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GigSoup – Hospitality In The Dock 14th April

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Words by Zoe Anderson

Hospital Records certainly have their heads screwed on right. After twenty-one years in the game, the infamous drum and bass record label is still churning out some serious talent, with names like High Contrast and Camo and Krooked all under their wing. If you’re a d’n’b fan in the UK, it’s more than likely that you’ve either been to, or heard of one of Hospitality’s legendary events that spring up all around the country more than a handful of times a year. Their scope is so far reaching now, that they can command control of huge venues and sound systems that shake the earth and draw in thousands of people.
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The main star of the show however, was always going to be The Great Gallery. After electrifying sets from S.P.Y and Nu:Logic (a collaboration of Nu:Tone and Logistics) there was a swift change over to make way for Dutch electronic trio Noisia. Their act was to be the grand-finale of a very fast-paced, high intensity day of music, and their hour set was billed as a multi-media stage experience, rather than a typical live performance. The trio sported strange flashing hoods as they took to the stage, and their set was accompanied by a constant stream of psychedelic visuals. As a spectacle, the set was hugely impressive, drawing in all kinds of creative elements to create a visually gorgeous experience. Unfortunately, their hard-hitting music seemed to get lost in the mix somewhere, and their sound became oddly disjoined as their set moved on.

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Posted 24th April 2017 in Reviews

The Enfield Independent: ‘Hospitality guaranteed as drum and bass festival heads to Finsbury Park’

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Words by Rachel Russel

The sound of drum and bass will be echoing round Finsbury Park this Saturday for the first ever Hospitality In The Park festival.

Organised by Hospital Records, based in south London, under the renowned Hospitality events banner, the day will be packed with dance music from artists and 300 DJs including Tim Westwood, The Prototypes, The Upbeats, Need For Mirrors and Keeno among others.

DJ and electronic musician Tony Colman, who uses the stage name London Elektricity and is the CEO of Hospital Records, reveals there will be six tents full of surprises, plus a hot air balloon and the London electricity big band, which will include 20 people playing bass and a full 14-piece horn section.

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Posted 7th February 2017 in Blog, Reviews

Hospitality In The Park – YourEDM Interview with Chris and London Elektricity

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Words by Shane Armijo

In our beloved world of drum and bass, it’s quite a rare anomaly to find a label that prioritizes quality as though it’s the very fabric and lifeblood of their everyday decisions. With their followers’ best interests worn like hearts on their sleeves, Hospital Records and its band of die-hard followers are truly in a league of their own. Spearheaded by Chris Goss and Tony Colman (AKA London Elektricity), the nearly 21-year-old label has exemplified time and time again their originality, self-distinction and forward-thinking desire to nourish talented individuals to the best of their abilities. Is it their passion for consistency? Some would argue that it’s their phenomenal event planning. Or could it be their undeniably exceptional taste in music? Whether it is one or ALL of the above, fans from all over our little blue planet can rest comfortably knowing that deep in the heart of London, there’s a team working tirelessly to put forth the music that flows through our very bodies like the blood that circulates through our daily lives.

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Posted 8th November 2016 in Blog, Reviews

Hospitality in The Park – The Express Review

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Words by Stevie Beer

So, unsurprisingly, when the label declared it was to hold its first ever festival, eager fans wasted no time in rummaging around their pockets and purchasing the 10,000 available tickets. Occupying a modest section of North London’s Finsbury Park, Hospitality In The Park marked the last chapter of everyone’s festival season. Since the announcement of Fabric’s closure earlier this month, there’s been a sombre vibe infiltrating London’s drum & bass scene.

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Posted 8th November 2016 in Blog, Reviews

Hospitality In The Park – Music News Review

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Words by Sam Crabb

A melancholy and sombre feeling has very much been present throughout London since the announcement of Fabric’s closure. The iconic venue has been immensely important to dance music; drum and bass in particularly having really benefitted from the support provided by this champion of underground Sonic’s. It’s no wonder many are feeling left without any love.

Thankfully for drum and bass, Tony Colman, Chris Goss and the Hospitality team are renowned for spreading love and have taken a huge leap creating a festival that would make any dnb head salivate at not only the line up on offer with its ‘something for everyone’ approach but by going that extra mile to add a truly unique experience.

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Posted 8th November 2016 in Blog, Reviews

Hospitality In The Park – Review GigSoup

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Words by Zoe Anderson

The Hospital brand is so global, so wide reaching and so influential that it was only a matter of time until the 20-year senior record label decided to throw its own festival.

Hospitality In The Park was a one day drum and bass extravaganza, which took over a modest section of North London’s Finsbury Park; the same site as Wireless Festival. Drawing in a crowd from the far corners of the world, the 10,000 capacity event was a celebration of modern dance music culture and a fitting end to the festival season. The line-up featured some famous Hospital Records veterans. High Contrast, London Elektricity and North London local Etherwood were all present and correct. However other acts from Shogun, Ram and other record labels also peppered the line-up, making for a constantly changing music experience as the day went on.

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Posted 8th November 2016 in Blog, Reviews