This Wednesday, Thekla will be joining forces with national trade association NTIA (Night Time Industry Association) to host an evening of panel discussion explore how Bristol’s night-time economy can co-exist harmoniously with surging urban developments. The event comes after the tragic closure of St Paul’s beloved Surrey Vaults at the end of November due to …

Louisa Jones is no stranger when it comes to building a platform for women in music. The Dutty Girl founder has been in the music game for over fifteen years. Known behind the decks as Diss Miss, Louisa established DJ and MC collective Dutty Girl with the launch of new female-led clubnight in 2003. She …

Bristol producer Courtney Beckford is best known as Hi5ghost, although he also operates under more secretive alias Wu Yen. Both have been making waves on the underground scene in Bristol and further afield, with regular appearances on Rinse FM as Hi5ghost – his grime and dubstep leaning moniker. Plus a lot of love for his …

Drum and bass pioneer and MBE award holder Goldie has an insatiable desire for success in everything he achieves. The gold-toothed national treasure returned to the spotlight earlier this year, with the announcement of his first full-length album since 2007’s Rufige Kru, The Journey Man. The return of lengthy compositions and intense jungle rhythms from …

Name: Courtney Beckford Also known as: Hi5ghost / Wu Yen Age: 26 Second year Music Production and Engineering student at dBs Music Courtney Beckford opens our dBs Music Student Diaries series, where we take a look behind the scenes at some of the currently enrolled students set for big things. Best known under his production …

Obaro Ejimiwe, better known as Ghostpoet, is back with his conscious new album Dark Days and Canapés and a major UK and European tour, which stops in to Bristol’s Marble Factory this November. Recently relocated to the burgeoning creative hub of Margate, Obaro took a break from helping with construction at the site of his …

Drum and bass producer, Dubz Audio boss and one of the key players in the jump up revival, DJ Guv is about to set off on his first UK tour with a few friends in tow. DJ Guv and Friends kicks off at Lakota on 11 November. In 2013, Guv won best breakthrough producer at …

Headed up by Bristol-based producer and DJ Shosh, 24hr Garage Girls is a growing collective of female garage DJs and devotees. In just a few years, their original concept has grown from raving out of burnt out cars at festivals and raves around the country, to soundclashing against Heartless Crew at Glastonbury’s Shangri-La this year. …

Descended from a family of musicians, French riddim maker, bass player and producer Manudigital first picked up the bass at the age of 13. Driven by his interest in Jamaican culture, style and form, Manu has been involved in the digital reggae music scene for over 15 years. Trained at the American School of Modern …

IDLES have long been close to the heart of Bristol’s live scene, so the city’s chest swelled with pride when their 2017 debut album Brutalism received national acclaim and set them up with a headline European tour, not to mention the small matter of being handpicked by Foo Fighters to support them at their London …