Interview // Bristol Jazz Festival with Macy Grey

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Interview // Nubiyan Twist

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Interview // Horace Andy talks Massive Attack & modern reggae lyrics ahead of The Fleece show

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Chances are you’re probably no stranger to Jehst. The pioneering Huddersfield based MC and co-founder of YNR Productions record label has paved the way for UK hip hop since The Return of The Drifter back in 2002. With his thought-provoking content and ability to paint expressions clearly in your mind, this wordsmith continues to capture …

London-based singer songwriter and rising soul star Jake Isaac describes his sound as ‘singer-songwriter soul, combined with a bit of pop’. After the release of his 2017 album Our Lives, Jake hasn’t been resting on his laurels, with follow-up single Long Road offering up a nice slice of easy Bastille-like folk – not to mention …

Roots reggae and singer songwriter Horace Andy is, without question, one of the soundsystem greats. Recognised instantly by his unique, distinctive vocal style, his single Skylarking is an out-and-out reggae classic the world over. His longstanding collaborations with Massive Attack – contributing to all five studio albums over almost two decades – means that Horace …

This August, Lakota welcomes the inauguration of Trajections Festival, featuring a weighty lineup of some of the best hip hop, grime, jungle acts from across the UK, brought to you by the masterminds behind Boom Bap Festival; the only UK music festival entirely devoted to hip hop. In lieu of a proper Boom Bap Festival …

Eat Sleep Drag Repeat (ESDR) is the Bristol home of some of the most memorable Drag Queens to come out of the cult reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, inviting some of the biggest stars of the show including Latrice Royale, Katya, Sharon Needles, Willam, Trixie Mattel and Jinkx Monsoon to perform in venues across …

South West’s most notorious alternative pop-punk party Fat Lip is returning to The Lanes this July, but this time for their first all-dayer festival, with tonnes of live band action across three stages at The Lanes and Bristol Bierkeller. The Fat Lip Fest lineup is packed with some of the best names from the indie …

On Tuesday, Bristol saw the return of the legendary gypsy, punk revolutionists Gogol Bordello at The O2 Academy, with support from Dave Hause & The Mermaid. After an incredible warm up set from Dave Hause, fans began to stomp their feet and chant ‘Gogol, Gogol’ as time edged nearer for the bands big entrance. Before …

Neil Fraser, AKA Mad Professor is a name we are all familiar with. Known for his Guyanese dub music production and remix work, Mad Professor is without a doubt one of the leading producers in the genre’s transition from analogue to dub. Mad Professor is known partly for his major collaborations with the likes of …

Last month The Fleece welcomed Nubiyan wist to the stage to kick-start the Easter bank holiday weekend with some of their finest afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul-infused sounds. To open the night, Worm Disco Club spanned an assortment of foot-shuffling funk and soul to ease the crowd onto the dancefloor. Shortly after, Bristol’s very own …

Reggae icon David Rodigan touched down in Bristol last month to celebrate the release of his memoir Rodigan: My Life in Reggae. Recognised for dominating the radio airwaves since the late 70s and picking up cups across the world in sound clash tournaments, this award-winning broadcaster has more than a tale or two to tell. …