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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On Tour / Jarreau Vandal hits Manchester and London

Underground self-made and now well on his way into the mainstream, Soulection veteran Jarraeu Vandal hits Manchester this week for fireworks on Thursday 8th November, before heading to Village Underground

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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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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 / 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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On Wax / Mr Bongo reissues Pride 45s from The Sylvers and more

 Mr Bongo have announced the first five releases in their Pride series, reissuing tracks from the label that first put out music from The Sylvers and The Incredible Bongo

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Remix / Zed Bias takes on Children Of Zeus’ Vibrations

Summer isn’t over after all. Vibrations (Zed Bias Remix) by Children Of Zeus Buy the remix here, and the album Travel Light here. In fact buy all their music.

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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 / Fatima: And Yet It’s All Love [Eglo Records]

Fatima’s new LP is now up for pre-order on vinyl , digital and CD for release on 28 September 2018. Eglo have released the track listing: *01. Only (prod. Purist) *02. May

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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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New Music / Universal Tree: The Road

Perfect summertime soul from new Sheffield outfit Universal Tree. The Road plays almost as an ode to the timeless Be Thankful For What You’ve Got from William Devaughn, but very

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New Music / ocnotes: True To Life

New music from Arizona visual artist and producer ocnotes over on his Bandcamp, where you can also check a video for the track. ocnotes.net open.spotify.com Twitter True To Life by

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New Music / Fatima: Caught In A Lie (produced by Natureboy Flako)

Caught In A Lie by Fatima Portrait by Jonna Dreiman Fatima returns with the follow up to the JD. Reid produced Somebody Else, and this time she’s brought aboard the

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Moses Sumney UK dates and Quarrel video

19 Sep: Manchester, UK @ The Dancehouse Theatre 20 Sep: Leeds, UK @ Howard Assembly Room 21 Sep: London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall   Quarrel is the latest track

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Playlist: 30/70 Collective & Allysha Joy hit Manchester 16 June 2018

Next week sees Melbourne’s electric jazz soul crew 30/70 Collective hit Manchester’s Soup Kitchen, double headlining with prolific producer Werkha (read my 2014 Now Then interview with him here). BUY

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On Wax / Children Of Zeus announce debut album Travel Light

Album of the summer, if not the year. Available for pre-order now on double LP, CD with bonus disc of The Story So Far…, cassette and digital. Released on First

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Manchester / Gizelle Smith hits Band On The Wall 10 July 2018

One of our oldest friends returns to Manchester in July to celebrate the release of her second album, Ruthless Day, on Jalapeño Records. Gizelle always pours her heart out on

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Murkage Dave: You Always Ring Me When I’m Busy

Murkage Dave returns with this Hologram Lo-produced melancholic reflection on answering that phone. Buy and stream the single here. There’s a Zed Bias remix too!  

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On Wax / Yazmin Lacey: When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees

Yazmin’s first physical release for the First Word label, in name at least, is the Yin to the Yang of her debut EP, Black Moon. The sublime cover art comes

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Mix / Mr Spin Selection #3 for Groovement

  The finest soul and hip hop courtesy of Mr Spin, selected with Groovement in mind this time around and featuring tracks from Tina Turner, Sly & The Family Stone, Mr Jukes, Rakim and

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