Review // Bristol’s all female label Saffron Records celebrate their 2nd birthday with China Bowls, Kudu Blue & more

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Bristol cleans up at DJ Mag’s Best of British awards

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BBC 6 Music presenter, Worldwide FM founder, label head and world renowned record fanatic, Gilles Peterson has announced a Bristol show this October. With a leaning toward world-influenced music spanning soul, jazz, hip hop, house, electronica and more, he has some 30,000 records in his collection and the attentive ears of the world circuit: a …

The Downs is more than a music festival. Finding its beginnings in collaboration with Massive Attack in 2016, Team Love and Crosstown Concerts worked together with the landscape-changing group to build a music and information lineup around their 13-years-coming hometown show on Clifton Downs.    representing diverse, boundary-pushing artists alongside homegrown Bristol talent Now a …

Earlier this summer, Nitelife teamed up with NASS to scout out a DJ talent deserving of a set on one of NASS festival’s main stages.  More than 70 hopefuls submitted a 20-minute guestmix, which the public whittled down to five finalists before a judging panel, including NASS director of music Mike Lightford, 1Xtra’s DJ Jonezy …

After four years, Bristol punk rock band The St. Pierre Snake Invasion are back with new album Caprice Enchanté – and it goes in hard. Opening up with a wall of sound as though the song is already in motion, we’re forced into aural submission with the frantic The Safety Word is Oklahoma. Halfway through …

A bastion of Bristol’s music scene, Thekla sets sail tomorrow for a £1m spruce up at Albion dry dock that should see it through another 50 years of music history. Bristol’s best-known club, Thekla has been a part of the local music and arts scene since the early 80s, when it was converted into a …

Comprising three of the scene’s best, drum and bass producer dream team Kings of the Rollers headline the Hospitality Bristol BBQ at Motion this month. With a history collabs between them spanning more than 10 years, Serum, Bladerunner and Voltage joined forces as a trio after an impromptu back-to-back-to-back on Rough Tempo radio in 2016. …

Balter Festival will once again consume Chepstow Racecourse next Friday for three days of music and mayhem. Founded by gypsycore producer E-Coli and run annually with the help of a likeminded group of friends, Balter is a cult favourite the world over.  Though there is plenty of entertainment to be found between sets, with water …

After what’s felt like an age of venue closures or near misses, Bristol is getting a new music venue. Open seven days a week, The Den sits between Thekla and Arnolfini on Bristol’s Harbourside. The intimate 180-capacity venue is inspired by London jazz cafes and brandishes an impressive 7AM – 3AM licence. The intimate 180-capacity venue …

While today disco music is nearly as common on the circuit as any other style of dance music, Crazy P have been peddling their underground disco sounds far and wide long before it was so widely appreciated.  Formed in 1995 by producers and multi-instrumentalists Chris Todd and Jim Baron, within a few years Crazy P …

One of South West’s shiniest hidden gems, Shindig Festival is back next weekend, taking over Somerset’s Gilcombe Farm for the bank holiday weekend. Though anyone will tell you that Shindig is about much more than the music, this year’s lineup is nothing to be sniffed at.  Brought to us by the team behind award-winning record …