Name: George Cotton Age: 18 Also known as: Grace Working primarily within 140bpm, dBs Music student George Cotton AKA Grace has been making himself known throughout 2018. The 18-year-old producer is currently completing dBs Music’s Level 3 Music Production extended diploma, whilst putting out a steady stream of music online, including a release with Spanish …

Bengal Sound has been quietly scaling the underground dance music world in the past year, with two tracks on Lemzley Dale’s Pearly Whites’ Vol. 2 compilation in September last year, followed up swiftly with his brilliant Wushu Hand Ep, cut to wax on Zha’s much respected White Peach Records in November.  Even more heads turned …

Name: Adjua Merryweather Age: 27 Also known as: Adjua/Backbeat Soundsystem/Eskimo Nebula Studying: BA (hons) Electronic Music Production dBs Music student Adjua Merryweather is half way through the second year of her Electronic Music Production degree. She already has several successful years under her belt touring as lead vocalist for bands, including dub reggae favourites Backbeat Soundsystem …

Name: Freya Blacker Age: 16 Also known as: FreyB At only 16 years old, songwriter Freya Blacker is projected for big things. Our dBs Music student diaries series takes a look behind the curtain at the students currently studying at dBs Music Bristol; when asked which of their younger students we should be keeping an …

Name: Miguel Almeida Age: 22 Also known as: Vowel With headline shows between UK and his hometown of Lisbon, young drum and bass producer Miguel Almeida aka Vowel is already well on his way to making a name in the world of DnB. His debut release Timeframe / Clockwise came out in November on Lifestyle …

Louisa Jones is no stranger when it comes to building a platform for women in music. The Dutty Girl founder has been in the music game for over fifteen years. Known behind the decks as Diss Miss, Louisa established DJ and MC collective Dutty Girl with the launch of new female-led clubnight in 2003. She …

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 …

New Bristol based collective SisterWorks have launched a Crowdfunder appeal to help raise the funds needed to host a day of female-led workshops centred around the creative arts, including music, art and dance, to be held across dBS Music studios this January. Run by an all-star team of 40+ women who have already made a …

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 …

Music technology higher education institute dBs Music has had a big impact on the city since opening the doors of their first Bristol campus in 2012. Many of their currently enrolled students are already making some of the biggest new sounds in the city, including certified Bandulu member and Papercranes label owner Hi5ghost, Blast resident …