10 Questions: Vice beats

Welcome back to 10 Questions, and this time round it’s something a little different. Vice beats has been at the helm of the Wordplay Podcast since 2015 and is the Managing Editor for the magazine, but we don’t wanna talk …
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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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WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Nubiyan Twist – Dance Inna London

Wordplay Magazine are super excited to present the exclusive premiere of London / Leeds based Funk / Dub / Soul behemoths Nubiyan Twist’ latest release. Currently midway through their UK single release tour, the band have returned to the fray …
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Outlook Festival x Cazer – 2017 Line Up Announcement visuals

WhoiIII! Outlook Festival is back! Now in their 10th year, the Croatian based festival situated in Fort Punta Christo has become a stalwart within the annual festival calendar for music lovers everywhere.  2017 has an even crazier line up than …
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10 Questions: Rye Shabby

From lacing lyrics over grime instrumentals and recording tracks by age 11, to working with Aboveground on his music videos and touring the UK with High Focus Records, Rye Shabby is an unashamedly new school rapper currently signed to UK …
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Ten things you didn’t know: SonnyJim

Since the 2006 release of ‘The Soul Trader EP’, SonnyJim has been a prominent face on the UK Hip-Hop scene, heading up the highly regarded EatGood Records label and smashing stage shows and freestyle battles for well over a decade. …
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Looking back….. Lee Scott – The making of Nice Swan

“Honestly man, what it comes down to is I just want to make music and put projects together and art and that’s it, I don’t really have any passion for the other shit.” Scott was in the process of breaking …
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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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Big Toast / Gatecrasherz interview

Gatecrasherz debut album might’ve felt like a long time coming, but the highly anticipated UK Hip-Hop album has finally arrived. The London based Revorg Records collective consisting of Downstroke, 2016 UK End of the Weak champion – Gee Bag, Oliver …
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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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WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE STREAM – Granville Sessions – Monument

THE MIGHTY GRANVILLE SESSIONS ARE BACK!!!! With their third album taking a route that feels at points more like an etherial soundscape, Monument shows just how talented the London based eight piece actually are. Having torn up stages for years, …
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Greg Blackman Interview

Greg Blackman is a prolific musician and illustrator who has been fusing his love of Hip-Hop with his Soulful vibes for a good few years now. Having worked with BBE, Eat Good, Agogo Records and whole host of collaborations, we …
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10 Questions: The Outerclass (Detax & Loop Faction)

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 Cornwall based …
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Loyle Carner interview

Loyle Carner is one of the UK’s most promising talents. Summoning a new era of forward thinking, positive and seriously focused artists, we’ve been following Loyle for a good few years now, and it’s been amazing his rise to notoriety. …
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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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