In Pictures: Abstract Orchestra, Joker Starr & Micall Parknsun in Manchester by Akse

It was a pleasure to hook back up with Abstract Orchestra this month at Band On The Wall in Manchester. Joker Starr and Micall Parknsun were on vocal duties as

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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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Vinyl: Children Of Zeus sweep up recent tracks with Excess Baggage

Having conquered the UK proper on their recent tour, Tyler Daley and Konny Kon satisfy fans’ appetites for a fresh vinyl release by pressing up some rare / previously unavailable

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In Pictures: The Midnight Hour in Manchester by Akse

This weekend, Manchester hosted the final date of a long tour for Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and The Midnight Hour. A heartfelt performance of the highest standard, we all

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Flex The Foreigner & Kydro: In The Session

This new in-studio video showcases Flex The Foreigner’s trademark flow and dedication to keeping it fresh, as well as his Portuguese flow to cap off the track. Room 2 nucleus

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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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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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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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