Posts Tagged ‘Manchester’

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Perks of the Park: Levelz


Joining Calibre, Jenna & The G’s and many more on Dub Phizix & Strategy’s Well Good Do is Levelz, the 14-piece Mancunian collective of MCs, DJs and musicians. Their music is diverse, witty, aggressive and real, spanning across grime, dub, hip-hop, jungle and anything else they feel like throwing into the mix. Describing themselves as a Collective Consciousness, Levelz is a union of creative lads that take music seriously, but not too much else.

The group can be compared to its own small ecosystem, each person bringing something to the collective and keeping it alive – the main producers being Dub Phizix, Biome, Bricks, Chimpo and Metrodome, the DJs Jonny and Rich, while the lyrics are taken care of by Fox, Sparkz, T-Man, Truthos Mufasa, Black Josh, Chunky, Fox and Skittles who has also featured in drum & bass tracks such as Icicle’s gritty and sincere half-time hitter ‘Problem’.

The gang are renowned for their infinite piss-taking and joking around, regularly spotted crowd surfing on lilos and calling out security to crowds of thousands. The Manchester crew have become the most vibrantly beating pulse in the city’s music culture, appearing at long-standing bass clubnight Hit & Run and releasing tracks on hip-hop record label Estate Recordings. Their debut LP ‘LVL 11′ dropped back in January this year, which is filled with an array of sounds, from the bass-y but playful ‘King of the Disco’, to the racing, grime-centric LVL07 to the catchy and flowing Rowdy Badd. The album chops between different emotions and levels of seriousness, which re-iterates the group’s persona. Although they’re about going-out, drinking beer and having a laugh and joke, life can be tough and they outlet these hard-times through the creation of art and music.

Levelz are much more than just another hip-hop group; they represent a culture, and a culture that becomes overshadowed by the radiant and bustling London. But Levelz are shining brighter than any other hip-hop artists in the scene, bringing their very gritty and witty Manchester twang along with them.



Words by Philippa Ghosh

Posted 16th September 2016 in Blog, Features

Hospitality Manchester

Hospitality @ The Warehouse Project

Hospitality WHP 29.11.13

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Hospitality Warehouse Project 29th November 2013

Photos by Andrew Attah

Posted 9th December 2013 in MANCHESTER, Photos, United Kingdom

Hospitality @ Warehouse Project