Michael Schack is a fantastically tight and versatile drummer who plays with many artists throughout the years, but is currently the main rhythm machine behind Hospital Records Netsky Live show.
Anyone who has seen Netsky live will verify that this guy is a human beat machine that performs his blistering breakbeats and rock solid grooves with effortless perfection, and here he has recorded a huge amount of grooves, hits and midi files, enabling producers worldwide to capture the essence of what has made him one of the most in demand drummers within dance music circles.
To celebrate our 18 years in the game, we bring you an outstanding selection of brand new and exclusive tracks. Curated over the last six months specifically for this project this outstanding triple album is groaning at the seams with label heavy hitters such as High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Netsky and London Elektricity, as well as showcasing new music from some of the most exciting new talents around, including Fred V & Grafix, Metrik, S.P.Y, and Medschool’s man of the moment Etherwood.
With the drum & bass scene bigger and badder than ever before in 2014, could we ever have imagined way back in 1996 when Hospital was launched that we would have gone from a tiny eccentric imprint to the all conquering label we are today?
We’ve called on our family and friends to chip in with remixes and collaborative input from the likes of Shogun Audio’s Friction, Total Science and DJ Marky and with eyes on the future we’ve sought the sound of things to come in the shape of Hugh Hardie, Ed:It, Krakota and Rollz.
With label retrospectives ten a penny, this album looks squarely forward and defines 2014s d+b agenda with 29 outstanding moments. So, who’s up for another 18 years?
We’re super excited that following some incredible performances across the world including recent storming shows at Glastonbury, Pinkpop and Rock Werchter, Netsky LIVE! have been nominated for a’ Best Live Act’ accolade at this year’s AIM (Association of Independent Music) Awards.
Please cast your vote HERE
With the first week of our pop up store at Boxpark under our belts, we are looking forward to week two – and in the week of our mega show at Brixton academy on Friday we have some very special things lined up in store this week.
On Monday Danny Byrd will be in the shop along with London Elek for the Hospital Boxcast from 4pm. Danny’s new single “4th Dimension” / “Bad Boy (Back Again)” is out on Monday, so if you want to be the first to get your hands on a copy and get it signed by the man himself – pop up to our pop up!
Throughout the week we have loads more going on, we’ll be updating and adding to this calendar as we go:
20th Mon : Boxcast – London Elektricity with special guest Danny Byrd from 4-5pm
21st Tues : Joe Syntax In-Store DJ Set 5-7pm
22nd Weds : Free tote bag with every purchase over £10 all day
23rd Thurs : Meet Netsky – In-store hangout + signing merch – 5.30pm ono
24th Fri : Happy Hour – Free Hospital Beer with every purchase over £10 from 5pm *LIMITED AVAILABILITY*
25th Sat: 3 for 2 on all t-shirts
26th Sun: Free sunglasses Sunday *with every purchase over £10*
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.
On Saturday 20th April vinyl lovers of the world will unite and celebrate Record Store Day. We will be producing a limited pressing of two high profile tunes from our back catalogue on transparent vinyl with a classic Hospital prescription label. This record will ONLY be available in walk-in record stores on Saturday 20th April.
On the first side will be Netsky’s remix of of New Zealand Shapeshifter’s “The Touch” and accompanying this will be Danny Byrd featuring the Brookes Brookes “Gold Rush”. This is a rare opportunity to buy a highly collectable piece of D&B history from two of Hospital’s success stories on a super limited edition clear slice of surgical plastic.
Netsky LIVE! returns to the UK for three shows in Leeds, London and Bristol next week. We’ve got Syron supporting all three shows, plus Dimension playing a DJ set at the London show.
For more info head to: www.netskymusic.com/live
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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OR right here on the Hospital Shop
“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
The title track from this digital-only EP is given a cheeky update with Belgian vocalist Billie providing a polished vocal hook, “We Can Only Live Today (Puppy)” is a hands-in-the-air anthem with uplifting synths, sing-a-long lyrics and plenty of dancefloor punch. Remixes come from Camo & Krooked, Lemaitre and Modek.
Check out the amazing video by Andrew Attah too, in which he rides down a hill at frightening speed on a board with tiny wheels, and avoids getting arrested by the Welsh police! (Please don’t try this at home).
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