Live / The Mouse Outfit @ O2 Academy Sheffield, 21 Mar 2019

   A triumphant headline show for the Manchester-born Mouse Outfit, live hip hop of the highest calibre. MCs for this show will include three of the city’s finest: Berry

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On Wax / Malik Ameer x thatmanmonkz are Madison Washington: ((((FACTS)))))

Proper rap and proper beats: years in the making, producer thatmanmonkz (Sheffield, UK) and Malik Ameer (emcee, poet, Oakland CA via NY and now Paris) release their long player ‘concerned

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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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Live / RoQy TyRaiD hits Manchester 22 August @ Night People

PLYNwcha by RoQy TyRaiD I’ll be joining the line up for RoQy TyRaiD’s visit to Manchester on August 22 at Night People, together with his DJ, SlopFunkDust. Independent rap with

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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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Soul on the windowsill: Otis Mensah

Otis Mensah is one of those artists that moulds a room with his hands and voice. Captivatingly confident whilst pouring his heart out on the stage, I was lucky enough

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Download / Otis Mensah: Oh Jane

Melancholic, reflective and hazy vibes recorded at the end of summer from Otis Mensah and Berlin producer the intern. DOWNLOAD Oh Jane by Otis Mensah

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On Tour / Abstract Orchestra Play Madvillainy

Following up their well-received orchestral interpretations of Dilla’s music, the 17 piece Abstract Orchestra return with their take on the seminal Madvialliny album. I’ll be joining them with a Madlib

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Watch / Toddla T: Magnet

From the album Foreign Light, out on vinyl and more now. Also peep this RBMA article on Sheffield’s Kabal, where Toddla earned his stripes. Magnet (Official Video) by Toddla T

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On Wax / Chairman Maf: Alcoholic Soul

ALCOHOLIC SOUL by Chairman Maf This album is all about racism, sex, love, alcohol, religion and err… meatballs.     – Chairman Maf   Chairman Maf’s work has become more

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Shaun Bloodworth

On the day people are set to #RaveForShaun, photographer Shaun Bloodworth has passed away following months waiting for a liver transplant. I had the pleasure of meeting him when he

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Mongrels’ Full Moon Half Moon video

The opening track from the Mongrels debut album, Attack The Monolith. Order yer limited vinyl pressing here. Check the Hashfinger remix!

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Sheffield // DJ Format, Haggis Horns, Hot Diamond Aces & Souljam DJs: Friday 22 April

With a line up that would amount to some people’s definition of a small festival, Sheffield’s 02 Academy and the heads behind top drawer hip hop / funk crew Quality

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Sheffield // Tramlines announces George Clinton, The Mouse Outfit, Quantic, Mr Scruff & Kwasi, David Rodigan

Tramlines are pushing the boat out particularly far this year, with some more excellent, Groovement-friendly additions being announced this morning. They’re running comps to win tickets over on Facebook and

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Renegade Brass Band remixed ft Danny Drive Thru, Chris Read, Tall Black Guy and more

RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass (Remixed) by Renegade Brass Band Rhymes, Beats and Brass Remixed sees some of the world’s finest heads turn their hands to Sheffield’s best hip hop

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Sheffield: De La Soul, Pete Rock, Renegade Brass Band

  The bookings at Sheffield’s O2 Academy (formerly the Roxy!) continue to go from strength to strength on the hip hop tip. I can’t recommend this one highly enough! Full

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