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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Video / Hot 8 Brass Band: Love Will Tear Us Apart

Ian Curtis’ crew may not be the most obvious to get the New Orleans jazz treatment from Hot 8, but anyone who knows a little about the band will understand

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Groovement Premiere / Ishmael Ensemble: Tunnels

 This session is filmed in what was the back room of “The Croft”, home to Pinch’s legendary Wednesday night dance “Dubloaded”. It was in this room I first heard

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New Music / Echo Park: Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Further electro-influenced synth hip hop from the future from the Echo Park camp, last seen with their eponymous debut LP in 2012. This one sees release on Santiago de Chile’s

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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 / Mammal Hands: Becoming EP

Unbelievably, it’s been a year since the landmark third LP from Mammal Hands, Shadow Work, saw release on Matt Halsall’s Gondwana Records. Boreal Forest and Black Sails always get people

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New Music / Deft: Bellyboy EP

Two years after his previous EP Blackest, ever-shifting producer Deft drops his second release for Ivy Lab’s 20/20 LDN label. Release: 2 Nov / PRE-ORDER 01. Bellyboy (Ft. Buchannan) 02.

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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 Interview / Agbeko prep their first vinyl release

Groovement first spoke to Agbeko, the 11-strong Manchester-based funk powerhouse, last April ahead of their Unite EP launch. They’ve gone from strength to strength since then and haven’t left my

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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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Soundtracking the dome / Robot Koch: Sphere

Robot Koch returns after a three year hiatus, with brand new album Sphere. Stepping away from collaborations and focusing on instrumentation (including his own voice on two tracks), it comes

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On Wax / Sandman Project: Royal Family

  West African psych rock meets Ethio jazz with the debut release from The Sandman Project: Royal Family, out 26th October on Batov Records. PRE-ORDER VINYL / DIGITAL ON BANDCAMP

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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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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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On Wax / Mahakala: The Exodus b/w Desert Road

Om Unit goes ‘full jungle’ for the first release in his Mahakala guise, streamlining all of the atmospherics of his work into a new form. It’s been pressed to 12″

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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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