Chris Farrell has been an integral part of Bristol’s music scene for many years now, working alongside his fellow music-heads to help shape the sound of the city. Chris has his fingers in many pies, though most of us will associate him with local record label Idle Hands that he co-founded with Tom Ford, aka …

After escaping a restrictive contract with French major label Wagram, Glasgow-born MC, singer and activist Sumati Bhardwa AKA Soom T is back with her new album Born Again.    Seamlessly traversing the worlds of hip hop, soul and reggae, Soom T has been a voice for the people for 25 years. She’s not an artist …

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 …

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 …

Bass music purveyors The Blast have been a part of the Bristol scene for well over a decade now, from involvement in Bristol’s iconic Blowpop nights in the early days, to now running around 70 shows a year across Bristol and London, including festival stages around the world and their own fully-fledged festival, Sequences, which …

Bristol bass duo My Nu Leng have been a major part of the city’s electronic dance sphere for the last half a decade, turning heads with breakthrough track The Grid in 2012, and continuing on a steady path to success with Set It and more recent Bristol anthems like Soul Shake and brand new track …

South West MC and spoken word poet Rider Shafique is unveiling a new photography exhibition at Trinity Centre tomorrow in line with the first public performance of his I-Dentity, which has been created in collaboration with friend and local photographer Khali Ackford. LOC’S is a photographic series celebrating and showcasing the diversity of dreadlock culture. …

Since the age of 18, Sam Howard aka DJ Stryda has been pushing the local roots scene, whether that’s through roots music duo Dubkasm with longtime pal Ben Glass (Digistep), his influential Sufferah’s Choice radio show and record label, or his regular Teachings in Dub soundsystem nights at Trinity Centre. So much so, that many …

// Watch the Nitelife mini documentary Young Echo: DIY Bristol // Young Echo is the signature of an 11-strong collective of producers, vocalists and poets based in and around Bristol. Its members, including Kahn and Neek, and Peng Sound label owner Ossia, are all independently making waves on the underground with releases between them on Deep …