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 …

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 …

‘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 …

Bristol band Sleeptalking have earned a reputation largely for their incredible live performances and legitimately thrilling stage theatrics, although their recently released EP Oh, Isn’t it Strange? stands up entirely on its own as a brilliant modern grunge record with powerful raw instrumentation and permeating vocals from lead singer Tom Nosek. a brilliant modern grunge …

London-based singer songwriter and rising soul star Jake Isaac describes his sound as ‘singer-songwriter soul, combined with a bit of pop’. After the release of his 2017 album Our Lives, Jake hasn’t been resting on his laurels, with follow-up single Long Road offering up a nice slice of easy Bastille-like folk – not to mention …

Bristol (by way of Plymouth) alternative hip hop trio The Scribes combine their talents to create a refreshingly unique sound and write-home-about live show, fusing elements from funk to rock to create their own exciting vision for the future of hip hop. The Scribes combine their talents to create a refreshingly unique sound and write-home-about …

The undisputed home of drum and bass in Bristol, RUN is back with a special all day event with probably the biggest drum and bass day lineup we’ve ever seen. The occasion has even called for Bristol-bred producer Hugh Pescod aka Redlight to dust off his retired Clipz moniker for a very rare outing. Joining …