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Hospitality x Highest Point Festival

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Hospital crew. Do we have something special in store for you. Live & direct from Highest Point Festival up in Lancaster this May, London Elektricity’s Big Band is taking their show on the road for their only performance of the year!

For all those who have yet to witness the sickness, London Elektricity’s Big Band is a high octane, electric ensemble driven by heavy doses of brass from a big 22 piece collective, a formidable percussion team, sublime vocalists Leanne Carrol & Emer Dineen, Dynamite MC on hosting & hype duties, and last but certainly by no means least, the main man London Elektricity holding down bass guitar duties with the occasional inter-dimensional shredding of the guitar. All in all, an experience set to stand hairs on end from endless waves of good time euphoria.

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But this isn’t the only tantalizing slice of the live edition extravaganza – after blowing away city after city with their extraordinary live tour earlier this year, Fred V & Grafix are once again bringing out all the stops with a rare performance of their live show.

Also footing the bill are two of Hospital’s OG veterans High Contrast and Danny Byrd, weighty B2B sessions from seasoned Hospital soldiers S.P.Y B2B Nu:Tone as well as newer but equally surgical recruits Etherwood B2B Keeno, all peppered with unrivaled charisma from MC’s Lowqui & Tempza. Be sure to join us for what’s set to be a sensational start to the festival season.

The rest of the festival boasts an exceedingly hearty line up consisting of the legendary four time DJ Mag award winner + Grammy Award Nominee Sasha, the infamous eclectic trailblazers Jackmaster and Jasper James, the HacidendaClassical curated by industry titans Graeme Park + Mark Pickering, as well as various family friendly daytime activities including the world famous Big Fish Little Fish kiddie friendly rave, the BBC Introducing stage packed with exciting up and coming artists, and much more that’s all laced with succulent grub and ice cold refreshments to quench that sweltering summer thirst.

To see the rest of the performances from Hospitality at the Park 2017 click here.

Written by David Sloley

Hospitality USA & Canada Tour 2017

Hospitality at We Are FSTVL 2017

We well and truly kicked off the festival season in style with a full day takeover on the Big Bop Bass Stage, including special guests David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan and Wiley!

Posted 6th June 2017 in Uncategorized

Hospitality In The Dock 14.04.17 – Part 1

Hospitality In The Dock 14.04.17 @ The Tobacco Dock London

 

Posted 27th April 2017 in Photos, Uncategorized

DANNY BYRD: Top 5 Jungle Tracks.

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Drum & Bass dynamo Danny Byrd is a man who will need little introduction to even the part-time dabblers within the d&b scene. One of Hospital’s elite it can be certain, and one of d&bs finest contemporary artists. With seminal hits such as Ill Behaviour, Bad Boy Back Again and Shock Out, his rolling and versatile sound decimates dances from his home county of Somerset to the far reaches of the planet.

It is with great joy we can announce the man himself will be leading the vanguard for our Room 2 at the Bristol BBQ XL in the Jungle Jam room with an exclusive Jungle set. This will definitely be a spectacle not worth missing, and to celebrate such an occasion, Mr. Byrd has been gracious enough to have a chat with us to reveal his personal Jungle favourites. So turn your speakers up, put on your dancing shoes and prepare to bruk out to some oldskool classics.

Leviticus – Burial

Leviticus was an alias of Jumping Jack Frost who earned his stripes as a DJ but came though and made one of the scene’s biggest anthems ever! Using a think break and rolling sub bass, this has a steadier groove than most other jungle tunes did at the time using Jigsy King and Tony Curtis’s iconic sample and a wicked R’n’B vocal from Jill Francis. JJ Frost has a book coming out entitled Big Bad and Heavy which is an autobiography of his time in the music scene, make sure you pick that up!

DJ Crystl – Meditation

Crystl’s production resume, sadly, only lasted 3-4 years hence maybe him being not remembered as some of the other names that morphed into D+B’s biggest hitters but the work he did was incendiary! This ‎was an example of the Bukem/Good looking sound but was a bit rougher around the edges. Crystl came from a Hip-Hop background if I remember correctly and thus always had the best breaks. The amen on this track was given additional compression, something easily done today with plugins, but it showed an extra attention to detail back then which is what really set it apart.

Sounds of the Future – The Lighter

One of DJ SS’s aliases and arguably his best-known track. This track caught the attention of people who were not just hardcore jungle fans with its unique classical music piano intro. Proving the point in 1994 that literally you could add anything into Cubase as long it was rolling, fast and had a lot of bass. Cliché thing to say but it’s a perfect example of who there were no rules back then. I wish d&b was a bit more out there with some ideas like this in 2017.

Splash – Babylon

Probably the most well-executed jungle track ever created I think. Everything about this is perfect. Buying the AWOL live compilation in 1995, this was one of the featured tracks and they used loads of the crowd noise when the bass kicks in and also MC GQ calling for the rewind. Gives me chills just thinking about it… If you heard that and still didn’t get Jungle I don’t think this music is for you. There was also a great DJ SS remix of this that uses more of a dred bass reverse bass vibe, worth checking out for sure.

Renegade – Terrorist

Ray Keith and Nookie on the controls for this anthem. What set this track apart was the fact it was one of the jungle tunes to use a bass different to the standard flat 808 kick sound. The hoover bass as it was known, and still sounds fresh now. Starting the track off with a wicked delayed piano line and that bass coming in made this a perfect intro tune. Still goes off today as it did back then.

 

So there you have it. An impeccable selection from an esteemed artist. For a chance to hear these bad boy riddimz and have a jolly good boogie then come and join us for the Hospitality Bristol BBQ XL in July. Go on, it’d be rude not.

Words by Danny Byrd & Ed Priest

Posted 18th April 2017 in Features, Uncategorized