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 …

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 …

Bristol’s garage rock, sleaze-soul duo Leathers are KM Records boss Chris Mitchard (AKA one-man ‘electro kraut blues’ extraordinaire Charlton Lane) and drummer Ed Calvert.  We’ve already heard two tracks from the intriguing new duo, the galloping Snatch it Back and instant-classic Move, which has a solid ring of Devo’s Whip It. But now their debut …

One of Bristol’s most exciting alt-rock outfits No Violet are gearing up to release the second single from their debut EP Faces (dropping in full on 14 September), and we’ve been granted an exclusive first-listen before it’s released on Bristol’s Leisure Records tomorrow. Drenched in grunge, No Violet deliver a sort of understated epicness that’s …

From Dr. Feelgood and Bowie to Tedeschi Trucks Band and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, From The Jam’s Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings have put together an exclusive playlist for Nitelife NOISE, ahead of their Bristol show at SWX tomorrow night. They’re playing alongside 2 Tone legends The Selector, as part of a ska and …

This past year has been a good one for Bristol-based producer Kayla Painter. Having finally escaped a restrictive publishing deal that stopped her debut album ever seeing the light of day, in October it was announced that Kayla Painter was one of 10 musicians selected for Gilles Peterson’s 2017-2018 Future Bubblers programme. A collaboration between …

Original superstar DJ Judge Jules is coming to Bristol this Saturday night for a super-intimate two-hour set at The Doghouse. Judge Jules will be flying in for the occasion from his summer residency at Ibiza megaclub Eden, where he first grew to fame with his now-legendary Judgement Sundays – one of the busiest nights on …

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 …