Kevin Martin has been busy. So far this year, he’s dropped projects via his most recent JK Flesh collaboration Zonal, King Midas Sound, as well as a solo album under his new, most personal moniker yet, Kevin Richard Martin. Though fans of his club music will be pleased to hear that he is now working …

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 …

Things certainly got sweaty last Saturday as London’s infamous party crew, The Heatwave raised the temperature at Motion for their Hot Wuk tour. Bringing dutty rhythms and carnival vibes, they’ve been tearing it up for more than ten years now and it’s easy to see why their nights are so popular. Bringing dutty rhythms and carnival …

Get ready for a night of pure madness and non-stop dancing, as Detonation Boulevard comes to the legendary Lakota for some jungle, drum and bass and dancehall riddims. Featuring Kenny Ken, Nicky Blackmarket, Dr S Catchet and more. 7 July // 10pm – 6am // £7.50/ £12 adv // Lakota Facebook event // tickets

Taking over Lakota, Blue Mountain and Coroners Court complex this June, United Sounds Summer Festival present eighteen hours of mixed music across six arenas including outside stages. Expect to hear DnB, jungle, house, garage, bassline, grime, hip hop, dancehall, reggae, dub and more from over 70s artists, including Shadow Demon Coalition, TNA and Levelz, DJ Guv, DJ Luck and MC …

Best known for his 2017 afro-pop dancehall track Did You See, J Hus is currently holding down a profile many artists would dream of, with recent collaborations including grime golden boy Stormy and UK rapper Dave. His debut album Common Sense drops this May, with very high expectations from many. 10 May // 7pm – 11pm // £16.50 inc.bf // Motion LINKS: Facebook event …

Poet, novelist, musician and lecturer Anthony Joseph will be creating a hypnotic blend of rapturous spoken word and rhythmic speech at Attic Bar this May. Support comes in the shape of Ngaio’s compelling Erykah Badu-esque neo-jazz and nu-soul beats, plus dancehall and dub selectors Titan Sound, and AAA Badboy aka Kaptin Barrett – Boomtown’s head of music. Residents Andres and …

// READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH MUNGO’S HI FI // A gargantuan, travelling fiesta bubbling with carnival energy and party vibes, Fiesta Bombarda took over Bristol’s finest floating venue Thekla, on Friday night. A sold-out show fronted by explosive reggae-dancehall legends Mungo’s Hi Fi, sound-creator Prince Fatty and bad-boy wordsmith Gardna, the party rocked the boat …