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Dark, intelligent, inquisitive; Lost the Plot Records present Nyatiti –  one half of the debut release from Bristol-based producer Entity.   Having surfaced in 2015, Neurofunk and tech-appreciating drum and bass events collective Lost The Plot have been busy earning themselves a solid name on Bristol’s underground. In 2018, they took the plunge with their …

In an era where ‘secret’ warehouse raves are hosted by My Nu Leng and the police will shut down a 30-strong house party, it’s safe to say that the traditional rave scene that Bristol’s party culture was built on is no more. Thanks to the party-pooping Criminal Justice and Public Order Act passed in ’94 …

Dutch five-piece De Staat have something of a twinkle in their eye. Fronted by the hyper-talented Torre Florim, who sings, plays guitar, writes and produces for the band; the rock group embrace influences from R&B to art rock.  Their latest and fifth studio album Bubble Gum dropped last month, dealing with serious issues such as …

Bristol producer duo KOAN Sound are celebrating the release of their long, long-awaited debut album, more than a decade on from their first release. Having entered the ring at just 16 with dubstep hit Clowny / Blessed, the evolution of KOAN Sound is unparalleled – somehow retaining their original and unique style, while continually expanding …

We took the opportunity to speak to grime royalty Ghetts at the release of his new Swindle collaboration, Drill Work – his first outing since dropping his long-awaited Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament in September. The genre-blending, skiddish 140ish tune couldn’t be better suited to one of grime’s most enduring, innovating and outright best MCs. …

Bristol shares a postcode with some of the country’s best small and mid-sized festivals, with more hidden gems within an hours’ drive. Announcements for this year’s summer festival season are coming in so thick and fast we can almost feel the sun on our cheeks already. Bristol’s largest festival, NASS snagged some of the UK’s …

A key figure in the bass house movement of the past few years, Holy Goof brings his brand new Globes tour to Motion this month in partnership with The Blast, where Holy Goof will be playing alongside a lineup of friends and special guests. The tour is in support of Holy Goof’s recently announced compilation …

The Louisiana is hosting a fundraiser this evening for the musicians who lost more than £30,000 of equipment between them in a fire that devastated a warehouse on Netham Road last month. Thankfully no one was injured in the blaze, although the many musicians using the building lost everything overnight. The Louisiana sound engineer and …

Having surprised us last year with a new, refined sound in their Big Water and Dirty Water EPs, experimental electronic rock duo Poisonous Birds are ready to bring us their first major headline show, coming to The Louisiana this January via their own Be Softly imprint.  Although their writing process has shifted further into electronic …

Gloucester-based MC Rider Shafique has been influencing the local music scene for over a decade, getting his first taste of the road with Sony Music-signed electronic act Pressure Drop, after being introduced to the group by his cousin – who also had ties with S’Express and Galliano – and another close friend from Gloucester, Martin …