Bristol’s iconic music scene and continuous lust for evolving genres has always attracted new talent looking to get their foot in the door. Aside from an exceptionally rich musical heritage, every day our city continues to bounce out huge beats that span across a huge spectrum of genres, sub genres and hybrid genres. It is, …

Since forming just two years ago, Bristol’s Buckfast Boys Club have earned a reputation as certified party-starters. Their on-the-fly mixing guarantees a rammed out dancefloor, playing whatever they – and the crowd – feel like. With the exception of their trademark skankable basslines from start to finish, literally anything else is on the table…  They’re …

Bengal Sound has been quietly scaling the underground dance music world in the past year, with two tracks on Lemzley Dale’s Pearly Whites’ Vol. 2 compilation in September last year, followed up swiftly with his brilliant Wushu Hand Ep, cut to wax on Zha’s much respected White Peach Records in November.  Even more heads turned …

The team behind HOME Festival are celebrating their 1st birthday this month. To celebrate, head honcho Terry Bird has put together a playlist remembering some special moments from the past year.  Kick back and enjoy three hours of intelligent house and techno from some of the artists who helped make HOME Events’ first year such …

Just in time for the sunshine, tropical party-throwers Club Djembe are back at The Love Inn to celebrate their first birthday with some very special guests, residents and Copacabana-worthy cocktails.  While they’re keeping the celebratory lineup under wraps for now,  you can expect to be transported to the dreamy shores of paradise for an exploration …

Vampire Weekend-esque guitar plucking, calypso rhythms and heady vocals are just part of the allure rising indie trio Cassia. Last year saw the band at major festivals including Reading and Leeds, as well as DHP family’s Dot-to-Dot festival (where they return for 2018 this May), plus their own spree of headline shows around the UK. …

It’s been quite a month in Bristol’s music world. The sudden closure of the Bierkeller music venue, once famed for welcoming the likes of Nirvana and Arctic Monkeys to the stage, brought a wave of sadness and concern for the welfare of music venues across the city. On top of that, a recent interview with …

Taking influences from classic grime, dubstep, jungle, garage, Middle Eastern sounds and whatever else takes his fancy, Bristol’s Sir Hiss is quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising young producers on the underground circuit. If you’ve been anywhere near a soundsystem in the last year, you’ve probably heard his outstanding Danny Uzi Vert, …

Club Djembe returns to cosy bar The Love Inn next Thursday with their 5th indoor beach party, bringing with them a whole load of tropical flavours as they combine unique and diverse sounds with a bucket load of rhythm. Inspired by sunset beach parties in the Western Mediterranean, the night aims to transport you to …

Nitelife is delighted to have the honour of premiering the brand new 3-track EP from Bristol’s art-rockers Poisonous Birds. Consisting of multi-instrumentalist Tom Ridley and percussionist Finn Mclean, former bandmates of tech-metal and rock 5-piece Chronographs, Poisonous Birds’ sound is both unique and innovative. Crafting incredibly cinematic, electronic-driven music with moments of exceptional beauty, the …