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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Video / Agbeko: Unite (live for Sessions Of March) + live at Riot Jazz

Following their explosive EP launch at Band On The Wall, Agbeko play the infamous Riot Jazz on 25 November. Let this live version of Unite get you in the mood.

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Manchester / The Legendary Juice Crew: 13 Nov 2017

Old school hip hop collective Juice Crew hit Manchester this Monday courtesy of More Bounce (who recently brought Pete Rock and CL Smooth to the city) and friends: Big Daddy

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On Tour / Abstract Orchestra Play Madvillainy

Following up their well-received orchestral interpretations of Dilla’s music, the 17 piece Abstract Orchestra return with their take on the seminal Madvialliny album. I’ll be joining them with a Madlib

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Manchester / Inner City Waves with Chris Amor, Karmic Evolution, rosebud and KJ Topp

Hip hop bookings at Band On The Wall have been minimal to say the least over the last few months as the venue changes focus on its bookings, yet they

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