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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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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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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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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Live / RoQy TyRaiD hits Manchester 22 August @ Night People

PLYNwcha by RoQy TyRaiD I’ll be joining the line up for RoQy TyRaiD’s visit to Manchester on August 22 at Night People, together with his DJ, SlopFunkDust. Independent rap with

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New Music / Grandmilly & Shozae: Adventureland (Stones Throw)

  It’s always exciting when a new name drops on Stones Throw. Following May’s funk monster from Prophet, the excellent Sudan Archives Sink EP and a new single from Rejoicer

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