Category Archives: festivals

GLASTONBURY PLAYLISTS: SHANGRI-LA’S LIVE BANDS + KENDRICK LAMAR APPRECIATION CLUB

I’m going to come back to both of these playlists at a later date and break them both down properly but for now here are my next two daily playlists which continue the Glastonbury theme. First up is 80 fantastic … Continue reading

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Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival 1970 (aka The Very First Glastonbury)

*Playlist at the bottom if you want to head straight there. Today I should be heading down to be part of celebrations for Glastonbury Festival’s 50th Birthday, sadly due to Covid 19 none of us are but I wanted to … Continue reading

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DUR BRAIN – SPIRITUAL

I’m not sure you can live in Bristol without having a healthy mix of respect, belief, scepticism and occasionally actual contempt for the all round holistic hotch potch of esoteric influences that have come to (somewhat) define the New Age … Continue reading

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A is for ACID TECHNO – BOOMTOWN MUSICAL ALPHABET 2020

This is the first letter in my Boomtown Alphabet… it might be the last, I make no promises but I do plan to stick it out til the final Z (26 points if you guess what it might be). Of … Continue reading

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HAITI KANAVAL 2020

With Pre-Lenten Carnival festivities switching into top gear all around the world, the people of one Caribbean country are most likely viewing the next few days with as much trepidation as excitement. After anti-corruption protests shut down the majority of … Continue reading

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Stonebwoy – Tuff Seed

Brand new single from one of Ghana’s top artists. This is the kind of uplifting Dancehall and Afrobeats fusion that makes me super excited ror his show at Boomtown this year. He’ll be performing as part of the Tropical Tea … Continue reading

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Focus Wales: Day Three

So I’m now on the train home, slightly bleary eyed after the last late night of a long few days but I can’t snooze until I’ve at least told those of you who have made it through my Day One … Continue reading

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FOCUS WALES 2019 – DAY ONE

It’s that time of the year once more where I find myself in the sunny (okay not so sunny today) North Walian border town of Wrexham for Focus Wales, a musical showcase and conference that happens annually and for which … Continue reading

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Daddy Freddy & Sleepy Time Ghost feat. Action Fire & Blackout JA – Bun Dem Out

Daddy Freddy is probably the biggest catalyst for my love of Dancehall so it’s great to see him still putting out such strong tracks and even evolving his style, opting for a more subdued flow that somehow manages not to … Continue reading

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PARADISE HEIGHTS – BOOMTOWN CH11 (2019)

It’s time to continue our look through the Boomtown District releases and as I’m going in reverse order, after the Town Centre stage is our ‘gold-plated gated community of pleasure and leisure facilities and a playground to the rich and … Continue reading

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