Manchester / Quantic returns to Band On The Wall with full band + Quantic playlist

This will sell out (early birds already have)! Tropical maestro Will Holland returns to BOTW with full band in tow. He’s got a rich discography to exploit, so expect classics

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On Wax / Kamasi Washington announces 4LP Heaven and Earth

 Truth, from the Harmony Of Difference EP Over two and a half hours of new music is forthcoming on 22 June 2018 from Kamasi Washington, making the move from

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Katbrownsugar: The DJ Tape

Katbrownsugar (check here fire Groovement podcast here) has put out a trio of mini mixes featuring contributions from three of Manchester’s finest: Ceeow, Jack Duckham and Abnormal Sleepz. Keep an eye on Kat’s

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Manchester / De La Soul headline Moovin’ Festival Stockport

De La Soul with a full live band have been announced as headliners, together with a line-up not to be sniffed at, for 2018’s Moovin’ Festival at Etherow Country Park

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Hip Hop Chip Shop on Adam Richman’s Sauce And The City

Our good friends the Hip Hop Chip Shop are busy preparing their new joint in Manchester’s Ancoats district as you read. Get a taste of what they do on Episode

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Video / Children Of Zeus with Kamaal Williams & Triple S Gospel Choir: Still Standing

 Recorded at Red Bull Studios in London, Henry Wu aka Kamaal Williams hits the keys for this collaboration with Tyler Daley and Konny Kon, with MckNasty on drums, Pete

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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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New Music / KinKai: Treasure ft [K S R]

Good news today as my favourite track from the KinKai album, Mellow Mermaids & Malibu, gets a video release. Check the premiere over at Complex. At two and a half

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On Tour / Open Mike Eagle hits Manchester 18 March

Great to see that Open Mike Eagle is hitting the UK. The MelloMusicGroup affiliate hits Manchester on 18 March (see more dates on the poster below), so shirk off your

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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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Photoset / Lee Fields by Akse, Gorilla Manchester 24 Jan 2018

Last night Gorilla once again played host to the magnificence of Lee Fields and his Expressions, sharing music from the recent LP Special Night on Big Crown Records, plus more

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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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Manchester / Samiyam live @ Soup Kitchen, Fri 9 Feb 2018

It will be a privilege to have one of the seminal LA beat scene producers in the city in February. Known for his work with Brainfeeder (Rap Beats Vol 1

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Manchester: Sangy, [K S R], Oneda, July 7 + Better Days DJs

THU 11 JANUARY 2018 – sign up for FREE TICKET Another amazing local line up next Thursday night, courtesy of Band On The Wall, for the sixth Inner City Waves.

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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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Fri 22 Dec / Inner City Waves ft Truce, Shoa, Jermaine Peterson, Konny Kon

The fifth showcase from Band On The Wall bringing fresh new talent to the stage (and Konny, who’s knocking on a bit). Read an interview with Truce (of Cul De

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New Music / Chunky: Studio Floor

  Chunky embodies Manchester for a generation who first caught him at Riot Jazz parties and into the genesis and explosion of the LEVELZ crew. His new single is an

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