Ahead of his tour down under, London Elektricity presents the latest edition of the Hospital Podcast, featuring music from the likes of Keeno, DRS, Reso, Machinedrum, Krakota + more…. Read more
After a two year hiatus ‘Hospitality’ is back, and bigger than ever! This massive fifth instalment comes fresh from winning “Best Club Night” (for the fourth year running!) at the Drum&Bass Arena awards.
On Saturday 16th August the BBC airwaves were taken over by the Crème de la crème of the D+B scene as we joined together for the first ever BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra D+B soundclash. Making history and marking 12 years of BBC 1Xtra, the battle was hosted by Mistajam and Crissy Cris.
“With our troops ready, we’re certainly fired up for the D&B Soundclash with BBC Radio1 & 1Xtra this weekend. It’s a pleasure to go head to head with what can only be described as the Crème de la crème of the scene.
Tough guys from Viper, Shogun’s shoegazers, and Ram’s cockney thugs are no match for our skilled surgeons. Armed with Weapons of Mass Creation we’ll blow the gaff wide open with soul and style!
Jokes beef aside, the D&B scene is fresher than ever and it’s amazing for the BBC to recognise this enough to conduct such an exciting showcase. The diversity of the four labels involved (and so many others) is what keeps our scene crisp with an array of new talent and releases, all of which have their own individual stamp. So it’s more than just a soundclash – it’s a celebration of the strength of the scene. We’re all winners, whatever the outcome… except we will be the winners… obvs.”
The clash consisted of 5 tailored rounds where #TeamHOSPITAL, Ram Records, Shogun Audio and Viper Recordings brought their troops with force to battle for the title.
Round 1 – Team Anthem – Label Boss London Elektricity drops a minimix of classic Hospital bangers to kick off the show.
Round 2 – Quick Mix – Metrik 6 min mix
Round 3 – Secret Guest Minimix – With Fred V & Grafix on the selection TeamHOSPITAL drew for the mighty Noisia!
Round 4 – Bootleg Round – S.P.Y smashes the bootleg round making his mark on Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants.
Round 5 – All Star Mix – Exactly what it says on the tin. All stars uniting with MC Dynamite on mic duties.
London Elektricity provided some epic Dad dancing….
The whole team had a fantastic time and regardless of the outcome it was a fantastic showcase to be apart of and a great way to celebrate the strength of the D+B scene at the moment. It was a win for #TeamHOSPITAL but of course we were ecstatic to walk away with the cup!
Hospitality is the worldwide club event of the top UK based D+B imprint Hospital Records. From humble beginnings Hospitality has grown to become a true titan of the D+B scene, known for it’s feel good music policy, show stopping DJs and a friendly, up for it crowd.
With Hospital opening it’s LA office earlier this year, and continuing to make moves stateside, we are very excited to announce the first of our brand new LA residency.
On the 10th September at The Complex in Glendale, we bring you a healthy dose of the Hospital Records roster supported by some of the hottest west coast talent. Check in every other month to hear the latest sounds of Hospital’s UK artists, as well special guests, and up and coming DJs. Hold tight for line up info on the first show – which will feature a super secret special guest on the bill.
If you’re not familiar with the venue, it was recently listed in the Top 10 Underground clubs in the United States, so check out the article HERE:
Venue: Complex, 806 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA, 91205
Logistics returns with his first release since 2012’s ‘Fear Not‘ album, having spent the last two years collaborating with his brother Dan Nu:tone on the critically acclaimed ‘Nu:Logic’ project.
A return to the classic Hospital sound which Logistics has helped shape; uplifting piano chords, a euphoric bassline and sublime vocal chops ‘Somersaults’ will appeal to longtime d+b fans who remember the classic soulful era of the genre, as well as the new generation of liquid disciples. Triangles’ provides the perfect antidote. Where ‘Somersaults’s is the perfect Saturday night, “Triangles” is Sunday morning. Aural salve guaranteed to lower your heart rate and sooth your soul.
London Elektricity returns with another podcast live and direct from the Hospital HQ in Sydenham, South London.
New tracks from Nu:Logic, DJ Fresh, Unquote plus a wicked Koan Sound remix of Danny Byrd are all there for you to check.
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