At the end of January, producer Swindle dropped his masterpiece of a record No More Normal, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s idyllic Real World Studios, which has hosted artists from Beyoncé to Björk. The album was three years in the making and the realisation of ideas a decade strong, bringing together Swindle’s career-long catalogue of influences …

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. …

Tuesday // LANY, O2 Academy Bristol With echoes of prime 80s FM pop, 90s RnB and new-wave electronica, Los Angeles alt-electronic trio LANY will be taking over the O2 stage this December in celebration of the release of their self-titled debut album. Full info, tickets and more… . DJ Ryu (Rockit Science), No.51 Stokes Croft DJ Ryu …

After two sell out carnivals, tropical party-throwers Fiesta Bombarda are back aboard Thekla with another impressive lineup including Brownswood Recordings-signed Swindle and the electro-tropical sounds of Addison Groove. 15 September // 10pm – 3am // £9.05 – £15.65 // Thekla Facebook event // tickets // theklabristol.co.uk September highlights are brought to you thanks to Deliveroo