Embrace the cult of Grace Jones with part-rave part-theatre show Nightclubbing at Trinity

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Bristol is the first UK city to offer anonymous drug safety testing

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Remember when hip hop used to be fun? Well, so do The Allergies. The Bristol duo combine the best of golden era hip hop sounds with a heavy helping of funk to create music that we challenge anyone  not to dance to.  Moneyshot and Rackabeat AKA Roy Spencer and Adam Volson respectively began making music …

Trinity’s in-house residency, workshop and live performance programme IGNiTE kick off their autumn season this Friday. Four powerful shows explore some of today’s most urgent societal issues across politics, race, gender, sexuality and disability. From living with disability on the breadline, to a part-rave part-theatre part-Grace Jones biopic that imagines a different future for people …

IDLES are very vocal about the part Bristol has played in their phenomenal rise to success. On the release of their second, UK number five-charted album Joy As An Act of Resistance, frontman Joe Talbot told Nitelife:  ‘All of the promoters in Bristol were really supportive of us from the start (…) If you’re passionate …

Signing to Hospital Records at the turn of the millennium, South West producer Danny Byrd is one of the most recognised names in drum and bass. Releasing his debut album Supersized in 2008, he’s just dropped his fourth LP on the festishised label, Atomic Funk.    Interestingly, the funkiest song on the album isn’t the …

The undisputed calendar event of the year for sound system heads is back with their fourth installment and it’s got our hairs on end already.  A chance meeting on the Eurostar a few years ago between Deep Medi boss Mala and Dubkasm’s DJ Stryda sparked a beautiful meeting of minds that has resulted in Bristol’s …

Teachings in Dub x Deep Medi: The Weekender returns this November for a fourth installment, with some of the most important artists in the worlds of reggae and dubstep. They’ve just announced a huge two-night lineup for this year’s event, including Compa, Jack Sparrow, Tippa Irie, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Kahn, Kaiju and many more – …

Local producer Jack Priest is bringing his London-born feel-good Deck-a-Dance nights back home to Bristol. The concept is simple: Jack curates a lineup of DJs that he loves and brings it to the people. The inaugural Bristol edition sees Dan Shake’s disco-infused Detroit sound takes the headline slot. The Rinse FM resident first piqued our …

Hot on the tails of their 2017 breakthrough album Push On – which shot straight to number three in the iTunes hip hop chart (where it stayed nestled beneath Skepta and Drake for a full week) – Bristol hip hop duo The Allergies are back with new album Steal the Show, due for release on …

Bristol’s most secretive party throwers, Alfresco Disco have announced a three-date run of events, mysteriously known only as Temple, for which they’ll be taking up temporary residence at an undisclosed city centre location.    With a solid reputation for throwing out-of-this-world parties with some of the world’s best, forward-thinking artists, Alfresco Disco don’t need to reveal …

Res One is one of Bristol’s hardest working hip hop MCs. Part of the Split Prophets Collective, they have been pushing the underground UK hip hop scene since the release of their Scribbled Thoughts EP in 2011. They’ve supported the likes of Wu Tang, KRS One, MF Doom and are one of the biggest and …