The Hip-Hop Essence

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Classic Hip Hop & Modern Anthems alternating weekly shows feat: Feed Me Hip Hop – Critical Beatdown – Don’t Sleep – Foundations Radio Show.

The Don’t Sleep! Radio Show goes out once a month as part of the weekly Hip Hop Essence series. Every third Thursday of the month from midnight ’til 02:00, Five-Stylez, Audiosnax and Dai present two hours of Hip Hop of the highest order. You can expect to hear all schools of the music covered, from old school to new school to now school to next school. This includes the best in Bristol and UK Hip Hop from across the decades. Regular features include Ladies First, Local Produce and 14 Minutes of Funk.

The Don’t Sleep! Posse have been a fixture in the Hip Hop scene in Bristol for 12 years. Originally forming from the ashes of seminal Thekla based Hip Hop night, Funkified, the crew have promoted events in various venues across the city, from The Plough to the O2 Academy. As DJs, they have supported many high calibre acts, from pioneering legend KRS-One to underground NY legend Percee P, as well as big name DJs like Cash Money and Yoda, to name a few. Some members were involved in running the Hip Hop Lounge, a coming together of like minded Bristol Hip Hop heads who wanted to give a regular platform to local talent. They pride themselves in having a deep love and knowledge of the music and culture, combined with real skills in the art of rocking a party. This now translates into a radio show…where you will might hear tracks you’ve never heard before, but it’s almost guaranteed these will get your head nodding. So…tune in and don’t sleep!

Schedule

  • Thursday - 12:00 am - 2:00 am