On top of growing concern for the public health – especially those who may be vulnerable or isolated among us – COVID-19 has brought the live music and event industry to its knees. After 13 years in print, Nitelife magazine has had to pause press for the short term forseeable.
We’ll be back documenting Bristol’s music and club culture as soon as we can, but to help us keep things ticking over until then, we’ve collaborated with some friends on our NITELIFE supporter bundle.
Though facing trying times themselves, some of our favourite, landscape-shifting artists and labels have contributed digital tracks. Here’s a run down of the digital swag on offer, along with a Nitelife tote and 25+ stickers from some familiar faces on the scene:
some of our favourite, landscape-shifting artists and labels
Track #1 Egoless – Too krunk to fck
Heard on the best soundsystems in all the land, Mala’s DEEP MEDi have provided an exclusive digital release of Egoless’ Too krunk to fck – a hidden track from the vinyl release of Dubkasm ft Rider Shafique – Enter the Gates (Egoless Versions).
Track #2 Walton – SBWYS
With heavy backing from Bristol luminary Pinch, Walton has stormed the soundsystem music world in recent years. Tectonic provide a track from his latest EP, Abyss – which dropped on the label earlier this month.
Track #3 Swindle ft. Eva Lazarus – Talk A Lot
Track #4 Dr Meaker ft. Yolanda – Freed (Unplugged)
A world away from the dancefloor ready music you might know them for, this track offers an insight into the musical genius that is Bristol’s Dr Meaker. Featuring the belly-stirring vocals of Yolanda, Freed (Unplugged) is taken from the timeless A Lesson from the Speaker – The Acoustic Sessions, a live lounge style re-recording of their brilliant debut album (for something more in line with their usual antics, check out brand new Dr Meaker tune, The Falcon).
If you like the sound of all that, you can pick up a NITELIFE supporter bundle at nitelifeonline.com/shop.
Cover photo by Khali Ackford