A well renowned figure on Bristol’s ever-thriving vinyl scene,  DJ, multi-instrumentalist and producer Boca 45 has become one of the most in demand names in the industry thanks to his skilful fusion of forward thinking production techniques with old-school beats and soulful vintage sounds.  forward thinking production techniques with old-school beats and soulful vintage sounds …

It’s not often that hip hop artists from the UK’s humble West Country get to collaborate with global superstars like Snoop Dogg, but Kray-Z Legz is here to change that narrative – and a few others whilst he’s at it – with his new six-track EP, Play With Fire. Hailing from Glastonbury, Kray-Z Legz released his …

Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, rapper, songwriter and poet Sampa Tembo released her debut music project The Great Mixtape in 2015 while studying sound engineering in Sydney, Australia.  People were quick to catch on, and following a series of singles including Estelle-collaboration HERoes Act 2, Sampa’s next mixtape Birds and The BEE9 won …

Bam!Bam!Bam! present new one-day event Amaglam Shapes at SWX this June, which will be headlined by the sensational Masego – with support from Oshun, Fatima, Maisha, and Leven Kali to create a jazzy R&B infused lineup. a blend of jazz, trap, hip hop and soul With a style of music which is hard to categorise, …

British music culture is experiencing a marked increase in the interesting infusion of jazz and hip hop. The measure of which can be aligned to the influence of London-born producer, pianist, multi instrumentalist and rapper, Alfa Mist. Unlike your typical classically trained jazz pianist, Alfa came into music through making grime and hip hop, but …

Hip Hop Coffee Shop are celebrating their first birthday this month with a no holds barred blowout. They will be trading intimate for outside, with a seven-hour day party on Blue Mountain’s rooftop terrace with a hefty crew of local boom bap talent, including Creatures of Habit, Split Prophets’ Res One and Hip Hop Coffee …

Hot on the tails of their 2017 breakthrough album Push On – which shot straight to number three in the iTunes hip hop chart (where it stayed nestled beneath Skepta and Drake for a full week) – Bristol hip hop duo The Allergies are back with new album Steal the Show, due for release on …

Bam Bam Bam have been hitting Bristol with high calibre hip hop shows this year at a faster rate than Boris Johnson changes jobs. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket for GZA at SWX last weekend, well done you, but remove the smug glasses as there is plenty more …

Akua Naru’s long awaited new album The Blackest Joy drops at the end of this month, with Bristol being one of the first stops on her album tour. It’s the MC’s first release since 2015’s The Miner’s Canary and her second foray into self producing and self releasing on her own independent label, The Urban …

The People’s Front Room Collective present a night filled with the sounds of some local legends at Mr Wolf’s with BOMBS and Clayton Blizzard in aid of their current fundraising campaign. The diverse group of artists and musicians work collaboratively to put on accessible, affordable events across the country and are saving up for a van, …