Ellie Stokes is a name you’ll be coming across more and more with her take on euphoric electronica, melodic techno and unknown cuts from the golden era of classic house music. As a graduate of the Bristol Women in Music DJ school Ellie Stokes cut her teeth with some of Bristol’s finest, and now she’s bringing her selections to wider ears.
A relatively new addition to Bristol nightlife, Ellis Roberts is quickly making waves across the city thanks to her alternative take on Bristol’s unique form of bass-culture. Her sets lean on juke, footwork, hi-NRG house music and booty shaking cuts from Dance Mania’s back catalogue, so dress to sweat with the high intensity riddims of Ellis Roberts.
Forming her love for dance music through late-night convoys to London and early-morning raves in the company of Craig Richards and Ricardo Villalobos at Fabric, Em Williams has built her name from the grassroots. For over 14 years she’s been at the helm of Simple, an Oxford clubbing institution that has welcomed a definitive who’s who of DJ royalty; Lena Willikens, Midland, Mall Grab, Hunee, Bicep, Annie Mac…the list goes on and on.
With a penchant for the balearic oddities of golden era Ibiza and tribal rhythms, Dyer has become a firm Bristol favourite and regular DJ heard across the city, and his esoteric selections have matured through years and years of record digging. Although summer may be a distant dream right now we can be thankful for the sunkissed inclinations of James Dyer all year round.
With releases on 31 Recordings and Demand Records Jaydrop is embodying a new era for DnB. His sets take you from brooding, bass-heavy electronica and footwork to UK Garage and classic dubstep cuts you thought you forgot all about, and as a long standing resident for The Blast, Jaydrop has likely soundtracked some of your most memorable nights in the city.
Growing up in London but adopted by Bristol, Koast’s musical life can be defined by bass culture. First starting out in basement raves as an MC in 2001, Koast has been on mic hosting duties for some of the biggest in the game, from Digital Mystikz and Joker to Zed Bias and DJ EZ. As a member of Bristol’s famed The Blast crew and label founder of Durkle Disco, Koast showcases his love of UKG-tinged riddims and low-frequency rumbles with the world.
The Blast have become synonymous with Bristol bass and low-end frequencies that shake the walls of any club foundations, and someone at its helm is one of their newest resident DJs; K Stylz. Raised on pirate radio, Galaxy 105, the turntable wizardry of DJ EZ and just a sprinkling of So Solid Crew, K Stylz is a DJ who celebrates the sounds of the UK from across the eras.
Fire Man Sam is a cornerstone of Bristol’s underground bass culture whose low-frequency dancehall, bashment and reggae rumbles have been heard the city over. Another of The Blast’s family members, Fire Man Sam has become synonymous with a new era for Bristol bass culture, one that takes inspiration from the musical diaspora of Jamaica to the Afrobeats of West Africa.