It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where Bru-C put himself on the map, a meteoric rise as an integral host of Cru-Cast, Skepsis’ inseparable sidekick and as his own stand-alone vocalist, Bru-C has carved himself into one of the most widely recognisable frontmen in the industry.  From battle-rap at 500-person-venues to some of the biggest stages …

After embarking on his musical journey at just 15, George Andrews AKA Yaksha has explored a wealth of world music influences. His sound is planted well within the roots of soundsystem music, with a spiritual, conscious message at its core. Born in London and growing up close to Bristol, he has taken the influences of …

The lights are low in Exchange and the crowd is chattering away. Swim Deep meanders their way towards the stage, as an almost ethereal sound rings around the room. When they reach it, vocalist Austin Williams only has one word for us – ‘hello’. Like seeing an old friend again, the room breaks into laughter, …

This Saturday, local DJ collective Don’t Test are set to take over Bristol’s dub hotspot Cosies, for their biggest lineup yet. Welcoming top drawer DJ and producers, featuring Louisiana-born dubstep producer Bukkha, local legend RSD for some bass heavy tremors, plus Noods DJ RI-J and Don’t Test’s very own dubstep connoisseur Reznik.   the crew …

Brought together in 2017 by lead singer and common denominator Danny Nedelko – the real-life subject of IDLES’ pro-immigrant anthem – Heavy Lungs are frontman Danny, drummer George Garratt, bassist James Minchall and guitarist Oliver Southgate. Although pretty much fresh from the womb as a foursome, after supporting their good friends on a completely sold …

Giant Swan are something of a Bristol institution. Robin Stewart and Harry Wright have spent years carving out a niche for themselves in the city, their name now synonymous with the aggressive, kinetic, and often improvised techno sets they create. They hold a disregard for the stoic norms techno often offers in favour of a …

Flick on Memory Streams, Portico Quartet’s freshly-released fifth studio album, and in moments you’ll be enveloped by its rhythm-tripping instrumental soundscape. At turns epic and immersive, uplifting and emotive, Portico Quartet’s new record is a weave of echoing keys, flurrying electronic loops and sonorous saxophone; growling bass and Jackson Pollock-esque drums. Magpieing influences from everything …

Last year, we gave away what was at the time the most highly rated-portable speaker in the country, the Minirig. Made right here in Bristol, it’s an exceptionally high quality speaker inspired by the soundsystem culture that our city is known for. inspired by the soundsystem culture that our city is known for But now …

Growing up in relative isolation in the woodlands of Os, Norway; singer and producer Aurora Aksnes weaves an ethereal yet battle-ready brand of dreamy pop music that is connecting with a growing fanbase across the globe.  If on the surface her subject matter conjures Nordic fairytale-style images of wolves, moonlight and flowing rivers; it’s her …

The Bath and West Showground prepares itself to once again fling its doors open to 10,000 ravers, as some of the biggest names in drum and bass, jungle and hard-dance touch down tomorrow for the 16th annual Westfest.  For one night only, six unique stages sport scarily good lineups featuring the heaviest DJs and MCs …