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!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… prepare to witness something that’s never been seen before at Brixton Academy on Friday 27th September. Join us for the landmark Hospitality event “The Final.”
Taking place at 9pm will be performances from some of the scene’s top brawlers as they battle it out for dominance of their respective weights and regions as we prepare to see who will be crowned champion of Brixton.
Earlybirds for this one off spectacular sold out within a record time of 48hours, Round Two tickets swiftly followed suit and Round 3 tickets are nearly all gone too!
We’re back in Brixton tonight, and as it’s the bank holiday weekend we’ve brought out the big guns! Don’t miss out on what will be our biggest show yet.
With a rare opportunity to see a London DJ set from in-demand Belgian superstar NETSKY as well as the inimitable DANNY BYRD dropping the bomb of his highly anticipated “Golden Ticket” album this is an unmissable show.
The last few tickets are available on
Ticketweb so be sure to grab one to guarantee your entry on the night. Tickets on the door will be very limited, so please do buy in advance.
Tonights event will not be recorded or streamed on youtube, so you really do need to be there to truly be a part of it.
Hear our custom Funktion One soundsystem, see the giant “H” stage production, check out incredible sets from Netsky, Danny Byrd,London Elektricty, Nu:Logic, Metrik and many more, and if you arrive early enough, get a bottle of Hospital’s very special “Doctors Orders” beer before it sells out!
ANNOUNCEMENT – Due to travel disruption at Heathrow airport we are sorry to have to announce that Camo & Krooked are unable to appear at Hospitality tonight. We would like to apologise for any disappointment this may cause. The fantastic ETHERWOOD will be now be stepping up with the opening set in Room One.
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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