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…

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

Buy tickets 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…

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Video: TNC (THE NATURAL CURRICULUM) // Paint Of A Man

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Video: OLD BILL SYKES // TNC

…Manchester don Bill Sykes takes a walk through the woods. 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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Reach: WILL NOT BE TELEVISED // Manchester

Trof, Fallowfield, Manchester The hip hop flame continues to burn bright in Manchester with the emergence of a new weekly event, incorporating many styles along the way. Here follows their announcement:   WILL NOT BE TELEVISED EVERY FRIDAY 10PM-230/3AM TROF FALLOWFIELD WILL NOT BE TELEVISED ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Revolutionary polemic with a digital aesthetic. WILL NOT BE TELEVISED arrives at Trof to provide weekly dispatches from…

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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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to…

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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…

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

Keep your Eazy E holograms. Home grown hip hop for the win with this first video from the about-to-drop One For Being Me, the debut full length from Chalk of The Natural Curriculum. The album’s biographical, heartfelt and funky as Dixy chicken. Gatefold vinyl and sexy card CD (plus digital) is up for pre-order here, with four tracks up for DL upon purchase. Full release is 20 September. Come to the album release party in Manchester!…

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Download: GROOVEMENT // VOLUME ONE

I thought it was about time Groovement put a compilation together – the call was put out and many answered. I hope you love it as much as I do. Infinite thanks to all contributors. GROOVEMENT // VOLUME ONE Compiled by Agent J Artwork by Will Berry www.genericgreeting.co.uk J Devious – More Dust Danny Drive Thru – Why Do It Like That, Though? Cheech & Aver – DanQuest Mute Speaker ft Vex – Jet Set Radio Seymour…

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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…

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Download: Fish – Broken Magic (Antisocial Music)

Antisocial Music have got their act together to release Broken Magic, a compilation of beats and raps which have been stroked by the fingers of label boss Fish. You can check the tracklist in the embed below but expect the likes of Doctor Zoots, Burgundy Blood, Bill Sykes (of The Bluntskins and The Natural Curriculum), Efeks, Elliot Fish, Kista and Dayse & Aver. Fish has a knack for creating moods from serene, jazzy samples but keeps things…

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Out Now: The Bluntskins release debut album

Buy on Bandcamp iTunes Amazon “It’s time to die, like the guy from the Green Mile” – 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…

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

Head over to the Gospel Storytellers website to grab the 30th Anniversary limited repress of their first album, There Is A God Somewhere. The album was originally released on Nashville label Champ back in the early 1980s, and Andrew and co have been working hard at getting this edition done for the past few years, finally remastering the sound to get rid of the infamous subtle background defect apparent in the original pressing. Now Again…

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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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Groovement Podcast: AGENT J // 50CT13

Agent J presents all new music for October – hip hop and beats with a twist of funk ’round the middle. Feedback appreciated! No talk on this one, just tunes. Subscribe on iTunes Listen on Mixcloud Download direct   AGENT J // 5OCT13 by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud   00:00 Herrotics – Clear Day – Manchester hip hop originators 01:44 CeddyJay – Reckless New Brooklyn hope 04:15 Congo Natty – Get Ready…

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Instrumentals from Chalk

Well-loved Manchester MC Chalk put out the instrumental version of his debut album last week (‘For those with an aversion to my voice…’), with beats produced 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…

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

  Chalk’s debut album, One For Being Me, was one of the most fire Manchester hip hop releases 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…

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New music // Chalk drops second LP Growth

A triumphant return for the Manchester MC and producer, who recently upped sticks and made the move to Thailand, with more witty tales of self reflection. His first album One For Being Me was ace, and years in the making – you can read an interview about it here at Now Then (see page 34). Growth documents changes in his life over gloriously laid back jazz and soul grooves. Guest spots come from Manchester fam: a gorgeous sung hook on…

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

  MANCHESTER 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)…

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