// WIN TICKETS TO HACIENDA CLASSICAL AT BRISTOL SOUNDS THIS JUNE // Manchester’s Hacienda Classical project is descending on Bristol’s Harbourside this month – with a full 40-piece orchestra in tow – as part of the Bristol Sounds concerts between 21-24 June. An ode to the iconic Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, their classical arrangements of 80s …

Brought up on a diet of dubstep and grime, Bristol producer and Who Cares resident OH91 has managed to keep a relatively low profile over the past few years, whilst continuing to bring out a steady stream of bangers, from his Coyote Records-released Stealth, to his Skanks EP released on White Peach last year, and …

Back with a boom (and a bang!), veteran breakbeat DJ and producer Krafty Kuts dropped his new album All 4 Corners last month. Produced alongside Bristol drum and bass hero and wordsmith extraordinaire Dynamite MC, the album is gathering rapid momentum and exploding onto the club scene with some booty-popping beats and some red hot …

Old school hip hop legends Bizarre Ride (formerly The Pharcyde) kicked off their 2017 tour with a visit to The Fleece on Wednesday. We headed to the hip hop head haven to relive the classic album live some 25 years on. The popularity of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde back in the 90s was in …

Last weekend, some of the Nitelife team returned to our spiritual home, Love Saves the Day. Annually marking the beginning of Bristol’s festival season, it’s put on by a team of genuine music lovers with years of event experience between them – getting better year on year. In fact, it’s one of the only festivals I …

K Stylz aka Kamar Graham is the newest member of The Blast family. Although he’s been DJing for nigh on 15 years, shutting down raves in London and Birmingham, as well as making a name on the international club scenes in ‘Napa and Marbella, he’s now focusing all his energy on his hometown of Bristol. …

When faced with the prospect of celebrating a British summer by coughing up £243 for a weekend in Glastonbury losing your friends, your mind, your car and your tent, the allure of Shindig Weekender with its capacity for 5000 dirt mongers and £90 tickets is pretty powerful. Especially with Sugarhill Gang, The Heavy and Dutty …

Representing a collaborative collective of immense DnB power, Fokuz Records’ founding father Dreazz aka Marco Grijsen is bringing his Rotterdam-based underground label to Bristol this June to launch a new night from Bristol DJ and longtime promoter Sam Hiscox. He’s already been involved with the brilliant Liquifyah collective for the past five years, and is …

The same musical minds behind Bristol Summer Series – and co-conspirators of The Downs festival – are back on Bristol’s Harbourside this summer with not only a new name, but a whole extra day of live music, and a bigger and better lineup… On 21-24 June, Bristol Sounds is taking over Lloyd’s Amphitheatre for a …

With Bristol-born Chepstow-based Balter Festival a mere few days away, we had a chat with co-founder Elias aka gypsycore producer and DJ E-Coli about the new-ish, totally off-kilter festival that’s already attracted a cult reputation and following as it enters its fourth year this June. Like all of the best festivals, Balter was born out …