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

Sheffield poet laureate Otis Mensah drops new track, Outside The Cave

Sheffield rapper Otis Mensah has just been appointed the city’s poet laureate by Lord Mayor Magid Magid, and has put out some brand new music to celebrate. The gorgeous interpolation

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Groovement Interview / Brothers gonna work it out: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

‘Yeah, y’all playing with me after the set is over with. Come on over to my tent.’ We went to [Prince’s] tent, he’s like, ‘Key of E, let’s jam’.  

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Soundtracking the dome / Robot Koch: Sphere

Robot Koch returns after a three year hiatus, with brand new album Sphere. Stepping away from collaborations and focusing on instrumentation (including his own voice on two tracks), it comes

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On Wax / Sandman Project: Royal Family

  West African psych rock meets Ethio jazz with the debut release from The Sandman Project: Royal Family, out 26th October on Batov Records. PRE-ORDER VINYL / DIGITAL ON BANDCAMP

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New Hip Hop / Imperial and K.I.N.E.T.I.K. dig deep into the KPM library

Not content with just releasing the immense instrumental LP Layers this summer on Illect Recordings, Imperial is back with longtime friend K.I.N.E.T.I..K. with an interesting project. Granted full access to

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New Music / Abhi The Nomad: BOOTY

New music from Abhi following debut album Marbled, out on Tommy Boy. This bangs, doesn’t it? DOWNLOAD / STREAM https://www.abhithenomad.com/ SOUNDCLOUD / YOUTUBE / INSTA / TWITTER / FB Listen

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Video / Riz MC: Mogambo

Riz follows the Swet Shop Boys LP up with fresh music and video revealing a different side to Pakistan. The Tom Calvert(fka Redinho)-produced Mogambo is out to buy/stream here, and

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Video / Pitch 92: Dawn Feat. Sparkz, [ K S R ] & Doctor Outer

My good pal Pitch 92 (a Mancunian to me but a global soul in reality) has just released his first EP for High Focus Records, with an album to follow

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On Wax / Mahakala: The Exodus b/w Desert Road

Om Unit goes ‘full jungle’ for the first release in his Mahakala guise, streamlining all of the atmospherics of his work into a new form. It’s been pressed to 12″

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Video Premiere / Delta Lima x Alex Klein: Meaning

Avant garde, reflective and moody hip hop out of South London from this partnership of lyricist Delta Lima and producer Alex Klein, who’ve been working together the past few months

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On Wax / Abstract Orchestra: Madvillain Vol 1

A while back I had the pleasure of warming up for the Abstract Orchestra for both their Dilla tribute and, latterly, their interpretation of the legendary Madvillainy LP. They’ve been

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Groovement Podcast / Gez Miley [Let It Play]: All Love Worldwide

MIXCLOUD / ITUNES / DOWNLOAD / RSS Gez Miley helms the Let It Play show over on MCR Live: listen here. His love for soulful hip hop shines through on

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On Wax / Mr Bongo reissues Pride 45s from The Sylvers and more

 Mr Bongo have announced the first five releases in their Pride series, reissuing tracks from the label that first put out music from The Sylvers and The Incredible Bongo

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On Wax / Mondo/Death Waltz Halloween III vinyl package

BirthMoviesDeath have the lowdown on this awesomeness from Mondo and Death Waltz, including an insight into how the release came about. Music by John Carpenter in association with Alan Howarth.

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On Wax / Marc Mac presents Fourth Kind

A new project from the 4hero producer. The project finds Luke Parkhouse on drums, Pascal Strauss aka Luman Child on bass guitar – the rest is Marc on Moogs, Arps

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Preview / Thabang Tabane: Matjale

  BUY THE SINGLE NYANDA YENI NOW ON BANDCAMP, ALBUM LINK WILL BE HERE TOO Artwork & Cover Design by Mzwandile Buthelezi Thabang Tabane’s father Philip (who passed away in

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On Wax / Steiger: Give Space

Steiger are Gilles Vandecaveye (keys), Kobe Boon (bass) and Simon Raman (drums) and the LP Give Space is the fruit of them winning the young jazz talent competition at Ghent Jazz

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Remix / Zed Bias takes on Children Of Zeus’ Vibrations

Summer isn’t over after all. Vibrations (Zed Bias Remix) by Children Of Zeus Buy the remix here, and the album Travel Light here. In fact buy all their music.

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New Music / Mamilah: Moonlight Walking

Moonlight Walking by Mamilah Instantly bright and soulful jazz out today from Leeds-based Mamilah, the sun suitably breaking through the clouds as I write this. Afro-flecked, funk-infused big-smile sounds. Would

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On Wax / Yazz Ahmed: La Saboteuse Remixed

La Saboteuse Remixed by Yazz Ahmed Three European producers remix tracks from Yazz’s 2017 LP La Saboteuse, taking the reflections of the original work into new directions. Order vinyl and

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