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Dephect – Mark B Tribute

As we all know earlier this year we lost a true UK great, Mark B passed and shocked the hip hop community on new years day and he takes his place with all the other legends we’ve lost in 2016. …
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Wordplay Podcast 018 | Hosted by Vice beats| NEW COMPETITION | f. Dilla, Phife, Mr Thing, Gavlyn + more

Yes yes people! The Wordplay Podcast is back again for May’s show, and it’s got a serious Spring in it’s step! The podcast is jam packed as ever and featuring a bag of exclusives and dopeness from the likes of …
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COMPETITION – A Colorful history…

Hip Hop Coloring Books x Wordplay back issues competition. As you may have seen we’ve recently updated our store, offering for the very first time a chance to get hold of all the back issues we have here at Wordplay …
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EXCLUSIVE TRACK PREMIERE – The Allergies – Sound Advice f. Hypeman Sage

Yes yes! We have an amazing new, exclusive Wordplay track premiere to introduce to you on behalf of the Bristol based production / DJ duo The Allergies, who’s rather dope brand of Funk and hip-hop has garnered the support and attention …
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Ghostface Killah – Live At Leeds University – 09/05/16 – PREVIEW

On Monday night Leeds promoters Elements and BamBamBam return with an event bigger than ever before. Hot on the heels of the excellent Akua Naru show last month they’re bringing the legendary Ghostface Killah of the seminal Wu-Tang Clan to …
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Mecca:83 interview (Expansions Collective)

Mecca:83 has quietly built a concrete reputation amongst the Soul Jazz and hip-hop community. Having working with the likes of Scorzayzee, Replife, Distant Starr and many more, alongside creating his own label and dictating his own visual style, Mecca:83 (formerly …
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So Fresh So Clean – Bank Holiday Special

It might only be a four-day working week but that Bank Holiday weekend seems to have flown by and feel like months ago. Fear not though peeps; the month of May blesses us with yet another three-day weekend and we’ve …
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Ill Move Sporadic & Tenchoo Interview

Hopefully you caught the dope exclusive track Chess Pieces that Wordplay dropped last month for the brand new collaboration from Tenchoo & IMS. Well, in anticipation for their new collaborative project Panic Room 9, Wordplay caught up with all 4 …
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: The Lytics – The Friction

Since 2010, Canadian based crew The Lytics have been providing some serious rhyme power with track after track proving their quintet’s lyrical diversity, complexity and originality. Formed in a Winnipeg basement, and driven B-Flat’s super tight production, The Lytics are …
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Akua Naru – Live At The HiFi Club – Leeds – 08/04/16

Akua Naru’s stock is growing and growing, deservedly so; the New Haven, Connecticut hip-hop artist prides herself on soulful, poetic material, but the raw sound of the golden era is still very much a part of her package. Tonight she …
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Charles Bradley – Live at Colston Hall – Bristol – 15/04/16

As a music lover there are certain labels that you just cop new releases from without hesitation. One of those is most certainly Daptone Records, the N.Y based label home to the likes of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, the Budos …
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J Dilla – The Diary – Listening party @ The ACE Hotel, London & album reflections

On a personal level, J Dilla has been one of my biggest musical influences. Ask the Wordplay family and they’ll confirm that I regularly harp on about dilla-esque topics! So to be invited to a listening party for Dilla’s long …
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10 Questions: DJ Tones (Broken Authors)

Yes yes people! So, we’re reloaded, with another round of 10 Questions in the chamber. As ever we’re keeping it loose and allowing the artists to expand on the questions. So, this week we have the second member of the Broken …
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Who Sampled Prince?

It goes without saying that Prince was a huge inspiration the world over. Without his music, many genres would miss an undeniably recognisable sound and would be considerably weaker for it. Any musician can look to Prince and learn. From production to …
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Makala Cheung 張 Interview

Makala Cheung is a long standing member of Bristol’s local music scene. Known for her powerful and creative performances, alongside her Oriental associations and endeavours, Makala’s fast becoming an artist to look out for in 2016 and beyond. So, Makala, …
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