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!
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.
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.
We’re shaking up our Winter schedule in 2013 and celebrating the new year in with another massive Hospitality show at Brixton Academy on Friday 25.01.13.
We are pleased to welcome some very special guests to the main room including David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan and Roni Size who will be playing a Full Cycle Classics Set alongside Hospital artists Danny Byrd, London Elektricity, Nu:Logic, S.P.Y, Fred V & Grafix, plus latest signing Metrik. This will be hosted by Wrec, Dynamite, SP:MC, Carasel and Script. In Room Two we have Delta Heavy, Swindle, Broke n English, Om Unit, Other Echoes. Rack N Ruin. Hosted by DRS & Strategy. And then Room Three is hosted by Unit 137.
Earlybirds sold out long ago. Advanced tickets still on sale PLUS we will be keeping 250 on the door for £25 for the first time ever as it’s January and pay day tonight!
More information on live streaming, shop signings + new merchandise HERE.
Originally released earlier this year “2” reached No. 1 in his home country and stayed in that position for six weeks.
This deluxe version re-packages the original album with a second disc, jam-packed with unreleased material, exclusive live recordings, and instrumentals as well as some of the tracks featured on subsequently released singles “Love Has Gone” and “We Can Only Live Today (Puppy)”. Watch out for remixes from Other Echoes, Rockwell, Metrik and Netsky himself amongst the fifteen-track selection on disc two. Netsky “2 Deluxe” offers a whole new world of Netsky. Get involved.
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“If Hospital’s monopolization of the market for euphoric hands-in-the-air D&B could be illustrated in just one word it would be ‘Netsky”.” – Mixmag
Since releasing his first ever tune on Med School in 2006, S.P.Y has been the name on everyone’s lips, bringing in the deeper, darker sounds of the underground and keeping things fresh with his unique, sub-genre spanning music.
Now he brings us his debut album on Hospital, featuring vocalists such as Diane Charlemagne and Ian Shaw. Across the thirteen-track selection, we are treated to an array of different styles as S.P.Y blends moody sub-bass driven soundscapes in tracks like “Bass Terror” with an old-skool vintage aesthetic, harking back to the late 90s “golden era” of D+B in moments like “Analogue Dreams”. Soaring vocals are paired with uplifting synth sweeps and rolling breaks in tracks such as “See The Light”, “Hammer In My Heart” and title track “What The Future Holds”, whilst a ballad-like aspect takes over in “Love Hurts”. Things get nasty with the rough, tough, tech-y vibes in ”Back Again” and “Infiltrate”, whilst the blissed out “Kiss The Sky” brings the album to a poignant finale.
Unanimously praised across the scene, S.P.Y’s exceptional creativity and astute production skills means he is the go-to name in D+B right now, with support from everyone from Bailey, Doc Scott and Storm through to Sub Focus, London Elektricity and Annie Mac.
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With his superb debut album “Perspective” dropping at the end of the month, Anile came down to the Rinse FM studios for this month’s Hospital takeover. Tune in for a sterling thirty-minute mix and a charming catch up with the Goose, alongside Mullett, spinning fresh cuts from Etherwood, Danny Scrilla, Ulterior Motive and more..... LISTEN BACK HEREListen now