Groovement Interview / Agbeko prep their first vinyl release

Groovement first spoke to Agbeko, the 11-strong Manchester-based funk powerhouse, last April ahead of their Unite EP launch. They’ve gone from strength to strength since then and haven’t left my

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New Music / Mamilah: Moonlight Walking

Moonlight Walking by Mamilah Instantly bright and soulful jazz out today from Leeds-based Mamilah, the sun suitably breaking through the clouds as I write this. Afro-flecked, funk-infused big-smile sounds. Would

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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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Jazzman’s Spiritual Jazz Vol 6 is an all vocal affair

    This time around, Jazzman focus on jazz vocals dating from 1960 to 1986. The Spiritual Jazz series follows the experiences of the genre as it came about in

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Matthew Halsall, GoGo Penguin & Mammal Hands live in June, Band on the Wall

  Fresh from a guest appearance on Mr Scruff’s new long player Friendly Bacteria, Matthew Halsall is prepping the release of new album When The World Was One on 16th

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Appeal to save Strata records owner’s home and masters

Barbara Cox is 75 years old, and about to lose her home owing to unpaid taxes. Barbara owns the masters to the Strata catalogue, something close to Amir Abdullah’s (of

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Download: Mr Porter chops up Robert Glasper

All round don producer Mr Porter gets his chops round one of the best in the game – Robert Glasper – download here exclusively at Rappcats.   Tracklist: Overthinking Art Sad

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Download: DJ DODGE // Soul/Funk/Jazz Mix Tape

Great soul mixtape linked to on Ty’s Facebook group. Says Dodge: “Check out this personal look at some of the tunes from the London party scene circa 1984 – 88

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Nat Birchall – Akhenaten … Gondwana’s second release

Gondwana Records, Manchester’s finest independent Jazz label, releases its second album on June 22nd. Peep Nat Birchall’s MySpace to sample a few of the tracks and keep your ears glued

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