Chances are you’re probably no stranger to Jehst. The pioneering Huddersfield based MC and co-founder of YNR Productions record label has paved the way for UK hip hop since The Return of The Drifter back in 2002. With his thought-provoking content and ability to paint expressions clearly in your mind, this wordsmith continues to capture …

The winter clubbing season is well and truly underway, and for most of us that that means at least a few trips to In:Motion – the annual three month clubnight series from Motion and friends, bringing in some of the world’s biggest underground names to see us through the colder months. Kicking off at the …

DIY music and art collective Cosmic Soul Collective have been crowned the winners of #NITELIFENITEOUT. We launched the Bristol-wide competition this summer in a bid to seek out an independent local promoter offering something unique to our already-excellent nightlife scene. We promised the winner £1000 to help towards their next event – courtesy of Bristol-based …

Multi-media artist, poet and spoken-word-meets-rap artist Kojey Radical has a fire in his belly. The level of creativity, determination and raw talent in one person is hardly possible to conceive. At only 24 years old, the Hoxton-raised British-Ghanaian creative has three full releases to his name, staunch credibility as a poet and artist, and also …

Bristol based Sheelanagig raised the roof at the Lantern, Coslton Hall last weekend, kicking off their autumn tour with a bang. Describing their sound as ‘original, jumping European folk music’, they’re something of a south west institution and it’s easy to see why. Formed in 2005, Sheelanagig are made up charismatic frontman Aaron Catlow on …

‘Yama Warashi’ means a small child-like spirit that lives in the mountains. Formed by Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara, Yama Warashi create a dreamy evocative sound, inspired by Japanese folk, dance music, free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. Yoshino sings transportive songs in her mother tongue as well as in …

After self-releasing his debut album Cloak last year, supremely talented singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Rakei was scooped up by Ninja Tune after someone from the label heard one of his tracks playing in café and Shazamed it. Easily one of the most respected record labels in the world and (along with sister label …

Music technology higher education institute dBs Music has had a big impact on the city since opening the doors of their first Bristol campus in 2012. Many of their currently enrolled students are already making some of the biggest new sounds in the city, including certified Bandulu member and Papercranes label owner Hi5ghost, Blast resident …

Local producer Lucy Helyer has been dominating the playing field for Bristol’s best up-and-coming for the past few months, and it’s with very good reason. Operating professionally as L U C Y, she occupies the same dark, atmospheric, spacey soundscapes that have been trademarked by other Bristol artists like Tricky and Kahn – adding her …

We’ve teamed up with Simple Things Festival to offer you the chance to win 4 x tickets to this year’s event on Saturday 21 October. The multi-venue multi-genre festival will be showcasing an extremely diverse lineup across ten stages scattered around the city centre. Kicking off early afternoon, live music of all shapes and sizes will …