Defenders Of Style – Auxillary x Elements – The Old Red Bus Station – Leeds – 04-03-2017

Once again bringing a heavy selection of homegrown hip-hop to Leeds is the Elements crew; tonight sees a line-up packed with local talent, and the healthy West Yorkshire scene is showcased upstairs at The Old Red Bus Station, a venue …
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Nubiyan Twist + Sounds Of Harlowe + Worm Disco Club – Live at The Fleece, Bristol – 13-04-2017

Since their self titled debut in 2015, Nubiyan Twist, the powerhouse 10 piece London and Leeds based collective have been tearing up live shows across Europe. Their unique fusion of Dub, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Afro-beat and Hip Hop creates a …
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Leaf Dog – Dyslexic Disciple (Album Review)

Tomorrow finally sees the hotly anticipated release of Leaf Dog’s Dyslexic Disciple, his second full length solo offering. A practiced artist knows how to take time over a project and Dyslexic Disciple is a prime example of this. Leaf’s last album …
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Elements & Acorn Tapes Present – Wun Two – Live At HiFi, Leeds – 03/03/17

Elements continue their prolific monopoly on the live hip-hop scene in Leeds with a line-up of talented producers and DJs. They partner with independent label Acorn Tape to bring us a night headlines by renowned German beatmaker Wun Two, and …
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TrueMendous x Desree – Word On The Street – Stereo 92 – 01-02-2017

Walking down the stairs into Stereo 92 I was greeted by a cozy setting of chairs and candlelit tables shadowing the stage, unaware that in a few moments the intimate space would feel far from small as it became chock-full …
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RELOAD – Stormzy, Ghetts, Jammz, Davinche, Devlin, Stefflon Don, AJ Tracey, Solo 45 + more

Yes, yes peeps.  It’s time for another dose of reload-worthy releases from the world of 140bpm. If you’re after something a little different from our usual output, we’ve rounded up a selection of what we feel needs another spin. Check …
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Zedo – Point of view (review)

A UK artist with a genuinely effortless flow and interesting take on the world around him, Zedo’s latest release Point of View was a welcome addition to the list of album’s to stick on the headphones this week.Having released the Coffeeshop …
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YO! – J.Cole, Strange U, Mysdiggi, Loyle Carner, BLVK BLVD, Leaf Dog, Micall Parknsun, Corners + more

Yes peeps! After an extended festive break, we’re back in the mix with our fortnightly round up of tracks we feel you should be checking. Naturally, we’re kicking off with a bumper edition to make up for the delay… Elz …
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Rhythm And Alps Festival 2016

Rhythm and Alps Festival NYE 2016 Happy new year from the other side of the world!  This year we decided to switch it up and do something a bit different to the usual house party or club in bristol for …
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London: from a Street Art perspective

Since hosting the Summer Olympics in 2012, London has welcomed an unprecedented influx of tourists and all sorts of travellers from across the globe. Whilst the city has it’s well known monuments, it’s managed to preserve some of its most …
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#WPAOTY 2016 – Panel & Results

It’s that time! We went from 14 seriously dope albums, to five, and NOW is the time to announce the winner. It’s hard to create a sense of tension on a written piece, BUT we have been so hyped to …
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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Wilson Miles – Gun Runnin’

Wilson Miles are dope. It’s that simple. Hector Miles and Tony Wilson are two incredibly talented musicians, making timeless hip-hop with poignant lyrics and diverse soundscapes that are inventive and beautifully constructed boom-bap. That’s why we made them Amplify Artists …
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WORDPLAY ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES (COMPLETE LIST)

It’s time once again for Wordplay Magazine’s Album Of The Year! This time we have 14 amazing UK artists who offer a diverse range of vibes, stretching the hip-hop sound to incorporate Spoken Word, Funk, Soul, Grime and more. Here’s …
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Tom Misch – Live at Thekla – Bristol – 26-11-2016

  With only a few dates left on this 2016 tour, Tom Misch’s next stop was the chilly waters of Bristol’s harbour. If you missed Tom Misch at Thekla at the end of November, then you really missed out! In a …
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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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