DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards took place at EGG London last night and Bristol headed in strong, with at least one nomination in every category. The results are in and, as always, Bristol proved it can punch well above its weight in the industry. Alfresco Disco scooped Best Club Event. Launching in 2005, the …

After setting up temporary home in the centre of Bristol for a three-date run of parties, the usually-nomadic party throwers Alfresco Disco are hosting the last party in their TEMPLE series this Saturday night.    With immense attention to detail paid to production and decor, Alfresco parties are all about the rave – not just …

The Leveller’s marked their thirtieth anniversary with a sold-out show that was studded with classics at O2 Academy last month; part of their One Way of Life greatest hits tour.  One fateful night in Brighton three decades ago, Mark Chadwick and Jeremy Cunningham met in a pub and decided to form The Levellers after discovering …

Japanese-born London-based producer Masaaki Yoshida AKA Anchorsong is headed for Bristol this December for a live show and signing, following the release of his latest album Cohesion. Anchorsong creates multi-layered tapestries of explorative, rhythmic music; gaining support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and Elton John. His latest release draws heavy inspiration …

We’ve teamed up with Motion to offer you the chance to win an exclusive Season Pass that will grant you and a friend access to any party at the converted warehouse between 1 January and 31 March. Currently ranked the world’s 16th best club, Motion relentlessly brings in the globe’s biggest underground artists, with huge …

NASS is the first (near) Bristol summer festival to lift the lid on their lineup, announcing their Friday and Saturday night headliners, plus a generous handful of other major hitters set to play across the four-day festival at Royal Bath & West Showground next July.  UK rap giant Giggs takes Friday’s headline slot, with relentlessly …

Having flown the nest at 17 to pursue a career as a jazz singer in London, Nadine Shah is well known for her formidably individual tone and fearless approach to songwriting, as she holds nothing back with her politically infused lyrics. Influenced by artists such as Nina Simone, The Beach Boys, Dolly Parton, Frida Kahlo …

Bristol-based vocalist Chiyaka dropped her stunning Descend EP this summer. The six-track EP creates a unique depth of space with floating ballads that Chikaya calls ‘cosmic trap’. It’s been receiving love from Bristol and beyond, with instagram support from Tricky and getting the top spot on Jamz Supernova’s Top 5 EPs on Radio 1Xtra. Working …

You know you’ve witnessed something special when you leave a gig dripping with sweat but with the biggest grin on your face. Needless to say, Jehst’s show at The Fleece this month did just that.  Following the release of his latest album Billy Green is Dead last year, the pioneering UK hip hop artist brought …

Leeds-based producer Ryan Wild AKA J.Sparrow (formerly Jack Sparrow) creates deeply atmospheric dubstep with intelligent forays across the spectrum of sound system music, from techno to reggae. He’s also one half of jazz-inflected dubstep project Author, with Submotion’s Orchestra’s Dom Howard AKA Ruckspin. J.Sparrow’s excellent debut album Circadian, released on Pinch’s Tectonic in 2010, gave …