Gardna has been high on our radar since his 2016 summer anthem Sunday, in collaboration with local producer Kreed. The Bristol MC has been on a fast upwards trajectory ever since, linking up with Eva Lazarus and Inja the following year for his next certifiable banger, My Show. 2018 brought his Gentleman’s Dub Club and …

The latest signing to Gardna and friends’ Boom Sound label is Glasgow-based collective Samson Sounds with their track featuring MC Tom Spirals, Chatterbox. Patois mixed with Glasgow patter, we guarantee this infectious tune will get your feet stomping. Patois mixed with Glasgow patter, we guarantee this infectious tune will get your feet stomping  Evolving out …

Ticket platform Skiddle doing a very good job of ingratiating themselves to Bristol’s music scene, with a two-day programme of events. Skiddle have taken the time to get to know the city’s true life forces and have programmed – with help from the people and artists working in Bristol – a fully-packed, two-day programme of …

Friday // The Hempolics, Attic Bar Out to put those organic rootsy vibes back into music, London reggae troupe The Hempolics are gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s best undiscovered talents, with support from the likes of Faithless’s Maxi Jazz (‘The Hempolics are the best band in the UK – but nobody knows it …

Boom Sound have invited the full Mungo’s Hi Fi soundsystem and crew to mash up the dance at Trinity Centre this weekend, alongside special guest Manudigital and some of the Boom Sound crew, including Gardna, Kreed, Parly B and more. To get us nicely warmed up for the party, Boom Sound put together a Nitelife …

Descended from a family of musicians, French riddim maker, bass player and producer Manudigital first picked up the bass at the age of 13. Driven by his interest in Jamaican culture, style and form, Manu has been involved in the digital reggae music scene for over 15 years. Trained at the American School of Modern …

Bristol’s Boom Sound is an artist-run label on the brink – if not past it – of huge things. As well as a major push in terms of releases, they’ve also brought us some of our favourite parties and festival takeovers of the year. They’re currently in the midst of a five-date tour of their …