One of the underground’s biggest driving forces, Pinch is natural innovator, continually exploring new territory (then sending for the rest of us). The producer and Tectonic boss played a major role in establishing a dubstep scene in Bristol, co-founding the legitimately legendary Subloaded nights alongside Blazey Bodynod in 2004. It was the first major dubstep …

Bristol titan Rob Smith is a true originator of the Bristol Sound, originally putting Bristol on the map in the mid 90s with Smith & Mighty, and continuing to influence the scene today under his dubstep moniker RSD. This Christmas he’s put his well-earned industry clout to good use, pulling together friends and connections from across …

Known collectively as Bandulu Gang; Kahn, Neek, Boofy and Hi5ghost have played a huge part in building an important hub for instrumental UK grime in Bristol.   As well as releasing between them on key labels like Deep Medi and Innamind, and operating under a number of aliases, including Young Echo, Wu Yen, O$VMV$M and …

The night that established Bristol’s dubstep scene is back for a one-off special at Trinity Centre this month, in honour of Pinch’s pioneering Tectonic Recordings’ 100th release. The event will see the return of some Subloaded originals like Joker and Cyrus, with hosts Sgt. Pokes and Koast back on mic duty, plus some newer faces …

In true Christmas spirit, three key players on the Bristol underground music scene have joined forces to release an album with the sole purpose of raising money for charity through their shared love of music. Providing a platform for the vast amount of great music emerging from the city’s underground, radio station SWU.FM have collaborated …

Celebrations for Colston Hall’s 150th anniversary continue with a one-day mini festival across the building’s usual spaces, plus some unusual ones… The lineup includes special guests This Is The Kit and Hot Chip, along with a host of brilliant Bristol artists including Beth Rowley, China Bowls, Yama Warashi, Goan Dogs and more. SWU.FM will be …

A significant portion of Bristol is once again decamping to a field in Somerset this July, with Farmfest a mere eight days away. This will be the festival’s 12th year – and their last until 2019, with organisers taking a well-earned year out. July 28-29 will see many artists leave their urban motherland behind and …

In case you haven’t noticed, the entire underground music community in Bristol has been rallying around SWU.FM (South West Underground) in support of their massive fundraiser at Motion this Easter Sunday. It’s a party worth going to by any stretch, but supporters are drumming up a sense of duty owed by enjoyers of Bristol’s underground to cough …