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Agent J is editor-in-chief of Groovement, which is a podcast and this website. AKA Jamie Groovement. Also writes for Bonafide and Now Then magazines plus Manchester Wire. http://twitter.com/jamiegroovement http://Facebook.com/groovementradio http://mixcloud.com/groovement http://mixcloud.com/jamiegroovement

New Music / Universal Tree: The Road

Perfect summertime soul from new Sheffield outfit Universal Tree. The Road plays almost as an ode to the timeless Be Thankful For What You’ve Got from William Devaughn, but very

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Photoset / Damian Marley @ Ritz Manchester by blackxlist

Manchester based Martin Barratt captures people in moments as blackxlist, specialising in music and the street. Here’s a series of shots from Damian Marley‘s triumphant performance at the Ritz this

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New Music / Parallax: Round & Round ft Rakaa Iriscience

London meets LA for a full blown collab between Parallax and Dilated Peoples veteran Rakaa. Parallax’s debut LP is set to drop later this year, keep an eye on his

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New Music / ocnotes: True To Life

New music from Arizona visual artist and producer ocnotes over on his Bandcamp, where you can also check a video for the track. ocnotes.net open.spotify.com Twitter True To Life by

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On Wax / Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band: Xxplosive b/w Burn

Brand new music from Big Crown Records’ steel pan specialists and Mocambo Records veterans, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band. It’s the first drop from their second album, due in September,

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Video / Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing ft Melanin 9: 8 Bricks

 Mr Thing sets up an ethereally mysterious planet vibe under Parky and Melanin 9 for the lead single from the new album Finish What We Started, out today. Thing

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Groovement Podcast / Andrea Trout: Tasty Tunes

MIXCLOUD / DOWNLOAD / ITUNES / RSS Andrea rolls up with some choice soul and disco cuts for the first Groovement show of the summer. Catch her here: MIXCLOUD / REFORM RADIO / TWITTER Aretha Franklin

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Manchester Live Music: July 2018 / Oddisee, Children Of Zeus, Bilal, Quantic, Gizelle Smith, Amadou & Mariam

Mon 2 Jul / Oddisee and Moonchild @ Academy Tue 3 Jul / Lauren Housley @ Night & Day Tue 3 Jul / T-Pain @ The Ritz Wed 4 Jul

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On Wax / Yadava: It Rains Here

The debut album from Manchester DJ and producer Yadava (of the So Flute collective) carries deep Afro and tropical influences nestled amongst broken beat, hip hop and house. Warm like

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Manchester / The Beatnuts: Wed 19 Sep 2018

The full line up for golden age legends The Beatnuts at Manchester’s Whiskey Jar has been announced, with The Bluntskins performing live, and DJs Air Adam and Didjit. BUY TICKETS

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