REVIEW: Platinum, Lakota

Platinum, Bristol’s newest club night showcased the sounds of drill & hip hop with a guest appearance from Fumez The Engineer

Words & Images: Libby Smith, @myfavouritedays

Last weekend, I ventured down to the one and only Lakota, in the heart of Bristol, to represent the Freestyle family at the venues new rap, drill and hip hop night.

Fumez The Engineer


Although Lakota is known for its high energy raves that have been booming since the 90’s, they had just launched Platinum, a new event that showcased rappers and DJs that perfectly blended the Bristol and London rap scene into a heavy night of intense beats and bars.

Headlining the new show was Fumez the Engineer, a pioneer of the modern UK drill scene. Being both an incredible audio engineer and rapper, Fumez has been able to rapidly climb his way to the top – with many of his songs having over 30,000,000 streams on Spotify, as well as 3,000,000 monthly listeners.

He has collaborated with huge names such as Ed Sheeran, Central Cee and Russ Millions, so it was easy to see why the room became packed out with people rapping every single word. The energy was high from start to finish as Fumez kept everyone hyped up and holding on to his every word, including me!

Chloe Sage

Before Fumez took to the stage and shook the room, Chloe Sage also stepped up to the decks to warm everyone up for the night ahead. Her impeccable selections of UK drill, US hip hop and old school classics helped bring a mix of vibes that catered to all tastes and ages, all with a huge smile on her face. 

Overall, if this music is your kind of thing, this is not one to be missed. The performances brought a new amazing vibe to Lakota’s main room that is certainly lacking in Bristol, and it was clear from the amount of people in the crowd that this is going to only get bigger.

Fumez The Engineer

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