Groovement Premiere / Hackney Colliery Band: It’s Normally Bigger LIVE

An exclusive track premiere today from fiercely independent London brass heavyweights Hackney Colliery Band. Their new LIVE album is out this week on Veki, and follows the success of their

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On Wax + Live Dates / Dwight Trible & Matthew Halsall: Inspirations

Gondwana Records’ latest release is a deeply soulful vocal album from LA-based Dwight Trible and features label boss Matthew Halsall on several tracks. Dwight came to global attention in 2005

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On Wax: Hampshire and Foat / Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand

Galaxys Like Grains of Sand by Hampshire & Foat Gorgeous library-style jazz from pianist Greg Foat and Warren Hampshire of The Bees. Recorded all-analogue to 2″ tape, mixed down on

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New on 45: Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba

The tenth 45 from German label Philophon arrives in the form of a two-part spiritual stomper from the legendary Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids. Here they team up with label

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On Wax // Matthew Halsall’s On The Go receives special edition vinyl release

From very humble beginnings, Matthew Halsall has gone from strength to strength, garnering new fans in all places with each release. One of the highlights of his career so far

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On Wax // Atlantis Jazz Ensemble: Oceanic Suite

Founded by two members of the blazing Soul Jazz Orchestra (saxophonist Zakari Frantz and pianist Pierre Chrétien), the Atlantis Jazz Ensemble was founded to ‘explore new directions in modal, spiritual

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Groovement Podcast // Darren Laws: These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things {2009, re-up}

Thanks to Facebook’s Timehop, this selections has come back around today. It’s so good that I’m re-upping it. Back in 2009 I was sorting out bar sessions for the soon-to-be

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Gorgeous video for Paper Tiger and Shafiq Husayn’s Weight In Space

Gorgeous, I tell you! Prefix Studios have done a great job of making this spacey single even more far out. Buy it now from Wah Wah 45s. The album Blast

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On Wax // DJ Shadow returns with Matthew Halsall, Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm

DJ Shadow is back, and blow me down with a feather if Groovement pal Matthew Halsall isn’t on the album. If you’re unfamiliar with Matt, go and listen to his

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New selection from SNO for Dig Deep Mix Series

Groovement fave SNO has a fresh selection for Paul Thornton’s Dig Deep Mix Series. Enjoy it below – if you’re in Manchester, catch her with Akua Naru this week or

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On Wax // United Vibrations: The Myth Of the Golden Ratio

The fantastically soulful trio of brothers + 1 return with perhaps their most spiritual work yet. Order the vinyl from Ubiquity Records US on Bandcamp – UK heads postage looks more

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Preview // Funk, jazz and psych from Pressure75: Meltdown

Some of the UK’s finest funk and soul musicians have united under the Pressure75 banner to begin ‘an outrageous journey through Afro-beat, funk, jazz, rock and psychedelic sounds’. The brainchild

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Matthew Halsall nominated for Worldwide Awards album of the year

I’ve been mentally compiling my top ten albums for a forthcoming post for Bonafide, and this is definitely in the list. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Gilles Peterson

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Hot 8 Brass Band: Sexual Healing remixes inc J Felix, Werkha, Ibibio Sound Machine and Maddslinky

Hot 8’s cover of Sexual Healing was a landmark release, initially only 500 copies of the 12″ which was quickly repressed by Tru Thoughts. It remains their biggest hit, and you

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PREVIEW Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra: Into Forever

It’s no surprise at all that Matthew Halsall’s sixth album is a thing of beauty. Tracking his output over the past few years has brought nothing but joy to my

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Hot 8 Brass Band celebrate 20 years with Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Vicennial LP and tour

Believe it or not, Hot 8 have been at it for a full twenty years – their first new music since 2013 sees a single release for Papa Was A

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