Groovement Podcast / Agent J: Don’t Play Yourself

The almost final mix/podcast of 2017… I haven’t managed many this year at all thanks to Baby Groovement becoming a toddler and the ongoing demands of parallel teaching and djing lives!

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THE PAUSE BUTTON KING: Remembering Paul Mulhearn, 30 Years On / by Mr Spin

PRESS PLAY Tony Spin takes us on a personal journey, a turning point deep in Manchester’s hip hop history. FOLLOW MR SPIN MIXCLOUD TWITTER FACEBOOK Remembering Paul Mulhearn, 30 years

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Video / Sparkz: Stay Awake

The new single from Sparkz, Stay Awake, catches the Manchester producer/rapper at his most melancholy and follows his trilogy of Angle EPs. You may know Sparkz from riotous live shows

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Video / J. Chambers ft Doc Brown: Gone ‘Til November

J. Chambers follows up Road To Perdition with the reflective Gone ‘Til November, featuring Doc Brown. It’s pulled from J’s upcoming New Levels New Devils project, slated for release in

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Manchester / The Legendary Juice Crew: 13 Nov 2017

Old school hip hop collective Juice Crew hit Manchester this Monday courtesy of More Bounce (who recently brought Pete Rock and CL Smooth to the city) and friends: Big Daddy

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On Wax / Mammal Hands: Shadow Work

As you can surmise yourself from the beautiful sounds in the video above, Mammal Hands’ new album is a must-purchase. Shadow Work is their third album on Gondwana Records, tapping

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New Music / Dubbul O: Smoka-Motive

Manchester is enjoying another creative peak at the moment, its national picture being painted in soulful colours by the likes of Children Of Zeus. This EP is from a steadfast

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On Tour / Abstract Orchestra Play Madvillainy

Following up their well-received orchestral interpretations of Dilla’s music, the 17 piece Abstract Orchestra return with their take on the seminal Madvialliny album. I’ll be joining them with a Madlib

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Manchester / Inner City Waves with Chris Amor, Karmic Evolution, rosebud and KJ Topp

Hip hop bookings at Band On The Wall have been minimal to say the least over the last few months as the venue changes focus on its bookings, yet they

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Waajeed x Mr Scruff in Manchester this weekend

Scruff’s monthly Keep It Unreal night sees a visit from Detroit don Waajeed this Saturday night, down at Band On The Wall. Waajeed’s latest EP is out on his own

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Video / Children Of Zeus: Smoke With Me

This video FLOATS along and mainly consists of Konny trying to bell Tyler. As you’d expect from CoZ, the beat drives straight into your soul and doesn’t let go. The

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Live / RAY BLK @ Band On The Wall, 3 Dec 2017

Fresh off the back of gorgeous new single Doing Me, BBC Music Sound of 2017 winner RAY BLK arrives in Manchester at the beginning of December. BUY TICKETS from 10am

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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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On Wax / Children Of Zeus: The Story So Far

A pleasant surprise announcement from First Word today took the form of an EP release date for Children Of Zeus. Not the album we’re all desperate for, that’s deep in

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Groovement Premiere / Cutterz: 12 Inch Face on Room2 Records

Most well known as an integral part of the Taste The Diff’rence crew, Cutterz has been on the Manchester hip hop scene for over a decade both as DJ and

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Download / Toby Toga & Wrapa J: Church Of The Cosmic Elk

Serene and slightly dark beats from Toby Toga and Wrapa J out of Manchester with their new EP, Church Of The Cosmic Elk. Plenty to lose yourself in over trippy,

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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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Kuartz: Lofi Scrolls

Lofi because Kuartz only went and ripped this one from cassette! Following his sold out vinyl album Shurikens (sometimes it’s good to sell out in hip hop, right?) Kuartz unleashes

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Manchester With Love 226 track compilation by the city, for the city

I’ve been involved with the organisation of this frankly astounding compilation from over 200 Manchester artists, from legends to brand new underground names. It kind of speaks for itself. Monies

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J.Chambers / Moment of Silence II : The Road to Perdition

BUY MOMENT OF SILENCE II ON ITUNES J Chambers is not one to hurl out new music without giving it a lot of thought, and this new project has been

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