Watch a full-length documentary on Bristol's music scene, featuring Portishead, Smith & Mighty, DJ Die and more

Dig out your dubplates.

The latest episode of Channel 4’s Music Nation series explores Bristol’s music scene from the mid-80s to the present day, focusing on the impact of bass in the city’s subculture. James Jessett’s film includes contributions from Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Ray Mighty of Smith & Mighty, DJ Die, graffiti artist Inkie and other faces from the scene.

Watch Bristol Bass Oddity below, via Dazed.

The first episode in the series was a full-length version of Ewen Spencer’s UK garage documentary, Brandy & Coke – you can watch that episode online too.

Music Nation continues with documentaries on hardcore punk and jungle in the coming weeks.



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