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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 …

Dot to Dot festival have just dropped their first wave lineup announcement for this year’s May bank holiday festival. Bristol’s OG multi-venue festival, Dot to Dot is the brainchild of DHP Family and will be travelling to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham over the course of one weekend this summer, with a hoard of some of the …

After tearing up the Motion complex for three years running, Sequences are back for 2019 with a new central Bristol location. They are promising the biggest year in Sequences history and they’re off to a flying start, today announcing DJ EZ as their first headliner. The original garage superstar never fails to sell out a …

Dark, intelligent, inquisitive; Lost the Plot Records present Nyatiti –  one half of the debut release from Bristol-based producer Entity.   Having surfaced in 2015, Neurofunk and tech-appreciating drum and bass events collective Lost The Plot have been busy earning themselves a solid name on Bristol’s underground. In 2018, they took the plunge with their …

In an era where ‘secret’ warehouse raves are hosted by My Nu Leng and the police will shut down a 30-strong house party, it’s safe to say that the traditional rave scene that Bristol’s party culture was built on is no more. Thanks to the party-pooping Criminal Justice and Public Order Act passed in ’94 …