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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On Wax / Eric Lau: Examples Vol 2

A blue twilight of sound to Volume One’s sandy yellow landscape, Eric Lau drops his new collection of instrumental jewels today. Beats range from hip hop and jazz to funk,

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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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New Music / Echo Park: Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Further electro-influenced synth hip hop from the future from the Echo Park camp, last seen with their eponymous debut LP in 2012. This one sees release on Santiago de Chile’s

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New Music / Deft: Bellyboy EP

Two years after his previous EP Blackest, ever-shifting producer Deft drops his second release for Ivy Lab’s 20/20 LDN label. Release: 2 Nov / PRE-ORDER 01. Bellyboy (Ft. Buchannan) 02.

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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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Video / Riz MC: Mogambo

Riz follows the Swet Shop Boys LP up with fresh music and video revealing a different side to Pakistan. The Tom Calvert(fka Redinho)-produced Mogambo is out to buy/stream here, and

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Video / Pitch 92: Dawn Feat. Sparkz, [ K S R ] & Doctor Outer

My good pal Pitch 92 (a Mancunian to me but a global soul in reality) has just released his first EP for High Focus Records, with an album to follow

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On Wax / Mahakala: The Exodus b/w Desert Road

Om Unit goes ‘full jungle’ for the first release in his Mahakala guise, streamlining all of the atmospherics of his work into a new form. It’s been pressed to 12″

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On Wax / Marc Mac presents Fourth Kind

A new project from the 4hero producer. The project finds Luke Parkhouse on drums, Pascal Strauss aka Luman Child on bass guitar – the rest is Marc on Moogs, Arps

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Remix / Zed Bias takes on Children Of Zeus’ Vibrations

Summer isn’t over after all. Vibrations (Zed Bias Remix) by Children Of Zeus Buy the remix here, and the album Travel Light here. In fact buy all their music.

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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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On Wax / Fatima: And Yet It’s All Love [Eglo Records]

Fatima’s new LP is now up for pre-order on vinyl , digital and CD for release on 28 September 2018. Eglo have released the track listing: *01. Only (prod. Purist) *02. May

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