In Depth: Sam Zircon

It was originally going to be called ‘The Zircon Thing’ but me and Lee were talking about an old film called ‘Godzilla Vs Destroyer, Godzilla Wins’ and it somehow ended up as what it is… No, that isn’t a quote …
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Wordplay: On Rotation – Jan

  We’re here to hook you up with a fortnightly fix of tracks that have been on steady rotation around Wordplay HQ, with a sprinkling of newness for good measure. It’s marmite business folks; you’ll either love it or you’ll …
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10 Questions: Deezer Series – Scrufizzer

What’s good people! We’re back again with another edition of 10 questions but this time around, we’ve linked up with Deezer to shine the light on some of the stars of their current Urban Programme. Kicking things off is Mr Fizzy …
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Introducing Hack A Heckle – A national gender harassment campaign

The UK is in a crisis. There are an ever increasing number of young people who are harassing, cat calling and verbally abusing the public. With Young women experiencing verbal harassment from 11 years old and lower, and little being …
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Venom – Ruff N Tuff (review)

(In my opinion) Venom is the best. I’ve been saying this for ages, and while the many other Venom productions were enough proof already, with Ruff N Tuff – his first solo production album – we have the golden goose, …
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EXCLUSIVE TRACK PREMIERE: China Bowls – The Way

China Bowls is special. Seriously special. Really, that’s all we should have to say and she  would instantly receive millions of plays and worldwide tours BUT sadly that’s not the way it works, but really, she is! Think Hiatus Kaiyote …
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Sounds Of Harlowe – Flow So

I first heard Sounds Of Harlowe at the XLR Festival in Bristol in 2014. A friend of friend had recommended them, so without hearing them live I booked them, and they were AMAZING! At the time they only had one …
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Verb T – Interview

This Friday saw the release of the long-awaited first collaborative album from Verb T and Pitch 92, and here at Wordplay, we are pretty darn excited about it.  Good Evening perfectly captures both artists musical personas, with former Mouse Outfit …
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WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE STREAM – VVV – BOZO BOYS

What’s good beautiful people?! You might be aware that we’ve been a little quiet of late. Don’t panic! We’re not going anywhere; we’re just busy laying down the foundations for the future. In the meantime, we’re here to hit you …
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Roots Manuva – Interview

It is a surprisingly cold Friday afternoon in September, and I am sitting in a high ceilinged, fairly small venue called Archspace in Haggerston. Bar staff make coffee whilst equipment is set up at the other end of the room. …
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EXCLUSIVE: Lazy Habits Ft Fjokra – Waiting Around

Lazy Habits return with a new crisp sound on the track Waiting Around. The video was performed live and filmed on the Polyphonic Playground, with each sound from the track assigned to a piece of playground and triggered on touch. …
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In Depth: The Last Skeptik

It’s safe to say that The Last Skeptik’s been grafting for what seems like forever. You’ve probably listened to him laying down the backdrop for Verb T’s brilliant Broken Window LP. More recently, you may have clocked his solo EPs and collaborative …
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10 Questions – Etta Bond

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. This time around, our very own …
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10 Questions – Lady Chann

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. This time around, Jess caught up …
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YO! – Phoenix Da Icefire, Lowkey, Perestroika, The Mouse Outfit, Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman, Dabbla, Prop Dylan, Chip + more

Yes folks! It’s that time again. Hopefully the Monday blues have disappeared but if not, fear not! We’re here to hook you up with a weekly fix of new material and excerpts from new releases over the past seven days …
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