Hollie-May resists your definitions. She’s not a sweet, young thing spinning on the decks for your viewing pleasure. She’s not a novelty act added to a bill in an industry heavily dominated by men. She’s not a female DJ, she’s a DJ, an artist and an activist. She’s unafraid to push past boundaries and defy the typical.
As such, her sound doesn’t fit your expectations, it rumbles you; bold and uncompromising, deep and rolling with mercurial arcs and twists. Her background and influences might be familiar to many of us; getting down to techno as a teen and raving to jungle at free parties before she was old enough to drink, but her sound also broods with a heaviness born of an early love of heavy metal (Hollie-May’s dad played in the thrash metal band Kaotika) and explores a darker side to the form. Now well established she has been shuffling nebulous shadows of big, bad sound next to the greats, performing alongside Ray Keith, Aphrodite, Goldie, Kenny Ken , Bladerunner, Miampi Swift and Saxxon, to name just a few.
Trafic MC is spitting and emitting some new vibes into the Bristol and UK underground music scene right now. Musically involved from a young age, and sharing a love of rap with his mum, Trafic has held those lyricists capable of telling their story, and emblazoning it upon your ears and your mind’s eye, in the highest regard. Maturing as an artist, alongside his brothers in beats of the Liquifyah fam, he is setting a new standard. Consistently engaging and creating, it’s easy to see why this ball of effervescent energy has gone from rhyming for free 3 years ago at a mate’s night, to becoming a sought after Host and MC at nights and festivals across the UK.
His intricate intonations and original prose allow Trafic to create a vibe, that not only makes you smile, think and consider yourself; but also has a cheeky little wink at life, not taking it too seriously. Playing alongside top drum and bass DJs in the scene right now like Noisia, Calyx and Teebee, Hybrid Minds, LSB and Hazard, and local viper-signed talent like Octo-pi, “if you’re not skanking please continue walking” and other signature bars can be heard in a timely and enhancing delivery, resulting in very hyped up and happy crowds of ravers.