IDLES are very vocal about the part Bristol has played in their phenomenal rise to success. On the release of their second, UK number five-charted album Joy As An Act of Resistance, frontman Joe Talbot told Nitelife:  ‘All of the promoters in Bristol were really supportive of us from the start (…) If you’re passionate …

The hip hop-jazz scene that’s been sweeping the nation since Tom Misch started amassing SoundCloud plays back in 2011 now has it’s very own truth teller; he goes by the name of Barney Artist.  East London rapper Barney Artist has been working with names now synonymous with the scene – Mische, Alfa Mist and Jordan …

Signing to Hospital Records at the turn of the millennium, South West producer Danny Byrd is one of the most recognised names in drum and bass. Releasing his debut album Supersized in 2008, he’s just dropped his fourth LP on the festishised label, Atomic Funk.    Interestingly, the funkiest song on the album isn’t the …

Hot on the tails of their 2017 breakthrough album Push On – which shot straight to number three in the iTunes hip hop chart (where it stayed nestled beneath Skepta and Drake for a full week) – Bristol hip hop duo The Allergies are back with new album Steal the Show, due for release on …

Bristol’s most secretive party throwers, Alfresco Disco have announced a three-date run of events, mysteriously known only as Temple, for which they’ll be taking up temporary residence at an undisclosed city centre location.    With a solid reputation for throwing out-of-this-world parties with some of the world’s best, forward-thinking artists, Alfresco Disco don’t need to reveal …

Res One is one of Bristol’s hardest working hip hop MCs. Part of the Split Prophets Collective, they have been pushing the underground UK hip hop scene since the release of their Scribbled Thoughts EP in 2011. They’ve supported the likes of Wu Tang, KRS One, MF Doom and are one of the biggest and …

New Brownswood recruit Skinny Pelembe makes his maiden voyage to Bristol this month with his new afro-tipped, psychedelic soul EP, Sleep More, Make More Friends.   Born in Johannesburg and raised in Doncaster, the producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and MC signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings earlier this year, debuting with downtempo-meets-melodious masterpiece I’ll Be on …

Following a meteoric rise over the last two years Slowthai has quickly established himself as one of the hottest prospects in the UK grime scene. His live shows have rapidly gained a not-to-be-missed reputation for his relentless energy and aggressive delivery. The Exchange – off the back of the news that it is likely to …

While Colston Hall undergoes a £45 million renovation, the team are continuing to bring world class musicians to Bristol, making use of some of city’s independent venues via their Colston Hall Presents programme. Earlier this month, it resulted in the booking of an eccentric duo at Bedminster’s Fiddlers in the form of Afrobeat pioneer Tony …

An occasion that has filled our hearts with friendship, fun and beautiful beats for over a decade. A party in a field that’s grown from humble beginnings. A family-run celebration that has never weakened its ethos. This is an ode to Fieldview. We’re rather spoilt in Bristol, but 10 years ago in my hometown of …