Archives for posts with tag: Manchester

Since the events in Manchester a few weeks ago, the outpourings of love and charity for the city have been inspiring to say the least. Especially with division and hate seeming to be at an all-time high in the UK right now. Up there with the best of them is this new compilation, Manchester With Love.
Featuring over 220 tracks, from Manchester’s musical community, this album does two things – it shows the rich diversity and unity within the various Manchester scenes, plus it also shows that the great city and it’s residents will not be brought down or divided by these horrendous acts. Read the rest of this entry »

Nice headnod vibes on the new track from Manchester-based collective, The Mouse Outfit. Revolution features Dr Syntax and Ellis Meade, with production from Pitch and Deese.

Children of Zeus – aka Tyler Daley and Konny Kon – have spent the last couple of years releasing a smooth blend of rap and soul. In the process they have scored a whole new batch of fans, plenty of critical acclaim and some crazy live shows – including a set in the infamous Boiler Room. I got the chance to speak with both Tyler and Konny about why they started making music together, their influences and the possibility of hearing a full album from them. Read the rest of this entry »

Manchester based artist and Roots Raddix affiliate, LayFullStop, is back with another great track. Case Closed has summer written all over it, providing the perfect soundtrack for the sun’s recent arrival. You can stream the track below. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh from Manchester comes the latest video from Black Josh. When The Rain Falls is produced by Dylan the Infamous and the video was shot by Breez.

Pleased to see new music from The Mouse Outfit appear on my timeline last week. It’s been a couple of years since they released their last album, with a remix version arriving last year. The collaborator this time is Ellis Meade, founder of Room2 Records and one of the stars of the Step Steadier album. Bring Me Down is produced by Pitch. Word is we will be hearing more from Meade and The Mouse Outfit this year, so watch out for that.

Manchester collective Mothership Connection are back with a new EP and this new video to accompany it. Salute is produced by Mankub and is one of four gems on the EP, which you can stream below. The video above was made by Andy Jackson & Joe Vickers. Downloads for This Train Goes to Junkleberry Junction can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

New video from cult member, Sleazy F, as he teams up with fellow Manchester resident and producer, Deiago.

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I first heard Konny Kon on the Microdisiacs track Time You Knew, back in 2001. In fact him and Cappo were two of the first MCs I heard rapping with regional accents, which changed a lot for me. Since then I’ve seen him survive in a scene saturated with MCs, until he found a new direction a few years ago with Children of Zeus. I spoke with him about a few things, including the early days, how Children of Zeus came to be and why the Manchester scene is so strong. Read the rest of this entry »