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Hospital: We Are 18 Fan interviews (Part 5)

As part of the Hospital Records 18th Birthday celebrations we interviewed a range of fans to talk about their experience with the label, what them got them hooked and why they keep coming back for more….

Give us a little introduction about yourself…

Hi, my name is Louise Goodey. Lived in London my whole life and currently based in Shepherds Bush.
I work in advertising and currently work for Amazon UK in their Media Group, however when I am not busy toiling away I love to go out as much as possible and try to attend as many DNB events as possible from Hospitality to RAM and Andy C.”

How long have you been a fan of Hospital Records?

“I am a relatively new fan and only started attending events and listening to the Hospital Record Artists about 2 and a half years ago.
A couple of my friends were really interested in the music whereas I was just listening to groups like Pendulum, Chase and Status etc at the time but they invited me to a Hospital records event at Brixton just over 2 years ago and I have been hooked since!
I love that the music is always amazing, and unlike some clubs you always get a really great crowd of people who are passionate about the music and just want to have a great time.”

What was the first Hospital track/album you ever bought?

Netsky: When Darkness Falls

Favourite release on the label?

It is too hard to pick one track but High Contrast is my favourite artist on the label so top contenders would be Twlights Last Gleaming (VIP) or If we Ever.

In your opinion, which track/release has made the biggest impact on the drum and bass scene throughout the 18 years of Hospital Records?

One of the first songs I heard when I started listening to the music from Hospital Records was Netsky Come Alive (both original and Cultureshock remix are amazing) and it’s a song that I still hear loads in mixes. I am sure other songs have made a bigger impact on the scene than this but this was definitely one of the songs that had the biggest impact on me and made me want to listen to more.

If you were stuck on an Island with 3 Artists from the Hospital Past or present roster, who would they be and why?

High Contrast- I love his music, plus he has worked on some interesting projects like the Summer Olympics so it would great to hear what that was like.
Tony Colman- as he is one of the founders of Hospital Records it would be interesting to hear about the early days of when it was starting up and how it has changed from the start to now.
Fred V. & Grafix- Think they would liven the Island up a bit!”

What was the first Hospitality event you attended?

The first event was in Brixton and my friends invited me along as they had been to a couple previously and had said they were amazing so I thought I would give it a try. Now we try to go to every London event you host.

What’s been the best Hospitality event you’ve attended and why?

The best is either this years event at Building 6 which was incredible, the venue was amazing and the sets from High Contrast and Camo & Krooked are some of my favourite ever or it would be at Brixton where they did the VS event with the stage set up in the middle of the floor and the atmosphere that night was incredible.

Are there any stand out stories or memories that you have regarding Hospital Records or Hospitality?

One  of my standout memories is at the Summer Party this year, it was a really small venue and meant that we could meet a lot of the artists like Etherwood and Fred V & Grafix.

How did you celebrate your 18th Birthday?

For my 18th I hired a limo and me and my friends packed in and we drove round London getting very drunk- classy!

Do you have a Birthday message for Hospital Records?

Here is to the next 18!

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CITY GUIDE: BARCELONA

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On Thursday July 24th, Hospitality rolls into the sun-soaked city of Barcelona for a night of top quality Drum & Bass at Sala Razzmatazz, featuring some of the hottest names from the Hospital camp.
Head honcho London Elektricity is joined by S.P.Y – whose recent album “Back to Basics” has achieved critical acclaim from fans & producers alike – as well as Etherwood and Fred V & Grafix, who recently combined to produce the hit single “Forest Fires”.
The party is being hosted in collaboration with Middleground BCN, a group of promoters with a shared love of bass music who have been filling Razzmatazz to the rafters since 2009.
Ahead of the big night, we wanted to give you a few tips on things to do & see in the city…
1. Walk & Discover
Even though it’s a big city, Barcelona is the perfect size to walk everywhere. Forget the bus and the metro, and take a walk through the streets. You can go down and walk on the seafront, or you can go up and see the city from its 5 panoramic view points. Or get lost in the Horta labyrinth. Or discover it’s charming industrial neighbourhood…. taking a walk around the city really is the best way to truly discover Barcelona.
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2. Gaudi & Modernism
If there’s one thing that sets Barcelona apart from its European counterparts then it’s the architecture. Gaudí, one of the most famous Spanish architects of all time, left his mark & influence in many corners of the city. Parc Güell, the Sagrada Familia and the Pedrera, to name but a few.
3. Eating & Drinking
Whether its Tapas, Spanish wine or Mediterranean seafood you’re after, you are in the right place! Barcelona is full of amazing terraces, bars & restaurants where you can experience the local specialities. Escape from the Ramblas and try the different spots that you will come across in the Born or the Raval neighborhood.
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4. Born / Raval
Two neighbourhoods that are a must see. Just separated by the Ramblas but still very different. Young people skating, a multitude of cultures all mixed in one place, with plenty of museums, history and narrow streets. Impossible to describe without having been there.
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5. Montjuïc
Apart from boasting great views of Barcelona, you can also see the Palau Sant Jordi and the telecommunications tower design by Santiago Calatrava. From here you’ll be able to see how the 1992 Olympic Games left its mark on the city.
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Most importantly of all, don’t forget to catch Hospitality at Razzmatazz on Thursday July 24th!
Advance tickets are available from the link below, and join the official Facebook event to keep up-to-date with the latest information on the show.
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Posted 15th July 2014 in Blog, Features

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