Albert’s Favourites: Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love, Vol 1

    In line with the inspiration behind the label’s name (label co-founder Adam Scrimshire’s grandad Albert made summer mixtapes), Albert’s Favourites celebrate three years in the game, and their

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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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On Wax / Back To Mine returns with Nightmares On Wax

Back in the game to mark its twentieth anniversary in 2019, the Back To Mine compilation series relaunches with a fat selection from Nightmares On Wax. The vinyl edition is

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On Tour / Jarreau Vandal hits Manchester and London

Underground self-made and now well on his way into the mainstream, Soulection veteran Jarraeu Vandal hits Manchester this week for fireworks on Thursday 8th November, before heading to Village Underground

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Out Now / Chairman Maf announces retirement with Ginger

With a hefty discography not to be sniffed at, producer Chairman Maf announces his retirement with his sixth LP, Ginger. Perhaps the strongest of all his releases, Ginger showcases the

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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 Premiere / Ishmael Ensemble: Tunnels

 This session is filmed in what was the back room of “The Croft”, home to Pinch’s legendary Wednesday night dance “Dubloaded”. It was in this room I first heard

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Soundtracking the dome / Robot Koch: Sphere

Robot Koch returns after a three year hiatus, with brand new album Sphere. Stepping away from collaborations and focusing on instrumentation (including his own voice on two tracks), it comes

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Manchester: Introducing rené

EDIT: August brings new music from rené in the form of Don’t Go featuring weepingwolf. Original post – FEBRUARY I’ve been blessed to have witnessed the Manchester hip hop community

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