We headed to the first Cosmic Soul Collective party at The Surrey Vaults last month for what promised to be a soulful sunday session. Here's what we found.
Words by Beth Sheldrick | Photos by Cosmic Soul Collective
"We are a small collective recently formed through a strong friendship circle"
"We all inspire each other to create, develop and produce unique ideas"
"...this naturally merged into creating a talented collective in which we aim to bring people together using music and art"
We latched onto Cosmic Soul after hearing their first podcast (listen below). One of the vibeyest small projects to come out of Bristol for a while, we'd been hungry for a party that gave us all the good music without the late bed time and there they were. Born from a group of talented minds, the second track in the podcast is from their own Jevon Ives (Vocalist) and also involved is C-Side, who we featured on the site last week,you can read the interview here.
One thing you could really feel was that the night was born out of love equally for music and for art and the group carefully constructed a space where you could enjoy those things surrounded by good people. It took place at The Surrey Vaults which, if you don't know it, is on Surrey Street, round the corner from Cosies in Central Bristol on a Sunday evening from 7pm - Midnight and entry was completely free. The night came complete with a visuals team, melting colour and pattern to blend with the music on a backdrop behind the decks, and handmade decor strung from corner to corner across the ceiling. They had a few peices of art up for sale, some of which were sold, and they brought in The Washing Machine sound system with soulful dub, dubstep, hip-hop, trip-hop, R'n'b, trap, soul and more sounding out in full quality and effect. We highly recommomend this collective, their event and their vibe... Listen to the podcast below, you can find the second one on their SC page and follow them on facebook to keep up to date with events