Catch a legendary act in the hip hop world up close and personal, as EPMD take to the stage courtesy of Manchester crew More Bounce. Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith came up in the golden age, their 1988 album Strictly Business an undisputed gem of the era. In the early 1990s they headed up the Hit Squad collective, introducing artists such as Redman and Das EFX to the world. Over seven albums and a couple of break-ups and reunions, EPMD always brought the funk on record, and are renowned for doing the same live, which has been a major factor in their staying relevant in the fickle hip hop-sphere. Catch them presenting the best of their output to heads old school and new.

Tue 7 Jun, Sound Control, 1 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP. Tel: 0161 236 0340, 7pm, £20,

1988’s You Gots To Chill sampled Zapp and Roger Troutman’s More Bounce To The Ounce to great effect:

Tue 7 Jun
Agent J
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Mon 6 Jun 2016