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.
Ever wanted to DJ at a Hospitality event (or look like you are)? Put yourself in the frame and join the #hospitalitylineup for our show at Brixton with Urturn
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.
Hospitality London 2014 – Celebrating 18 years of Hospital Records
We are celebrating Hospital Records 18th birthday in 2014, so in honour of this milestone we are taking an emotional trip down memory lane by revisiting iconic venues across London that have helped to make Hospitality events what they are today.
February 7th we head up to Building Six (previously the famous Matter nightclub of the 02 Arena). “The best club in the world” according to London Elektricity during our Matter residency, we are excited to return to this world class venue, of course we will be bringing a world class lineup, soundsystem and atmosphere… as standard.
Then on May 4th we will be stepping even further back into the history books for a one-off spectacular at our beloved Heaven – a maze of dancefloors, bars and sound systems located under the arches of Charing Cross station in the heart of central London, a nightclub engraved on the heart of British rave culture. Those who remember the original Hospitality events at Heaven will know these were really special occasions, and we aim to recapture that vibe in 2014 with the best artists and the friendliest crowd. And for those who never made it to Heaven all those years ago, this is your chance to experience an integral piece of Hospitality history.
Both events promise to be something to saviour, completely unique whilst including everything you love about Hospitality. For this reason we have come up with a ticket that gets you into both, click combo ticket, and we will see you there!
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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!
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!
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