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!
Across the world millions of children are forced to live or work on the streets. That is why Street Child World Cup has teamed up with one the most popular labels within UK dance music Hospital Records to create the official anthem for the Street Child World Cup, which kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March 2014. Up to 250 former street children from 19 countries will be united in Rio with one clear message: No child should have to live on the streets.
David Beckham, OBE said “I look forward to Brazil in 2014 when street children from around the world will play football and represent the millions of children who still live or work on our streets.“
‘I am Somebody’ features Hospital Records artists London Elektricity, S.P.Y, Diane Charlemagne alongside Corpus Christi School and is a statement of identity which will challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children across the world. Featuring great alternative remixes straight off the ward from S.P.Y, Nu:Tone and Med Schools very own Lung.
We will be submitting all the proceeds from this release to this fantastic charity.
Med School signing and prodigious Welsh talent Lung has made a conscious decision not to indulge in passing trends and the temptations of throwaway internet culture, instead putting quality firmly before quantity and delicately crafting his spectacular debut album “Wait Less Suspense” which is due out on Monday 16th September.
Bringing together an array of tempos and influences from across the spectrum, “Wait Less Suspense” maintains an effortless continuity and togetherness making it an essential purchase for open-minded fans of electronic music.
Camo & Krooked are back with their new album “Zeitgeist”. This belter is jam-packed with disco, French house and minimal influences, which are merged together with the signature Camo & Krooked sound to form an awe-inspiring 15-track package.
Hospital fan, 12 year old Sam Barnett recently won the Mayor of London Gigs Big Busk 2013 Youth category whilst proudly wearing his Hospital t-shirt (pictured).
Sam is a young sax player from Ladywell, Lewisham and is a huge Hospital fan – particularly of London Elektricity, SPY and High Contrast. He’s played sax all over the place, has been spotted by Jazz FM and had his picture taken for the Evening Standard.
Check out more of his acheivements over HERE but from all of us here at Hospital we’d like to say a huge big up to Sam for doing so well and repping our t-shirt whilst doing it.
What you get…
What you have to do…
1) Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your full name and where you’re based.
2) Add “Hospital Streetteamtwo” as a friend on Facebook
(*Please do both of the above, as opposed to one or the other – both are equally important!)
ONCE YOU’RE ACCEPTED:
We will be in touch with you to let you know once you’ve been added to the team. Each week, we send out a dedicated Street Team Newsletter to all our members. In the email, you will find the links to various pieces of content to post out to your social networks – this ranges from attending Facebook event pages (you will be asked to click ‘attending’ and to invite your friends) to posting a link to a recent mix or article from the Hospitality blog. You will need to take screenshots of your posts and send them to: email@example.com so we can approve your place on the guestlist for the specified event.
Hope to see you all soon at a Hospitality near you!
Fred V & Grafix went out to Ibiza on Friday to play at Radio 1 in Ibiza at Ushuaia alongside Rudimental, B Traits, Benga and more.
You can watch + listen back to their set HERE!
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