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 …

Local producer Lucy Helyer has been dominating the playing field for Bristol’s best up-and-coming for the past few months, and it’s with very good reason. Operating professionally as L U C Y, she occupies the same dark, atmospheric, spacey soundscapes that have been trademarked by other Bristol artists like Tricky and Kahn – adding her …

Bass music purveyors The Blast have been a part of the Bristol scene for well over a decade now, from involvement in Bristol’s iconic Blowpop nights in the early days, to now running around 70 shows a year across Bristol and London, including festival stages around the world and their own fully-fledged festival, Sequences, which …

Celebrating their 150th anniversary with a sonic boom, Colston Hall succeeded in bringing the 20-strong supergroup The Outlook Orchestra to Bristol’s Harbourside for a once in a lifetime concert this July, including a full hour-long set from Roots Manuva to kick off the evening. Led by the mind behind Submotion Orchestra and Gentleman’s Dub Club, …

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 …

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 …

Brought up on a diet of dubstep and grime, Bristol producer and Who Cares resident OH91 has managed to keep a relatively low profile over the past few years, whilst continuing to bring out a steady stream of bangers, from his Coyote Records-released Stealth, to his Skanks EP released on White Peach last year, and …