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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

Stepping forward: Yemi Bolatiwa refocuses her space

Yemi Bolatiwa is one of Manchester’s shining stars. Lead singer of soul, jazz and drum and bass outfit Pareidolia, she’s also a resident singer at the otherworldly Albert’s Schloss, sings

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August Greene: Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper release full stream

NPR have the August Greene album streaming right now. A project which acts as a sequel to Common’s recent long player Black America, the album sees the trio team up

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On Wax / Nat Birchall: Cosmic Language on Jazzman Records

UK saxophonist, composer and arranger Nat Birchall returns to Jazzman Records today with the release of his newest LP, Cosmic Language. Nat explores spiritual jazz and Indian ragas, introducing the

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Groovement Podcast / TY in conversation with Agent J: Work Of Heart

LISTEN ON MIXCLOUD ITUNES PODOMATIC DOWNLOAD RSS Witness the rebirth of Ty. On the eve of the release of his fifth LP Work Of Heart, Ty reflects on the album,

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New Music / KinKai: Treasure ft [K S R]

Good news today as my favourite track from the KinKai album, Mellow Mermaids & Malibu, gets a video release. Check the premiere over at Complex. At two and a half

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On Tour / Open Mike Eagle hits Manchester 18 March

Great to see that Open Mike Eagle is hitting the UK. The MelloMusicGroup affiliate hits Manchester on 18 March (see more dates on the poster below), so shirk off your

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Manchester: Introducing rené

I’ve been blessed to have witnessed the Manchester hip hop community in action many a time, seen links forged and friendships made. I’ve seen nothing but love and generosity amongst

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Manchester levels up with Haven’t Slept Since

Through My Veins by Kardasnki with Flex and Ann-Drom-Akka on Apple Music A brand new label has stepped up in the Manchester soul / hip hop / beats / call

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On Wax / Onra: Nobody Has To Know

A sort of sonic sequel to his Fundamentals (2015) and Long Distance (2010) LPs, Nobody Has To Know marries R&B, New Jack Swing, future funk and is influenced by eighties

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Groovement Podcast / Andrea Trout: The Lovers

  Trout unloads her all-vinyl bag of soul for Valentine’s month. Choice selections to tug the heartstrings.   LISTEN ON MIXCLOUD / ITUNES / RSS FEED / DOWNLOAD   Keep

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