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Bristol musician Anna Lisa has been quietly releasing a run of seriously good tunes in the lead up to her debut EP release, Unfollowed, which Nitelife is delighted to premier exclusively ahead of official release this Friday. Although she can and has produced previously, with Access to Music and BIMM qualifications under her belt, Unfollowed …

Thekla’s Simon Brown has risen to a few challenges since joining the crew in 2016, helping secure Thekla’s future against a threat from nearby developments and – most recently – seeing the ship through a massive £1m restoration. The 60-year-old cargo ship has been missing from its spot on Bristol’s Floating Harbour for the past …

Tonight, Cosies launch a special four-date midweek series to mark their 30th birthday with a Digital Reggae special honouring the digital evolution of reggae music by the likes of King Tubby and Prince Jammy, with special guest Conscious Sounds. Dougie Wardrop aka Conscious Sounds has been working behind the scenes for three decades, making forward-thinking …

‘Young producers, keep hold of your first tunes!’ says Bristol producer Muttley aka Alex Hughes. His first solo vinyl release, Architect dropped on Von D’s Dubs Galore last week, though it’s actually the first track he ever uploaded to SoundCloud nearly 10 years ago.  Muttley’s second solo release to be laid to wax will follow …

Critical Music boss Kasra is globally acknowledged as a pioneer of underground drum and bass. He established the forward-looking label in 2002 and covers all aspects of cutting-edge drum and bass, from putting out Sam Binga and Rider Shafique’s dancehall-flavoured Champion EP, to launching the career of Mefjus; whose forward thinking jungle with allusions to …

While it’s surely tempting to focus on main stage acts to sell festival tickets, Devon’s lovely Lanagland Festival ain’t about that. The teeny, tiny 500-capacity festival sets up camp on Whitmoore Farm each year to put smiles on faces and celebrate the superior musical talent of the South West – with every penny of proceeds going …

Kevin Martin has been busy. So far this year, he’s dropped projects via his most recent JK Flesh collaboration Zonal, King Midas Sound, as well as a solo album under his new, most personal moniker yet, Kevin Richard Martin. Though fans of his club music will be pleased to hear that he is now working …

Handpicked right from the womb by IDLES to play the after show to their Joy as an Act of Resistance homecoming show, the elusive Cruelty arrived on the Bristol scene late last year.  Their debut single Disgraced spun our heads in a big way. The frenetic two-minute track is as aggressive as it is vulnerable, …

BBC 6 Music presenter, Worldwide FM founder, label head and world renowned record fanatic, Gilles Peterson has announced a Bristol show this October. With a leaning toward world-influenced music spanning soul, jazz, hip hop, house, electronica and more, he has some 30,000 records in his collection and the attentive ears of the world circuit: a …

The Downs is more than a music festival. Finding its beginnings in collaboration with Massive Attack in 2016, Team Love and Crosstown Concerts worked together with the landscape-changing group to build a music and information lineup around their 13-years-coming hometown show on Clifton Downs.    representing diverse, boundary-pushing artists alongside homegrown Bristol talent Now a …