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Since the age of 18, Sam Howard aka DJ Stryda has been pushing the local roots scene, whether that’s through roots music duo Dubkasm with longtime pal Ben Glass (Digistep), his influential Sufferah’s Choice radio show and record label, or his regular Teachings in Dub soundsystem nights at Trinity Centre. So much so, that many …

After being successfully booking Massive Attack for their first hometown gig in 13 years last year, we were delighted when organisers (a joint effort from the teams behind Love Saves the Day and Bristol Sounds) announced that The Downs festival would become a permanent fixture on Bristol’s growing festival calendar. The lineup, announced today, includes …

Eclectic selector, Radar Radio regular and Noods resident, Silas Gray aka Eclecticist heads up his regular radio show Eclectivity. Himself a seasoned MC and songwriter, he uses his radio show to explore his appreciation of the more electronic side of things – techno, jazz and electronic soul – with a hip hop and grime-tinged lean. // Since launching …

Bristol / Birmingham junglists Born on Road have been making friends across genres, including reggae and hip hop -always on a dancehall lean – since the label was formed a few years ago by like-minded group of DJs and producers: Aries, Kelvin 373, Stivs and Gold Dubs. With releases from Ed West and Inja, Gardna …

Following up last year’s summer banger Sunday, Bristol’s Gardna and Kreed have just dropped the video to their new tune My Show, featuring Inja, J Man and Eva Lazarus, which is one of four tracks on their recently released Gardna X Kreed EP. The video follows in a similar vibe to Sunday, which was filmed …

In case you haven’t noticed, the entire underground music community in Bristol has been rallying around SWU.FM (South West Underground) in support of their massive fundraiser at Motion this Easter Sunday. It’s a party worth going to by any stretch, but supporters are drumming up a sense of duty owed by enjoyers of Bristol’s underground to cough …

Named after hypnotic front woman Nubiya Brandon, 12-piece afro-beat jazzy dub outfit Nubiyan Twist formed in 2011 after meeting at Leeds College of Music. Comprising a four-piece horn section, five-piece rhythm section, and four-part vocal harmonies, live dubs and electronics, the multi-capable group of musicians, DJs and producers take inspiration from the likes of Fela …

The South West’s favourite electronic festival Love Saves the Day delighted fans with the announcement of a whole new stage at this year’s festival. The Lost Garden will be home to two of Bristol’s party collectives, with Bitch, Please! taking the Saturday shift (Artwork, Cinthie, Jessie Perez) and on Sunday, the reigns being given to Who Cares. …

In this 30-minute mix, Noods resident Ifeoluwa explores the darker sounds of grime, paying homage to her hometown with some tracks from Bristol’s Kahn and Boofy, plus some more experimental electronic sounds and a cheeky Fiddy reference thrown in for a brief respite from the unmitigated murkiness. // Since launching a year ago, Noods Radio has fast become …

With the official start of spring out of the way, we are hurtling inevitably toward the beginning of the Bristol festival season and general good times: Love Saves the Day, returning to Eastville Park on 27-28 May. Although the main stage lineup – including Little Dragon and Fat Freddy’s Drop – was announced back in January, organisers …