Headlining the Hospital room are: High Contrast, S.P.Y, Total Science, Maldini and Ad Gannon, plus MCs Wrec, Texas and Lowqui, whilst Union host the other room with Joker, Kode 9, Pinch, Scratcha DVA and Union DJs.
Since releasing his first ever tune on Med School in 2006, S.P.Y has been the name on everyone’s lips, bringing in the deeper, darker sounds of the underground and keeping things fresh with his unique, sub-genre spanning music.
Now he brings us his debut album on Hospital, featuring vocalists such as Diane Charlemagne and Ian Shaw. Across the thirteen-track selection, we are treated to an array of different styles as S.P.Y blends moody sub-bass driven soundscapes in tracks like “Bass Terror” with an old-skool vintage aesthetic, harking back to the late 90s “golden era” of D+B in moments like “Analogue Dreams”. Soaring vocals are paired with uplifting synth sweeps and rolling breaks in tracks such as “See The Light”, “Hammer In My Heart” and title track “What The Future Holds”, whilst a ballad-like aspect takes over in “Love Hurts”. Things get nasty with the rough, tough, tech-y vibes in ”Back Again” and “Infiltrate”, whilst the blissed out “Kiss The Sky” brings the album to a poignant finale.
Unanimously praised across the scene, S.P.Y’s exceptional creativity and astute production skills means he is the go-to name in D+B right now, with support from everyone from Bailey, Doc Scott and Storm through to Sub Focus, London Elektricity and Annie Mac.
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