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

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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Ibibio Sound Machine announce new single Basquiat and tour dates

The frankly unstoppable Ibibio Sound Machine today share new single Basquiat and announce tour dates, including a whole weekend at new Manchester venue YES. Listen to the single below and

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Video / Savvy: The Hour Of The Wolf

The Hour Of The Wolf is the latest single from Savvy, and here’s the video. Grab the single on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and Amazon. The album, The Battle For Hearts And

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On Tour / Jarreau Vandal hits Manchester and London

Underground self-made and now well on his way into the mainstream, Soulection veteran Jarraeu Vandal hits Manchester this week for fireworks on Thursday 8th November, before heading to Village Underground

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On Wax / Malik Ameer x thatmanmonkz are Madison Washington: ((((FACTS)))))

Proper rap and proper beats: years in the making, producer thatmanmonkz (Sheffield, UK) and Malik Ameer (emcee, poet, Oakland CA via NY and now Paris) release their long player ‘concerned

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Out Now / Chairman Maf announces retirement with Ginger

With a hefty discography not to be sniffed at, producer Chairman Maf announces his retirement with his sixth LP, Ginger. Perhaps the strongest of all his releases, Ginger showcases the

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On Wax / Eric Lau: Examples Vol 2

A blue twilight of sound to Volume One’s sandy yellow landscape, Eric Lau drops his new collection of instrumental jewels today. Beats range from hip hop and jazz to funk,

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Interview / AVER preps Dressed For CCTV on Village Live Records

It’s all a bit soft in places if you ask me. -Aver Anyone with a passing familiarity with Manchester hip hop knows Aver’s sound is integrated into the pavements of

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Video / J Chambers: New Levels, New Devils

He’s been lying low for a couple of months following the double whammy of D’Evils and Gone ‘Til November, but J Chambers returns in the lead up to the release

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