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Bristol producer Courtney Beckford is best known as Hi5ghost, although he also operates under more secretive alias Wu Yen. Both have been making waves on the underground scene in Bristol and further afield, with regular appearances on Rinse FM as Hi5ghost – his grime and dubstep leaning moniker. Plus a lot of love for his …

With the frost now making a regular and unwelcome appearance, Bristol’s biggest electronic festival and without doubt one of our favourite annual highlights, Love Saves the Day have decided to cheer us up with their first lineup announcement for Love Saves the Day 2018 – and it’s a biggun. Superstar DJ and producer Fatboy Slim …

Bristol’s newest punk rock supergroup are launching their debut EP this Saturday, with a special BYOB show at the Exchange basement stage and support slots from Probably Not and Langkamer. Formed over many Jaeger bombs in early 2017, Little Baby Sharks is Toodles & The Hectic Pity’s Max Cole, Nietzsche Trigger Finger’s Luke Cobham and …

Bristol’s own IDLES have taken a top 20 spot in Rough Trade Records illustrious 100 Albums of the Year 2017. Coming in at number 15 for their brilliant 2017 album Brutalism, IDLES share the honour with the likes of Aldous Harding’s Party, who topped the list, as well as Björk’s Utopia, Thundercat’s Drunk and Kelela’s …

South West singer songwriter Molly-Anne has launched a new fan-fuelled crowdfunder to help make her debut EP a reality. She’s given Nitelife an exclusive demo of her track Young Fever, which will make up one of the tracks on the EP if she can reach her funding target by mid-December. Working with Rocketfuel, a crowfunding …

Name: Courtney Beckford Also known as: Hi5ghost / Wu Yen Age: 26 Second year Music Production and Engineering student at dBs Music Courtney Beckford opens our dBs Music Student Diaries series, where we take a look behind the scenes at some of the currently enrolled students set for big things. Best known under his production …

One of Bristol’s most iconic live music and club venues is under threat from a new residential development. The Redcliffe Wharf development, which goes to the City Hall planning committee this Wednesday, outlines plans for 35 new 1–3 bed homes perched near the waterfront, almost directly across the water from Bristol’s famous party boat, Thekla. While the developments …

Obaro Ejimiwe, better known as Ghostpoet, is back with his conscious new album Dark Days and Canapés and a major UK and European tour, which stops in to Bristol’s Marble Factory this November. Recently relocated to the burgeoning creative hub of Margate, Obaro took a break from helping with construction at the site of his …

Bristol’s Boom Sound is an artist-run label on the brink – if not past it – of huge things. As well as a major push in terms of releases, they’ve also brought us some of our favourite parties and festival takeovers of the year. They’re currently in the midst of a five-date tour of their …

IDLES have long been close to the heart of Bristol’s live scene, so the city’s chest swelled with pride when their 2017 debut album Brutalism received national acclaim and set them up with a headline European tour, not to mention the small matter of being handpicked by Foo Fighters to support them at their London …