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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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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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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Pick Ten – UK Female MC’s

Yes, its here- you didn’t really think we were neglecting all of our talented British ladies in favour of the American linguistic dons, did you?! This isn’t a top down ten list, it isn’t the worst to the best, nor …
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