Poisonous Birds demolish the wall between electronic and rock music

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The Streets and Chase & Status (RTRN II Jungle) headline NASS 2020 

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INTERVIEW // Cut Capers gear up to launch their brilliant new album at SWX

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DJ, radio presenter, label boss and record collector Gilles Peterson has made one of the most significant contributions to music in current times. His unrelenting dedication, over three decades, to uncovering new, boundary pushing music has been recognised in countless awards, including an MBE. Gilles provides an almost steady stream of access into the world …

Bristol’s Worm Disco Club has been bubbling below the surface for years. Bringing globally-sourced grooves, tropical percussion, jazz, psych and more to venues across Bristol and beyond, Worm Disco Club deliver a fun party atmosphere that sits in that sweet spot between a live gig and clubnight – to those who know where to find …

Gardna has been high on our radar since his 2016 summer anthem Sunday, in collaboration with local producer Kreed. The Bristol MC has been on a fast upwards trajectory ever since, linking up with Eva Lazarus and Inja the following year for his next certifiable banger, My Show. 2018 brought his Gentleman’s Dub Club and …

After the success of the inaugural Beat Horizon at Printworks London last year, festival organisers SoundCrash have announced the very good news that Beat Horizon’s second coming will include trips to Bristol and Manchester in January 2020.  With a lineup that pays homage to the forefathers, as well as the greats of today, Beat Horizon …

Javeon has been involved in Bristol’s music scene since he was a teenager and is one of few Bristol vocalists to have broken into the commercial music world, releasing with major labels including Universal Music’s PMR and co-writing with the likes of Tory Lanez, Clean Bandit and DJ Zinc.  co-writing with the likes of Tory …

Bristol musician Anna Lisa has been quietly releasing a run of seriously good tunes in the lead up to her debut EP release, Unfollowed, which Nitelife is delighted to premier exclusively ahead of official release this Friday. Although she can and has produced previously, with Access to Music and BIMM qualifications under her belt, Unfollowed …

Thekla’s Simon Brown has risen to a few challenges since joining the crew in 2016, helping secure Thekla’s future against a threat from nearby developments and – most recently – seeing the ship through a massive £1m restoration. The 60-year-old cargo ship has been missing from its spot on Bristol’s Floating Harbour for the past …

Tonight, Cosies launch a special four-date midweek series to mark their 30th birthday with a Digital Reggae special honouring the digital evolution of reggae music by the likes of King Tubby and Prince Jammy, with special guest Conscious Sounds. Dougie Wardrop aka Conscious Sounds has been working behind the scenes for three decades, making forward-thinking …

‘Young producers, keep hold of your first tunes!’ says Bristol producer Muttley aka Alex Hughes. His first solo vinyl release, Architect dropped on Von D’s Dubs Galore last week, though it’s actually the first track he ever uploaded to SoundCloud nearly 10 years ago.  Muttley’s second solo release to be laid to wax will follow …

Critical Music boss Kasra is globally acknowledged as a pioneer of underground drum and bass. He established the forward-looking label in 2002 and covers all aspects of cutting-edge drum and bass, from putting out Sam Binga and Rider Shafique’s dancehall-flavoured Champion EP, to launching the career of Mefjus; whose forward thinking jungle with allusions to …