WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE STREAM: Corners – Corners

  Wordplay are always very proud of the exclusive streams we are able to give you. Believe us when we say we carefully select the music we support to ensure we consisting provide you the dopeness you need! So, 2017 …
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#1 – Wordplay Meets…. Eothen ‘Egon’ Alapatt (Stones Throw / Now Again Records)

Wordplay Magazine is 15! To celebrate, and summon the beginning of a year long selection of amazing, as ever high quality content, including interviews, mixes, competitions, AND Issue 16s’ imminent release. To kick things off, we are very proud 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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Yo! – A Tribe Called Quest, Loyle Carner, CJ Fly, Anthony Hamilton + more

YO! Welcome back to Yo! – Your go to spot for a bi-monthly fix of the latest releases, videos, news and vibes gathered up neatly in a Yo! sized bundle! CJ Fly – Now You Know The Pro Era camp have …
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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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Wordplay’s Amplify Artist of the month – Wilson Miles

Each month on the Wordplay Podcast we choose an artist(s) who we feel you should be listening to. We scan the incredible pools of talent around the globe, and with a different focus each month we find 1 artist / …
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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Chaos Jigsaw – You Make It

It’s time to get dark! Like, grim reaper dark! Wordplay are proud (and slightly slightly scared!) to introduce to you….Chaos Jigsaw. As a multi-instrumentalist and MC, Chaos (Dylan Cartlidge), fuses together Rock, Hip Hop and elements of Dub to make …
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Pick Ten – UK DJ’s

Where would The Beastie Boys be without Mix Master Mike? Or RUN DMC without Jam Master Jay? Saying this, where would hip-hop be without Kool Herc!!? Of all the elements in hip-hop, the DJ is possibly the most important. When …
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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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Introducing: WMD Collective

The WMD collective features members Emba MC, Slackjaw Trait, Still Bizzy and Stash. Their main producer is a man called JMaxfield. DdashRed’s emigration to Australia in 2014 caused the group to condense into the smaller core they are today. On …
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Yo! – Fliptrix, Anderson .Paak, Action Bronson, Skrabl, Wilson Miles + more

YO! Welcome back to Yo! – Your go to spot for a bi-monthly fix of the latest releases, videos, news and vibes gathered up neatly in a Yo! sized bundle! Fliptrix – Patterns Of Escapism (Produced by Illinformed) s We kick …
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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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10 Questions: Foreign Interlood

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 Manchester …
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