Sector 7 Sounds heads Boofy and Lemzly Dale are key players in the 140bpm microcosm of Bristol. Boofy is a bonafide Bandulu member alongside Kahn, Neek and Hi5ghost, while Lemzly Dale’s Holy I$$h remix was laid to wax on Bandulu Records in 2017. They launched Sector 7 Sounds together in 2013 with their Catch a …

Known collectively as Bandulu Gang; Kahn, Neek, Boofy and Hi5ghost have played a huge part in building an important hub for instrumental UK grime in Bristol.   As well as releasing between them on key labels like Deep Medi and Innamind, and operating under a number of aliases, including Young Echo, Wu Yen, O$VMV$M and …

Last month, Bristol’s Sequences Festival announced their, frankly ridiculous, 2018 lineup. Teaming up with Critical Sound, Deep Medi and Bandulu, The Blast are delivering an all-day lineup this July at Motion across three areas, powered by Mungo’s HiFi soundsystem, Void and Dirt Sound. Major names on the bill include Noisia, Mist, Mala and Kahn & …

The sun has finally shown itself and so has our summer festival hankering. Right on cue, one of our favourite all-day parties has released their first wave lineup announcement. Returning to Motion’s back yard this July for a third year running, Sequences Festival is the brain child of Bristol bass heads The Blast. They’ve hooked …

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 …

Grime producer Lemzly Dale has been on the Bristol circuit for years, keeping close quarters with some of the bigger names on the scene, including Bandulu label mates Kahn and Neek, Hi5ghost, and Boofy – with whom he runs their co-founded record label Sector 7. He also launched Pearly Whites last year, flying solo on …

With Sequences festival coming up at the end of the month, organisers The Blast have put together a playlist to give us a sonic sample of what’s to come at this year’s event. Still in its early infancy, the bass-centric festival made a big impression on the city in its debut year in 2016. It’s …

Bristol producer Omari Champagnie, better known as OH91, has been quietly making waves on Bristol’s underground scene since his first release with Coyote Records in 2013. Keeping circles with the likes of the Bandulu collective, and with mentors including Sir Sypro and Grandmixxer, it’s clear that he’s been marked as a serious talent, despite only …

In case you haven’t noticed, the entire underground music community in Bristol has been rallying around SWU.FM (South West Underground) in support of their massive fundraiser at Motion this Easter Sunday. It’s a party worth going to by any stretch, but supporters are drumming up a sense of duty owed by enjoyers of Bristol’s underground to cough …