Preview: TNC // EP0003 {Double 12″ Gatefold 180g Vinyl} + shows

  TNC FACEBOOK Artist: TNC (THE NATURAL CURRICULUM) Release: TNC EP0003 2 x 180g vinyl in gatefold sleeve Release date: Buy early at below events then 27 AUGUST http://thenaturalcurriculum.com/   TNC EP0003 is incoming! Spearheading the Manchester hip hop scene without even trying, TNC are pretty much legends spoken of only in secret whispers and snide remarks on street corners. Following the ridiculous success of the Dayse and Aver EP (download…

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Reach: JEDI MIND TRICKS x DON’T FLOP x TNC x RED IQ // Manchester

…kets Wednesday 15th February Club Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester Doors 7.30pm ThisIsHipHop bring Jedi Mind Tricks to Manchester for a phenomenal night of hip hop, including an 8-MC Don’t Flop battle, and support from Manc heads TNC and Red iQ (D’Lyfa Reilly,Bo’Nidle,C Aye Monk with Konny Kon)…     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…

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Interview / AVER preps Dressed For CCTV on Village Live Records

…ct known to humanity, and you can still find them dotted around the city). TNC/AVER EP – Originally comprised of songs penned for Dayse &Aver 2 with additional TNC favourites added in after, the album serves as our groups first vinyl release. It came as part of a double EP release with the other disc being a solo venture I made which is a piece of work I am still very happy with and I love the lyrics, though due to my terrible ability at promo, no…

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Reach: WILL NOT BE TELEVISED // Manchester

…P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYc1uXDZ2jQ 11pm THE NATURAL CURRICULUM ( TNC ) live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIflLgDS4As TNC REPPIN MCR! £1 ENTRY ALL NIGHT —————————————————- 07TH OCT WILL NOT BE TELEVISED present: MIND ON FIRE DJs REGGAE / WORLD / HIP HOP http://www.mindonfire.co.uk/ -11pm DR SYNTAX live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dNho0h_yQQ MICKY P KERR live £2 ENTRY ALL NIGHT —————————————————- 14TH OCT WILL NOT BE TELEVISED presen…

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Video: BILL SYKES // Where Are You

…Watch YouTube Manchester reppin’… BILL SYKES of TNC – The Natural Curriculum. Video by the man Scott Hallows. The album is out now iTunes Amazon CDBaby Produced by Chalk of TNC… https://soundcloud.com/billsykes http://www.facebook.com/TNCsykes 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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The Natural Curriculum preview Chalk’s forthcoming album ‘One For Being Me’

I had the pleasure of interviewing Aver and Chalk of TNC recently for the Manchester branch of Now Then magazine. A page’s worth is readable on the online version here (print version is across Manchester week of 19th August) – there’s plenty more to this interview, including some track breakdowns, so I think I may stick the audio on YouTube next week. Chalk’s album is an achievement, and should rightly blow your socks off upon it’s release on Se…

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Manchester’s Chalk dominates all of hip hop with ‘If You Must’

…the album release party in Manchester! Chalk will be performing live with TNC, there’ll be special prizes knocking about, Omas, Orko and 13 aka At Large will be spinning alongside Ape Cult’s Metrodom, plus there’s £50 up for grabs in the cypher… (TNC and In The Loop decision is final). I also spoke to Aver and Chalk about the album for Now Then Magazine – read that here. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to sh…

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Download: GROOVEMENT // VOLUME ONE

…Aver but most well known as the producer behind legendary Manchester crew TNC (The Natural Curriculum), who are about to see the long awaited debut album from rapper Chalk drop on wax. Cheech Twitter The Bluntskins Facebook Twitter TNC Facebook Home   MUTE SPEAKER & VEX // BRIGHTON & SHEFFIELD It was Rob O’Hara (aka Mute Speaker) who first suggested the idea of a Groovement compilation a few months back, so props to him for this baby. His most re…

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Reach: GZA x Manchester All Stars // Will Not Be Televised 27JAN12

…(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 Televised smuggled in Jeru the Damaja at the arse end…

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Download: Fish – Broken Magic (Antisocial Music)

…Natural Curriculum), Efeks, Elliot Fish, Kista and Dayse & Aver. Fish has a knack for creating moods from serene, jazzy samples but keeps things non-wimpy with banging drum work. All the MCs here are on-point and non-generic, with a special shout going to some of the Manchester TNC fam, represented here. Fish has a smashing radio show over on All FM, the archive of which you can lose yourself in over on Mixcloud . Cloudcasts by Fish on Mixcloud Sp…

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Out Now: The Bluntskins release debut album

…Sykes You’ll feel pretty lightheaded after listening… rappers Bill Sykes (TNC), Cheech (Mothership Connection) and producer Pro P are The Bluntskins, and today sees the physical and digital release of their eponymous debut album. It’s a proper album too, not a collection of unlinked tracks. You might be able to guess the over-riding theme that ties everything together, but whether you smoke or not this oozes soul and boom bap perfect for these we…

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Andrew Wartts & The Gospel Storytellers: There Is A God Somewhere 30th Anniversary LP

…off putting, but wholly original entry into the Gospel-Funk archives. This edition is released on TWB Recordings. Buy on iTunes Order the vinyl Facebook Twitter The sleeve to the 1982 (or 1984?) pressing on Champ. Shouts to Joe over at TNC for putting me on to this one! Look out for new material from those guys soon.   Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share…

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

…he 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 makes for more authentic original tunes, & more unique…

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Groovement Podcast: AGENT J // 50CT13

…o order 38:50 Chalk – Morning Teardrops One of the most introspective from TNC rapper Chalk’s debut 41:31 Mecca:83 x Question – 28 04 Expansions fam 45:08 Kelpe – Superzero Theme (Chop Remix) Not http://kelpe.com/ 48:35 submerse – Melonkoly (Elaquent Remix) Another from the PMC release 49:39 Substance Abuse ft. KRS-One – Rear View (KutMasta Kurt Remix) Red vinyl out now! 54:50 Master Plan Inc – Try It, You’ll Like It Undiscovered until recently on…

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Instrumentals from Chalk

…ced by he himself, Woli Wols and Aver. He’s backed that up today with another free release of instrumentals for your perusal. Download both from The Natural Curriculum’s Bandcamp, listen to both below. While I’m on the subject of TNC, download more instrumentals from the crew and producer Aver below. 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 i…

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On Wax? Help fund Chalk’s next release on vinyl

…of recent years. Deeply personal and deeply funky, together with his crew TNC (one of Manchester’s most vital and fundamental groups) he set a new standard for the city’s lyricists. Now he’s ready for the follow up, and needs your help. Over to Chalk: Hello to all my present or future fans. If you already know me then you will know that I have already independently released one record: Chalk – One For Being Me. At the time I spent all my savings…

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New music // Chalk drops second LP Growth

…d soul grooves. Guest spots come from Manchester fam: a gorgeous sung hook on Sound Healing from Yemi Bolatiwa, guest raps from AGM of local legends Herrotics and scratches and beatboxing from Omas and Jam respectively of The Natural Curriculum crew (TNC beatmaker Aver also oversees production with Chalk).   Pick it up from Bandcamp now. Catch Chalk on Facebook. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Fac…

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Download // Cheech The Grim Reefer: Running My Lungs (produced by Pro P)

…NCHESTER Celebrating 100 likes on the old Facebook, Cheech The Grim Reefer (one third of The Bluntskins and part of the Mothership Connection amongst other projects) releases this Pro P produced track to download. Check his track with TNC’s Aver on the recent (also free) Groovement: Volume One compilation. Download 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 Wh…

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