Manchester / Kaytranada and Yosi Horikawa for Parklife afterparty @ YES

Kaytra will be playing a post-Parklife set on Saturday night, and will be accompanied by Yosi Horikawa and Hoya Hoya’s Jonny Dub, back over from Japan for a bit. TICKETS

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Mr Scruff celebrates 20 years of Keep It Unreal

Keep It Unreal, Mr Scruff’s album and club night of the same name, hits the ripe old age of 20 in June. The club night’s been going every month for

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Live / J.Chambers launches New Levels New Devils Fri 25 Jan in Manchester

This Friday 25th January sees J.Chambers release his long awaited New Levels, New Devils project, and he has a live show lined up at The Deaf Institute to celebrate. Life

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Manchester: Brother Ali hits Band On The Wall in March

Keep in mind that I’m an artist. And I’m sensitive about my shit. One of the standout artists of our generation, Brother Ali’s most recent album is All The Beauty

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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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Groovement @ Moovin’ Festival, Sat 25 August

Here’s the score for Saturday at Moovin’ Festival: loads of good stuff on the line up, plus me. I’ll be playing the Chai Wallah stage at 12pm-1pm, leaving me plenty

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Live / RoQy TyRaiD hits Manchester 22 August @ Night People

PLYNwcha by RoQy TyRaiD I’ll be joining the line up for RoQy TyRaiD’s visit to Manchester on August 22 at Night People, together with his DJ, SlopFunkDust. Independent rap with

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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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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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Manchester Live Music: June 2018

For club listings check my weekly posts at Manchester Wire. Tue 19 Jun / Lenny Kravitz @ Apollo Tue 19 Jun / Daedelus & Clyde @ Soup Kitchen Thu 21

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On Tour / Cypress Hill: Elephants On Acid

27 years strong in the game, Cypress Hill have announced new shows in support of new upcoming music. They’ll be joined by turntable legend Mix Master Mike. Fri 30 Nov 

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Playlist: 30/70 Collective & Allysha Joy hit Manchester 16 June 2018

Next week sees Melbourne’s electric jazz soul crew 30/70 Collective hit Manchester’s Soup Kitchen, double headlining with prolific producer Werkha (read my 2014 Now Then interview with him here). BUY

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Manchester / Gizelle Smith hits Band On The Wall 10 July 2018

One of our oldest friends returns to Manchester in July to celebrate the release of her second album, Ruthless Day, on Jalapeño Records. Gizelle always pours her heart out on

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Manchester / Quantic returns to Band On The Wall with full band + Quantic playlist

This will sell out (early birds already have)! Tropical maestro Will Holland returns to BOTW with full band in tow. He’s got a rich discography to exploit, so expect classics

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On Wax / Kamasi Washington announces 4LP Heaven and Earth

 Truth, from the Harmony Of Difference EP Over two and a half hours of new music is forthcoming on 22 June 2018 from Kamasi Washington, making the move from

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Manchester / De La Soul headline Moovin’ Festival Stockport

De La Soul with a full live band have been announced as headliners, together with a line-up not to be sniffed at, for 2018’s Moovin’ Festival at Etherow Country Park

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Live: Eden Festival celebrates 10 years in the fields

Scotland boutique festival Eden returns to the Raehill Meadows in Dumfries and Galloway on June 7-10, with headliners Groove Armada, Submotion Orchestra and Super Hans. It’s the tenth anniversary for

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Manchester / Samiyam live @ Soup Kitchen, Fri 9 Feb 2018

It will be a privilege to have one of the seminal LA beat scene producers in the city in February. Known for his work with Brainfeeder (Rap Beats Vol 1

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Manchester: Sangy, [K S R], Oneda, July 7 + Better Days DJs

THU 11 JANUARY 2018 – sign up for FREE TICKET Another amazing local line up next Thursday night, courtesy of Band On The Wall, for the sixth Inner City Waves.

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Fri 22 Dec / Inner City Waves ft Truce, Shoa, Jermaine Peterson, Konny Kon

The fifth showcase from Band On The Wall bringing fresh new talent to the stage (and Konny, who’s knocking on a bit). Read an interview with Truce (of Cul De

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