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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Photoset / Damian Marley @ Ritz Manchester by blackxlist

Manchester based Martin Barratt captures people in moments as blackxlist, specialising in music and the street. Here’s a series of shots from Damian Marley‘s triumphant performance at the Ritz this

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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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On Wax / Yadava: It Rains Here

The debut album from Manchester DJ and producer Yadava (of the So Flute collective) carries deep Afro and tropical influences nestled amongst broken beat, hip hop and house. Warm like

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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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Video / J.Chambers: D’evils

Manchester’s J.Chambers releases his sequel to 2017’s Gone ‘Til November single, which featured Doc Brown. D’evils is taken from upcoming project New Levels New Devils, and showcases a more immediate

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On Wax / Children Of Zeus announce debut album Travel Light

Album of the summer, if not the year. Available for pre-order now on double LP, CD with bonus disc of The Story So Far…, cassette and digital. Released on First

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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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Reece Williams releases the Warren EP from the heart

Warren is 13 minutes of intensely personal spoken word from Manchester creative Reece Williams, dedicated to his late father whom the EP is named for. Imbued with soul throughout, it’s

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On Wax / Strategy: Lanterns EP

EXIT077 – ‘Lanterns’ EP by Strategy Manchester don Strategy is known primarily for his lyrics as part of Broke’n’English and since his debut on Krispy 3’s Trade Study (when he

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On Wax / Summer anthem from Children Of Zeus: Slow Down b/w All Night

Brand new material from the forthcoming long player from Children Of Zeus, and as hoped it’s a legit summer anthem.   Edit: Previews forthcoming!  

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