Interview // David Rodigan: My Life in Reggae

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Interview // Nubiyan Twist

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Interview // Bristol Jazz Festival with Macy Grey

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It’s been quite a month in Bristol’s music world. The sudden closure of the Bierkeller music venue, once famed for welcoming the likes of Nirvana and Arctic Monkeys to the stage, brought a wave of sadness and concern for the welfare of music venues across the city. On top of that, a recent interview with …

Last October, DIY music and art collective Cosmic Soul Collective were crowned the winners of Nitelife’s #NITELIFENITEOUT competition in association with Reon Energy – a Bristol-wide hunt to find an independent local promoter offering something unique to our already- excellent nightlife scene. Together with an expert panel of judges from some of Bristol’s most established …

Bristol is a hub for new musical talent, and Sounds of Harlowe are a local gem that deserve your utmost attention. This Bristol-based band certainly know a thing or two about soothing the musical soul, with their mixing pot of warm jazz and soulful hip hop. Known in particular for their live shows, the four-piece …

Louisa Jones is no stranger when it comes to building a platform for women in music. The Dutty Girl founder has been in the music game for over fifteen years. Known behind the decks as Diss Miss, Louisa established DJ and MC collective Dutty Girl with the launch of new female-led clubnight in 2003. She …

Drum and bass pioneer and MBE award holder Goldie has an insatiable desire for success in everything he achieves. The gold-toothed national treasure returned to the spotlight earlier this year, with the announcement of his first full-length album since 2007’s Rufige Kru, The Journey Man. The return of lengthy compositions and intense jungle rhythms from …

This month saw the release of the long-awaited collaborative album Good Evening from MC Verb T and producer Pitch 92 on High Focus Records. The hip hop duo kicked off their album launch with a party  at Bristol’s very own bowling-meets-live music venue, The Lanes. Hosted by Bristol Kulture, the album launch party showcased a …

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 …