Various Artists - Hospital Mixtape: Anaïs
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Hospital Records’ newest signed artist, and former Women In Drum & Bass mentee, Anaïs has been taking the world of dance music by storm with her futuristic production and energetic DJ sets. A true trailblazer of the new-gen drum & bass circuit, she has stepped up to the plate to curate the next edition of the ‘Hospital Mixtape’ series, featuring 17 fresh cuts highlighting an impeccable array of future talent across the D&B spectrum. Following on from the successes of Lens’ Hospital Mixtape which dropped in 2022 and was home to heaters including Watch The Ride’s ‘READY4DEM’ featuring Emz and the Fade Black remix of Camo & Krooked’s ‘Loa’, the levels have been upped once again.
Dive in to the jungle-infused sounds of Anaïs x DRIIA’s ‘Round To Ya Speaker’ where you’ll find sizzling basslines, crisp breaks, and DRIIA’s sensual toplines. Boasting a back catalogue revelled by the heads of the underground, DRIIA is a frequent name on the airwaves with consistent support from the likes of Radio 1’s Danny Howard, Jess Iszatt and Jaguar, as well as hosting her very own weekly Reprezent show.
Hoax and PVC set the levels on ‘Sekkle’, a rough and ready low-end rumbler with earth-shattering basslines and infectious vocal flows. Bristol-based Hoax with a history of releases on imprints including Onyx and Pick ‘N’ Mix teams up with PVC who has an impressive slew of collaborations under his belt alongside dance music legends including Flava D, Royal T, DJ Q, Dirty Palm & more…
Dutch D&B duo NCT come through with a grade A 174BPM dancefloor energiser on ‘Don’t Need U’. Having released on Hospital before with ‘Closure (feat. Anna-Eva)’ on the ‘Future Sound of Holland’ VA EP in 2016, NCT have been keeping more than busy since then with a steady stream of big-hitters across labels such as Liquicity, Elevate and NCS to name a few.
Teaming up with Hugh Hardie and two of Manchester’s finest - Slay and T-Man, ‘Headshot’ is a relentless drum & bass bubbler infused with gritty basslines and raw vocal energy. With Slay’s recent single ‘Closer’ alongside Bou currently peaking at #27 in the Official Charts, and T-Man being no stranger to laying down his ferocious bars on staple anthems such as ‘All Goes Wrong’ with Kanine and ‘Under Pressure’ with Alix Perez, Anaïs and Hugh Hardie laid down the perfect instrumental on this soundsystem shaker which is already taking dancefloors by storm.
Anaïs boasts recent successes following collaborations with the likes of Flowdan, Champion DI, Sudley and more. Her highly sought-after debut standalone single on Hospital ‘want u’ is landed 23rd of June, and has been taking dancefloors and airwaves alike by storm. This is just the beginning for Anaïs - keep your eyes and ears peeled!