On Wax + Live Dates / Dwight Trible & Matthew Halsall: Inspirations

Gondwana Records’ latest release is a deeply soulful vocal album from LA-based Dwight Trible and features label boss Matthew Halsall on several tracks. Dwight came to global attention in 2005

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Groovement Interview / AGBEKO: Manc Afro psych-funk

AGBEKO’s manic, 11-person live shows are fuelled by seventies African jazz and funk. Since forming in 2015, they’ve blown up stages at Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Kendal Calling, Tramlines

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Mothership Connection / This Train Goes To Junkleberry Junction & Kydro Interview

Manchester’s #1 hip hop label, Room 2 Records, have pushed out a fresh baby this week in the form of a new EP from supergroup Mothership Connection. Cheech, Dubbul O,

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The Exacters prep for Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club

Manchester funk outfit The Exacters have been announced as the live element of May’s Funk and Soul Club at the city’s Band On The Wall venue. Craig Charles’ night is

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On Wax: Children Of Zeus return with I Can’t Wait

You’re going to have to wait until April 7th at least… Pre-order the wax on Bandcamp now. Children Of Zeus return triumphant with their second single on the illustrious First

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Visuals: NinjaTea – Ninja’s 21st (prod. Four Limbs)

Fresh sounds from Manc producer Four Limbs (peep his work here), this time in the form of a video for a track by Ninja Tea round his yard, Cheetham Hill.  

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20 JAN: J Chambers launches new EP at Band On The Wall

J Chambers kicks off 2017 in style with his EP launch for Moment Of Silence II on one of the city’s best soundsystems. Grab your ticket and read more at

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New music // Pareidolia EP

Pareidolia are an eight piece fusion outfit seeping soul and they’re about to drop their first EP. In The Silence is a gorgeously wistful slice of bliss which gives lead singer Yemi Bolatiwa’s voice room

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On tape // Adventures With Kuartz

Kuartz is a beat ninja, and this is the latest in a line of cassette releases with digital accompaniments from him. This time around, and for Cassette Store Day on

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Video // The Bluntskins – Take A Hit

It’s a Northern rap thing. From their third album, Return Of The Blunts. Buy it on Bandcamp! Also, here’s This House, which is ace.

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Out now // Big Peace: Peace/War

A double album of beats from the Generic Greeting arts collective co-founder, produced over the last six years. It would be a cliche for me to call Big Peace Manchester’s

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Download // Afro Sam’s Rogue EP on Room 2 Records

  Really lovely stuff from one third of Free Wize Men, Afro Sam. It continues the high quality output of Manchester’s Room 2 Records – make sure you check the

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Lenzman remixes Children Of Zeus’ Still Standing ft DRS

What!! Perhaps even more soulful than the original? Buy the original here. DRS launches a new night on Sep 9th in Manchester:

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WIN! Anchorsong, Contours, Sleepdebt, Peter Parker: Salford, Friday 19 Aug

Your chance to win a pair of guestlist to this Friday night’s show at Fat Out’s Burrow (courtesy of our friends at Fat Out, This City Is Ours and Red

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Foreign Interlood: Nowhere

So every night I’m praying to a different god   Whichever’s listening, Little Italy to the Bronx…   Ten to eleven at night and this has just hit the perfect

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The Mouse Outfit remix album ft Tall Black Guy, Werkha, DJ Vadim + more

The Mouse Outfit – Remixed by The Mouse Outfit The Mouse Outfit, a Mancunian production crew and live hip hop band, continue to go from strength to strength. In lieu

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Download // Mecca:83 x QSTN: Victory Lap

Just in time for the Olympics, a nice slab of celebratory boom bap from our homie Mecca:83, pairing up with Mellow Orange beatmaker QSTN. DOWNLOAD (PAY WHAT YOU WANT)  

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