Manchester: Schoolly D and DJ Code Money, 15 December 2018

More Bounce bring another legend into Manchester: West Philly rapper, Schoolly D together with his old sparring partner, DJ Code Money. Early birds are already gone, grab tickets on Skiddle.

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New Music & UK Dates / Mick Jenkins: Pieces Of A Man

 Mick Jenkins dropped his follow up to 2016’s The Healing Component a couple of weeks back, and it’s an album I’ve been coming back to over and over again

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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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Groovement Interview / Brothers gonna work it out: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

‘Yeah, y’all playing with me after the set is over with. Come on over to my tent.’ We went to [Prince’s] tent, he’s like, ‘Key of E, let’s jam’.  

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Manchester: Introducing rené

EDIT: August brings new music from rené in the form of Don’t Go featuring weepingwolf. Original post – FEBRUARY I’ve been blessed to have witnessed the Manchester hip hop community

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Video / The Mouse Outfit ft Berry Blacc, Dubbul O & Ellis Meade: Late Night Doors

My favourite track from the new Mouse Outfit album receives the video treatment. Late Night Doors is as deep as it gets, and spotlights Manchester lyricists Berry Blacc, Dubbul O

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Photoset / Damian Marley @ Ritz Manchester by blackxlist

Manchester based Martin Barratt captures people in moments as blackxlist, specialising in music and the street. Here’s a series of shots from Damian Marley‘s triumphant performance at the Ritz this

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Manchester Live Music: July 2018 / Oddisee, Children Of Zeus, Bilal, Quantic, Gizelle Smith, Amadou & Mariam

Mon 2 Jul / Oddisee and Moonchild @ Academy Tue 3 Jul / Lauren Housley @ Night & Day Tue 3 Jul / T-Pain @ The Ritz Wed 4 Jul

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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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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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Manchester / Quantic returns to Band On The Wall with full band + Quantic playlist

This will sell out (early birds already have)! Tropical maestro Will Holland returns to BOTW with full band in tow. He’s got a rich discography to exploit, so expect classics

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Groovement Premiere / L-Side, Jeru The Damaja & T.R.A.C.: Da Sickening

Carnal Mind is the debut album from highly respected Brazilian producer L-Side, and it’s out this Friday 6 April on V Recordings. Manchester’s finest DRS and Fox appear on the

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Hip Hop Chip Shop on Adam Richman’s Sauce And The City

Our good friends the Hip Hop Chip Shop are busy preparing their new joint in Manchester’s Ancoats district as you read. Get a taste of what they do on Episode

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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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On Tour / Open Mike Eagle hits Manchester 18 March

Great to see that Open Mike Eagle is hitting the UK. The MelloMusicGroup affiliate hits Manchester on 18 March (see more dates on the poster below), so shirk off your

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Manchester levels up with Haven’t Slept Since

Through My Veins by Kardasnki with Flex and Ann-Drom-Akka on Apple Music A brand new label has stepped up in the Manchester soul / hip hop / beats / call

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Photoset / Lee Fields by Akse, Gorilla Manchester 24 Jan 2018

Last night Gorilla once again played host to the magnificence of Lee Fields and his Expressions, sharing music from the recent LP Special Night on Big Crown Records, plus more

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Groovement Interview / NoSpace

This Friday sees the live debut of a brand new crew on the Manchester block, NoSpace. The Out Of Body EP is their inaugural project, and they present it with gusto

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Groovement Interview: Waajeed

When I arrived (in Manchester), you know I haven’t been here in years, I can’t remember the last time I was here… this place felt deeply familiar when I touched

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