New Music Friday: Gardna

We're back with our next #NewMusicFriday! We linked up with Bristol-based rapper and Gardna! The talented MC has been a big part of the UK scene for the last few years and has steadily built up a solid reputation for bringing the good vibes, among both his fans and his musical peers.

We caught up with Gardna before he smashed  his headline London show at Hootenanny Brixton with his big bad sounds. We had a chat and heard more about his inspirations, latest single 'Gardna x DRS - R.A.V.E.A.S.A.P ' and his upcoming projects... 👀

1.Hey! Who is Gardna?

I’m Gardna, and I'm a MC, Vocalist pushing the boundaries within sound system music Bristol to the worl

2. We love your latest release ‘R.A.V.E.A.S.A.P’ with DRS! Tell us a bit more about the inspiration behind the track and how the collaboration came about?

We wrote the track at Devon Analog Studio, the production of the track is massively inspired by the surroundings, the sound and the equipment at the mighty DAS Studio. Lyrically me and DRS go head to head and express our feels to go out raving. 


Gardna x DRS - R.A.V.E.A.S.A.P - Official Video 👀...


3. How has your Time & Space Tour been so far? The London show was wicked!

Thank you! We loved the London show too, so many special guests in the building. Tour was outrageous start to finish, not one bad show! Cheers to everyone who came.


4. Who inspires you musically?

I dunno, nobody in particular actually, I'm always just listening to all sorts really. I know it sounds simple but I think that alone is keeping things interesting for me. Taking inspiration and elements everything I listen too

5. Who would you like to work with in the future?

Few people, Liam Bailey is definitely on the list. Outstanding vocalist.

6. We’re excited for your album to drop later this year! Can you tell us what to expect?

Expect the unexpected. 14 brand new tracks on a journey through Time & Space featuring the likes of Brad Baloo and Kreed on production.Vocal features from Catching Cairo, Eva Lazarus, Don Letts, Fox, Dynamite MC, DRS, Omar and Doktor.

7. Where can people find more of your music and upcoming shows?

Yes people, come link up! Go follow me on Spotify here:

See you in the fields this summer here...

Summer Dates 2022

05.05 W.O.W Philadelphia, USA

06.05 Mulberry’s Sports Complex, Ohio, USA

07.05 The Great Northern, San Francisco, USA

10.05 Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada, USA

11.05 The Jam, Arcata, USA

12.05 Infrasound Festival, Minnesota USA

13.05 Brooklyn Monarch, New York, USA

14.05 The Black Box, Denver, USA

21.05 Balter Festival - Chepstow

27.05 Shindig Weekender - Somerset

28.05 Bearded Theory - Midlands

03.06 Love Saves The Day - Bristol

03.06 The Jubilee Social - Jersey 

04.06 Detonate Festival - Nottingham

10.06 Volksfest - Bristol

17.06 Isle of White Festival - Isle of White

25.06 Glastonbury Festival - Somerset

02.07 Kelburn Garden Party - Scotland

03.07 El Dorado Festival - Herefordshire

09.07 NASS Festival - Somerset

16.07 Colour Clash Festival - Newport

16.07 The Arch - Brighton

22.07 The King Arthur - Glastonbury

23.07 Nozstock - Herefordshire

30.07 Manchester Reggae Festival - Manchester

30.07 Good Vibes Only - Cheltenham 

31.07 Milton Keynes Reggae Festival - Milton Keynes

31.07 The Pigs Nose - Devon

02.07 Lagos Grand Cafe - Portugal

06.07 ValleyFest - Bristol

13.07 Boomtown Fair - Winchester

19.07 Four Horsemen - Bournemouth

20.07 Sequences Festival - Bristol

26.07 Shambala Festival - Market Harborough

28.07 All Points East, London 

02.08 Lindsfarne Festival - Northumberland 

09.08 Mucky Weekender - Winchester

18.08 Tokyo World - Bristol 

01.09 Woodland Dance Project - Edinburgh



Written by: Stööki Craft Makers

Photography by: @DJ _Lukey

Jewellery Styled by: @NadStooki

Behind The Scenes by: @2ouie

Listen to Gardna new track 'Gardna x DRS - R.A.V.E.A.S.A.P'


Gardna wears...

CHAMPIONSHIP Sovereign Ring - Gold




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