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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

‘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 …

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 (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 …

Jackson is the solo jazz funk project of multi-talented Bristol musician, songwriter and vocalist Jack Baldus. However, when it comes to performing his music live, he enlists the help of a fairly impressive six-piece band. His live accomplices include no other than five-time UK DMC Champion DJ Asian Hawk, who sings and scratches simultaneously, as …

Bonding over beer and Bailey’s serving preferences (we’re firmly in the no-ice camp), we meet Bristol reggae and dub trio Evermoor Sound in the back room of Old Market’s To The Moon. Shuffled up together on the leather sofas, the two boys Dan and James scrunch shoulder-to-shoulder with vocalist Summer, creating a wall of togetherness …

A warm tribute to the camaraderie and rock ’n’ roll spirit that much of Bristol’s live music scene thrives upon, Wild Eyed are an easy-going group, snapping at the ankles of the city’s most polished musicians despite only playing as a fully formed band for less than a year. Fronted by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sam …