New Music / Lee Fields & The Expressions: It Rains Love

It Rains Love by Lee Fields & The Expressions Brand new album on Big Crown Records from the legendary vocalist, his second for the label and produced by Leon Michels.

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Ibibio Sound Machine announce new single Basquiat and tour dates

The frankly unstoppable Ibibio Sound Machine today share new single Basquiat and announce tour dates, including a whole weekend at new Manchester venue YES. Listen to the single below and

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Video / Hot 8 Brass Band: Love Will Tear Us Apart

Ian Curtis’ crew may not be the most obvious to get the New Orleans jazz treatment from Hot 8, but anyone who knows a little about the band will understand

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Groovement Interview / Agbeko prep their first vinyl release

Groovement first spoke to Agbeko, the 11-strong Manchester-based funk powerhouse, last April ahead of their Unite EP launch. They’ve gone from strength to strength since then and haven’t left my

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On Wax / Sandman Project: Royal Family

  West African psych rock meets Ethio jazz with the debut release from The Sandman Project: Royal Family, out 26th October on Batov Records. PRE-ORDER VINYL / DIGITAL ON BANDCAMP

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On Wax / Mr Bongo reissues Pride 45s from The Sylvers and more

 Mr Bongo have announced the first five releases in their Pride series, reissuing tracks from the label that first put out music from The Sylvers and The Incredible Bongo

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New Music / Mamilah: Moonlight Walking

Moonlight Walking by Mamilah Instantly bright and soulful jazz out today from Leeds-based Mamilah, the sun suitably breaking through the clouds as I write this. Afro-flecked, funk-infused big-smile sounds. Would

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On Wax / The Get Up: Take The Cake (East Green Records)

The Getup are one of the UK’s premier funk bands, a horn driven explosion of musicianship who have recently released their third long player on East Green Records (a label

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On Wax / Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band announce second album The Serpent’s Mouth

Another Big Crown Records Sureshot… 55, the debut LP from Hamburg collective Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, took many by surprise with its pure swagger. Named for the eight mile

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On Wax / Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band: Xxplosive b/w Burn

Brand new music from Big Crown Records’ steel pan specialists and Mocambo Records veterans, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band. It’s the first drop from their second album, due in September,

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On Wax / Living Color: Plastic People 45 on Rocafort Records

The lovely people at Rocafort Records reissue this gorgeous stomper as a 45, ahead of its inclusion on a new compilation entitled Funk For The People. Order it on Bandcamp

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Manchester / Gizelle Smith hits Band On The Wall 10 July 2018

One of our oldest friends returns to Manchester in July to celebrate the release of her second album, Ruthless Day, on Jalapeño Records. Gizelle always pours her heart out on

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On Wax / Record Kicks celebrates 15 years in the game with compilation

Release: 18 May 2018 Record Kicks 15th contains classics from the label along with seven new tracks, including two new signings. Record Kicks 15th by Record Kicks The Milan based

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New Music / Prophet: Insanity (produced by MNDSGN)

Prophet is a just-about-unknown funk musician from the San Fran Bay Area who’s about to become a lot more known. Find out more about his story here. Pre-order the album

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On Wax / Dimitri From Paris and Cotonete remix Gizelle Smith for Dust 12″

Dust (Dimitri From Paris Vs. Cotonete Remixes) by Gizelle Smith Dimitri From Paris re-teams with jazz funk crew Cotonete to produce a disco remix of Gizelle Smith’s single Dust, which

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Groovement Podcast / Hannah Williams & The Affirmations: In Conversation With Agent J

@bandonthewall this evening for @hannahwilliamstheaffirmations … #groovement interview forthcoming #funk #soul #vinyl A post shared by Agent J (Groovement) (@jamiegroovement) on Mar 10, 2018 at 12:52pm PST Late Nights and

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Icelandic funk mixed by DJ Platurn: Breaking The Ice

Uncovered Icelandic funk courtesy of DJ Platurn. A 2CD set which includes rare photos, via Platurn’s father Magnus Thordarson, and other treasures from Iceland’s music scene of the late 1960s

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Video / Shareef Keyes & The Groove: Spaghetti Fettuccine ft Ghostface Killah

Brooklyn’s Shareef Keyes is backed by a 12-piece band comprising New York City’s finest young artists. Their new LP, Cooking Something, is a gorgeous fusion of jazz, hip hop and

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