Manchester heads aplenty at the Sketch City all dayer today in Manchester… the Bench Self Made gallery on Oldham Street is hosting the Sketch City exhibition from now until April 21st. Shouts to the DJs today including Neko Neko, Woli Wols, Danny Drive Thru, In The Loop (us) – Ape Cult and Metrodome jumping up too. Here’re some pics.
“Manchester’s award winning Sketch City triumphantly returns for a special Easter weekend event and exhibition that combine to celebrate the infamous collective that created an artistic hub for some of the city’s most talented artists. During the launch and open day the Bench Self Made Gallery will see a live mural created by some of Manchester’s finest artists on the gallery walls plus feature workshops that will give anyone and everyone the opportunity to contribute to the exhibition and learn some street art & illustration techniques. Throughout the day there will be a soundtrack supplied by some Of Manchester’s best live music acts & DJ’sThe exhibition will display the work created throughout, plus host a wall of fame, a mini gallery of photo booth images, the time lapse film of the mural being created, in addition to a showcase of professional work from Sketch City artists including Hammo, TW, Benjamino, Krek, Eightbit, Tea One, Lispencie and many more to be announced.
To celebrate Illum Sphere‘s just-announced signing to Ninja Tune he’s released Fat Ballet as a free download. Read the press release and download the track at the Ninja Sphere mini-site here.
When Groovement started four and a bit years ago Ryan was one of our first guests, and I hardly knew him then. He’s remained a firm friend ever since and a fierce supporter of everything I’ve done with Groovement, together with Jonny Dub who he runs Hoya Hoya with. I’ve seen the Illum persona take shape over the years and I’m extremely proud of him for getting to this point. Well done, mate.
Click here to check out past Groovement mixes and posts about Illum.
MIND ON FIRE blaze the trail once again by inviting soundscape beatmaster Shigeto to Manchester.
Listen to his stuff on the link above.
PAPER TIGER provide solid support (with a laptop/sax set) and acoustic brother from another planet Denis Jones brings the soul rain. Check their stuff out below. A killer night, rounded out by the choice selections of thinking lady’s crumpet Jonny Dub of Hoya Hoya (who bring Dabrye to Manchester this month).
Groovement was honoured to catch up with ZED BIAS tonight at the packed hoya:hoya, the launch of their mysterious Secret Series. Following this we linked with ONEMAN and JESSIE WARE for their thoughts on the night… check the interviews here solo before their inclusion in this week’s podcast. Find out more about hoya here.
HOYA:HOYA JAN 29 21 // SECRET SERIES #1
EMN : Visuals
PHALLACY / CHUNKY : Hosting
Zed Bias’ new single as MADDSLINKY is called Further Away and features TAWIAH.
Remixes come from Falty DL (Planet Mu, Ramp Records), Illum Sphere(3024, Hoya Hoya, Fat City), fellow Tru Thoughts bass monster, Hint; Funk Butcher, El B, Dawn Raid, Dubchild and more.
KUTMAH is free. Released from holding two weeks previous to the show, he’s not allowed back to his home of Los Angeles and is currently resident in Manchester, UK. Here he talks a little about his experiences plus drops a bomb of a set. JAMES T COTTON aka Dabrye amongst other aliases was also in town and shares the love with a few exclusives.
JONNY DUB and ILLUM SPHERE hold down Hoya Hoya in Manchester, and regularly bring guests of the highest calibre through to the Groovement show.
Hosted by Agent J, Groovement broadcasts every Sunday on Unity Radio. Tracklist follows below!
Originally broadcast on www.UnityRadio.fm Sunday, 18th July 2010.
Read Kutmah’s first interview about his experiences at LA Weekly.
Jonny Dub Played
THOM YORKE Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses
SLUM VILLAGE Hustle
BREAKBEATBUDDHA Bounty Killa
MR SCRUFF Spandex Man
SERGE GAINSBOURG Requiem Pour Un Con
ROBOT KOCH Away From
NICK INGMAN Overtone
DIMLITE Poor Fire
MASSIVE ATTACK VS MAD PROFESSOR Karmacoma (Bumper Ball Dub)
MARK PRITCHARD Elephant Dub
KODE 9 9 Samurai
AIRHEAD AND JAMES BLAKE Lock In The Lion
ZED BIAS Lionheart
GUIDO Orchestral Lab
interview : kutmah
Kutmah in the mix
PROGRAMMER i only have eyes
MR OIZO Lambs Anger noise
TADD MULLINIX sealed
RICH BOY drop (inst)
KING TUBBY drop a better version
AARDVARCK dont think of me
NOBODY 13 black cats (inst)
DEEP MEDI white label
MONO/POLY pig slop
RAS G blunt 2
JON WAYNE cold empire
SAMIYAM animals have feelings
BOHANSSON excursions with complications
DABRYE no child of god
MONO/POLY forest dark
MONO/POLY manifestations 4
MAYER HAWTHORNE & THE COUNTY (CHARLES TREES RMX) just aint gonna work out
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES red light
THE ROOTS donut outro
SUITE FOR MA DUKES (GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW REMIX) fantastic
James T Cotton played A rawkus set of four to the floor exclusives
Illum Sphere played
ILLUM SPHERE Untitled
KAN KICK Pop Tunes, Morning Paper
DIMLITE w/RICHARD EIGNER Metal Snake Rider
MCB Time Is Right
THE ANIMATED EGG Sock It My Way
MR DIBIASE T800
WASHED OUT Get Up
ALFREDO Y SU SALSA MONTANERA La Escoba
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SYSTEM Run Away
GILLIAN HILLS Qui A Su
THE O’JAYS Put Our Heads Together
JEANETTE LADY DAY Come Let Love You
Download by clicking the pic. Is big! 4 hours and 322MB.
Thanks for your patience this week, decorating a house and Groovement editing don’t go too well together (especially when the show’s four hours – apologies for the slight tech difficulties you might hear! Sound peaked and that). The madness of last weekend didn’t help either as I’m still catching up on sleep and ting. Massive shout to the Hoya boys for their monthly takeover, and on my part it was definitely a case of throwing heads at the show and seeing who stuck. Both Onra and Debruit were positioned to come on but plane and train journeys respectfully meant a no-no to that – however, together with Fulgeance, they simply OWNED Eurocultured last weekend.
Massive shouts also to Dimlite who chilled for a bit (but hated the coffee), Illum Sphere and Falty DL who couldn’t make it owing to timings and that.
Hoya Hoya itself on the Saturday was beyond immense and a bit of a celebration of where they’ve got to. Paul White killed the place both with his own new stuff and some proper large hip hop selections; Eclair Fifi simply trounced the crowd in typical Lucky Me style; Dimlite, all head down and quiet moshing, blew us away in celebration of new EP ‘Prismic Tops’; Jonny Dub rounded off the night like a schizophrenic monkey (this is a good thing) ending on a massive rapalong for the Wu’s ‘Triumph’ (and preceded by Blue Daisy flying off the stage, legs up), E-MN took us to another planet with the visuals; Chunky on the mic kept things rolling in his typical warm style – and Illum Sphere debuted his live set to an eager and game crowd, interpolating his own material with other suitably wrapped bass music. Find some video of that down below, so you can see him piloting Spaceship Hoya across the stars of Piccadilly.
And so to the podcast! Many thanks to UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE (click the link for blissful sounds from their show on Unity) for giving us their slot while they played at THE TRIP in Wales, resulting in a 4 hour monster of a show. The personnel was:
ECLAIR FIFI (LUCKY ME)
DOM SUM (THE BLESSINGS / LUCKY ME)
JONNY DUB (HOYA HOYA)
BLUE DAISY (BLACK ACRE)
Agent J played
THE BLESSINGS Arisseee Henson
1000 NAMES He’s Just Who?
LORN What’s The Use?
Eclair Fifi played
LIMAHL The Neverending Story
KRYSTAL KLEAR ?
MACHINE DRUM It’s That Bass (LuckyMe)
DAVINA Don’t You Want It
LONE Pineapple Crush
DRAKE Over (DJ Santa, Esentrik & Sega Refix)
GIRL UNIT Temple Keys
AMERICAN MEN Claude Speeeeed (Ikonika and Optimus Remix) (LuckyMe)
HORSEPOWER PRODUCTIONS The Swindle
GUCCI MANE Excuse Me (Diplo Remix)
T PAIN Fire
MACHINE DRUM Sakatak (LuckyMe)
CHI-BOOGIE Move Back
BEYONCE Video Phone (Instrumental)
HUDSON MOHAWKE Spotted (Konx-om-Pax Crappy Remix)
Dom Sum (The Blessings) played
The Blessings – Iguanadon (LuckyMe)
TStewart (aka Machinedrum) – Green Gold (LuckyMe)
Machinedrum (Bok Bok Remix) – Carry The Weight (LuckyMe)
Americanmen (Hudson Mohawke Remix) – Am System (LuckyMe)
Jonny Dub played
EDUARD KHIL Trollolol
THREE 6 MAFIA FT YOUNG BUCK, 8BALL & MJG’S Stay Fly
JACKAL YOUTH Broken
ROY DAVIES JR ft PEVEN EVERETT Gabriel
JAMES BLAKE CMYK
REDLIGHT FT ROSES GABOR Stupid
GORILLAZ Superfastjelly Instrumental (SBTRKT Remix)
APHEX TWIN Windowlicker
DING DONG Badman Foward Badman Pull Up
LORN Junior Master
FULGEANCE Chico (Dorian Concept Remix)
FREE THE ROBOTS Global Warning
RUDI ZYGADIO Manuscripts Don’t Burn
GUIDO You Do It Right
BURNING SPEAR Slavery Days
QUASIMOTO Put A Curse On You
PAUL WHITE The Dragon Fly
Blue Daisy played
GUILTY SIMPSON Get Bitches
J DILLA Won’t Do
BULLION Are You The One
BLUE DAISY/La Fleur Bleue – Lacher Prise (Let Go)
RADIOHEAD 15 Step Overdub (youtube)
KIDKANEVIL When Doves Bounce (Illum Sphere Remix)
UNTOLD Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix)
BLUE DAISY VS TOKiMONSTA – USD
BLUE DAISY The Fall
ILLUM SPHERE Titan
BLUE DAISY/La Fleur Bleue- Love Scenery
Detroit City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts 6
xxxy – Oh yeah?
Kidkut – Lilt
CRST – Baduka
Dj Mujava – Mugwanti/Sgwejegweje
Ikonika – Aqueous Cream
Doc Daneeka – Mario’s mushrooms
Justin Martin – Get Low
Dubbel Dutch – Trollsta
Roulet – Kitamanda (Girl Unit Remix)
xxxy – I can’t stop
Doc Daneeka – Deadly Rhythm
Hodge & Brisk – Crep Steppin
Millie & Andrea – Ever Since you Came Down
Addison Groove – Footcrab
Untold – I can’t stop this feeling
XI – Superwhatever
Jamie Grind – If U Want
CRST – Dial The Operator
Deadboy – Way that I luv U
Jonny Dub returns
DOCTOR D Sweet Shop
KUEDO Star Fox
MR SCRUFF Pickled Spider
DUNGEN Satt Att Se
MADLIB Rebirth Cycle (Super Soul)
LORD PANAMA AND THE STICKERS Fire Down Below
BUSTA RHYMES FT Q TIP Ill Vibe
RAS G Blunt 2
ILLUM SPHERE Titan
SINDEN & SBTRKT Kind of Familiar
JAMES BLAKE Postpone
NOAH D Seeeriousss
Blue Daisy v Jonny Dub
TLC Silly Ho
DONAEO Riot Music (Skream Remix)
SQUAREPUSHER My Red Hot Car