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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New Music / Black Josh: Yung Sweg Lawd

Despite being part of Manchester collective LEVELZ, Black Josh has always blazed his own path, mostly thanks to the folks over at Blah Records with whom he’s today released the album

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Manchester: Schoolly D and DJ Code Money, 15 December 2018

More Bounce bring another legend into Manchester: West Philly rapper, Schoolly D together with his old sparring partner, DJ Code Money. Early birds are already gone, grab tickets on Skiddle.

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Otis Mensah: Mum’s House, Philosopher

   Bandcamp / SoundCloud Otis Menshah and long time production partner the intern have crafted a new EP full of their usual top drawer storytelling and warm sounds, respectively.  Read

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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 Wax / Pugs Atomz x Mulatto Patriot: Highly Irregular

Pugz goes back a long way with engineer and friend Mulatto Patriot, meeting him a decade ago on the far westside of Chicago. I was shooting some music videos for

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On Wax / Zodiac Killah from DJ Nu-Mark & Method Man

DJ Nu-Mark has announced a 45 release as a companion piece to his amazing Zodiac Tracks video series, and it only features Method Man! Out 23 November, pre-order links below.

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Video / Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz: Cocaine Fingertips

You’ll know Groovement is a long time follower of Apollo Brown’s work, a modern legend of a hip hop producer. For his newest album he’s hooked up with Brooklyn rapper

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Live / The Mouse Outfit @ O2 Academy Sheffield, 21 Mar 2019

   A triumphant headline show for the Manchester-born Mouse Outfit, live hip hop of the highest calibre. MCs for this show will include three of the city’s finest: Berry

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On Wax / Malik Ameer x thatmanmonkz are Madison Washington: ((((FACTS)))))

Proper rap and proper beats: years in the making, producer thatmanmonkz (Sheffield, UK) and Malik Ameer (emcee, poet, Oakland CA via NY and now Paris) release their long player ‘concerned

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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 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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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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