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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New Music & UK Dates / Mick Jenkins: Pieces Of A Man

 Mick Jenkins dropped his follow up to 2016’s The Healing Component a couple of weeks back, and it’s an album I’ve been coming back to over and over again

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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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Video / Savvy: The Hour Of The Wolf

The Hour Of The Wolf is the latest single from Savvy, and here’s the video. Grab the single on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and Amazon. The album, The Battle For Hearts And

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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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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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