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OUT NOW: Fred V & Grafix ‘Unrecognisable’

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Fred V & Grafix, together with the help of Hospital’s A&R hit squad have stylishly curated a collection of d+b talent to re-work tracks from their critically acclaimed debut album, which was released earlier this year.

Featuring the Fred V vocalled single ‘Recognise’, as well as the Radio One playlisted ‘Forest Fires (feat Etherwood), the album ‘Recognise’ was nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the Independent Music Awards – alongside the likes of London Grammar and The Arctic Monkeys.

Eschewing obvious names in favour of cutting-edge artists who are already shaping the future of the genre. The likes of Etherwood, Keeno, Chords and Fredric Robinson represent a new generation, bringing a fresh injection of musical genius to d+b.

On top of the twelve remixes Fred V & Grafix also present one brand new track in the shape of ‘3-D Glasses’. The first new material from the boys since February, it’s a slice of warping triplet time d+b that mines a the current vogue of classical influenced dance music.

Since the albums release Fred V & Grafix have been touring the globe non-stop, playing gigs and festivals from Glastonbury to LA. Finding time in between gigs to turn in remixes for the likes of MNEK, Second City, Netsky and Hybrid.

Buy now from The Hospital Shop / iTunes / Google Play

Posted in Fred V + Grafix, News

OUT NOW: Nu:Tone ‘Future History’

Monday, October 20th, 2014

‘Future History’ is Nu:Tone’s fourth studio album. Nu:Tone is an artist with the kind of rich history and authority to be able to reach into drum+bass’ deepest past and create an album of snapshots from the many ages of jungle; with knowing nods to classic tracks and the sound of hallmark events – from ‘Swerve’ at the Velvet Rooms to ‘Logical Progression’ and ‘Hospitality at Heaven’.

Opening with the epic ‘‘Til Dawn’ – recalling New Deep Society’s ‘Warehouse Dayz of Glory’ – an apt mission statement for the project. Soul chanteuse Lea Lea adds spine tingling vocals to ‘Tides’ before Hospitality favourite Dynamite MC steps up to the mic with the infectious bassline wobbler ‘Cannibals’. Further into the dark interior of the album things get murky with twisted rap genius, and original Ultramagnetic MC, Kool Keith blessing ‘Metaphor 6000’. As the voice of the prodigy’s ‘Smack My B*tch Up’, it’s a rare appearance for the seminal US rapper, and a coup for Nu:Tone. Across thirteen tracks, ‘Future History’ is bursting with moments of genius – each track looking squarely forward through a prism of the past.

Preview ‘Metaphor 6000’ feat. Kool Keith on our youtube page:

Few drum+bass artists command the same respect as Nu:Tone, both within the scene and across the wider dance music community, with his recent discography taking in remixes for the likes of 3 beat, Warner and Sony. Nu:Tone has stripped down and re-worked the likes of Axwell, Sandy Revera et al, with Major labels clamouring for his skills behind a mixing desk.

Buy now from The Hospital Shop // iTunes

Posted in News, Nu:Tone

Pre-order: Krakota debut Hospital single ‘Xylo’

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Hospital’s freshest signing and Bournemouth based producer Krakota is set to release his debut Hospital EP on the 13th of October, which includes two contrasting tracks of quality nu-school d+b magic; ‘Xylo’, and ‘Irregular’on the flipside. Instantly recognisable thanks to it’s infectious percussive riff (the clue’s is in the title), ‘Xylo’ is a syncopated stepper which drops hard thanks to a rugged rumbling off beat sub. ‘Irregular’ switches the story with stacato synth work and angry angular beats.

With earlier releases on Critical, Ingredients, Subtitles and the mighty Playaz label, not to mention two tracks on Hospitals epic ‘We Are 18’ compilation at the start of this year, Krakota see the likes of Friction, Fabio and Crissy Criss already supporting heavily.

Buy now from The Hospital Shop // iTunes

Posted in Artists, Krakota, News

OUT NOW: Metrik’s album ‘Universal Language’

Monday, September 29th, 2014

 

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.

 

Buy now from The Hospital Shop // iTunes

Hospital Podcast on Mixcloud

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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.

Posted in New Arrivals, News

Hospital Records Radio on Forza Horizon 2

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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.

Hospital Records Radio

“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

Posted in New Arrivals, News

New Music from Metrik – ‘Human Again’ (feat Jan Burton)

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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:

Pre-order now on: The Hospital Shop // iTunes

Krakota, Lynx and Reso Sign In

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Like they say about buses, you wait ages for one and three come along at once! Hospital are excited to announce the worldwide signing of not one but three new artists – Krakota, Lynx and Reso.

Krakota Lynx Reso

Krakota joins the surgery after ear-catching releases on Critical, Ingredients and Integral, but Hospital fans should know him well from his contributions to this year’s Hospital: We Are 18 album. Expect bass heavy, break laden productions.

Reinventing drum+bass from the ground up, Lynx’s funk-fuelled sets have gained a reputation for smashing stereotypes as well as dance floors and, like his productions, appeal to clubbers across the spectrum. Soul:r, Creative Source, Digital Soundboy and his own imprint Detail Recordings are just some of the leading labels he’s released on, not to mention his most recent single on Ram Records; all are proof that his sound is not only fresh but diverse. Lynx has clearly demonstrated he’s not afraid to break the mould whilst staying true to his own style.

Reso has been in the extended family since ‘Slap Chop’ blew up Sick Music 2, and has been a regular contributor to Hospital since, culminating in the release of the double-10″ uniqueness, Pulse Code EP this spring. We loved his work with Civil Music and are ecstatic to have him on board.

Much love for all of our artists – welcome to the family!

OUT NOW: Logistics ‘Polyphony’ LP

Friday, July 4th, 2014

His first release since 2012′s ‘Fear Not’, the man behind some of d+b’s biggest anthems returns with his brand new long player. Having spent the last two years collaborating with big brother Dan Nu:Tone on the Nu:Logic project, Logistics takes solo control of the studio set up once more to unleash his latest monsters.

Check out the official music video for ‘Triangles’ featuring some very familiar faces.

A return to the classic Hospital sound which Logistics has helped shape; uplifting piano chords, euphoric basslines and sublime vocal chops abound, alongside acoustic guitars and luscious strings. Collaborators on this project include new talents Hugh Hardie and Maduk, veteran producer Sonic, vocalists Will Robert and Lifford, and of course brother Dan Nu:Tone.

An album of organic, d+b soul, as Hospital hits its 18th year in business Logistics brings us a reminder of his well renowned talent with an added sense of maturity in his production.

Out now from Hospital Shop // iTunes

Posted in Artists, Logistics, News

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