45-minute drum and bass mix from Fokuz Recordings ahead of their Bristol takeover this June

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A Bristol record label is releasing 10 singles from BIMM’s best this summer

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Gardna and Kreed drop new video for My Show, feat. Inja, J Man, Eva Lazarus

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Bristol-based blues-loving rock n rollers True Strays are closing a 14-date UK tour in celebration of their latest single Lay Down Let Go this weekend, with a live launch party at Mothers’ Ruin. Nitelife is delighted to premier the new single ahead of official release tomorrow. Though True Strays’ influences range from Muddy Waters to Queens …

Leeds-based producer Ryan Wild AKA J.Sparrow (formerly Jack Sparrow) creates deeply atmospheric dubstep with intelligent forays across the spectrum of sound system music, from techno to reggae. He’s also one half of jazz-inflected dubstep project Author, with Submotion’s Orchestra’s Dom Howard AKA Ruckspin. J.Sparrow’s excellent debut album Circadian, released on Pinch’s Tectonic in 2010, gave …

‘You don’t want the truth, then why you ask me?’ rasps 360-degree artist Kojey Radical’s If Only, the first single release since his incredible 2017 album In God’s Body. With an astonishing gift for music, poetry, visual arts and fashion, the unsigned, MOBO-nominated artist is one of the most exciting talents to enter the British …

Remember when hip hop used to be fun? Well, so do The Allergies. The Bristol duo combine the best of golden era hip hop sounds with a heavy helping of funk to create music that we challenge anyone  not to dance to.  Moneyshot and Rackabeat AKA Roy Spencer and Adam Volson respectively began making music …

Trinity’s in-house residency, workshop and live performance programme IGNiTE kick off their autumn season this Friday. Four powerful shows explore some of today’s most urgent societal issues across politics, race, gender, sexuality and disability. From living with disability on the breadline, to a part-rave part-theatre part-Grace Jones biopic that imagines a different future for people …

IDLES are very vocal about the part Bristol has played in their phenomenal rise to success. On the release of their second, UK number five-charted album Joy As An Act of Resistance, frontman Joe Talbot told Nitelife:  ‘All of the promoters in Bristol were really supportive of us from the start (…) If you’re passionate …

Signing to Hospital Records at the turn of the millennium, South West producer Danny Byrd is one of the most recognised names in drum and bass. Releasing his debut album Supersized in 2008, he’s just dropped his fourth LP on the festishised label, Atomic Funk.    Interestingly, the funkiest song on the album isn’t the …

The undisputed calendar event of the year for sound system heads is back with their fourth installment and it’s got our hairs on end already.  A chance meeting on the Eurostar a few years ago between Deep Medi boss Mala and Dubkasm’s DJ Stryda sparked a beautiful meeting of minds that has resulted in Bristol’s …

Teachings in Dub x Deep Medi: The Weekender returns this November for a fourth installment, with some of the most important artists in the worlds of reggae and dubstep. They’ve just announced a huge two-night lineup for this year’s event, including Compa, Jack Sparrow, Tippa Irie, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Kahn, Kaiju and many more – …

Local producer Jack Priest is bringing his London-born feel-good Deck-a-Dance nights back home to Bristol. The concept is simple: Jack curates a lineup of DJs that he loves and brings it to the people. The inaugural Bristol edition sees Dan Shake’s disco-infused Detroit sound takes the headline slot. The Rinse FM resident first piqued our …