Bristol DJ duo The Kelly Twins have shared the story of how they came to be reunited with a set of missing records a decade after they were originally assumed long gone.
The story begins with the brothers DJing an eight-hour set of UK garage, house and disco at The Bell near Stokes Croft in their base of Bristol in 2011, for which they packed a number of rare records along. After finishing up and taking a taxi home, they later realised that one bag of the three they had taken with them was missing, and it contained around 80 records.
Bristol duo Cando will release a new EP via London’s Le Chatroom label this month.
Following their 2019 debut release on Livity Sound, Cando’s six-track ‘Clutch’ EP offers four original cuts of percussive UK techno, accompanied by remixes from scene fixtures Bakongo and Kouslin.
From the sizzling syncopated club beat of ‘Clutch’ and deconstructed dub of ‘14U’ to the chirruping melodies of ‘Ambivalence’, this EP touches on numerous corners of the current UK scene, and has garnered early support from the likes of Surgeon, Peverelist and Hodge.
Livity Sound is celebrating its ten year anniversary with a new compilation.
The team behind Glastonbury's Shangri-La district is set to open a new venue in Bristol.
Billed as “a creative playground” for the iconic festival district, Lost Horizon HQ will showcase art, live music and performance throughout the summer. With an initial capacity of 240 (120 inside and 120 in its beer garden), it will officially launch as a bar and arts centre at 1-3 Elton Street from 1st July.
Bristol experimental pop group Poisonous Birds have invited an array of artists to remix their 2020 EP, ‘We Can Never Not Be All Of Us’.
The group released their EP in August 2020, and have now enlisted artists including Loraine James, ASTRYD, Fever 103° and Delay Grounds to put their own spin on the tracklist, which fused elements of art rock, pop and techno into a maximalist, emotional collection.
Bristol label Pressure Dome will release its third charity compilation this week, raising funds for the local Community Care Package initiative, which has been providing fresh fruit and vegetables to those who can’t afford it during the pandemic.
Giant Swan will stream their tour film, Flight Of The Giant Swan, this weekend.
Bristol techno punk duo Giant Swan, AKA Robin Stewart and Harry Wright, will premiere the film from Friday through Sunday this week, in collaboration with Bristol indie cinema The Cube.
Illegal Data returns this month with a brand new compilation.
The Bristol label and party’s second compilation features 15 tracks of sugar-rush club bangers, emotional beats and pop experiments. Set for release on 26th February, contributions to the comp come from the likes of Ava Akira, Kai Whiston, EBU + Mun Sing and MXLX.
Below you can hear the compilation’s closer, Fever 103°’s choral techno scorcher ‘I Sink’.
Bristol’s Noods Radio has launched a membership scheme.
The team behind Noods Radio, an independent station broadcasting from Bristol's Stokes Croft founded back in 2015, have launched a new membership scheme dubbed Noods Luvers to support the station and keep it on the airwaves.
Previously reliant on merch and crowdfunding, alongside events which have been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, Noods are asking listeners to donate as little as £3 per month to the station to "cover our bills, create more creative opportunities and keep supporting artists."