leading the charge in the new school drum and bass Part of DIY underground drum and bass crew and label Born on Road, Selecta J-Man has to be one of the most underrated names in drum and bass. His forward-thinking stye of production marries the best elements of jungle, dancehall, rollers and jump up; leading …

After the success of the inaugural Beat Horizon at Printworks London last year, festival organisers SoundCrash have announced the very good news that Beat Horizon’s second coming will include trips to Bristol and Manchester in January 2020.  With a lineup that pays homage to the forefathers, as well as the greats of today, Beat Horizon …

Boomtown have announced a brand-new event space in the heart of Bristol. Fans of the festival, or those who haven’t had the chance to attend, can rejoice as Boomtown will be bringing a taste of the most immersive and theatrical party in the country to Bristol.  Boomtown’s theatrical director hinted last year that Boomtown had …

The Downs is more than a music festival. Finding its beginnings in collaboration with Massive Attack in 2016, Team Love and Crosstown Concerts worked together with the landscape-changing group to build a music and information lineup around their 13-years-coming hometown show on Clifton Downs.    representing diverse, boundary-pushing artists alongside homegrown Bristol talent Now a …

Last summer, BIMM launched their student-run record label HUBB Records; bringing us single releases from some of BIMM’s most promising talent, including grunge-indie group Sinclair and super talented songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist James Humphrys. They’re back with another fistful of releases scheduled over the summer, with nine fresh up-and-coming artists spanning from folk to metal.   …

A bastion of Bristol’s music scene, Thekla sets sail tomorrow for a £1m spruce up at Albion dry dock that should see it through another 50 years of music history. Bristol’s best-known club, Thekla has been a part of the local music and arts scene since the early 80s, when it was converted into a …

After what’s felt like an age of venue closures or near misses, Bristol is getting a new music venue. Open seven days a week, The Den sits between Thekla and Arnolfini on Bristol’s Harbourside. The intimate 180-capacity venue is inspired by London jazz cafes and brandishes an impressive 7AM – 3AM licence. The intimate 180-capacity venue …

Since lifting the lid on their biggest headliner yet back in February, with DJ EZ along with Headie One and Jaykae, Sequences have been teasing us with morsels of information about this year’s festival in August.  Last month, they announced a live performance of KOAN Sound’s Polychrome and a very special team up from Kings …

Our heads are still spinning after Bam!Bam!Bam! announced that hip hop veteran Madlib and jazz’s man of the moment Kamaal Williams will be coming together all under one roof for a night of pure sonic grooves this August bank holiday, topped off by The Heliocentrics and Carista. Pre sale tickets drop this Monday and aren’t likely …

The Downs is heading into its third year this August and their first lineup announcement has blown previous years right out of the water. They’ve planned an unbelievable 10 hours of live music, headlined by one of hip hop’s all-time greatest, Ms. Lauryn Hill.  The Fugees singer, rapper and five times Grammy award-winning solo artist …