Since the early beginnings back in 1996, Blowpop crew has consistently put on top nights with the cream of DJing talent from home and abroad.
Flying in the face of the house-based music policies of many of Bristol’s big venues, BlowPop put on breakbeat, hip hop and reggae attracting Mr. Scruff, Mark Rae, Jon Carter, the Wiseguyz, Propellerheads, Nightmares on Wax, Renegade Soundwave, and the Freestylers to the early parties.
Since they have continued in their own unique style. Residents today are Stereo 8, Real Nice, Sway 2, Steve Redux and Doctor Moody.
Crazylegs is our clubnight based in Bristol, UK. We launched in 2008 and since then we’ve packed crowds into the city’s biggest and smallest venues, booking the best up-and-coming DJ/producers alongside some of our personal favourites. 2010 was our best year yet, rounded off with Venue magazine naming us “top club” in their review of the year.
We don’t really have a music policy – we’re all into different types of music so we book all sorts. Last year we put on everything from Baltimore club, through US house, Glasgow hip hop and Dutch dubstep, to the top artists in the London bass scene. Our residents come from a variety of Bristol’s best clubnights and labels, and have hosted shows on Rinse, Hivemind and Passion FM.
We’ve thrown joint parties with Mad Decent, Hessle Audio, Urban Nerds, Wifey and Soul Motive, and have received press coverage from Resident Advisor, FACT Magazine, Chew the Fat!, Metro and Venue. Our visuals are handled by a team of local creatives including Devilmode, Daddison, Shifteye and Shotaway.
We Are Your Friends
From humble beings as art college house parties in Bournemouth (Dorset), WAYF has grown into one of the UK’s biggest and brightest alternative club nights. A new breed of club night, born from the love of rock and rave, neon paint, Indie guitars, dirty electro bleebs, big basslines and dub-stepping.
Rated in Mixmag magazine as one of the top 10 club nights in the UK of 2009-2010. Look out for even bigger WAYF parties in 2011 across the UK, starting with Underhill.
Since 2007 they have played host to some of the biggest and best names in dance music including: Example, DJ Zinc, Nero, Jack Beats, Herve, DJ Fresh, Redlight & MC Dread, Foamo, Jakwob, Caspa, Kissy Sellout, Brodinski, Man Like Me, Doctor P, Eddy Temple Morris, A1 Bassline, Tom Starr, Emalkay, Drums Of Death, Chew Lips, Rob Da Bank, Killa Kela, Crystal Fighters, AC Slater, Modestep, Jeuce, Doorly, Jaymo & Andy George, N-Type, Alex Metric, The Mystery Jets, Raffertie, Urchins, Heavyfeet, Martello, Stopmakingme, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur and more.
The Breakfast Club
Parties in interesting spaces with an anything goes music policy brought to you by residents, friends and special guests – it’s Bristol’s Breakfast Club, a modern day speakeasy catering for the early risers and the stay-out laters, serving up the very best in underground dance music to start your day with a smile.
Not just another tech-house crack on – an anything goes musical pedigree brought to you by residents, friends and some very special guests.
Get Your Geek On!
Get Your Geek On are an established DJ collective but also run a monthly club night under the same name at Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth and at Baby Simple, Oxford. Over the past 18 months the GYGO Presents parties at Baby Simple have been gaining a reputation around Oxford as one of the most respected and popular underground nights, bringing together respected DJ’s and producers from around the country with some of the most forward thinking local talent. For Underhill the GYGO boys are going to delving into the deeper side of things bringing you Hesseltime resident at the notorious Trouble Vision nights at Corsica, along with Leisureware co-founder of the Fill Yer Boots blog and club night at Plan B. They will be supported by Oxford’s Queen of disco Angie Walter, Pejhy blogger deluxe Mush and the GYGO boys themselves – keeping you dancing into the small hours.
Balkanarama is returning to Underhill once again to offer a quota of Balkan so dear to Underhill’s heart.
To Underhill they bring mountains of homemade baklava, pots of sweet Turkish coffee, liters of rakija, amazing dance performances and some mean Balkan Beats with live brass.
BALKANARAMA pulls together lots of amazing musicians, from abroad but also from all over the UK (there are usually around 20-30 musicians performing at each Balkanarama – it is packed with live performance!) Exciting, high energy, with high quality of music and an element of madness, it gives audience an opportunity to experience an incredible appeal of Balkan music, to ‘balkan out’! These guys are special.
“Balkan is the new punk!”
The Scotsman (UK)
“You are hit by something utterly alive and you are able to see beyond the shiny instruments, wobbly bellies and rattling drums right into Balkanarama’s heart. And it beats fast and furious”
“A truly unique event” with “some of the finest gypsy-jazz musicians around”
The List (UK)