Endless City and Groovement.

For more information please visit:

http://upper-space.org/projects/politika/politika-launch/

Contributing Artists:

http://upper-space.org/projects/politika/politika-artists/

Full programme:

http://upper-space.org/projects/politika/politika-program/

Maps and travel routes to Politika:

http://upper-space.org/projects/politika/find-politika/

Politika is kindly supported by Arts Council EnglandEsmée Fairbairn FoundationNow Then ManchesterHope MillEmergencia

Groovement Podcast // Agent J: 21APR14

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Agent J: 21APR14 by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

Loads of new stuff with a sprinkling of a couple of classics for a change. Bits from Kidkanevil’s new LP, Be, Esgar, Charles Edison, Jesse Futerman, Essa, Taylor McFerrin, Anushka and many more.

Be – Don’t Want
Kidkanevil – Shunkanido
Xiomara – So Fresh, So Clean
Killer Mike – Boonies (Prod by The Alchemist)
Los Charly’s Orchestra – Rediscovering the Big Apple (Cy Gorman & Ennio Styles Remix)
Kelis – Runnin’ (Machinedrum Remix)
Amerigo Gazaway – Definition of Infinity feat. Talib Kweli
Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell
Michael Jackson – Human Nature
SWV – Right Here
Eric Winston Orchestra – Dr. Who
Rory More – Misty Atoll
MICK + Outkast – Funkin’ Around
Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot (Kartell Remix)
Taylor McFerrin – The Antidote feat. Nai Palm
Womack & Womack – Teardrops
Erykah Badu – Didn’t Cha Know
VesperTown – Royal Flash
Esgar – Havoc
Hidden Orchestra – Flight (Mungo’s Hi Fi Remix)
Kid Smpl – Ja
Rome Supreme – Take You Higher
Teddy Pendergrass – Love TKO
Writers Guild (Mr. Miranda, MC Pennywise, RoQy TyRaiD, Random aka Mega Ran) – Where Did They Go?
Anushka – Atom Bombs
Essa – Prayers Of A Non-Believer ft. D.Ablo
Charles Edison – My Name Is
Jesse Futerman – Santiago (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
J Dilla – Give ‘Em What They Want

Sat 22 March: THE EXCITEMENTS + Agent J (Groovement)

 

 

EXCITEMENTS GROOVEMENT

 

Well chuffed to be playing with Barcelona funk outfit The Excitements this coming weekend. I’ll be expanding this post with a brief Q&A with singer Koko-Jean Davis during the week, plus I’ll be interviewing them on the night.

This is a quick image I knocked up, not an official poster!

This is their flex:

 

Groovement Podcast: AGENT J // 7DEC13

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It’s been a couple of months, but I’ve got a bag of new hip hop, jazz and funk to open December. Highlights for me are the most successful LabelGroovement release so far from Mecca 83, that Polystation track (Chilean beats from Discos Cetaceos) and the dons Jungle Fire, who I hooked up with on their Manchester date at Band on the Wall. An amazing band (featuring members of Orgone, Breakestra, Ozomatli and the like) who should smash 2014 – the track below is taken from their limited-to-3oo tour CD, available only at shows. Also a shout to the homie Depakote, who has a couple of features on this mix – his new one, Creative Freedumb, is out now on Zypher.

Debian Blak’s getting some wider exposure, Bolts has a forthcoming thing on Original Cultures, that Debruit and Alsarah album on Soundway is full tilt badness, the Teotima Ensemble track is 7 minutes of bliss, and all the hip hop on this mix demonstrates the top drawer quality about at the moment.

Oh and that Slugabed B-side.. Zoinks!

All song titles are clickable for buy, info and download links. Enjoy, and let me know what you think over on Twitter or Facebook.

GROOVEMENT: AGENT J // 7DEC13 by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

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00:00 Early Reed and J Scienide – MANSION & A YACHT (cuts by DJ JON DOE)
02:49 Polystation – Descoh
05:39 Mecca 83 – All Mine (LabelGroovement)
09:03 PrezSport – IFYA
13:28 Fatima – La Neta
17:49 Beat Spacek – ALONE IN DA SUN
19:43 Debian Blak – Say You ft Joshua Idehen
28:14 Slugabed – U RIGHT
31:30 Robot Koch – Sugar Owl
34:34 Depakote – bionic porn
37:18 Soul Khan – Praying for a River
38:18 Débruit & Alsarah – Alrahal
41:13 Sean Price & M-Phazes – Land of the Crooks (feat. Billy Danze, Maffew Ragazino & DJ Babu)
46:03 Madlib – Hold the Organ
46:54 Bolts – Luvblind
49:31 Jef Gilson – Choro In Blue
52:26 Teotima Ensemble – Nearly Everything
1:01:13 Harleighblu – Let Me Be
1:04:59 Jungle Fire – LOS FELIGRESES
1:07:28 The Liberators – Cairo Uprising
1:11:45 Jeftuz – Spaced Out
1:14:00 Jamall Bufford – Silencers (feat. Magestik Legend)
1:19:04 Early Reed and J Scienide – FULL CIRCLE feat. Kev Brown
1:22:54 Depakote – chilllllled mannnnn

Paper Tiger full band live in Manchester + Agent J (Groovement) – Fri 8 Nov 2013

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It’ll be a pleasure to warm up for this lot at the Roadhouse on 8 November – find the FB event here and buy tickets here. It’s been a good while since they’ve done a full band gig, but to celebrate the release of upcoming debut album Laptop Suntan on Wah Wah 45s they’re undertaking a UK tour. Have a look at other dates below.

 

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Groovement Podcast: AGENT J // 50CT13

5OCT13

Agent J presents all new music for October – hip hop and beats with a twist of funk ’round the middle. Feedback appreciated!

No talk on this one, just tunes.

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AGENT J // 5OCT13 by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

 

00:00
Herrotics – Clear Day – Manchester hip hop originators
01:44
CeddyJay – Reckless New Brooklyn hope
09:03
22:02
submerse – Melonkoly (Deft Remix) Project Mooncircle back around
23:43
Om Unit – Folding Shadows From forthcoming LP ‘Threads’
26:44
28:59
32:04
Harleighblu – Enough Now Sass and soul from weighty new Tru signing
36:30
Herrotics – Vault (ft Dubbul O) Another from the forthcoming album – click to order
38:50
Chalk – Morning Teardrops One of the most introspective from TNC rapper Chalk’s debut
41:31
45:08
48:35
submerse – Melonkoly (Elaquent Remix) Another from the PMC release
54:50
Master Plan Inc – Try It, You’ll Like It Undiscovered until recently on Jazzman
58:00
The Poets Of Rhythm – More Mess On My Thing LEGENDARY funk – archive out now on Daptone
1:01:25
Samiyam – Pandas Ridiculous. New on Stones Throw
1:02:30
Jonwayne – Find Me in the Future As is this. Groovement interview soon
1:05:39
ThisisDA – Lifers Manc hip hop with a global view produced by Mankub
1:06:49
Fulgeance – Stupido Eagerly awaiting new album ‘Cubes’
1:10:57
Voodoo Black – Off The Map Sick Manc trio, grab the EP
1:13:24
Lasertom – Maelstrom Blade Runner disco
1:20:53
SUBCULTURE SAGE – Childhood Studio One riddim!
1:25:59
1:28:12
1:30:54
Disclosure – F For You (Onra Remix) More Onra than Disclosure
1:36:58
Machinedrum – U Still Lie Epic one from the Ninja Tune release
1:40:18
Big War – 10 billion Generic Greeting homeboy
1:42:20
1:45:48

1:48 : 10

Clear Soul Forces – Continue From new album Gold PP7s – initial track on here but great closing track for the podcast.

 

Thanks for listening! Any and all feedback appreciated.

 

J

Album: Jansport J // MoveMeants II: The Reprise


I’ve been a Jansport fan for a while now and every release makes me a bigger fan. His beats are always up their with my favourites and this new release is no exception. This is dope, underground, instrumental hip hop – if you dig it make sure you support by copping either the physical or digital release.

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