On Tour / Brother Ali November 2017

Brother Ali returns to the UK for his first show in five years, in support of latest album All The Beauty in This Whole Life. BUY TICKETS  

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On Tour / Roots Manuva October-November

The legendary Rodney Smith returns to this stage at the end of this month, playing a variety of music from his career including his most recent LP on Big Dada, Bleeds.

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Manchester / E Da Boss @ Peek A Groove, Sat 7 October

One half of Myron & E and a well respected selector of soul, E Da Boss is flying over to the UK for some Manchester action this weekend. I’ll be

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Waajeed x Mr Scruff in Manchester this weekend

Scruff’s monthly Keep It Unreal night sees a visit from Detroit don Waajeed this Saturday night, down at Band On The Wall. Waajeed’s latest EP is out on his own

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Live / RAY BLK @ Band On The Wall, 3 Dec 2017

Fresh off the back of gorgeous new single Doing Me, BBC Music Sound of 2017 winner RAY BLK arrives in Manchester at the beginning of December. BUY TICKETS from 10am

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Interview: Loose Lips present Blah Records Showcase + Masaki Uchida track premiere

This Friday sees one of the UK’s best hip hop collectives descend to the basement of the Whiskey Jar, courtesy of the Loose Lips crew – read my preview over

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London / Tru Thoughts 18th Birthday Festival at The Roundhouse

One of the UK’s most steadfast independent labels celebrates 18 years in the game with a special all-day event across three stages at The Roundhouse on October 21st. Guests food

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The Exacters prep for Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club

Manchester funk outfit The Exacters have been announced as the live element of May’s Funk and Soul Club at the city’s Band On The Wall venue. Craig Charles’ night is

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Hip Hop Kings on tour: Davy DMX, Monie Love, Chuck Chillout, Grandmaster Dee and Cut Creator

        This collective of legends will be hitting the road soon (who between them have combined sales of over 100 million records), a team of artists who

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Oddisee returns to touring + new track Things

One of the realest out there, Oddisee is prepping the drop of new album The Iceberg. In the meantime, download this new track which (to me, anyway!) has a bit

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20 JAN: J Chambers launches new EP at Band On The Wall

J Chambers kicks off 2017 in style with his EP launch for Moment Of Silence II on one of the city’s best soundsystems. Grab your ticket and read more at

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Preview // Danny Brown: Atrocity Exhibition, Manchester date

In the past you’ve mentioned seeing what you do as documentation, leaving something behind. Have you always been that melancholic?  “I think that come with age. I didn’t think like that

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WIN! Anchorsong, Contours, Sleepdebt, Peter Parker: Salford, Friday 19 Aug

Your chance to win a pair of guestlist to this Friday night’s show at Fat Out’s Burrow (courtesy of our friends at Fat Out, This City Is Ours and Red

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Manchester // BLACKALICIOUS – 26 JUNE 2016

On the back of their crowd-funded comeback LP Imani Vol 1, the legendary duo return to Manchester in a couple of weeks. I was lucky enough to warm up for

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Manchester Film Screenings: Rampage (2006), Hip Hop, Mi Desahogo (2014)

Free film screenings at The Ruby Lounge this Thursday evening (June 16) from 6pm. Secure your ticket at EVENTBRITE. See trailers below and read more information about both on the

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WIN TICKETS // Manchester – Fingathing, Mongrels, Burgundy Blood, Jonny Dub + Battlestar Mancunia

The immortal Fingathing return! Catch Peter Parker, Sneaky and illustrator Chris Drury this Friday at Soup Kitchen… in support will be Battlestar Mancunia DJs (Danny Drive Thru, gkut, Peter Parker

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On Tour // SAUL WILLIAMS

Saul Williams is back with new album Martyr Loser King. First coming to attention in 2001 with the LP Amethyst Rock Star and its incendiary, killer single and poem Coded

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Sheffield // DJ Format, Haggis Horns, Hot Diamond Aces & Souljam DJs: Friday 22 April

With a line up that would amount to some people’s definition of a small festival, Sheffield’s 02 Academy and the heads behind top drawer hip hop / funk crew Quality

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