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Bass music purveyors The Blast have been a part of the Bristol scene for well over a decade now, from involvement in Bristol’s iconic Blowpop nights in the early days, to now running around 70 shows a year across Bristol and London, including festival stages around the world and their own fully-fledged festival, Sequences, which …

After a phenomenal debut year in 2016, The Downs festival returns to Clifton Downs this September, bringing a lineup that is essentially all headline acts, including Elbow, Soul II Soul, De La Soul, Roni Size, David Rodigan and enduring dance music legends Groove Armada. Groove Armada this year celebrate 20 years since the release of …

Celebrating their 150th anniversary with a sonic boom, Colston Hall succeeded in bringing the 20-strong supergroup The Outlook Orchestra to Bristol’s Harbourside for a once in a lifetime concert this July, including a full hour-long set from Roots Manuva to kick off the evening. Led by the mind behind Submotion Orchestra and Gentleman’s Dub Club, …

Our autumn / winter diaries have been in a state of limbo since In:Motion announced their opening weekend parties last month, giving us a small taster of what was to come, including The Martinez Brothers and Jackmaster on Friday 29 September, followed by a massive party with The Blast including My Nu Leng, Caspa, Matt …

Wiltshire’s little gem of a festival wants to officially extend the Fieldview family to Bristol. Less than 45 minutes away by car, Fieldview has a likeminded ethos to many of the festivals in our own postcode in terms of sustainability, supporting local talent (of all kinds), and just generally being good eggs. The non-profit music …

Nitelife has the exclusive pleasure of premiering a track from The Allergies’ new album Push On, before it drops on Jalapeno Records on Friday 28 July. Featuring Dr Syntax, Remedy fuses old skool B-Boy sounds with galactic discotheque, funk, and the Dr’s signature, tongue-in-cheek, baritone bars. Listen to the track in full above. Remedy fuses old …

The third installment of our Summer of Funk guestmix series from the Five10 crew comes from Bristol-Brighton based producer Maen. In this exclusive 40-minute mix for Nitelife, Maen creates an unmistakably authentic disco experience, whilst making frequent voyages towards more modern four to the floor sounds. // LISTEN: Five10 X NITELIFE // Summer of Funk 002 …

The Downs festival is back for its second installment this September, bringing the likes of Elbow, Seasick Steve, Groove Armada, Roni Size, Soul II Soul, De La Soul and our favourite reggae selector Sir David Rodigan MBE to Clifton’s Downs. With the sunshine evading us for another weekend, the Downs Festival team have decided to …

Grime producer Lemzly Dale has been on the Bristol circuit for years, keeping close quarters with some of the bigger names on the scene, including Bandulu label mates Kahn and Neek, Hi5ghost, and Boofy – with whom he runs their co-founded record label Sector 7. He also launched Pearly Whites last year, flying solo on …

With Sequences festival coming up at the end of the month, organisers The Blast have put together a playlist to give us a sonic sample of what’s to come at this year’s event. Still in its early infancy, the bass-centric festival made a big impression on the city in its debut year in 2016. It’s …