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Motion

90% of young people believe clubbing improves mental health, according to new research from Bristol club Motion.


The Bristol hotspot carried out the research as...

Daytimers and RepresentAsian announces Bristol party with Nabihah Iqbal

Daytimers and RepresentAsian are teaming up for a party in Bristol this Friday.


On 4th November, Daytimers will debut in the southwest England city at...

Danielle Soft Raw

Danielle is launching a new label, Soft Raw.


The first EP is set to drop on 25th November and comes in the form of a...

Bristol club, The Basement, shuts permanently due to development

Bristol venue The Basement has closed for good.


The Stokes Croft venue put on its last event this past Saturday, 8th October, citing development...

Fatboy Slim & Eats Everything’s pop-up rave in Bristol shut down due to overcrowding

A free pop-up event in Bristol featuring Fatboy Slim and Eats Everything was shut down last night, Wednesday 12th October, due to overcrowding and concern...

Batu's En Masse Festival returns this month

Batu's inner-city Bristol festival, En Masse, will return for a second year later this month.


Taking place from 20th-24th September, the festival will be spread...

hodge_2022

Hodge has launched a record label, Two Moons, with a new two-track release.


The Bristol DJ and producer kickstarts his brand new imprint with 'Sub...

SWU.FM Closure

Bristol's independent electronic music station, SWU.FM, has announced it will cease operations and close as a result of rising costs and soaring energy bills. The...

Idle Hands

Bristol record store Idle Hands has announced it will shut at its current Stokes Croft address, with a crowdfunder launched to alleviate the costs of...

UK’s first regular drug checking service set to launch this month in Bristol

The UK's first regular drug checking service is launching in Bristol this month, delivered by non-profit harm reduction specialists The Loop in a new partnership...

Batu press shot surrounded by purple flowers

Timedance label boss, innovative producer and a boundary-pushing DJ, Batu was on an upward trajectory — but the pandemic made him question his motivations and examine his history. With his debut album ‘Opal’ marking a bold new chapter in his sound, he talks to Chal Ravens about burnout, reinvention, heritage and contributing to the Bristol scene that nurtured him

On a cool night in upstate New York in September 2019, the floorboards of a wooden hut at Camp Kennybrook are shuddering with bass. Somewhere...

New record store, Disk Frisk, to open in Bristol this month

Bristol is getting a new shop devoted to second-hand records.


Disk Frisk will open its doors on 14th May at 4 Sommerville Road, just off...

Batu releases debut album, ‘Opal’, on Timedance: Listen

Batu's long-awaited debut album 'Opal' is out today via his Timedance label. Listen to it below.


The 11-track LP sees the Bristol artist take the...

Shall Not Fade announces debut festival in Bristol for September

Bristol label and record shop Shall Not Fade is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a new festival.


The debut daytime event will take place on...

Premiere: Josi Devil ‘Breathe Easy’

Hackney's Nervous Horizon will release the next edition of its V/A compilation series on 8th April. Having announced the release with label co-founder TSVI’s 'Drama...

Love Saves the Day

A new artist development scheme for young aspiring MCs, rappers, and singers has launched in Bristol.


Co-produced with Big Team, the charity run by...

dj_2button

Bristol DIY station Noods Radio is launching a new label, Dummy Hands, and will christen the venture with a vinyl release from Vancouver's dj_2button.


The label...

The Chemical Brothers, Overmono, Róisin Murphy, Little Simz, more announced for Bristol's Forwards festival

Bristol is getting a new city festival, Forwards.


Scheduled for 3rd and 4th September at Clifton Downs, the inaugural edition of the event will be...

RepresentAsian announces debut Bristol club night with RISHI, DJ Adveevah and Yusuf Suave

The RepresentAsian crew have announced their debut Bristol club night.


The inaugural edition will be held at The Crofters Rights on 18th February, with Booty...

Meshing dancehall, dub, techno and industrial, Bristol’s Bokeh Versions label has carved a unique niche in the UK underground  Alongside a 100% Bokeh mix recorded...