Download: KYDRO // Kydroponics Vol 1

A who’s who of new Manchester talent on this mixtape from producer Kydro… hopefully we’ll be able to organise a launch for this at In The Loop in September. Featuring CHUNKY, FRISKO, DUBBUL O, OLD BILL SYKES, SPARKZ, L-DIGZ and GEORGE FELL. Download by ‘liking’ the Kydro FB page Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to email this to…

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Video: DUBBUL O x KYDRO // Spooky Caravan

…One of In The Loop‘s (our hip hop night) favourite tracks of the year with pounding prodcution from Kydro and inimitable delivery from Dubbul O. Kydro’s mixtape will be available to download soon here. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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Flex The Foreigner & Kydro: In The Session

This new in-studio video showcases Flex The Foreigner’s trademark flow and dedication to keeping it fresh, as well as his Portuguese flow to cap off the track. Room 2 nucleus Kydro produces. The Sorry I’m Late EP, which follows the extremely strong Jet Ski (perfect for summer driving-to), drops Wednesday 24th April on digital platforms. Download In The Session here. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)…

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Mothership Connection / This Train Goes To Junkleberry Junction & Kydro Interview

Manchester’s #1 hip hop label, Room 2 Records, have pushed out a fresh baby this week in the form of a new EP from supergroup Mothership Connection. Cheech, Dubbul O, Goshin and Legion are formidable enough in their own respective rights, but put them together and you get the ridiculous explosion of lyrcial bestiary that now lies before you. All tracks on this one produced by Mankub and all cuts by the don El Statiko.  The…

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

Ellis at In The LoopPhoto: Agent J 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, while the Room 2 imprint (download debut label release Kydroponics Vol 2 here) looks set to be a prolific representation of the Manc underground over the coming years – more on that below. Stalwarts of the Manchester hip hop community…

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Preview: Ellis Meade & Kydro – High & Wired EP (Room 2)

Manchester talent on the rise, out 1st June 2014. Artwork By Pete Obsolete. Listen on Soundcloud Check: www.Room2Records.com Launch night @ Room2 Records’ new monthly night at Antwerp Mansion Rusholme on the 27th of May this month w/ the new in-house band.   Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to…

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Groovement Podcast: Agent J, June 2014

  Download // iTunes (available later today) // Mixcloud Agent J: Groovement June 2014 by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Bacao Suave Victor Jara – El Arado Bobby Womack – I Can Understand It Souleance – Vem Jogar Lost Midas – Head Games ft Audris Charles Edison – Bitstorm Ana Tjoux – Somos Sur ft Shadia Mansour Ibibio Sound Machine – I’m Running (Nya Fehe)…

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Ellis Meade: Limitless – BBC 1Xtra 100% Homegrown and video

Manchester A video for Ellis Meade’s Limitless, currently DJ Target’s 100% Homegrown track of the week for BBC 1Xtra. Listen to that here. You can download the track, produced by partner in crime Kydro, as part of their High & Wired EP for Room 2 Records. Check a Groovement interview with Ellis here. www.soundcloud.com/EllisMeade www.twitter.com/EllisMeade www.facebook.com/KydroMusic www.twitter.com/Kydro www.Room2Records.com…

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Download: Mothership Connection – CELLADWELLADELICA

An absolutely killer, sublime beat from Kydro hails the debut of new material from Manchester’s Mothership Connection. Cheech,Goshin, Legion and Dubbul O tag team this all dreamy like. Download Listen to the Mothership Groovement takeover here, and check this acoustic ditty too. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new…

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Interview / AVER preps Dressed For CCTV on Village Live Records

It’s all a bit soft in places if you ask me. -Aver Anyone with a passing familiarity with Manchester hip hop knows Aver’s sound is integrated into the pavements of the city, as producer behind one of the city’s most well known crews, TNC – The Natural Curriculum. The producer now lives in Berlin, from where he’s about to drop his second long player for one of the UK’s most forward pushing labels, Village…

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Deepo, Government Shoes EP on Room 2

With beats from Bricks, Clay and Deepo himself (executive production from Kydro), the Government Shoes EP is the summation of two years of one man’s observations… In Britain, our police commit murder and the institution allows it. Our government is controlled by corporate forces operating to enslave us, hidden beneath a veil of ignorance. Resistance is infiltrated, agitated, and led astray. Rappers want to chat about bumble bees and…

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Download: Fabz, Grown EP on Room 2 Records

…  New EP on pay-what-you-want from Salford’s Fabz, following up 2014’s Lost EP. Production comes from Kydro, Fabz, Pro P and Atsuko. Download   Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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Voodoo Black, Who You Be video & download the EP Outsauced

Originally bothering Manchester as part of the Kollective around 2009, Dubbul O, Sparkz and Ellis Meade have each seen various successes and shall continue to do so in 2015 as all are busy preparing new music. Together, they form Voodoo Black. Here’s a new video for a track from November’s Outsauced EP. Download the EP here, featuring production from Clemz Beats, Pete Cannon, Kydro, Metrodome, 2Late and Clay. Spread the word: Click…

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Interview: SKITTLES

SKITTLES – Q&A   Skittles, how do. Give us a brief rundown of your journey so far…   Long.   Dot2Dot’s been receiving support on Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM show – do you think this is the next step to global recognition? What comes next?   Yeah, it’s definitely a great platform to reach that international audience so many artists here lack, so can only be a step in the right direction.  …

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Ellis Meade: Limitless (Acoustic) for BBC Introducing ft Tony Smith

‘Breathtaking…’ -here’s Ellis Meade strutting his stuff for the BBC in a great video from Room 2 Records. The High & Wired EP with Kydro is still available as a free download from Ellis’ Bandcamp. Ellis performs live TONIGHT at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge as part of a BBC showcase. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to…

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Ellis Meade live @ BBC Introducing with Batz Inda Belfry & Mali Hayes

29 AUGUST @ RUBY LOUNGE MANCHESTER FREE ENTRY BBC MANCHESTER INTRODUCING LIVE featuring BATZ INDA BELFRY (ENVY & ONE DA) ELLIS MEADE MALI HAYES DJ sets from MICHELLE HUSSEY + NATALIE-EVE WILLIAMS The wider world begins to recognise Ellis Meade with this gig… following past radio play on BBC Introducing, Ellis has been asked to perform live at their regular Ruby Lounge gig showcasing the best new talent. This will also be recorded…

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Download // Dubbul O: Omega (prod. by Pro P)

Out now. Cover by Pete Obsolete. And the spelling of Dubbul O’s name becomes official with his first proper solo release, twelve strong tracks produced by Manc-based powerhouse Pro P of The Bluntskins. You might already be familiar with Dubbul O’s flow from his collaborations with the Mouse Outfit… … or even the snake-charming Spooky Caravan track with Kydro: But this is the extended real deal – given an…

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Download Manchester’s finest on Kyrdroponics Volume 2

Showcasing the finest MCs out of Manchester’s ridiculous talent pool is the second in producer Kydro’s Kydroponics series. It also sees the launch of his Room 2 recording label. Manchester’s recently been getting some love via the debut album from The Mouse Outfit, and a couple of lyricists cross over to this release, including Sparkz, Dubbul-O and Black Josh. Have a look at the cast list and have a listen on the embed below,…

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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 lays down the law for you lot. Ellis, aka L Digz, was one of the first beatmakers/rappers I got to know through our community orientated hip hop night in Manchester, In The Loop. I’ve seen/heard his work develop steadily, and he continues to push his sound forward,…

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Download: ELLIS MEADE // Conception

Download Great to hear a full on mixtape from longtime friend and creative nut Ellis Meade. Download from his Facebook page (Downloads tab) on the link above. Ellis doesn’t stick with the standard sounds either, so drown yourself in some soundscapes.   Featuring… AGN (from HERROTICS) “old man reefer” Cheech Kydro “The Creator “Queen” Elizabeth Dubbul O Bricks “The Ginj” Twisted…

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