This past year has been a good one for Bristol-based producer Kayla Painter. Having finally escaped a restrictive publishing deal that stopped her debut album ever seeing the light of day, in October it was announced that Kayla Painter was one of 10 musicians selected for Gilles Peterson’s 2017-2018 Future Bubblers programme. A collaboration between …

Original superstar DJ Judge Jules is coming to Bristol this Saturday night for a super-intimate two-hour set at The Doghouse. Judge Jules will be flying in for the occasion from his summer residency at Ibiza megaclub Eden, where he first grew to fame with his now-legendary Judgement Sundays – one of the busiest nights on …

Since forming just two years ago, Bristol’s Buckfast Boys Club have earned a reputation as certified party-starters. Their on-the-fly mixing guarantees a rammed out dancefloor, playing whatever they – and the crowd – feel like. With the exception of their trademark skankable basslines from start to finish, literally anything else is on the table…  They’re …

Bengal Sound has been quietly scaling the underground dance music world in the past year, with two tracks on Lemzley Dale’s Pearly Whites’ Vol. 2 compilation in September last year, followed up swiftly with his brilliant Wushu Hand Ep, cut to wax on Zha’s much respected White Peach Records in November.  Even more heads turned …

Just in time for the sunshine, tropical party-throwers Club Djembe are back at The Love Inn to celebrate their first birthday with some very special guests, residents and Copacabana-worthy cocktails.  While they’re keeping the celebratory lineup under wraps for now,  you can expect to be transported to the dreamy shores of paradise for an exploration …

It’s been quite a month in Bristol’s music world. The sudden closure of the Bierkeller music venue, once famed for welcoming the likes of Nirvana and Arctic Monkeys to the stage, brought a wave of sadness and concern for the welfare of music venues across the city. On top of that, a recent interview with …

Taking influences from classic grime, dubstep, jungle, garage, Middle Eastern sounds and whatever else takes his fancy, Bristol’s Sir Hiss is quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising young producers on the underground circuit. If you’ve been anywhere near a soundsystem in the last year, you’ve probably heard his outstanding Danny Uzi Vert, …

Nitelife is delighted to have the honour of premiering the brand new 3-track EP from Bristol’s art-rockers Poisonous Birds. Consisting of multi-instrumentalist Tom Ridley and percussionist Finn Mclean, former bandmates of tech-metal and rock 5-piece Chronographs, Poisonous Birds’ sound is both unique and innovative. Crafting incredibly cinematic, electronic-driven music with moments of exceptional beauty, the …

Old Market’s hidden gem To the Moon is launching their new, weekly clubnight this Friday. One Soul, a strictly-vinyl affair, will provide a grooving haven where you can move those feet and feed your soul with nothing but the best in danceable soul music. Different DJs will play weekly, delivering tunes across a range of …

Bristol-based bassline, speed garage and hard house DJ A-Bee is becoming a very familiar face on the circuit. The 24hr Garage Girls resident, rinse FM regular and Marcus Nasty favourite (calling her ‘exceptional’) has been steadily making a name for herself with a mixture of headline sets and support slots at major capacity events. A-Bee’s sets pay homage …