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UK Beatbox Championships Finals – Live at Scala – London – 19-11-2016

I’ll be honest, I’ve never really been into beatboxing, and it’s something that has always slipped under the Wordplay radar. I think because these days beatboxing isn’t strictly hip-hop beats and tends to be more dubstep or drum and bass. …
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Wordplay’s Amplify Artist of the month – Wilson Miles

Each month on the Wordplay Podcast we choose an artist(s) who we feel you should be listening to. We scan the incredible pools of talent around the globe, and with a different focus each month we find 1 artist / …
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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Chaos Jigsaw – You Make It

It’s time to get dark! Like, grim reaper dark! Wordplay are proud (and slightly slightly scared!) to introduce to you….Chaos Jigsaw. As a multi-instrumentalist and MC, Chaos (Dylan Cartlidge), fuses together Rock, Hip Hop and elements of Dub to make …
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Pick Ten – UK DJ’s

Where would The Beastie Boys be without Mix Master Mike? Or RUN DMC without Jam Master Jay? Saying this, where would hip-hop be without Kool Herc!!? Of all the elements in hip-hop, the DJ is possibly the most important. When …
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Fliptrix – Patterns Of Escapism

You can look at it from two perspectives. As a solo artist, it’s been a pretty lowkey couple of years. However as a label-head, he’s overseen releases from the likes of Dabbla, Ocean Wisdom, Dirty Dike, Onoe Caponoe, Lee Scott, Jam …
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Cinematic Orchestra – Live at Colston Hall – Bristol – 14-11-2016

Ninja Tune label mates Cinematic Orchestra are a rare commodity. A sessional group, headed by Joe Swinscoe and Dom Smith. Their sound is a fusion of Classical, Jazz, Soul and at points breaks (with a driving drum rhythm). With a …
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PREVIEW: UK Beatbox Championships Final – Scala, London – 19-11-2016

This Saturday 19th November, Scala will open its doors to the highest caliber of vocal percussionists you will set eyes on in the UK (and beyond for that matter!). For the 11th year running, the insatiable annual UK Beatbox Championships …
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Introducing: WMD Collective

The WMD collective features members Emba MC, Slackjaw Trait, Still Bizzy and Stash. Their main producer is a man called JMaxfield. DdashRed’s emigration to Australia in 2014 caused the group to condense into the smaller core they are today. On …
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Yo! – Fliptrix, Anderson .Paak, Action Bronson, Skrabl, Wilson Miles + more

YO! Welcome back to Yo! – Your go to spot for a bi-monthly fix of the latest releases, videos, news and vibes gathered up neatly in a Yo! sized bundle! Fliptrix – Patterns Of Escapism (Produced by Illinformed) s We kick …
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Bisk – Don’t Piss It Off! review

Off the back of an inspired workrate, this year young wordsmith Bisk has proved difficult to ignore. After joining Blah Records in 2014, Bisk has had numerous features on Blah projects, the most notable being his viral Cult Of The Damned …
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10 Questions: Foreign Interlood

What’s good lovely people! We’re back at it again with another round of 10 Questions, keeping the questions light and loose to allow the contestants to get creative and expand with their answers. So! This time round we have Manchester …
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Loyle Carner – Live at The Old Marble Factory – Bristol – 08-10-16

  Rarely are there artists who can transcend genres, and excite and engage audiences irrespective of age, passions and interests, but when they do appear it’s a truly special experience. That’s definitely the case with the lightning performance given by …
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Lyrix Organix presents Unfold – Live at The Roundhouse – London – 08-10-2016

On a dreary, grey Saturday with reoccurring bouts of rain in London, you could be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing worth going out for until Halloween; hiding away in your house with the heating on and the Summer’s soundtrack of …
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Yo! – TY, Big Narstie, Damian Marley, Scorzayzee, China Bowls (Amplify Artist) + more

YO! Welcome back to Yo! – Your go to spot for a bi-monthly fix of the latest releases, videos, news and vibes gathered up neatly in a Yo! sized bundle! TY – Baby Love f. Seanie T & Miles Bonny It’s …
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Wordplay’s Amplify Artist of the month: China Bowls

Each month on the Wordplay Podcast we choose an artist who we feel you should be listening to. We scan the incredible pools of talent around the globe, and with a different focus each month we find 1 artist / …
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