It’s one thing having inspiring creatives in the music industry, but it’s another when these people give up their time to help others climb the ladder. Lizzy Ellis is one of these individuals who is driven by a passion to support others, helping many people along the way to develop a career in the music …

One of the underground’s biggest driving forces, Pinch is natural innovator, continually exploring new territory (then sending for the rest of us). The producer and Tectonic boss played a major role in establishing a dubstep scene in Bristol, co-founding the legitimately legendary Subloaded nights alongside Blazey Bodynod in 2004. It was the first major dubstep …

In an era where ‘secret’ warehouse raves are hosted by My Nu Leng and the police will shut down a 30-strong house party, it’s safe to say that the traditional rave scene that Bristol’s party culture was built on is no more. Thanks to the party-pooping Criminal Justice and Public Order Act passed in ’94 …

Dutch five-piece De Staat have something of a twinkle in their eye. Fronted by the hyper-talented Torre Florim, who sings, plays guitar, writes and produces for the band; the rock group embrace influences from R&B to art rock.  Their latest and fifth studio album Bubble Gum dropped last month, dealing with serious issues such as …

Bristol producer duo KOAN Sound are celebrating the release of their long, long-awaited debut album, more than a decade on from their first release. Having entered the ring at just 16 with dubstep hit Clowny / Blessed, the evolution of KOAN Sound is unparalleled – somehow retaining their original and unique style, while continually expanding …

Shindig Festival is brought to us from the brains behind multi-award winning record label and party-throwers Ghetto Funk. In five short years, it’s gone from a party in a field to a cult-adored small festival, selling out earlier and earlier each year. Shindig Festival puts positive vibes at the forefront – with an increasingly impressive …

We took the opportunity to speak to grime royalty Ghetts at the release of his new Swindle collaboration, Drill Work – his first outing since dropping his long-awaited Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament in September. The genre-blending, skiddish 140ish tune couldn’t be better suited to one of grime’s most enduring, innovating and outright best MCs. …

Bristol shares a postcode with some of the country’s best small and mid-sized festivals, with more hidden gems within an hours’ drive. Announcements for this year’s summer festival season are coming in so thick and fast we can almost feel the sun on our cheeks already. Bristol’s largest festival, NASS snagged some of the UK’s …

A key figure in the bass house movement of the past few years, Holy Goof brings his brand new Globes tour to Motion this month in partnership with The Blast, where Holy Goof will be playing alongside a lineup of friends and special guests. The tour is in support of Holy Goof’s recently announced compilation …

The Louisiana is hosting a fundraiser this evening for the musicians who lost more than £30,000 of equipment between them in a fire that devastated a warehouse on Netham Road last month. Thankfully no one was injured in the blaze, although the many musicians using the building lost everything overnight. The Louisiana sound engineer and …