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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. …

Macy Gray needs no introduction. The American soul singer and R&B star has been a household name since her 1999 debut album On How Life Is. Over the years she has collaborated with major names, including Fatboy Slim and Will.i.am, and continues to surprise us still, recently teaming up with pop mega-star Ariana Grande. Older …

In the wake of his brilliant 2014 album Friendly Bacteria, Manchester-based electronic producer Mr. Scruff, AKA Andy Carthy has been busy in the studio creating some of the finest remixes of 2016, whilst touring his famous all-night DJ sets across the globe. Ahead of his six-hour set at Bristol’s Old Fire Station this February, Nitelife …