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Preview // Ty: Kick Snare and an Idea Part 3

kick snareRelease: 27th January 2014

New music from Ty on the third part of his Kick Snare & An Idea concept, this time with remixes from DJ Spinna, Simon S and others – full track listing below.

Pre-order and preview tracks over at Tru Thoughts’ Etch shop.

It’s All Right
Arrow Icon Knock Knock (DJ Spinna Beyond Real Remix)
Arrow Icon Knock Knock (Lil Dave Remix)  
Arrow Icon Like You Never (Simon S Remix)
Arrow Icon Well Well Well (Osage Remix)
Arrow Icon Like You Never (Baby Dooks Remix)
Arrow Icon Its All Right (Instrumental)
Arrow Icon Knock Knock (DJ Spinna Beyond Real Remix Instrumental)
Arrow Icon Like You Never (Baby Dooks Remix Instrumental)
Arrow Icon Its All Right (Acapella)


Groovement Podcast: AGENT J // 50CT13


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


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

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.



Preview: LONDON POSSE // GANGSTER CHRONICLE redux from Tru Thoughts

Great news from the Tru Thoughts stable, who are set to reissue the seminal 1990 album from Rodney P and Bionic aka London Posse. Find out the history behind the crew over here  from Jimbo Jones.

#LondonPosse @tru_thoughts @Rodney_P

Money Mad, 1990, Justice


Single: MONEY MAD out 13th May
Regarded by many as the finest UK rap single of all time, “Money Mad” is backed here with an exclusive, previously unreleased London Posse cut, “Future No.1”, and new “Money Mad” remixes by reggae/dub don Wrongtom and Brazilian jungle and drum ‘n’ bass duo Drumagick.


Original cover art, 1990


London Posse’s game changing 1990 longplayer repackaged, slightly renamed and augmented with a comprehensive selection of previously unheard tracks and brand new remixes from the likes of Steve Mason and The Nextmen.

Press release:

For Rodney P, now a major solo artist alongside work with Dub Pistols, Freq Nasty, Skinnyman, Roots Manuva and Roni Size and more, this re-launch is a revelation: “I love the remixes – it was interesting for me to hear how other people interpret the songs that we made over 20 years ago”. Reflecting on the original LP and its momentous influence on everyone from Wretch 32 to Wiley, he continues, “I’m amazed and thankful to have been involved in album that in hindsight was a huge landmark for hip hop in the UK. When we originally recorded the album we know we were doing something a little different, but had no way of knowing the impact.”

One person who felt the impact of the album at the time is Tru Thoughts Head of A&R, Robert Luis; a longtime hip hop crate-digger, born and bred in the capital, he tells of what London Posse meant to him, and his excitement at the chance to compile this definitive collection: “Rodney P is so much one of my musical heroes, I still have to pinch myself a bit when he walks in the room! The London Posse were truly a breath of fresh hip hop air when I first heard them. Referencing slang and areas in their own accents that a whole generation knew about or would want to know about, they were truly the first authentic UK hip hop crew – proud of their background and wanting to share their world through the art of hip hop. It is a great honour to be releasing the Definitive Collection of their music on Tru Thoughts. It was exciting going through old master tapes and DATs to discover some previously unreleased gems – this is an authentic piece of music history. What is also amazing as you listen to the album is that a lot of the lyrics are still very relevant today…the slang may have changed but the stories are about a day-to-day life that many people still experience.”


London Posse – Albums

  • Gangster Chronicle (1990, Mango Records)
  • Ladies Love Roughnecks (unreleased)


  • London Posse / My Beatbox Reggae Style (1987, Big Life) 
  • Money Mad (1988, Justice)
  • Live Like the Other Half Do / Money Mad (Remix) (1989, Mango)
  • Tell Me Something / Original London Style (1990, Mango)
  • Jump Around (Nomad Soul) / Gangster Chronicle Remix / Jump Around (1991, Mango)
  • How’s Life in London / How I Make Papes / Shut The Fuck Up (1993, Bullitt)
  • How’s Life in London (Ragga Mix) (1993, Bullitt)
  • Supermodel / Here Comes The Rugged One (1993, Bullitt)
  • Live Like The Other Half Do (Remix) / Feds (1995, Bullitt)
  • Style / Style (Next Men Remix) (1996, Bullitt)


Ty’s first release on Brighton’s Tru Thoughts label is out now. Have a listen here. The release party’s in the Jazz Cafe on Wednesday.  #AKSAAI

Read a Groovement interview with Ty here.


Buy MP3s // iTunes


Arrow Icon Like You Never
Arrow Icon Like You Never (Instrumental)
Arrow Icon Like You Never (A Capella)
Arrow Icon Knock Knock
Arrow Icon Knock Knock (Instrumental)
Arrow Icon Knock Knock (A Capella)
Arrow Icon Playing With Fire
Arrow Icon Playing With Fire (Instrumental)
Arrow Icon Playing With Fire (A Capella)


Groovement Interview: ALICE RUSSELL

Alice’s fifth album, To Dust, is due to drop next month. The single Heartbreaker preceded it back in November, with the frankly unexpected video below featuring everyone’s favourite Simpsons voice artist, radio guy and Godzilla-remake Harry Shearer. Here’s Harry in Tokyo, interviewing fifties Gojira royalty.

But back to Alice! Initial responses ‘pon Twitter are extremely positive about the new album, and it’s about time Alice’s was recognised as one of the strongest modern soul voices around, full stop. We have a chat about chilli, the new album, funk in 2013 and more. Also with us is Rosie from Tru Thoughts, a label who seem to have big things lined up for 2013.

To Dust is released February 25th 2013 on heavyweight double LP, CD, digi and 10″ too. 

1. A To Z
2. Heartbreaker Pt. 2
3. For A While
4. Heartbreaker
5. I Loved You Interlude
6. Hard And Strong
7. To Dust
8. I Loved You
9. Twin Peaks
10. Heartbreaker Interlude
11. Let Go (Breakdown)
12. Drinking Song Interlude
13. Citizens
14. Different (Bonus Track)

Interview: ALICE RUSSELL // DEC12 by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

Reach: HOT 8 BRASS BAND // Manchester 28FEB13

28 FEB 2013

I’m pretty sure that the first time Hot 8 played Manchester it was at Night and Day for one of those Jack Daniels nights. How the hell everyone fit in I will never know. My one-sided 12″ of Sexual Healing is well and truly worn down now, but this lot are much more than a one song wonder. ‘The Life and Times of…’ album dropped on Tru Thoughts at the end of 2012, including their ridiculous ‘Ghost Town’ version.

Catch them on probably the best sound system in Manchester on February 28. Buy tickets.

Check their discography here, check the above mentioned tunes below.

Video: TY // Like You Never {Tru Thoughts}

Looks like TY is back in business for 2013! Obviously, I love his work – Groovement is named after one of his tracks (with his blessing!). I’m happy to see he’s hooked up with Tru Thoughts, as the label continues to build a strong new roster.

Here’s an interview with Ty on Groovement from last year, and here’s a new vid.

‘Like You Never’ is lifted from the ‘A Kick Snare & An Idea EP’ out digitally in April via Tru Thoughts. Look out for vinyl release by Record Breakin.

Groovement Podcast: AGENT J: GRAVEL // 15JAN12

In which Agent J chats to Alice Russell in a curry house replete with cutlery.

AGENT J: GRAVEL // 15JAN13 by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

Mixcloud Podomatic iTunes Download

00:00 The Bar Kays – I Can’t Believe You’re Leaving Me (Fulgeance REWORK)
03:07 Co. fee – Florence
05:06 Jeremiah Jae & Jonwayne – 93
08:19 Daedelus – California
11:14 Osunlade – Eclipse
14:44 Novalima – Machete
16:01 Dobie – She’s Stopped Now
20:50 Roses Gabor – Stars
22:54 Sha Stimuli & Dynamite Bruhz ft. Phene, Scienze, King Malachi, Poodie the Byz – Hold Me Down
24:41 Pete Cannon – Play the entertainer
29:04 Flatbush ZOMBiES – MRAZ
31:49 Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox (Produced by DJ Premier)
37:01 Natural Self – Machine
39:06 Alice Russell – Groovement Interview Dec 2012
44:28 Alice Russell – Heartbreaker
57:14 Kerogen – Broken Wing
1:00:26 MURK – Natural Curves
1:01:55 Ryan Hemsworth – An Overture Might Help Me Stop Thinking About You
1:02:53 SXMPLELIFE X YUNGYADI – It Scares Me
1:06:46 eeeeeeee!! – QueentoBe
1:08:40 Jeremiah Jae – Black Poet
1:09:49 Micall Parknsun – Return of the Blaow!
1:11:22 Pete Cannon – The one
1:11:58 Pete Cannon – Smoke dat Piff
1:13:57 Jaze Baqti – For You Everything
1:18:20 Gene Russell – Black Orchid