Gloucester-based MC Rider Shafique has been influencing the local music scene for over a decade, getting his first taste of the road with Sony Music-signed electronic act Pressure Drop, after being introduced to the group by his cousin – who also had ties with S’Express and Galliano – and another close friend from Gloucester, Martin …

Young Echo is a 11-strong collective of talented producers, vocalists and sonic provocateurs that are not afraid to push boundaries. Their innovative sound incorporates elements of dub, bass, drone, grime, noise and techno and for the past few years they have been making big waves in the underground music scene with releases on an impressive …

This weekend some of Bristol’s finest talent will be heading to the stunning surrounds of Exmoor National Park for a fun-filled few days at Samphire Festival. Curated by an inspirational pair of music lovers from Keynsham, Samphire – only entering its second year – won ‘Best Small Festival’ (NOEA Awards) after its debut event in 2016. …

South West MC and spoken word poet Rider Shafique is unveiling a new photography exhibition at Trinity Centre tomorrow in line with the first public performance of his I-Dentity, which has been created in collaboration with friend and local photographer Khali Ackford. LOC’S is a photographic series celebrating and showcasing the diversity of dreadlock culture. …

// Read our in-depth interview with Young Echo // Young Echo is the signature of an 11-strong collective of producers, vocalists and poets based in and around Bristol. Its members, including Kahn and Neek, and Peng Sound label owner Ossia, are all independently making waves on the underground with releases between them on Deep Medi, …

// Watch the Nitelife mini documentary Young Echo: DIY Bristol // Young Echo is the signature of an 11-strong collective of producers, vocalists and poets based in and around Bristol. Its members, including Kahn and Neek, and Peng Sound label owner Ossia, are all independently making waves on the underground with releases between them on Deep …