Interview: SKITTLES

…ne ‘genre’ is too much for me.   And finally… holla the new release and upcoming shows.   TIP-I-CAL-LY OUT NOW!!!   DOT2DOT OUT NOW ! ! !   CAMO & KROOKED – THE LESSON FEAT ME OUT NOW!!!   POOR WITH £100 TRAINERS…(ALBUM)….TBA   ONEGUYCALLEDSKITTLES.COM @SKITTLESUK FACEBOOK/ONEGUYCALLEDSKITTLES   Thanks very much for your time!   Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click…

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Reached: SKITTLES // Poor, With £100 Trainers Album Launch / Deaf Institute 5MAR12

…rom a bloke who had a box full of ’em on the way in, was tooled up with me Skittles sticker and ready to rock… *Note to self: do more press ups pre-party for the camera arm next time First track on the album, In For Me, was first track of the evening… Sadly I had to go at this point (I know!) as my arm was really aching from taking so much video, plus I had to work early in the morning. Unbelievably, I missed the sting section… here they are on Br…

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Skittles Bumba EP out now – video ft Salford John & DRS

…er at Skittles’ Bandcamp. This one is produced by Chimpo, the others by Skittles. You can also check The Pre on the latest Groovement podcast. If you never grabbed the album Poor With £100 Trainers, where you been? The Bumba EP launch party is FEB 11. https://skittles.bandcamp.com/ https://twitter.com/skittlesuk https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skittl… https://estaterecordings.bandcamp.com/ Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new wi…

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Preview: SKITTLES // Typ-i-cal-y

…  Badman tune. A re-up of SKITTLES’ new work, this time with video. Pre order the single, out on DRS’ Estate Recordings, here. Tip-i-cal-ly (sampler of single and remixes) by skittles     Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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Preview: SKITTLES // Dot2Dot

  It’s another banger from Mancunian rapper Skittles, which you may have heard being supported on Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM show recently. Dot2Dot is out November 7th with remixes from Zed Bias, Dub Phizix and Joe Kalius. Check the video below. Look out for Skittles performing with his 8 piece band at a venue near you soon – he’ll be in the listings on the right. Catch him solo this coming Friday at Will Not Be Televised, down at Trof in Fallowfield,…

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Video // Skittles: In For Me

  One of Manchester’s strongest artists, Skittles released his second album Poor With £100 Trainers on Estate Recordings last year. Standby Studios’ Scott Hallows has directed this new, narrative driven video for In For Me to complement the release of a remix EP of the track, featuring Metrodome, Need For Mirrors and Jubei. Buy the remix EP here.   Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens…

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Preview: Skittles releases ‘In For Me’ remixes from Metrodome, Jubei and Need For Mirrors

Manchester’s finest SKITTLES releases a remix EP for In For Me, from the album Poor With £100 Trainers. Refixes come from Ape Cult’s Metrodome (on the digi only!), Metalheadz’ Jubei and Need For Mirrors. Preview them here.   Buy vinyl/MP3/FLAC over at the Estate Recordings shop – release is 23 August 2013. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (…

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Preview: SKITTLES // Poor, With £100 Trainers

…L, DARKLY TOPICAL & FUNNY WITH PINPOINT RYTHMIC PRESISION” (Kmag oct2011) “SKITTLES IS AMAZING” (Mary Anne Hobbs jan2012) “ONE OF THE BEST WRITERS OF OUR TIME” (The Guardian dec2011) “YOU CANT MESS WID DIS” (Goldie march2012) “TOP NOTCH LYRICS AND PRODUCTION, BIG SUPPORT FROM ME!” (Mr. Scruff march2012) “I’VE GOT A FEELIN’ THIS KIDS GONNA DO SUTTIN” (Charlie Sloth nov2011) http://www.oneguycalledskittles.com/ Tracklist 1.In For Me 2. Shut Ya Mouth…

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Video / Skittles: The Danger

…The THINKTONK produced new single. Pre-order the album Poor On Purpose on Bandcamp. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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Out Now // Skittles returns with Problematic

…One of Manchester’s freshest is back… his second release on his own Propatop label, instrumentation by Bricks and Ben Price. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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

…& versatility defines Manchester hip hop scene at the moment. From Kydro, Skittles ‘n’ that, Ape Cult, Mothership Connection, TNC, MOSH TEAM, The Bluntskins, ThisIsDA, The Mouse Outfit, everyone’s coming with something different. One thing that will define Manchester hip hop now, is how well we work together from paper to stage. I think for the first time in years I hear local music where people are allowing new influences to the sound, which mak…

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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 from the 11th… £7 // RESTRICTED TO JUST 300 PHYSICAL: GAFFS FALLOWFIELD / DR HERMAN’S CITY CENTRE ONLINE: SKIDDLE.COM /// ANTWERPMANSION.COM Skulking round the back of the Curry Mile with its hood up is the Antwerp Mansion, a hidden jewel of a Manchester venue. Will Not Be Te…

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Download / LEVELZ: Reach For The Sky

…er collective show off their introspective side with new single Reach For The Sky and a video filmed on their recent trip to India for VH1’s Supersonic festival. Download the track on Bandcamp, listen on Spotify. Produced by Metrodome, Bricks and Skittles, RFTS features Ben Price on bass and Fox, Skittles, Chunky, T-Man and Truthos Mufasa on the mic. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens…

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Manchester gestalt LEVELZ release first single – LVL07

…  Chimpo’s entrance is ridiculous. Get tickets for their first birthday here. Download forthcoming In order of bars: T MAN SPARKZ SKITTLES FOX TRUTHOS MUFASA CHIMPO CHUNKY BLACK JOSH   Beat by Biome. Additional production by Metrodome, Skittles, Rich Reason and Zed Bias. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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Reach: WILL NOT BE TELEVISED // Manchester

…HOUSE / GARAGE / DUBSTEP http://www.facebook.com/chowdownpresents – 11pm: SKITTLES live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36tnx71FtAA £1 ENTRY ALL NIGHT ———————————————————- 4TH NOV WILL NOT BE TELEVISED present: MIND ON FIRE DJs REGGAE / WORLD / HIP HOP http://www.mindonfire.co.uk/ -11pm: D’LYFA REILLY live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNLYoZXrp2c £1 ENTRY ALL NIGHT ——————————————————– Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new wind…

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LEVELZ on Toddla T / 1Xtra / Radio 1

…ming down as their collective. Chimpo, Jonny Dub, Black Josh, Chunky, Fox, Skittles, Sparkz and T-Man: this is Manchester music in 2015.   – TODDLA T   Listen back to LEVELZ in session on Toddla T’s 1Xtra show this week. Toddla’s a perennial supporter of the Manchester sound and has been vital in bringing it to a national audience. LVL7.0 reworked, finishing the show off at 2h49m, is a sexy beast of beauty. The whole show is great though, highligh…

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Podcast: RAWFLARE // 15APR12

…o the Manchester music scene. He has made production contributions to both Skittles albums including the latest Estate Recordings release ‘Poor with £100 Trainers’, and worked closely with BAFTA nominated video production company Blind Aura Pictures creating original scores and sound designing several short films. Check more from Rawflare on itunes and at http://rawflare.com: the podcast series Rawflare Presents is kicking off – expect a wide vari…

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Video / LEVELZ: Front Face

…the new single from LEVELZ. It gets melancholically and sci-fictionally beautiful around 3:30 with Black Josh’s verse! Is that you, Metrodome? Download the single from Bandcamp for pay-what-you-want, follow them on Spotify.   MCs (in order) Skittles (Hook) T-Man Truthos Mufasa Chunky Chimpo Black Josh Produced by Biome + Metrodome. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Cli…

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The Eyes (Chimpo x Fox) – Harder

…few months since we heard from Estate Recordings. Now that the hype around Skittles’ debut album has settled, it’s time for the crew to move on to the next one. This new video is from The Eyes (Fox & Chimpo) and is a straight up, summertime reggae track. Just in time for Moss Side Carnival. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new wind…

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