Tuesday 12th June 2018

Name, where are you from?
My name's Gardna, and I’m from Bristol, UK.

What do you do?
I spend my weekends going up and down the country and travelling across Europe MCing at sound system events and festivals. I’m also part of a record label called Boom Sound.

Describe your style in three words:
Big. Bad. Heavy.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Well, I’ve just released a tune called ‘Rudeboy’ so... Yeah, I’ve always admired the music, style and fashion. My sound takes heavy influence from Jamaican music. I guess I found my niche by putting a UK twist on this style of music. I’m mostly talking about what it’s like to be growing, living and going out in my city in my lyrics, so I guess that parallels the culture a bit.

Out of all the places you’ve played - what’s your favourite?
Boomtown Fair. Every time it comes around, and I have the best weekend of my life. Absolutely mindblown with the growth of the festival. Probably the biggest festival in the world for underground music right now - full celebration of bass culture.


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