On 45 / Gizelle Smith returns with Sweet Memories

Sweet Memories / S.T.A.Y. by Gizelle Smith Gizelle’s been a friend of Groovement pretty much since its inception as a weekend show on Unity Radio. It’s been 8 years since her

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On Wax / Alex Puddu: From The Beginning

A lush, bittersweet soul album from Schema Records and Alex Puddu’s label Al Dente, called From The Beginning. It’s got a classic sound peppered with Latin funk, featuring founding member

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Video / Alice Russell and Hot 8 Brass Band: Seven Nation Army

  The weekend of 21 October saw Tru Thoughts celebrate their 18th birthday in London’s Roundhouse with an all day festival. For those of us that didn’t make it down,

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New Music / James Chatburn: Damen

Darling I Missed Your Call by James Chatburn James Chatburn is delivering the Damen EP on 3 November, preceded by the above viber of a single, Darling I Missed Your

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On Wax / Miles Bonny x Ta-Ku: Let It Out EP

Following recent work with Big Crown Records, Miles releases his Ta-Ku produced EP Let It Out on another Brooklyn label, Bastard Jazz Recordings. It’s taken a while, almost a decade

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On Wax / Ken Boothe returns with Inna De Yard

  A beautiful Jamaican soul release here! Inna De Yard is the legendary Ken Boothe’s first internationally released album in 25 years, preceded by the above single Speak Softly Love

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Video / Fatima: Somebody Else

Next level beautifully dark soul from Fatima as she drops the first single from her upcoming 2018 LP. Uniquely produced by JD. Reid (D Double E, Novelist), the video takes

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Video / Thundercat: Show You The Way ft Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald

A sequel to Them Changes! The warrior returns. Head to Brainfeeder to buy Drunk and check Thundercat’s tour dates (he’s Euro bound in November).

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The final album / Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Soul Of A Woman

So here it is. I was playing a gig with Neal Sugarman (head honcho of Daptone Records) at the back end of July when he mentioned there was a final

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Video / Josephine Oniyama: ‘Til You

Brilliant news from Manchester, as the amazingly soulful Josephine Oniyama announces new music from her second album, the single ‘Til You. It’s a gorgeously uplifting and reflective song, with a

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New music / Gabriel Garzón-Montano: Jardín (Instrumentals)

An alternative version of the excellent Stones Throw album from Gabriel Garzón-Montano is available to download now. Have a listen below. BUY ON BANDCAMP Jardín (Instrumentals) by Gabriel Garzón-Montano A non-instrumental

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New music / Sly5thAve: Let Me Ride ft Jimetta Rose

Sly5thAve’s new one is epic. Recorded with a full orchestra, it’s a full-on reimagining (thanks, Tim Burton) of Dre’s classic joint Let Me Ride, swimming in the lush tones of

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New Music / Eric Lau and Tawiah: Love Call EP

A digital self-release from Eric, teaming up with Tawiah (whose recent Recreate EP can be heard here). Buy it on Bandcamp. Love Call E.P by Eric Lau & Tawiah

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On Wax / Children Of Zeus: The Story So Far

A pleasant surprise announcement from First Word today took the form of an EP release date for Children Of Zeus. Not the album we’re all desperate for, that’s deep in

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On Wax / Jordan Rakei: Wallflower

The release of new single Goodbyes has reminded me that Jordan’s debut album for Ninja Tune, Wallflower, is out on 22 September and available to pre-order on vinyl now. Listen

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New music / The Frightnrs: More To Say Versions

The Frightnrs’ 2016 debut album Nothing More To Say garnered strong reactions across the board, the first reggae long player on the soul-soaked Daptone Records label. Producer Tiklah, aka Victor

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Download / Twisted Roots: Nothin’ Changes

Twisted Roots is a cosmic soul who crafts emotive beats you’ll want to float over the city to. Let his new EP wash over you on Bandcamp (on pay-what-you-want) or listen

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On wax / Sunny and the Sunliners: Mr Brown Eyed Soul

Big Crown Records curates a selection of Sunny and the Sunliners tracks dating from 1966 to 1972, including the phenomenal Should I Take You Home and their haunting version of

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Download / Jarreau Vandal: Vandalized Edits Vol III

I’m extremely late to the party when it comes to producer Jarreau Vandal, but I’m working my way through his work right now! Upcoming single Make You Love Me (ft

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