We took the opportunity to speak to grime royalty Ghetts at the release of his new Swindle collaboration, Drill Work – his first outing since dropping his long-awaited Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament in September. The genre-blending, skiddish 140ish tune couldn’t be better suited to one of grime’s most enduring, innovating and outright best MCs. …

High Focus Records is eight years old, can you believe it?! It feels like only yesterday that we were bouncing around to Dirty Dike’s Hi I’m James on repeat. Join them for an almighty celebration at Bristol’s SWX this March, with appearances from label heavyweights such as The Four Owls, who will be sure to …

Taking influences from classic grime, dubstep, jungle, garage, Middle Eastern sounds and whatever else takes his fancy, Bristol’s Sir Hiss is quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising young producers on the underground circuit. Sir Hiss is quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising young producers on the underground circuit If …

Taking influences from classic grime, dubstep, jungle, garage, Middle Eastern sounds and whatever else takes his fancy, Bristol’s Sir Hiss is quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising young producers on the underground circuit. If you’ve been anywhere near a soundsystem in the last year, you’ve probably heard his outstanding Danny Uzi Vert, …

Award winning recording artist and producer Wiley will be delivering one hell of a show at the iconic Motion this February. One of the originators of grime, Roll Deep founder and original Eskiboy, Wiley is the most influential artists of his generation. Don’t miss an opportunity to see true grime royalty in the flesh. 23 February …

Dazed are celebrating Valentine’s Day with their biggest garage lineup to date, including So Solid Crew, featuring Lisa Maffia and Romeo, Sweet Female Attitude, Shapes and Bristol’s own 24hr Garage Girls head, Shosh. Plus Buckfast Boys and friends, including very special guest MC Devvo – will be coming out of retirement for one night only …

Freerange have delivered the best in bassline and 140 all year round. To finish off 2017, they are pulling out all the stops with another huge lineup, including a two hour set of UK garage basslines from DJ Q, back to back bangers from grime legends Slimzee and Spooky, and multi-genre producer Swindle. 8 December // …

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 …

Sonic Boom Six have a special art that enables them to blend ska, hip hop, grime and electro all into one whilst keeping in time with the current sound. Fresh from playing The Warped Tour, the band are ready to get back on the Exchange stage for another incredible show. A hefty support lineup consists …

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 …