On Wax / Onra: Nobody Has To Know

A sort of sonic sequel to his Fundamentals (2015) and Long Distance (2010) LPs, Nobody Has To Know marries R&B, New Jack Swing, future funk and is influenced by eighties

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New Music / Ocean Wisdom x Pete Cannon: Don

The new, Pete Cannon-produced single from Ocean Wisdom is taken from his upcoming LP Wizville, with features from Dizzee Rascal, Method Man, Roots Manuva, P Money, Jehst, Chester P, Rodney

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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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New Music / Mecca:83: Life Sketches Vol 3

Japanese label Rockewell today put out the latest album from Mecca:83 – it’s a CD and digital release with exclusive tracks, plus fresh remixes from Dutchy, Bugseed, Linn Mori, Lex

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New Music / Katbrownsugar: Pink Trees

  The debut release on new label Kush Records is the Pink Trees EP from Katbrownsugar. You might already know Kat from her monthly podcast The Sugar Sessions or her

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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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Video / Noya Rao: Golden Claw

Gondwana Records’ newest signing takes the label into solid electronic territory. Order the album Icaros here. Brilliantly, the video for Golden Claw seems to take place entirely in the Phantom

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Four Tet Remixes Madvillainy

Stones Throw digitally release Four Tet’s Madvillainy remixes, originally released on a 2005 12″. The label has also started up a subscription service on Bandcamp to receive all new releases

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Video / LEVELZ: Front Face

You can’t get much more solid confirmation of Mixmag’s assertation that Manchester is the beating heart of new music than than the new single from LEVELZ. It gets melancholically and

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On Wax / Funkonami: Into The Deep Ocean

Village Live Records’ latest release is Funkonami’s follow up to his debut Deep Into The Forest. The producer used exclusively an E-Mu SP1200 and an Akai S950 to make the

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Video / Alice Russell and Hot 8 Brass Band: Seven Nation Army

  The weekend of 21 October saw Tru Thoughts celebrate their 18th birthday in London’s Roundhouse with an all day festival. For those of us that didn’t make it down,

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New Music / Max Romeo: Chase The Devil (Marc Hype & Petko Turner Pimpernel Edit)

Max Romeo’s famously Prodigy-sampled Chase The Devil receives a jump-up remix courtesy of Petko Turner and Marc Hype. Free download in the Soundcloud.

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Video / pAS dOO: 6icksenses

Oakland producer and sound explorer pAS dOO has released a video for the track 6icksenses ahead of new album Think Less Doo More, dropping 3 November on Hot Record Societe. Visuals

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On Wax / Souleance: Bamboule EP

This pair never let us down, do they? Souleance, aka Fulgeance and DJ Soulist, are back on First Word Records with a new 12″. It’s five tracks of eclectic beats,

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Video / Carlos Niño & Friends: OrganicSelf

Musician/producer Carlos Niño drops his fifth album in the ‘& Friends’ series. Going Home is six tracks dedicated to ‘passing from the earthly realm’. Deantoni Parks, Dexter Story, Jamael Dean,

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Video / Fatima: Somebody Else

Next level beautifully dark soul from Fatima as she drops the first single from her upcoming 2018 LP. Uniquely produced by JD. Reid (D Double E, Novelist), the video takes

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