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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Gabriel Garzón-Montano remix roundup ft Little Simz, Junglepussy, Audra The Rapper, Ill Camille and Odd Mojo

Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s album Jardin came out to high praise last year on Stones Throw Records. Keep your eye on his Bandcamp for remixes he’s dropping on the regs, with a

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On Wax / Summer anthem from Children Of Zeus: Slow Down b/w All Night

Brand new material from the forthcoming long player from Children Of Zeus, and as hoped it’s a legit summer anthem.   Edit: Previews forthcoming!  

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On Wax / Record Kicks celebrates 15 years in the game with compilation

Release: 18 May 2018 Record Kicks 15th contains classics from the label along with seven new tracks, including two new signings. Record Kicks 15th by Record Kicks The Milan based

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Listen Back / Mr Spin Selection Sessions on Mixcloud

Great to hear that Mr Spin’s started a regular selection for us to enjoy… the April edition is imminent, but for now kick back and listen to these, they’re bliss.

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On Tour and On Wax / Leon Bridges returns in October

Leon Bridges has announced UK and Euro tour dates to accompany the release of his new album, Good Thing. Pre-oder the signed LP or limited yellow vinyl over at his

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On Wax / Dimitri From Paris and Cotonete remix Gizelle Smith for Dust 12″

Dust (Dimitri From Paris Vs. Cotonete Remixes) by Gizelle Smith Dimitri From Paris re-teams with jazz funk crew Cotonete to produce a disco remix of Gizelle Smith’s single Dust, which

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Groovement Podcast / Hannah Williams & The Affirmations: In Conversation With Agent J

@bandonthewall this evening for @hannahwilliamstheaffirmations … #groovement interview forthcoming #funk #soul #vinyl A post shared by Agent J (Groovement) (@jamiegroovement) on Mar 10, 2018 at 12:52pm PST Late Nights and

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Video / Children Of Zeus with Kamaal Williams & Triple S Gospel Choir: Still Standing

 Recorded at Red Bull Studios in London, Henry Wu aka Kamaal Williams hits the keys for this collaboration with Tyler Daley and Konny Kon, with MckNasty on drums, Pete

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Stepping forward: Yemi Bolatiwa refocuses her space

Yemi Bolatiwa is one of Manchester’s shining stars. Lead singer of soul, jazz and drum and bass outfit Pareidolia, she’s also a resident singer at the otherworldly Albert’s Schloss, sings

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Groovement Podcast / Andrea Trout: The Lovers

  Trout unloads her all-vinyl bag of soul for Valentine’s month. Choice selections to tug the heartstrings.   LISTEN ON MIXCLOUD / ITUNES / RSS FEED / DOWNLOAD   Keep

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New Music / Universal Tree: Clean Up

Stunning new music out of the Steel City courtesy of Universal Tree, an outfit featuring core members who have been Grammy nominated and have written songs with global sales in

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On wax / Soundway explore 80s South African soul and synth-boogie

Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa   Miles Cleret and DJ Okapi select 16 golden SA cuts for this new compilation on the impeccable Soundway Records.

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August Greene / Karriem Riggins, Robert Glasper and Common join forces with Brandy

When I spoke to Karriem Riggins a few months ago about new stuff he was working on, I was glad to hear there was more music on the way with his

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New Music / Katbrownsugar: Pink Trees

  The debut release on new label Kush Records is the Pink Trees EP from Katbrownsugar. You might already know Kat from her monthly podcast The Sugar Sessions or her

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New Music / Kinkai: Mellow Mermaids and Malibu

A late contender for one of my albums of the year has just dropped. Kinkai has been bubbling for a little while now, and reflecting the mermaids of its title

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