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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NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) – Yes Lawd! (Review)

With the release of their Link Up & Suede EP in December last year the World was introduced to the sounds of NxWorries. The duo is comprised of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge in one of the most interesting and natural vocalist/producer partnerships …
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RELOAD – Wiley, G FrSH, Scrufizzer, Giggs, Dave, Wrigz, Blizzard + 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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FourToTheFloor exclusive screening at Sonos Studio – London

Last week Wordplay were invited to attend the launch of Channel 4’s late night music show FourtotheFloor (FTTF) at the lovely London home to Sonos Studio. The screenings were complimented by Thris Thian and United Vibrations both delivering exciting and intimate …
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Saffron Records presents – Eva Lazarus, Bellatrix & China Bowls – Live at Colston Hall – Bristol – 18-09-2016

  Astounding. That’s a good first word to describe the calibre of the artists performing at Bristol based Female Youth record label Saffron Records first birthday party. With Colston Hall in Bristol offering impeccable sound quality, and a chilled and …
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Fresh Kids Club presents: Lunar C live @ The Parish, Huddersfield (live)

Nearly a year had passed since the last Fresh Kids Club event happened in Huddersfield, but in true FKC style they came back in style! Having previously put on the likes of Akil The MC, Genesis Elijah & Apatite, the …
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Dabbla – Year Of The Monkey

Finally Dabbla’s first solo album Year Of The Monkey is ready for our attention after an almighty ten years in the making. Since the announcement in June confirming Dabbla’s sign to High Focus, Dabbla fans have been waiting with bated …
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RELOAD – Coco, Young Spray, Maxsta, Cadet, Teddy Music, Avelino, Dave, MJ Cole + 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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