The Friendly Fire EPVarious Artists
Back with a bang! Hospital’s infamous Weapons Of Mass Creation series returns with this pocket rocket EP. It’s number four in the series and there are four long range acoustic weapons here to draw for.
A – Blame – “Hindsight” – That classic Blame sound lived large in 2008. Championed by High Contrast in both his Radio One Essential mix of the year, and forthcoming “Watch The Ride” compilation. Acoustic arpeggios layer up against synth after synth to produce a breathtaking arsenal of sound.
B - Fracture & Survival – “Tracks Of Time” Some military brass on manoeveures, or just the kind of Drum & Bass the Grimethorpe colliery band would make if they ended up on a night out at Hospitality? You decide! What’s not in doubt is that Charlie Fracture & Steve Survival have delivered a soul-fuelled brass & bass masterpiece with an infectious hook and some seriously moody subs. Urban assault – Stoke Newington style!
C – Makoto & T-Ak - “Voyager” The type of feel good roller that gives you a grin from ear to ear and reminds you why you love DnB. Simple and deadly, this intercontinental ballistic strips through the defences to deliver an explosive payload of NHS goodness all the way from Tokyo. Guaranteed to provide any dancefloor with the right supply of funk and fun.
D – Agent Alvin –“Superhighway” Agent Alvin is the latest in prestigious line of Antipodean DnB talent! With a big 12” in 2007 on the venerable Full Cycle imprint, he’s carved out a niche for himself with intricate production and a big room sound. Superhighway smacks hard with retro synths and the weight of a gnarling bass. Awesome, whether you’re listening in Auckland or Acton.