New Music / Star Slinger: Home Is Where We Start From

Classic Star Slinger sounds abound in his latest extended release, Home Is Where We Start From. Grab it on Bandcamp or stream on Spotify. Artwork by Jimmy Thompson.   20

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New Music / Black Josh: Yung Sweg Lawd

Despite being part of Manchester collective LEVELZ, Black Josh has always blazed his own path, mostly thanks to the folks over at Blah Records with whom he’s today released the album

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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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Ibibio Sound Machine announce new single Basquiat and tour dates

The frankly unstoppable Ibibio Sound Machine today share new single Basquiat and announce tour dates, including a whole weekend at new Manchester venue YES. Listen to the single below and

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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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Video / J Chambers: New Levels, New Devils

He’s been lying low for a couple of months following the double whammy of D’Evils and Gone ‘Til November, but J Chambers returns in the lead up to the release

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Groovement Podcast / ATiké: Terra Incognita

As the name suggests, the minds behind Terra Incognita seek to take punters on a journey to unchartered realms and cosmic lands via the dancefloor… Ahead of their second night

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On Wax / Mammal Hands: Becoming EP

Unbelievably, it’s been a year since the landmark third LP from Mammal Hands, Shadow Work, saw release on Matt Halsall’s Gondwana Records. Boreal Forest and Black Sails always get people

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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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Video / Pitch 92: Dawn Feat. Sparkz, [ K S R ] & Doctor Outer

My good pal Pitch 92 (a Mancunian to me but a global soul in reality) has just released his first EP for High Focus Records, with an album to follow

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Manchester: Introducing rené

EDIT: August brings new music from rené in the form of Don’t Go featuring weepingwolf. Original post – FEBRUARY I’ve been blessed to have witnessed the Manchester hip hop community

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On Wax / Banana Hill prep debut LP Kawuku Sound

BHILL003 Kawuku Sound: Kawuku Sound Released 8th October 2018 Format: vinyl LP / digital Kawuku Sound by Kawuku Sound Manchester based producers Contours and Cervo have built up solid profiles

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Video / The Mouse Outfit ft Berry Blacc, Dubbul O & Ellis Meade: Late Night Doors

My favourite track from the new Mouse Outfit album receives the video treatment. Late Night Doors is as deep as it gets, and spotlights Manchester lyricists Berry Blacc, Dubbul O

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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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New Music / Phil France: Bells (Gondwana Records)

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM CIRCLE HERE or on BANDCAMP here Phil France is about ready to drop his album Circle on Gondwana Records, following their reissue of The Swimmer a couple

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On Tour / Children Of Zeus

So Travel Light, the Children Of Zeus debut album, is finally out and it’s as good as hoped. To spread the word further, Konny and Tyler pack up a light

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Download / LEVELZ: Reach For The Sky

The Manchester collective show off their introspective side with new single Reach For The Sky and a video filmed on their recent trip to India for VH1’s Supersonic festival. Download

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