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‘Classic Symptoms 11’ is a revival of the acclaimed series which gives drum & bass lovers, old and new, the chance to dig deep inside the NHS archive. Rebeginning in 2020, with each instalment of ‘Classic Symptoms’ focussing on a select era of the Hospital Records back catalogue, to discover and bring together hidden gems from the label’s discography. With CS11 get ready for a contemporary history lesson on the years of 2011-2013, featuring Etherwood, Camo & Krooked, Nu:Logic and S.P.Y, this is the first time that ‘Spoken (feat. Rocky Nti), ‘All Night’ and ‘One Last Quest’ will be available on vinyl. Each edition of ‘Classic Symptoms’ will be pressed in extremely limited vinyl runs, making them the ultimate collectors item for any Hospital aficionado.
Kicking off ‘Classic Symptoms 11’ is the singalong drum & bass ballad ‘Spoken (feat. Rocky Nti)’ by Etherwood. Originally released on his self-titled debut album on Med School in 2013, by popular demand the track soon found its way onto several Hospital Records compilation albums including ‘Fast Soul Music’, ‘Hospital: We Are 18’ and ‘Hospitality Drum & Bass 2013’. Camo & Krooked’s legendary ‘All Night’ follows, taking a turn for the minimal yet melodic avenues of drum & bass. Taken from their third studio album with Hospital Records - ‘Zeitgeist’, immaculate sound design and timeless elements of musicality have ensured that the track still hits just as hard today.
Flipping over to the B-side you’ll find Nu:Logic’s instantly recognisable Hospital anthem ‘Everlasting Days (feat. Lifford)’. Ever since its entrance to the world of D+B through Nu:Logic’s debut album ‘What I’ve Always Waited For’, right to this day, ‘Everlasting Days (feat. Lifford)’ has been drawn for countless times by showstopping DJs around the world including Wilkinson, Netsky, DJ Marky and Friction. The reminiscently inspired sounds of the Korg M1 play distinctive synth lines which pair seamlessly with the entrancing vocals of Lifford, making this one of the most remarkable pieces of modern drum & bass.
Last but by no means least is the Brazilian breaks mastermind S.P.Y with ‘One Last Quest’, initially snapped up for the first edition of ‘Hospitality Summer Drum & Bass’ back in 2013. Consisting of sultry piano chord progressions and a sincere bassline, sublime tones of liquid soulfulness are the perfect way to round off such an iconic selection of tracks.