Agent J aka Jamie Groovement: writer, host, DJ and teacher. @jamiegroovement

Czarface announce new LP: Czarface Meets Ghostface

Release: 15 Feb 2019 Making a mark in 2018 with their collab LP with DOOM, Czarface Meets Metal Face, the trio this time ‘face’ off against Ghost. Czarface is Inspectah

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Clear Soul Forces return with They Shootin’

With a brand new LP, Still, in the works, Detroit crew Clear Soul Forces announce their return with a video for They Shootin’. CSF member Ilajide produced the track, and

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Groovement Podcast / Agent J: Reverse The Polarity {Dec 2018}

New mix from me, with all new music. Recorded 1 December 2018. Support the artists: buy links below. MIXCLOUD / ITUNES / STREAM & DOWNLOAD  Chairman Maf – Mercy

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Albert’s Favourites: Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love, Vol 1

    In line with the inspiration behind the label’s name (label co-founder Adam Scrimshire’s grandad Albert made summer mixtapes), Albert’s Favourites celebrate three years in the game, and their

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New Music / Rootnote Collective compile beats for 2018 anthology

Experimental hip hop and beats compiled by the Rootnote crew of top drawer producers and beatmakers, including Mr.Shn (fresh off producing the new Pan Amsterdam / Open Mike Eagle single),

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New Music / Star Slinger: Home Is Where We Start From

Classic Star Slinger sounds abound in his latest extended release, Home Is Where We Start From. Grab it on Bandcamp or stream on Spotify. Artwork by Jimmy Thompson.   20

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New Music / Black Josh: Yung Sweg Lawd

Despite being part of Manchester collective LEVELZ, Black Josh has always blazed his own path, mostly thanks to the folks over at Blah Records with whom he’s today released the album

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Manchester: Schoolly D and DJ Code Money, 15 December 2018

More Bounce bring another legend into Manchester: West Philly rapper, Schoolly D together with his old sparring partner, DJ Code Money. Early birds are already gone, grab tickets on Skiddle.

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Otis Mensah: Mum’s House, Philosopher

   Bandcamp / SoundCloud Otis Menshah and long time production partner the intern have crafted a new EP full of their usual top drawer storytelling and warm sounds, respectively.  Read

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On Wax / Back To Mine returns with Nightmares On Wax

Back in the game to mark its twentieth anniversary in 2019, the Back To Mine compilation series relaunches with a fat selection from Nightmares On Wax. The vinyl edition is

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On Wax / Numero Group explore and explode Blondie’s Heart Of Glass with new 12″

Numero Group re-present Blondie’s breakthrough single through a historical prism. I’m currently sat losing myself to the label’s Escape From Synth City playlist: check it here. BUY HEART OF GLASS

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New Music & UK Dates / Mick Jenkins: Pieces Of A Man

 Mick Jenkins dropped his follow up to 2016’s The Healing Component a couple of weeks back, and it’s an album I’ve been coming back to over and over again

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On Wax / Pugs Atomz x Mulatto Patriot: Highly Irregular

Pugz goes back a long way with engineer and friend Mulatto Patriot, meeting him a decade ago on the far westside of Chicago. I was shooting some music videos for

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On Wax / Zodiac Killah from DJ Nu-Mark & Method Man

DJ Nu-Mark has announced a 45 release as a companion piece to his amazing Zodiac Tracks video series, and it only features Method Man! Out 23 November, pre-order links below.

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Groovement Podcast / Agent J: Hangin’ At Hill Valley

Agent J hosts new music (with a little help from Baby Groovement). Back To The Future was on TV, hence the title 😉 Pic: Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank, mine STREAM

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Video / Benny Sings: Passionfruit

Benny Sings, Stones Throw Records’ newest signing but a veteran in the game, covers Drake’s Passionfruit from the More Life LP. The original is the track with a Manchester link,

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Video / Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz: Cocaine Fingertips

You’ll know Groovement is a long time follower of Apollo Brown’s work, a modern legend of a hip hop producer. For his newest album he’s hooked up with Brooklyn rapper

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On Wax / Vinyl release for Yussef Dayes, Alfa Mist and Mansur Brown’s Love Is The Message

Love Is The Message is a track I’ve come back to again and again over the past few months. An epic track you can lose yourself completely to, taken to

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Live / The Mouse Outfit @ O2 Academy Sheffield, 21 Mar 2019

   A triumphant headline show for the Manchester-born Mouse Outfit, live hip hop of the highest calibre. MCs for this show will include three of the city’s finest: Berry

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On Wax / Sunda Arc present debut EP on Gondwana Records

Sunda Arc consist of two thirds of Mammal Hands, brothers Nick and Jordan Smart. This project takes their musicality into more experimental electronic realms. Listen to the first drop from

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