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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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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Madison Washington: No Cliché

The next single from NY/Sheffield duo Malik Ameer and Thatmanmonkz, better known as Madison Washington, is entitled No Cliché and is out now. It’s from their forthcoming album, FACTS. No

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Download / Mecca:83 – Dreams

New music from Mecca:83, a follow up track to his sublime Midnight Radio EP. Dreams by Mecca:83 Soundcloud / Bandcamp  / Spotify

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On Tour / Children Of Zeus

So Travel Light, the Children Of Zeus debut album, is finally out and it’s as good as hoped. To spread the word further, Konny and Tyler pack up a light

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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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Groovement Premiere / Hazy synth-fuelled hip hop from Imperial: Transit

IMPERIAL: TRANSIT ILLECT RECORDINGS 27 JULY 2018 As the world slowly roasts its way to crispy, producer Imperial and label Illect Recordings have a summer chill joint ready to go

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Download / LEVELZ: Reach For The Sky

The Manchester collective show off their introspective side with new single Reach For The Sky and a video filmed on their recent trip to India for VH1’s Supersonic festival. Download

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New Music / Parallax: Round & Round ft Rakaa Iriscience

London meets LA for a full blown collab between Parallax and Dilated Peoples veteran Rakaa. Parallax’s debut LP is set to drop later this year, keep an eye on his

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