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Bristol's Drum & Bass Events

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Bristol's Drum And Bass Scene

Is Stokes Croft a drum and bass Mecca?

Drum and bass in Bristol needs no bigger homes than Lakota and Blue Mountain. Both on the same street in Stokes Croft - they’ve continued Bristol’s drum n bass lineage from DJ Krust and Roni Size through to Intrigue Music and the more experimental UVB76 crew. Bristol’s place in the history of drum n bass is assured. Figureheads like DJ Die draw the line between the jungle and drum n bass scenes, jungle is key in Bristol - a city with so much Caribbean heritage, roots reggae’s influence on drum n bass comes through the language of jungle. But with both Lakota and Blue Mountain closing their doors soon to developers, is Bristol in a drum n bass crisis?

Drum and bass in Bristol encapsulates the genre in the wider world. Big venues play host to big acts with nights such as Bedlam, One Nation and Shit the Bed offering International stars including Pendulum, Chase and Status, Andy C and Noisia on a regular basis. In addition to this, alternative venues like the Dojo Lounge, Basement 45 and the Black Swan foster the rarefied sounds of dnb's many sub genres offering the city a unique depth to its plethora of drum and bass music. New years eve in Bristol clubs sees the city's venues rammed to the brim with all of the drum and bass's big players djing somewhere in Bristol.

Agro, Dissident and Mongrel offer dnb of a techy, dark variety while the bastion of the deeper sound, Intrigue, continues to push artists such as Marcus Intalex, Calibre and Fabio. Torque, straddling the line between dark and deep is a drum and bass monthly of significant recognition, hosting label nights and affiliated artists from Club Autonomic to Critical and Shogun Audio.

With drum and bass such a popular genre in Bristol, most clubs present dnb of some description at least once per month. Basement 45 has emerged as a consistent venue, with Torque, Abstraction and Nine Tree all on regular rotation at the club. Dojos plays host to the aforementioned Intrigue while Lab is home to Signal which runs as a bi-monthly event.

Of the larger venues Motion has a throng of events that are less frequent but larger in scale. Although many of these nights are multi-genre affairs, Run and Shit The Bed routinely promote dnb artists as their headline acts.

Lakota is another important dnb venue, housing Concrete Beat, Agro and since September 2010, Bedlam. Hospitality's residency at the Thekla ensures dnb is consistent fixture on the ship, while the rave-ready Black Swan is the spearhead for the harder jungle-tek sounds of the dnb genre.

Our recent drum and bass recommendations

“I want people to be confused.” — Combining ultra-hi-fi, synesthesiac sound design and stammering industrial techno with such deft elegance sets object blue far apart from the current trends. Lorraine James and Lee Gamble fans prepare to be delighted. Amity x Canapé: Object Blue & Metrist at The Island.
Return of the annual rave-on institution promising a pan-club music buffet at Motion (with afters at Dare to Club and Exchange hdfst.uk/E75061). Pairing the best of Bristol like Thrilogy’s bumpin’ deep house or DJ Die’s bass-led gutterfunk with dnb/hardcore legends like Nicky Blackmarket + so much more over 16 hours. Rave on Avon 2022 - Return of the Rave at Motion.
Brown Excellence are bringing Bollywood and Bhangra to Bristol’s dancefloors: for their fourth outing the duo are going b2b all night with a selection of friends, spinning South Asian inspired selections with club heavy-hitters across grime, garage, jungle and techno. Brown Excellence 4: Gimme some more at Crofters Rights.
Thursday night at The Social is the new place to be: for their second time OwM and Sudo Sound host Sadsugar’s bass-heavy and percussive selections alongside high-energy breakbeat and jungle from local producer Two Toke. OwM x Sudo Sound: Sadsugar, Two Toke, Benkins at The Social in Stokes Croft.

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