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Hans Prya: The lowdown

After an impressive turn at the recent star-studded annual Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival in Birmingham, multi-member genre fusion collective Hans Prya have taken time out of their busy…

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Kendrick Lamar hints at more new music

Kendrick Lamar has excited fans by revealing that he has ‘more music coming’. After the surprise release of his acclaimed new album ‘DAMN.‘ earlier this month, many fans were left…

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Alex Harris: Mancunian USA

His name is Alex and he's from Manchester…..no, not that one, but the one located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Check out The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch for a night of food and funk

Of the three Blues Kitchens in London, this one is by far the coolest. Set in the heart of Shoreditch, this stunning converted Victorian Warehouse is the place for you…

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Where for art thou, Antonio

All the way from South Florida, the pioneering forefather of a new genre called “Funk Trap”, Antonio Ramsey, makes his debut in Black Sheep Magazine.

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Crown Heights Affair to unleash new recordings Leading seventies East Coast Funk act Crown Heights Affair, who scored with a succession of Disco floorfillers and top 30 chart hits such as ‘Dreaming A Dream’, ‘Every Beat Of… Continue>

Kendrick Lamar hints at more new music Kendrick Lamar has excited fans by revealing that he has ‘more music coming’. After the surprise release of his acclaimed new album ‘DAMN.‘ earlier this month, many fans were left… Continue>

Drake ramps up security after fan break-in Drake has stepped up the security presence around his California mansion after an overzealous female fan managed to break in earlier this month. Mesha Collins, 24, was discovered in a… Continue>

Clubbing...

Revival pressure at The Lounge, Manchester, on Saturday 25th November There's a good reason why Manchester's The Lounge has earned a reputation as one of the city's liveliest party spots with one of the most diverse musical programmes. Rather than being run by corporate investors in suits who are clueless when it comes to music, this venue is owned and operated by a group of DJs. The Brown Suga collective, headed by Eddie Down, had already been putting on successful nights in the North West… Continue>

It was almost symbolic of the degraded, toxified state that hip-hop had regressed to, when one of the most respected figures from its inception became embroiled in multiple allegations of sexual impropriety in early 2016, and with the story still ongoing. Continue>
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Camp Soul Festival
Grove Farms, South Oxfordshire, 26th/ 27th August 2017

Camp Soul Festival Music-heads have no shortage of event options over the August Bank Holiday. But while Notting Hill Carnival, Reading and Leeds and Creamfields cater for the reggae, urban, indie, rock and EDM crowds respectively, it’s good to see quality soul, funk and disco getting some strong representation from the Camp Soul… Continue>



Luchini (This Is It) (Camp Lo, 1997)
By Richard Bamford

Taken from rappers Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede’s Uptown Saturday Night debut album, this personifies simplistic, great hiphop.  Liberal samples of the horn stabs from Dynasty’s Adventures in the Land of Music, bass-drum beef injected to lay the foundations for Sonny and Geechi’s slick and solid, fast and ferocious flows.  Their bragging verses of good times, mo’ money and mo’ women is wittily woven around… Continue>

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