Drum & bass doesn’t get more soulful than when Makoto is at the controls, and he’s upped the bar yet again with his highly anticipated ‘Spread Love (feat. Pete Simpson)’ cover, which is seeing a standalone release B-side and atmospheric masterpiece ‘Contact’. With a complete recreation of the entire instrumentation including freshly recorded strings, guitars, backing vocals and Pete Simpson tearing up the lead vocal, Makoto’s 2021 version is a truly phenomenal body of work which has been crafted with the utmost precision and delicacy.
Today is the day we finally release our brand new ‘H25PITAL’ compilation into the world. We hope you enjoy the 25 fresh remixes, reworks, covers and VIPs of NHS classics as much as we enjoyed putting them together. We’ve got a super special day lined up for you all as we take a trip down memory lane as well as give you an insight into what the future holds with both classic and brand new sets, quizzes, interviews & more! Today we’re not just celebrating 25 years in the game, we’re celebrating drum & bass 💙🧡
The first single from Degs‘ highly anticipated ‘Mixtape Sprayout Vol.2‘ is out today! Teaming up with musical pathmaker and sublime vocalist Charli Brix, ‘The Connection’ sees another soulful tip with Nu:Tone on the buttons. Delving deep into emotional rawness, Degs’ delicately crafted lyrics pay tribute to the loss of his close friend to suicide. Charli Brix offers her undoubtedly gorgeous harmonies and hopeful lyrics about love. Degs’ full mixtape lands on 20th April.
Today is the day we unleash four fresh tracks from some of the very best rising talent in drum & bass. The very first edition of our ‘Future Symptoms‘ VA EP series is out now featuring music from Winslow, Mozey & Shady Novelle, Villem & Alpha Rhythm and Zeitgeist & Nia Archives. Head over to our the @hospitalrecords Instagram at 5PM (GMT) for an IG LIVE party to get to know the artists. Out now on 12″ vinyl and all major streaming services.
It’s mixtape season… Multi-talented singer/songwriter, MC and producer Degs is back with Vol. 2 of his much loved ‘Mixtape Sprayout’. Returning to his roots, expect Degs’ own lyricism and production which expresses stories about hope, pain, family and loss, as he invites his friends, lifelong heroes and up-and-comers along too.
The one you’ve all been waiting for… Halogenix’s remix of ‘Shella (ft. Chimpo)’ by Kings Of The Rollers is officially out now! Representing the Critical family, Halogenix’s 2021 rendition which has been generating excitement from corner to corner in the world of drum & bass for some time now unleashes an absolute growler of a bassline as Manchester’s very own Chimpo dominates the topline. Out now as part of our forthcoming ‘H25PITAL‘ compilation!
Fred V has got two (yes, TWO) brand new tracks out today! ‘Icarus‘ and ‘Reaching Dawn (ft. Victoria Voss)‘ will electrify your Friday with futuristic sound design and uplifting melodics. Don’t sleep on checking out both of these sonic masterpieces!
Promising musical talent Zeitgeist and V Recordings’ EQ50 mentee, singer-songwriter Nia Archives lay down unparalleled vibes on ‘Move On’, as upbeat guitar strums and feel-good trumpets pave the way for meticulously crafted breakbeats and a hefty upright bassline. With both Zeitgeist and Nia Archives claiming a healthy selection of self-releases, there’s no doubt these two will be at the forefront of drum and bass’ next generation. Out now on 12″ vinyl and all major streaming platforms as the first ever single from our brand new ‘Future Symptoms‘ EP series!
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