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DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Vinyl Destination in Manchester

This episode of Jazzy Jeff’s Vinyl Destination is one close to my heart, as I was there for most of it. Peep our interview here, including some thoughts on what was his first 45s set for 20 years. Shouts to Beatin’ Rhythm, the shop in the video, and the Soul Twins, upon whose slipmats manager Steve Blast attempts to spin

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Instrumentals from Chalk

Well-loved Manchester MC Chalk put out the instrumental version of his debut album last week (‘For those with an aversion to my voice…’), with beats produced by he himself, Woli Wols and Aver. He’s backed that up today with another free release of instrumentals for your perusal. Download both from The Natural Curriculum’s Bandcamp, listen to both below. One for

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Manchester: Action Bronson @ The Ritz, September

    Action Bronson returns to Manchester this September in support of his major label debut and biggest LP yet, Mr Wonderful. If you haven’t taken the opportunity the last couple of times, I personally think the Ritz is a great venue to catch him at. I still haven’t managed to see him live so will be nodding on the

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Manchester: Jurassic 5 head to Albert Hall in September

J5 return to the city following their triumphant Academy gig last summer. This time, they’re heading to the unique surroundings of the Albert Hall. Tickets are available 9am on Thursday from the venue. Read my chat with Cut Chemist in issue 9 of Bonafide magazine, my interview with Chali 2na for Now Then and a catch up with Akil.

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Full Circle: Manchester music social with Scorzayzee and Mecca:83, Sunday 19 April

  In the spirit of collaboration that permeates everything Expansions Collective are involved in, Mecca:83 and friends are throwing a get-together in Manchester city centre in April, with the aim of an informal networking of minds. Bring your own music down if you’re a producer, or just come and hang to listen to talks from Scorzayzee (ready to deliver his

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Nubiyan Twist, Work House + live in Manchester 26 March

Bedos, DJ A-UP and myself (aka IN THE LOOP) will be spinning with this 12-strong afro/dub/hiphop colllective on Thursday evening at Band on the Wall in Manchester. Their new single, Work House, is taken from their debut album. Check the cover by Emily Evans below and grab a ticket for Thursday’s gig here. As a Groovement reader, I’ve got a

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Robert Glasper @ RNCM, 8 Aug 2015 for Manchester Jazz Festival

There’s plenty to savour at this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival, which runs from 31 July – 9 August. A quick scan of proceedings reveals Bugalu Foundation, Son Yambu with DJ Lubi, John Ellis Trio, New York Brass Band, Booker T Jones, Lonnie Liston Smith, Spilt Milk and London Afrobeat Collective as just a few I’m keen to check out myself.

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Manchester: Endless City turns one

  Purveyors of great taste since day one, Endless City reach their first birthday with a celebration at the Mint Lounge. Mind On Fire local legend Dan Nation is spinning, plus pickers of impeccable tunes Heather Wall, Etrea, Copy Kitten and Josh B.  Check Dan’s vib on Mixcloud below: Rotation Policy mix by Dan_Nation on Mixcloud

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Mad Mats @ First Chop, Salford 27 Feb

An intimate return to the rainy city for Mad Mats, from the crew behind the Soul Train parties. Tickets are limited and available from Skiddle here – early birds have sold out! Expect to be taken on journey from hip hop to house, drum & bass to jazz and back again. Mats musical tastes, selections and skills behind the decks

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