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Bristol producer Omari Champagnie, better known as OH91, has been quietly making waves on Bristol’s underground scene since his first release with Coyote Records in 2013. Keeping circles with the likes of the Bandulu collective, and with mentors including Sir Sypro and Grandmixxer, it’s clear that he’s been marked as a serious talent, despite only …

Bristol recently received the very happy news that St Pauls Carnival will definitely be back in 2018, thanks to new funding from Arts Council England. However, as the first weekend of July approaches – when the event usually takes place – we’re still left with a Carnival-shaped hole in our weekends. Luckily, the people of Bristol …

On the hottest June day recorded in 40 years, Colston Hall’s main hall filled with 2,000 sweaty people awaiting Tennessee punk-pop heroes Paramore, who are back after a four-year break. Tickets went on sale at the end of April, with the fairly steep £45+ ticket price clearly not putting too many people off; fans managed …

Fresh from opening the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival, Graeme Park, Tim Pickering and Peter Hook are coming to Bristol this Saturday night. With the help of a 40-piece orchestra and special guest vocalists, they will be recreating scenes from Manchester’s legendary Haçienda nightclub in the mid-80s and 90s at the height of acid house. …

In the second of our Summer of Funk series from the Five10 boys, Isle of Wight native and Bristol defector DSY lays down a 40-minute mix of disco classics. Having been with the Five10 gang from day one, DSY has remained a consistent crowd pleaser, selecting the songs that you didn’t remember you loved, every …

The creators of Summer Series are back this year under a new name and with a whole extra day of live music. Bristol Sounds, a series of outdoor nightly concerts, is taking over Lloyd’s Amphitheatre on Harbourside from 21 – 24 June. They’ve snagged some of Glasto’s biggest acts on their way through the South …

Having finally escaped a restrictive publishing deal that has left her debut album as-yet-unreleased, Bristol producer Kayla Painter has just dropped a new five-track EP Auriga – unusually, on a limited run of 50 cassette tapes. Known for her highly thematic work, Auriga too centres around a key inspiration. Named after the Auriga constellation, the …

Noods resident Roberto Oggiano aka Cairo Station has provided our latest guest mix in the series, ‘Urban Cairo’. Roberto heads off on curious journeys through global cinema, offering delights gleaned from scores and soundtracks. Expect Arabian nights, French touch, the classics and the unexpected. // Since launching a year ago, Noods Radio has fast become …

// WIN TICKETS TO HACIENDA CLASSICAL AT BRISTOL SOUNDS THIS JUNE // Manchester’s Hacienda Classical project is descending on Bristol’s Harbourside this month – with a full 40-piece orchestra in tow – as part of the Bristol Sounds concerts between 21-24 June. An ode to the iconic Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, their classical arrangements of 80s …

Last weekend, some of the Nitelife team returned to our spiritual home, Love Saves the Day. Annually marking the beginning of Bristol’s festival season, it’s put on by a team of genuine music lovers with years of event experience between them – getting better year on year. In fact, it’s one of the only festivals I …