Manchester: Chali 2na & The Funk Hunters 16 Jan

I’m psyched to hook up with the man Chali 2na once again in a couple of weeks as he returns to Manchester, this time with the Funk Hunters…   BUY

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Blackalicious, Remi and In The Loop DJs in Manchester Friday 30 October

We’re (In The Loop) very chuffed to join the line up this Friday night for the return of Blackalicious over at Sound Control. Also on support is Remi, check him

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Sep 5th – 9th: Jurassic 5, Oddisee and Jungle Brothers / Manchester & Sheffield

Occasionally Manchester has one of those weeks where early nights just aren’t obtainable. Next week is one of those. We’re (DJ A-UP, myself and host Bedos as In The Loop)

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Nubiyan Twist, Work House + live in Manchester 26 March

Bedos, DJ A-UP and myself (aka IN THE LOOP) will be spinning with this 12-strong afro/dub/hiphop colllective on Thursday evening at Band on the Wall in Manchester. Their new single,

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Youngblood Brass Band and In The Loop – Monday 20 October @ Band on the Wall, Manchester

We’re chuffed to be doing an hour’s warm up for the bad boys of jazz this coming Monday… As a Groovement reader, you’re entitled to a £10 cheap list! Just

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Manchester: JUNGLE BROTHERS + IN THE LOOP + KARMIC EVOLUTION // Band on the Wall 29 Sep 2014

  Exciting times Monday as we (in the form of the In The Loop crew – DJ A-UP, emcee Bedos and myself) are warming up for the Jungle Brothers. It’s

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Manchester: Mr Thing spins the final In The Loop cypher

The In The Loop cyphers draw to a close, and we’ve invited our favourite DJ to come and play. Facebook event and Skiddle To buy tickets for this event please visit

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Preview: Strange Breaks & Mr Thing III (BBE, compilation)

Mr Thing Strange Breaks & Mr Thing 3 Release: 19 May 2014 2LP, 2CD (mixed and unmixed), digi This one has been a fair few years in the making. Compilations

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DJ A-UP presents the rest of A Tribe Called Quest

My brother from another / DJ partner in rhyme at In The Loop / fellow Groovement writer, DJ A-UP, has been working on this Tribe mixtape for quite a while.

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The Mouse Outfit break America, kinda

  Escape Music is available now on digital, CD (also try Eastern Bloc in Manchester) and vinyl.   If you’re in Manchester on Saturday, they’re hitting up Hit and Run with Mr Thing over at

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Manchester hip hop in focus: ELLIS MEADE {VOODOO BLACK} GROOVEMENT INTERVIEW

Manchester is standing at the forefront of a hip hop and beats revolution at the minute. The Mouse Outfit have disturbed the underground with their brand of funky hip hop,

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Download: DJ A-UP // LADIES FIRST MIXTAPE

DJ A-UP blesses us with a new mixtape, this time with a ladies theme… released on International Women’s Day and featuring Rah Digga, Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Jean Grae, Tor

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Reach: J DILLA SAVED MY LIFE // MCR x LONDON

Manchester’s third and London’s seventh “official” Dilla parties hit on the weekend of Feb 1st, kicking off what has become Dilla month, celebrating his birthday and commemorating his death. Whatever

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Groovement Premiere: ELLIS MEADE // I Do Not Follow

Ellis Meade emerges from the lab to reveal a new, self-directed video for I Do Not Follow and Groovement is ecstatic to premiere it. Recalling Apache in its urgency, Meade

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Reach: GZA x Manchester All Stars // Will Not Be Televised 27JAN12

MANCHESTER GZA (20 minute performance) + Skittles (full live band) / D’Lyfa Reilly / more + In The Loop & Headgone Hosted by TNC Facebook event Advance tickets are available

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Download: L DIGZ // Flow

Ellis Meade aka L Digz has the voice of a soul singer on fags twice his age that’s taken up rapping. This is a good thing. Download the Manchester don’s

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Reach : SHABAZZ PALACES x THEESatisfaction x AGENT J (GROOVEMENT / IN THE LOOP)

Shabazz Palaces make their Manchester debut and I’m privileged to be playing records beforehand! Live support comes from THEESatisfaction 19NOV11 // DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER Tickets On Sale Now Available From:

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Download: THE HIP HOP CHIP SHOP x NOUGOLD // GROOVEMENT 5SEP11

Groovement returns to weekly podcast broadcasts at its new home, recording in a secret room in Fuel, Withington, Manchester UK. For the first new episode we called upon some good

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