Gardna

The Bristol lyricist on a Dubwise tip

During 2017, the Gardna X Kreed EP dropped and the biggest single - My Show - was the sound system banger of the Summer. Gardna’s main releases are concentrated on his label - Boom Sound Recordings - where he works with a variety of producers including The Nextmen, Gentlemans Dub Club, Ed West, Nick Manasseh and Boom Sound’s finest, Kreed; an unmistakeable producer who is set for big things. Their track ‘Sunday’ has been widely regarded as Gardna’s best single yet and Kiko Bun touted it as his favourite new track on Radio 1.

Gardna writes sharp, conscious lyrics with an infectious, melodic flow, whilst his music is a combination of styles influenced by the Bristol sound and many of its strains. Aside from his ambitions as a songwriter and solo performer, Gardna also takes to the stage as host for headline DJ sets being a favourite for Aries, Kelvin 373, Jinx in Dub and The ASBO Disco.

To develop a simple MC style into a full live show has taken a lot of strength and commitment. Direct help and support comes from partners in crime; Kreed, Ed West, Leo Samson, Eva Lazarus, Inja, Parly B, Dreadsquad, The Nextmen, Tiffani Juno - the list keeps growing and the melting pot is always simmering.

Gardna has been embraced across the UK Bass scene and the European Sound System circuit as an artist with a fresh approach to promoting a positive message whilst shelling down the party.

As the temperature rises, more and more opportunities are opening up with many collaborations in the pipeline so the sky is the limit for the Bristol underground's most talented New School Dubwise MC.