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Kayla Painter has been pushing the boundaries of Bristol’s electronic scene since 2012, when she independently released her debut EP Kayla Painter. Combining unusual instrumentals and field recordings, she creates dreamy, multi-layered, left-field electronica.  Kayla was selected for this year’s Future Bubblers programme with Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, where she is currently receiving mentorship from …

Anyone following Bristol-based producer Bengal Sound probably shares the opinion that he is the next producer out of Bristol to blow up on the underground.  At just 23 years old, Farhad Ahmed AKA Bengal Sound has already released with White Peach, his tracks have been cut to dubplate by the likes of Kahn and Zha, …

Balter Festival 2018 is fast approaching with another three-day bender at Chepstow Racecourse from 8– 10 June. Easily one of the most eclectic festivals we’ve been to, with over 200 acts across 10 unique stages, we’ve asked Balter Festival founder and DJ E-Coli to let us in on a few of the acts he wouldn’t …

Name: George Cotton Age: 18 Also known as: Grace Working primarily within 140bpm, dBs Music student George Cotton AKA Grace has been making himself known throughout 2018. The 18-year-old producer is currently completing dBs Music’s Level 3 Music Production extended diploma, whilst putting out a steady stream of music online, including a release with Spanish …

South West gem Fieldview Festival have announced that they will be taking an indefinite hiatus after this year’s festival in August. While we’re sad to see them go, we can take some consolation in the fact that they’re seeing things out with a bang – inviting longtime Fieldview friends The Mouse Outfit to headline.  The …

The Doghouse reopened it’s doors this month and they’ve got some pretty big plans in the pipeline, starting with none other than Kissy Sell Out this bank holiday Sunday. After a few years off the radar, the bassline powerhouse, Stepper Man label boss Kissy Sell Out is back with a fresh take on bassline for …

On Saturday, M Shed opened the doors to their latest exhibition: Bristol Music: Seven decades of sound. Running until 30 September, the multimedia exhibition features contributions from over 200 people who have been involved in Bristol’s ever-bubbling music scene from the 1950s right up until our current climate. Photos documenting important subcultures (…) sit amongst …

Since forming just two years ago, Bristol’s Buckfast Boys Club have earned a reputation as certified party-starters. Their on-the-fly mixing guarantees a rammed out dancefloor, playing whatever they – and the crowd – feel like. With the exception of their trademark skankable basslines from start to finish, literally anything else is on the table…  They’re …

Tokyo World have just announced – without a doubt – their biggest lineup to date for this year’s festival on 22 and 23 September.  The festival has been closing our summers for the past five years, growing bigger and better every year. Last year saw Tokyo World expand from one day to a full weekend …

A Bristol DJ is embarking on an almighty mission this Saturday, taking on a 24-hour DJ set to raise money for Bristol based charity FRANK water, who provide clean water and sanitation to disadvantaged people in India and Nepal.  Kicking off at 10am on Saturday 19 May and running all the way through to Sunday, …