Having already built a reputation as one of the hottest stars in d’n’b, he delivers an eclectic blend of anthemic and euphoric tracks to showcase his musically expansive sound.
Metrik demonstrates his uncompromising quality control by collaborating with high profile vocalists and producers. ‘Want My Love’ features the amazing vocals of Elizabeth Troy. Jan Burton has left his mark on the second single of Metrik ‘Human Again’, offering an infectious slice of summer d+b. Switching styles, we welcome the weighty lyrics from London based hip-hop artist Kyza as well as a collaboration with Australian bass music star ShockOne, adding their unique flavour to this sonically diverse body of work.
The boundary-pushing ‘New Blood’ series returns in 2014 boasting another diverse tracklist, incorporating a healthy dose of drum+bass with a spattering of half-time, down-tempo and experimental rhythms.
‘New Blood 014′ is the latest instalment of fresh cuts from a new generation of Med School undergraduates and undiscovered stars of the future. Graduates from previous editions include Etherwood, Royalston, Keeno, Anile, Lung, Rawtekk and Joe Syntax, all of whom now permanently and exclusively reside on the label. Who from the class of 2014 will make the grade?
Months of extensive talent-scouting and listening to countless demos has resulted in an expansive and genre-crossing collection of sounds that will impress drum+bass specialists from across the board.
Read Q+As with the artists… HERE.
Check out the official music video for S.P.Y’s amazing “Manicured Reality” featuring LowQui. The video, directed by Gregory Francis takes a look at the darker side to the image we project to the world. and stars Maryanne Williams, along with LowQui himself.
Hospital Records are now on Mixcloud. As well as our normal Hospital Podcast, you can also listen to our stateside specials exclusively on Mixcloud and head over to the boss man London Elektricity‘s profile to check out a selection of classic mixes.
We’re very excited to announce that we have joined forces with Microsoft and Playground Games to develop the Hospital Records Radio station on the brand new Forza Horizon 2 computer game which is set for release on 30th September 2014.
Rob da Bank curates the overall soundtrack and invites his music industry friends and favourite independent record labels from around the world to host radio stations in the game: Hospital Records, Innovative Leisure, and Ninja Tune.
Our station features the familiar voices of London Elektricity and Hospital M.D. Chris Goss, as you race round Europe and the Horizon music festival with Hospital Records and Med School Music as your soundtrack. Look out for some brand new unreleased music from Metrik and Nu:Tone’s forthcoming albums, as well as very some familiar tracks by artists across both labels.
In addition, Med School star Keeno provides the soundtrack to the coveted “press start” sequence, which means ‘Nocturne’ is the first track you hear when you play the game!
“London’s undisputed kings of drum & bass bring all of their top artists to Horizon for the very first time.” Microsoft
‘We had so much fun recording the voice overs with Microsoft and its a massive honour to appear on the game alongside such a high calibre of talent.” London Elektricity
Med School release Keeno ‘Nocturne’ also appears on the press start sequence, which means this is the first track you hear when ever anyone plays the game.
“Move Around feat. Ian Shaw” by Camo & Krooked
“Like A Byrd” by Danny Byrd
“Spoken (S.P.Y. Remix)” by Etherwood
“Hydra” by Fred V & Grafix
“Recognise” by Fred V & Grafix
“The Road Goes On Forever” by High Contrast
“Nocturne” by Keeno
“Out Of Nowhere” by Keeno
“Seasons (feat. Lifford)” by Logistics
“Somersaults” by Logistics
“Yikes!” by London Elektricity
“Believe” by Metrik
“Slipstream” by Metrik
“Roundabout” by Nu:Tone
“Valence” by Nu:Tone
“Photone Recruits (Phace Remix)” by Rawtekk
“Break Em” by Reso
“Lunar” by Royalston
“Cold Harsh Air (feat. Total Science & Grimm)” by S.P.Y
“Love Life” by Netsky
For more information on all the music from the game check out their official press release HERE
Ever wanted to DJ at a Hospitality event (or look like you are)? Put yourself in the frame and join the #hospitalitylineup for our show at Brixton with Urturn
With ‘Want My Love’ (featuring Elisabeth Troy) still receiving huge amounts of airplay from the likes of MistaJam and Crissy Criss, Metrik can’t hold back with new music and is already unleashing the next piece of the jigsaw. ‘Human Again’ features longtime Metrik collaborator Jan Burton on vocals, and is a heart-stirring epic fit for festivals and summer soundsystems. Ahead of release the track is already receiving support from big dogs like Subfocus, TC, Matrix and Danny Byrd.
Metrik’s debut album is now complete – and will soon be available to pre-order on the Hospital webshop – so keep your eyes and ears peeled for more.
Check out this exclusive debut on Friction’s BBC Radio One show:
On Saturday 16th August the BBC airwaves were taken over by the Crème de la crème of the D+B scene as we joined together for the first ever BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra D+B soundclash. Making history and marking 12 years of BBC 1Xtra, the battle was hosted by Mistajam and Crissy Cris.
“With our troops ready, we’re certainly fired up for the D&B Soundclash with BBC Radio1 & 1Xtra this weekend. It’s a pleasure to go head to head with what can only be described as the Crème de la crème of the scene.
Tough guys from Viper, Shogun’s shoegazers, and Ram’s cockney thugs are no match for our skilled surgeons. Armed with Weapons of Mass Creation we’ll blow the gaff wide open with soul and style!
Jokes beef aside, the D&B scene is fresher than ever and it’s amazing for the BBC to recognise this enough to conduct such an exciting showcase. The diversity of the four labels involved (and so many others) is what keeps our scene crisp with an array of new talent and releases, all of which have their own individual stamp. So it’s more than just a soundclash – it’s a celebration of the strength of the scene. We’re all winners, whatever the outcome… except we will be the winners… obvs.”
The clash consisted of 5 tailored rounds where #TeamHOSPITAL, Ram Records, Shogun Audio and Viper Recordings brought their troops with force to battle for the title.
Round 1 – Team Anthem – Label Boss London Elektricity drops a minimix of classic Hospital bangers to kick off the show.
Round 2 – Quick Mix – Metrik 6 min mix
Round 3 – Secret Guest Minimix – With Fred V & Grafix on the selection TeamHOSPITAL drew for the mighty Noisia!
Round 4 – Bootleg Round – S.P.Y smashes the bootleg round making his mark on Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants.
Round 5 – All Star Mix – Exactly what it says on the tin. All stars uniting with MC Dynamite on mic duties.
London Elektricity provided some epic Dad dancing….
The whole team had a fantastic time and regardless of the outcome it was a fantastic showcase to be apart of and a great way to celebrate the strength of the D+B scene at the moment. It was a win for #TeamHOSPITAL but of course we were ecstatic to walk away with the cup!
Hospitality is the worldwide club event of the top UK based D+B imprint Hospital Records. From humble beginnings Hospitality has grown to become a true titan of the D+B scene, known for it’s feel good music policy, show stopping DJs and a friendly, up for it crowd.
With Hospital opening it’s LA office earlier this year, and continuing to make moves stateside, we are very excited to announce the first of our brand new LA residency.
On the 10th September at The Complex in Glendale, we bring you a healthy dose of the Hospital Records roster supported by some of the hottest west coast talent. Check in every other month to hear the latest sounds of Hospital’s UK artists, as well special guests, and up and coming DJs. Hold tight for line up info on the first show – which will feature a super secret special guest on the bill.
If you’re not familiar with the venue, it was recently listed in the Top 10 Underground clubs in the United States, so check out the article HERE:
Venue: Complex, 806 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA, 91205
Returning for the second chapter, S.P.Y goes ‘Back To Basics’ and takes us deeper, darker and further underground with this uncompromising selection.
The recent ‘Back To Basics Chapter 1’ LP introduced a new edge to his sound, and having tested these tracks in his DJ sets over recent months, S.P.Y has fine-tuned mixdowns and structures for maximum dancefloor impact.
S.P.Y’s brings in the iconic vocals of Diane Charlemagne once again with a “Great use of a great singer” according to Eddy Tm X-FM. Closest allies Total Science return to collaborate on this second edition, joined by Spearhead’s Bcee and well renowned MC Lowqui.
For the latest goings-ons at Hospital and to keep up-to-date with all of our artists: