Interview / AVER preps Dressed For CCTV on Village Live Records

It’s all a bit soft in places if you ask me. -Aver Anyone with a passing familiarity with Manchester hip hop knows Aver’s sound is integrated into the pavements of

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Groovement Podcast: Pan Amsterdam in conversation with Agent J

 The elusive Pan Amsterdam landed in Manchester a couple of days back for what was only his second gig – but not his first rodeo. Leron Thomas, the real

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Groovement Interview / Agbeko prep their first vinyl release

Groovement first spoke to Agbeko, the 11-strong Manchester-based funk powerhouse, last April ahead of their Unite EP launch. They’ve gone from strength to strength since then and haven’t left my

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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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Groovement Interview: YOSI HORIKAWA // June 2013

2018: Cop the album on vinyl for the first time here. 2013: Yosi Horikawa first came to my attention a couple of years back with Letter, which eventually saw release

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Groovement Podcast / Yazmin Lacey: In Conversation with Agent J

LISTEN ON MIXCLOUD / ITUNES / RSS FEED / DOWNLOAD Watch some of the Manchester show via Show Stream: Groovement sat down with Yazmin for the Manchester date of her

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Groovement Podcast / Hannah Williams & The Affirmations: In Conversation With Agent J

@bandonthewall this evening for @hannahwilliamstheaffirmations … #groovement interview forthcoming #funk #soul #vinyl A post shared by Agent J (Groovement) (@jamiegroovement) on Mar 10, 2018 at 12:52pm PST Late Nights and

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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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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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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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Groovement Interview / NoSpace

This Friday sees the live debut of a brand new crew on the Manchester block, NoSpace. The Out Of Body EP is their inaugural project, and they present it with gusto

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Groovement Interview: Waajeed

When I arrived (in Manchester), you know I haven’t been here in years, I can’t remember the last time I was here… this place felt deeply familiar when I touched

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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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Manchester With Love Reform Radio Takeover ft Jade Mannion, J Chambers, Thugwidow, Dave Viney, Vanessa Maria and Prima

Marcus Intalex – Jupiter Twisted Roots – Moody Interlude Children Of Zeus – Happiness The Bluntskins – Never Bad Vibes ft Martin Connor INTERVIEW: Jade Mannion Jade Mannion – Chance

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Groovement: Delia Derbyshire Special

A 2 hour special I did for Reform Radio about the work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. In the first hour I speak to producer Paul White about sampling

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Groovement Interview / AGBEKO: Manc Afro psych-funk

AGBEKO’s manic, 11-person live shows are fuelled by seventies African jazz and funk. Since forming in 2015, they’ve blown up stages at Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Kendal Calling, Tramlines

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Groovement Interview / Charles Edison wakes up to catharsis

  I Can’t Hear Them by Charles EdisonDownload the single I Can’t Hear Them from Bandcamp, or stream on Apple Music and Spotify.  The album Waking Up will be available 8

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Mothership Connection / This Train Goes To Junkleberry Junction & Kydro Interview

Manchester’s #1 hip hop label, Room 2 Records, have pushed out a fresh baby this week in the form of a new EP from supergroup Mothership Connection. Cheech, Dubbul O,

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Groovement Interview / Karriem Riggins for Bonafide

Headnod Suite has not been out of my ears since its release a few weeks back. I spoke to Karriem for Bonafide magazine – peep the full interview here. Headnod

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Groovement Interview / Lee Fields

This interview originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of Now Then Manchester. You can listen to a recording of our chat on this episode of the Groovement podcast, around

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