Bristol’s Harvey Causon, Soeur & Swimming Girls announced for The Downs Bristol 2018

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Interview // The MOBO-nominated artist changing the rules of rap: Kojey Radical

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Behind the scenes with Stryda

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Judge Jules is heading to Bristol this week as part of a five-date UK tour, that will see him breathe new life into some of the music he built his career on.  one of the most famous DJs of all time and synonymous with 90s club culture The original superstar DJ earned his moniker while …

Dan Chandler has certainly paid his dues in the Bristol music industry. Today, he’s one of the brains behind Bristol’s biggest city festival The Downs, helped mastermind the event that legitimised Lloyds Amphitheatre as a big name concert venue, and looks after tours for the likes of Nick Cave, Sleaford Mods and The Pixies up …

Held each summer at the Royal Bath and West Showground, NASS Festival’s popularity is down to its fearsome three-pronged attack. Alongside one of their biggest music lineups to date for 2019, including Rudimental, Giggs, Cyprus Hill, Loyle Carner, SASASAS, Tom Misch Kojey Radical; NASS brings in some of the best athletes and street artists the world …

Sweaty basements, smashed up guitars and worn out drumsticks are the images usually conjured at the mention of punk, yet Sleaford Mods have emerged as one of our climate’s greatest punk acts armed with little more than a laptop and a microphone.  Formed in 2007 in Nottingham, Sleaford Mods was originally the solo act of …

At the beginning of March, we announced a major competition in partnership with NASS festival to find a DJ talent worthy of a set on one of their main stages, alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.  NASS has come at us with it’s biggest lineup yet for 2019, including Rudimental, Giggs, Cyprus Hill, …

Sector 7 Sounds heads Boofy and Lemzly Dale are key players in the 140bpm microcosm of Bristol. Boofy is a bonafide Bandulu member alongside Kahn, Neek and Hi5ghost, while Lemzly Dale’s Holy I$$h remix was laid to wax on Bandulu Records in 2017. They launched Sector 7 Sounds together in 2013 with their Catch a …

Bristol producer Muttley has put together a 30-minute guest mix of unreleased, dubplate heat exclusively for Nitelife NOISE.    In his own productions as well as his mixes, Muttley traverses the darker ranges of 140bpm, whilst paying homage to the origins of sound system music. With props from industry titans including Mala, Youngsta, Pinch, Kahn …

At the end of January, producer Swindle dropped his masterpiece of a record No More Normal, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s idyllic Real World Studios, which has hosted artists from Beyoncé to Björk. The album was three years in the making and the realisation of ideas a decade strong, bringing together Swindle’s career-long catalogue of influences …

Ticket platform Skiddle doing a very good job of ingratiating themselves to Bristol’s music scene, with a two-day programme of events. Skiddle have taken the time to get to know the city’s true life forces and have programmed – with help from the people and artists working in Bristol – a fully-packed, two-day programme of …

The Downs is heading into its third year this August and their first lineup announcement has blown previous years right out of the water. They’ve planned an unbelievable 10 hours of live music, headlined by one of hip hop’s all-time greatest, Ms. Lauryn Hill.  The Fugees singer, rapper and five times Grammy award-winning solo artist …