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June 2018

Soul Shake Presents: Folamour

June 8, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - June 9, 2018 @ 3:00 am
Soul Shake at The Island, Bristol

Folamour is coming to Bristol to join our residents for our second night in the slammer... The DJ and producer known affectionately as 'the Moodymann of Lyon' With an amazing back catalog of jazz-inspired beats and smooth selections on imprints including defected off disco sub-label Glitterbox, All City Records, Sleazy Beats Recordings and Church, his recent album release Umami on the earned him even more widespread critical acclaim. The fast-rising Folamour is on the cusp of being a world beater…

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£5 - £7

DasJam II

June 9, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - June 10, 2018 @ 3:00 am
DasJam II at The Island, Bristol

Riding on a heady air of self-confidence from the success of our last sonic banquet, we have returned for another dosage of Jam. This time around we’ll be blessing The Island with our presence. The usual Deluxé Collectif will be hotting up the prison cells and bringing with us the typically varied selection that’ll have you rioting in the streets. Join us as we embark on a trip from rolling hills of funk to the murkiest depths of our record…

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June 29, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - June 30, 2018 @ 2:00 am
Algorave at The Island, Bristol

Algorave is coming to Bristol! Some of the best livecoders from around the UK are coming to Bristol to bring you a night of electronic dance music, livecoded modular synthesisers, algorithmic music installations and all in the The Island - a complex of underground police cells now converted into an independent live music venue. Featuring ALGOBABEZ, co¥ᄀptl, Miri Kat, T.Y.P.E, Yaxu, Chez, Coral, Chromatouch, Hellocatfood, Martin Dubka, OLIG and more... This Algorave in held in collaboration with the Jean Golding…

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September 2018
£8 - £14

PPG: Peach, Jensen Interceptor, 96 Back

September 28, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - September 29, 2018 @ 3:00 am
Pretty Pretty Good at The Island, Bristol

Peach (Intergraded, NTS Radio / CAN) Jensen Interceptor (Central Processing Unit, E-Beamz, ZONE / AUS) 96 Back (Pretty Pretty Good, Central Processing Unit / UK) Tickets via Resident Advisor: bit.ly/PPG280918BRA Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/206682090172381/

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£12 - £14

Shutter w/ Inga Mauer (All Night Long)

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - September 30, 2018 @ 3:00 am
Shutter at The Island, Bristol

INGA MAUER (6 hr set) After a hazy 6 months since DJ Stingray came to town for a very special night down in The Island, Shutter's back for an extended 6 hour set from St Petersburg resident Inga Mauer. Since moving to the city, she's gone from strength to strength, with a residency on the internationally renowned Cómeme radio soon followed up by her debut release on HVNX, a sublabel of John Talabot’s Hivern Discs. Most recently she's garnered significant…

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And Not Or /// Don’t DJ w/ Leif, Joe Ellis & Dan Thorman

September 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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And Not Or at The Island, Bristol

Experimental electronic music. Visual projections, photography and artwork. Intimate exhibition space. Island’s skylit top floor studio space in Bristol, We welcome Don't DJ to The Island’s sky-lit top floor studio space where he will play two separate live performances across the course of the evening. His unrestrained, algorithmic electronic music explores sound as texture; turning complex multi-metric arrangements into dancefloor meditations. DJ support as always from Leif, Joe Ellis and Dan Thorman. Facebook event:  And Not Or /// Don't DJ with…

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October 2018
£8 - £14

Goodness Bristol Launch: Overmono, Happa, Ifeoluwa

October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - October 13, 2018 @ 3:00 am
Goodness at The Island, Bristol

Feeding on from parties in London, Manchester and Oxford, we are super excited to dance in Bristol for the first time. Joining us at The Island are brothers in rave Tessela and Truss, bringing their big-hitting techno sound as Overmono to the cells. Bass music support will be provided by the highly talented Happa and local boss Ifeoluwa. Overmono (Tessela & Truss) Happa Ifeoluwa ------------------ ~ Overmono Poised between sounds retrospective and future, 2013’s ‘Hackney Parrot’, the first release on Tessela’s…

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December 2018

Bristol Family Jonkanoo Costume Festival

December 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Arts Mansion, Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton
Bristol, BS41 9JH
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Join Black* Artists On The Move and the Lord Mayor of Bristol Cleo Lake for the inaugural Family Jonkanoo Costume Festival! The roots of Jonkanoo go deep into West African masquerade tradition and fuze with European elements. Used in the Caribbean as a way to make fun of colonial masters and exercise cultural forms, Jonkanoo includes set characters such as Pitchy Patchy and Jack In The Green and occurs between boxing day and New Years Day. Create your own costume…

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January 2019

Pretty Pretty Good: Willow, Danielle, Monika Taneska

January 26 @ 10:00 pm

Bringing some heat to Lockdown, Pretty Pretty Good present Willow, Danielle, Monika Taneska Willow (Workshop Records) Danielle (Phonica Records, Dimensions Festival) Monika Taneska (Pretty Pretty Good) Please note that advance tickets only guarantee entry until 00:00. Get yours here! 

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February 2019

Beneath The Surface: Esa (3HRS)

February 15 @ 10:00 pm
Police Cells, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Soul Shake x Rhythm Works Soul Shake returns to the Island Police Cells but this time collaborating with Rhythm Works. This will not be just scratch beneath the surface but delve into the realm of the unknown. Worldwide FM resident with releases on Dekmantel & Brownswood, Esa is venturing over to Bristol for his first outing in a hot minute. London based South African Esa Williams is a unique breed of talent challenging the electronic music scene by drawing influences…

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