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Bristol drum and bass head RUN are taking over the 360 degree, fire-spewing Arcadia Afterburner stage at this year’s Love Saves Sunday, bringing the out-and-out best names in the game with them: Hype, Hazard, Friction, Dimension, Stokka, and the godfather of jungle, Randall who’ll be going B2B with 4hero. They’ve also recruited some fresh talent …

South West MC and spoken word poet Rider Shafique is unveiling a new photography exhibition at Trinity Centre tomorrow in line with the first public performance of his I-Dentity, which has been created in collaboration with friend and local photographer Khali Ackford. LOC’S is a photographic series celebrating and showcasing the diversity of dreadlock culture. …

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. …