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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Video / J Chambers: New Levels, New Devils

He’s been lying low for a couple of months following the double whammy of D’Evils and Gone ‘Til November, but J Chambers returns in the lead up to the release

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Groovement Podcast: Pan Amsterdam in conversation with Agent J

 The elusive Pan Amsterdam landed in Manchester a couple of days back for what was only his second gig – but not his first rodeo. Leron Thomas, the real

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On Wax / Jam Baxter: Saliva

ORDER 7″ VINYL / STREAM & DOWNLOAD Jam Baxter presents the first taste of new album Touching Scenes, out 16 November 2018. Saliva is produced by GhostTown, while b-side Vultures

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On Wax / Daniel Crawford: Revolution

Daniel Crawford’s new album caps off a trilogy he began back in 2012 with Red Pill, and continued with 2014’s The Awakening. Some of the PlayList family are onboard as

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Groovement Premiere: El Tipo Este & Al Quetz join forces for La Revancha De La Manana

I first started following Quetzal’s work back in 2006 when he released the Tribute project with Onra (also the first work I’d heard from that particularly excellent beat maker too), his

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Sheffield poet laureate Otis Mensah drops new track, Outside The Cave

Sheffield rapper Otis Mensah has just been appointed the city’s poet laureate by Lord Mayor Magid Magid, and has put out some brand new music to celebrate. The gorgeous interpolation

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New Hip Hop / Imperial and K.I.N.E.T.I.K. dig deep into the KPM library

Not content with just releasing the immense instrumental LP Layers this summer on Illect Recordings, Imperial is back with longtime friend K.I.N.E.T.I..K. with an interesting project. Granted full access to

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New Music / Abhi The Nomad: BOOTY

New music from Abhi following debut album Marbled, out on Tommy Boy. This bangs, doesn’t it? DOWNLOAD / STREAM https://www.abhithenomad.com/ SOUNDCLOUD / YOUTUBE / INSTA / TWITTER / FB Listen

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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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Video Premiere / Delta Lima x Alex Klein: Meaning

Avant garde, reflective and moody hip hop out of South London from this partnership of lyricist Delta Lima and producer Alex Klein, who’ve been working together the past few months

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On Wax / Abstract Orchestra: Madvillain Vol 1

A while back I had the pleasure of warming up for the Abstract Orchestra for both their Dilla tribute and, latterly, their interpretation of the legendary Madvillainy LP. They’ve been

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Groovement Podcast / Gez Miley [Let It Play]: All Love Worldwide

MIXCLOUD / ITUNES / DOWNLOAD / RSS Gez Miley helms the Let It Play show over on MCR Live: listen here. His love for soulful hip hop shines through on

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On Wax / Savvy: The Battle For Hearts And Minds

The Battle For Hearts & Minds by Savvy   It’s a look at the state of the world: at our battle for power, control, for sanity & clarity. “ I

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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 / New scratch record from DJ Woody: Flexin’ Hard 2

White vinyl for the new release from the DJ’s DJ, DJ Woody. Flexin’ Hard 2 contains all the scratch samples from his Flexicuts 3 (now sold out) and 4 (still available) releases,

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Video / The Mouse Outfit ft Berry Blacc, Dubbul O & Ellis Meade: Late Night Doors

My favourite track from the new Mouse Outfit album receives the video treatment. Late Night Doors is as deep as it gets, and spotlights Manchester lyricists Berry Blacc, Dubbul O

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