The night that established Bristol’s dubstep scene is back for a one-off special at Trinity Centre this month, in honour of Pinch’s pioneering Tectonic Recordings’ 100th release. The event will see the return of some Subloaded originals like Joker and Cyrus, with hosts Sgt. Pokes and Koast back on mic duty, plus some newer faces …

Name: Freya Blacker Age: 16 Also known as: FreyB At only 16 years old, songwriter Freya Blacker is projected for big things. Our dBs Music student diaries series takes a look behind the curtain at the students currently studying at dBs Music Bristol; when asked which of their younger students we should be keeping an …

Last week, Bristol-based promotions giants The MJR Group announced a series of major concerts to take place in a new outdoor space in the St Philips Marsh area, across the water from Motion. Their first lineup announcement included British reggae giants UB40, pop trio Future Islands, Texas with Imelda May and The The. A second …

Last month, alongside Hospitality DnB, The Blast and Dazed, we launched a competition to uncover a fresh DJ talent, with the chance to win a place on one of the biggest bass music lineups of the year: Shockout Festival. The new one-dayer from bassweight dream team The Blast and Hospitality DnB will see titans like …

French trip hop troupe and independent record label Chinese Man came to the O2 Academy with their new album Shikantaza. A Japanese translation of a Chinese term, Shikantaza is a Zen Buddhist practice called ‘Silent Illumination’ or ‘nothing but (shikan) precisely (da) sitting (za)’. It describes the process of being completely in the moment, emptying …

Live events company The MJR Group have announced they will be delivering a fresh new series of events to our doorstep this summer, featuring well-established acts as well as a tasty selection of food and drinks. Their first line-up announcement consists of Birmingham based reggae band UB40, pop trio Future Islands, alternative rock band Texas, …

In association with Hospitality DnB, The Blast and Dazed, we launched a competition last month to find the final addition to the Shockout Festival lineup. Taking over Bath and West Showground on 24 February, Shockout has rounded up some of the biggest names in bass, including SASASAS, High Contrast, The Prototypes, Shy FX, J Hus, Hype …

After an eight-year release hiatus, Bristol-based dance music pioneers Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff returned last year under their duo pseudonym Way Out West to release their new album Tuesday Maybe through Anjunadeep – the much-respected Anjunabeats offshoot label dedicated to the deeper sounds of house and techno. The release also sees the duo embark …

Young Echo is a 11-strong collective of talented producers, vocalists and sonic provocateurs that are not afraid to push boundaries. Their innovative sound incorporates elements of dub, bass, drone, grime, noise and techno and for the past few years they have been making big waves in the underground music scene with releases on an impressive …

Celebrating the 4th birthday of Britain’s best touring Jungle rave, Rumble in The Jungle went off with a bang on Friday night at Lakota and Coroner’s Court. Glittering rave-goers and hardcore Jungle heads queued excitedly down the streets of Stokes Croft for access to the hottest party of 2018. After an amazing presale, the last …