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Over the last 22 years DJ Style has been an instrumental part of establishing the Hip-Hop and R’n’B scene in Bristol, rising from the underground into a permanent fixture in many night clubs.

The impact of his mixtapes & radio shows is evidence of his talent and skill, and the reason why DJ Style is highly regarded as one of the best in his field. Continue reading

Code of the Streets 16/11/19 @ Basement 45 10pm -4am

November 16, 2019
10:00 pmto11:59 pm
10:00 pmto11:59 pm

Returning for the last time this year, Code of the Streets closes out a phenomenal 2019 with a line up that’s second to none. With music & entertainment spread across two rooms, we can ensure you another night of enjoyment & 100 % satisfactions guaranteed, which has been the hallmark of Code of the Streets.

FEATURING

ROOM 1 – RNB / HIP HOP / 90’S / DANCEHALL / AFROBEATS

DJ Matchstick Match Stick (promo club tour DJ for Trey Songz, J.Cole, Tinashe)
The Original Freshblood Crew
DJ Style (Resident / Ujima Radio 98fm)

Hosted by GENERAL D Darren Watson

ROOM 2 – 80’S CLASSICS / REVIVAL / RARE GROOVES /
RICKY 2 TUFF Richardo Reid (iGroove Radio UK)
MR MANHATTAN (Hector Leachman BCfm Radio)

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019

Basement 45 – 8 Frogmore Street Bristol BS1 5NA
Doors 10pm – 4am – free cd’s before 11pm. Info Line Tel: 07866417114

Tickets £8 + bf / m.o.t.d. Ltd Early Bird £6 (available till 21st Sept)
TICKET OUTLETS:
Bristol Ticket Shop – 41 High Street BS1 2AT Tel: 01179299008
Pride Hair & Beauty Salon 236 Stapleton Rd Easton Bristol BS5 0NT. Tel: 01179519518
ONLINE: https://afterdark.co/e/64114https://bit.ly/2lz3pKC

Code of the Streets End of year Dance

Last event for 2019 Code of the Streets

 

Reggae & Dancehall Classic Mix

Between the 80’s to the 90’s, reggae & dancehall dominance could be felt all over the world from pirate stations to dances from carnivals to tv shows, these two genres are as relevant now as they have been over the decades. DJ Style delivers a two hour mix of some finest reggae & dancehall tunes ever recored, featuring the likes of Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Garnet Silk, Supacat, Freddie Mcgregor plus many more. Also included some 00’s anthems added in for good measure.

Code of the Streets Ujima 10/8/19

Code of the Streets weekly Saturday mix show live on Ujima Radio 98fm in Bristol online www.ujimaradio.com hosted by DJ Style bringing the hottest cuts in Hip Hop, Trap, Grime, RnB Afrobeats, Soul & Dancehall. Listen back to last weekends show with Snoop Dogg, Blade Brown Ft. Giggs, Angie Stone, Kojo Funds, Nas, Mary J Blige plus many more, tune in every Saturday 8-10pm.

Joshua Moses & Charles Augustus Bryan Tribute Show

Sadly July  Bristol loss two iconic figures from the local music fraternity, on 10th July Charles Augustus Bryan aka Delroy Ogilvie, one of the foundation members of Black Roots sadly died, he had been suffering from ill health, but his passing was unexpected. Then a week later on 17th July Joshua Moses (Stanley Bailey) also loss his life after being diagnosed with cancer last year. These two musician have played a major part in establishing the Bristol reggae music scene, and there influence and impact is recognised locally and throughout the world, there deaths will be a sad loss to all who knew them and everyone who have listen to their music.

On Friday 26th July on Ujima Radio we dedicated a two radio programme in tribute of their memory, and in recognition of the impact they made throughout the city with there music and the legacy that will remain for years to come.

DJ Style interview with Neil Maggs Bristol Live

As the build to this year’s St Pauls Carnival, DJ Style spoke with journalist Neil Maggs to discuss the official after-party, and Code of the Streets marking it’s 15th Anniversary. Read the full article in Bristol Post here: www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/how-youll-able-party-night

How you’ll be able to party into the night this year at St Paul’s Carnival

The carnival officially finishes at 10pm

 

Andrew Hartley aka DJ Styles who founded Code of the Streets

One of Bristol’s longest running hip hop nights has been granted one of the official after parties at St Pauls Carnival.

Code of the Streets has been in the city for 15 years, and will be teaming up with the Malcom X centre, to put on the event

The club night run by Andrew Hartley, known as DJ Styles, will offer punters at the Carnival the opportunity to party after it closes at 10pm.

DJ Styles, who grew up in the area, feels its important for his generation to be given an opportunity to carry on the tradition and party through the night.

Code of the Streets began life as a mixtape series back in 2001, with a heavy focus on new releases featuring international and local artists.

DJ Styles was instrumental in the hip hop scene of Bristol, and has played alongside the likes of Tim Westwood, Jazzie B, and Semtex.

After starting a radio show, it wasn’t until 2004 that Code of the Streets became a club night, debuting at Cosies Wine Bar in Portland Square.

This grew in popularity, and moved into larger premises at Basement 45, and is now established as one of the leading club nights in the city.

To be given one of the official after parties this year means a lot, particularly for someone that grew up going to carnival from a young child.

Code of the Streets night

DJ Styles said: ”Yes am very proud. It has huge cultural and emotional significance for the community of St Pauls which was of course home to most of the new settlers from the Carribean.

“For me to continue to be connected in area i grew up is brilliant,” he added.

The 10pm finish for the carnival for some people is the right move, on grounds of safety and management.

It reflects a trend that is happening across the UK, including at Notting Hill Carnival which closes even earlier at 9pm, but goes over two days.

But some feel it is a dilution of the original spirit, where stalls and sound systems would continue until the early hours of the morning.

For DJ Styles, and his generation, this is offering  a compromise, one that keeps some of the tradition going.

He said: “Growing up attending St Pauls Carnival for us, was always split into two parts of the day, you would have daytime watching floats, eating and enjoying all day activities occurring.

“Then we would leave to change into our evening clothes and come back to party at the various sound system located throughout Carnival.”

He continued: “I think my generation and some of those who are even younger can appreciate an after party, which will attempt to reminisce on those traditions and memories we grew up with.”

He accepts the reality of the changes to carnival, but feels this offers a solution.

He continued: “You will never be able to replicate those exact days as it was a reflection of that time and for some of us our childhood experiencing of what Festival was truly about, but the next best thing.

“To be amongst the like minded who enjoy listening to classic tunes from that period,” he added.

With an expected bigger turnout than ever before, of around 100,000 people, ensuring the after party is safe and well managed is paramount. DJ Styles is mindful of this.

He said: “With large numbers expected to Bristol for that weekend, we will be working closely with security, ensuring we have an appropriate number in place.

“We will liaise with the Carnival team and the Police , ensuring people’s safety is paramount. We will take nothing for granted.”

Punters at Code of the Streets – one of the oldest hip hop nights

This year’s carnival theme is ‘Our Journey’ and DJ Styles wants to honour that too. He feels it’s vital for this generation to honour those that went before.

He said: “It’s really important we pay homage to the early pioneers. They fought for race equality through key events such as the city’s historic bus boycott, and set up organisations such as Bristol Race Equality Council, so we owe them a lot.”

“So we will be having display banners of the Seven Saints of St Pauls, made by Michelle Curtis, and linking strongly with Malcolm X Centre in the organising. Its very important for us as a community to present this element throughout the event for everyone to appreciate and understand,” he added.

For DJ Styles the whole thing will feel like coming home, and the completion of a circle in his life. He said: “As a youngster growing up in St Pauls and the Malcolm X centre was a key venue for events I performed at as an aspiring young DJ, so it feels like coming back home.”

“I am returning to the roots of where a lot my nights were started, and truly can’t wait for this one.”

St Pauls Carnival takes place on Saturday July 6. the After Party at Malcolm X Centres starts at 10pm.