Posts Tagged ‘Drum n Bass’

Locked In The Dock: Introducing ‘UNDIVIDE’

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For almost thirty years, London and Bristol have been the two cornerstones of the UK bass music scene playing host to some of the wildest parties in the UK and continually showcasing the country’s flourishing array of dance music talent. Now, veteran dance promoters The Blast have combined forces with global events brand HospitalityDnB to create Undivide. A fusion of Bristol and London, Undivide is an events brand like no other which flies the flag for the best of UK dance music.

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Kicking off proceedings was their New Year’s Day show at the Printworks, a venue which is quickly establishing itself as a legendary nightclub in London’s dance music tapestry. Gracing the decks at this landmark event was a mammoth line-up of dance music heavyweights, including Drum & Bass titans Noisia headlining the Press Halls and Dubstep pioneer Caspa headlining the Charge Bay. From start to finish, every DJ delivered electrifying sets which effortlessly covered the full spectrum of dance music. It’s safe to say that the first ever Undivide event was one for the history books.

Still fresh from the success of their NYD event, Undivide have now been given the chance to curate ‘The Car Park’ stage at the legendary Hospitality in the Dock event on 30th March. Teaming up with seminal Neurofunk label Eatbrain and global events promoter Therapy Sessions, this stage will be packed out with the finest DJs that the harder, darker and heavier side of Drum & Bass has to offer. Headlining this stage will be none other than the original Drum & Bass super-group Bad Company UK. Alongside them will be Killbox, an innovative new project from Ram Records heavyweight Audio & the legendary Ed Rush, as well as the Eatbrain league featuring an eye-watering triple B2B from Jade, Telekinesis and L33. Completing this gargantuan line up is an Astrophonica Showcase, featuring the ever experimental DJ Fracture going B2B with both Lewis James and Sully, as well as Benny L B2B Voltage and Jaydrop.

Since reuniting in early 2016, Bad Company UK instantly re-established themselves as one of the true powerhouses of Drum & Bass. Signing to the legendary Ram Records, the group have gone from strength to strength releasing the anthemic singles Nomad/Equilibrium and Primal Fire/Tetris alongside a remix of The Prodigy’s The Day is my Enemy which was nominated for best remix at the 2016 Drum and Bass Awards.

When Ram Records posted a cryptic video for Killbox back in 2016, no one was truly prepared for what was to come next. Ed Rush, considered one of the godfathers of Neurofunk, had decided to team up with Audio, an artist revered for his production talents, to form Killbox. Fast forward to 2018 and Killbox already have two singles and an EP under their belt alongside an extensive DJ schedule spanning the UK and Europe, cementing themselves as a dynamic production and DJ duo.

With Benny L and Voltage on a lethal B2B as arguably a pair of the hottest acts in D+B and a takeover from the army of D+B darkness that is Therapy Sessions celebrating their 15th year, it’s safe to say that this stage show is going to be packed to the brim with impeccable talent and thunderous basslines. Tickets are moving fast so make sure you get yours before it’s too late!

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Posted 24th January 2018 in Blog, Features

Hospitality In The Park 2017 (Part 1)

Hospitality In The Park 2017 (Part 1)

Posted 12th October 2017 in Media, Photos

@HospitalRecsLA 10th September

Hospital: We Are 18 Fan Interviews (Part 2)

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….

Can you give us a little introduction about yourself. 

I’m Peter Hartmann, living in Nuremberg, German and I’m working as a landscape gardener. I’ve always been a fan of electronic music, but never found the right genre, until a friend of mine introduced me to drum and bass a few years ago. Since then, It’s a very big part of my life and I try to get everyone into that wonderful style of music. In my free time, I like to go fly-fishing, running, cycling on my road bike and of course listening to music.

How long have you been a fan of Hospital Records?

I’ve been a fan of Hospital Records for around 6 years now.

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

The first Hospital track I bought was “Climax” by Camo & Krooked. The first album was “Space Jams” from Logistics.

Favourite release on the label?

Hard decision…maybe “Meteorites” (Danny Byrd Remix) by London Elektricity and “Turn up the music” by Camo & Krooked. Two of my all time favourites.

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

The recently released and extremely debated “Zeitgeist” album by Camo & Krooked, especially the single “All night”. This has had a huge impact on young artists recently.

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

London Elektricity, for getting entertainment and having someone with a lot of knowledge. Fred V, because he would get all the wild animals to work with us, just by dancing in front of them. High Contrast because we could make a long rope out of his hair. 😉

What was the first Hospitality event you attended? 

Hospitality in Bremen, Germany on the 13th of July 2013. The line-up was: Fred V & Grafix, Nu:Logic, Camo & Krooked, Danny Byrd, High Contrast, hosted by Dynamite, Wrec and Fava.

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

Hospitalty at O2 Academy Brixton “The Final” in 2013. It was my first really big Hospitality Show and it was in, in my opinion, one of the finest locations ever. It was always one of my dreams to get to Brixton one day and dance all night. Last year I finally did it and it was so big and so indescribable. The next day, I was at another event in Antwerp (Liquicity) and 3 days later in Mannheim for another DnB Party with Metrik, Calyx & Teebe and Ayah Marar. “The Final” was the first event of my trip, and was indeed the best one.

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

As I work for a small Drum & Bass label in Würzburg (Soulmotion) I became in contact with Will Keeno from Med School.  Then later in January 2014 Will asked me if I’d come to the Liquicity Event in Amsterdam where he was headlining Room two. After I told him, I had no tickets, and it’s sold out, he got me one special guest list spot. This made my day! So I went to Amsterdam, and finally met Will. As I was also allowed to get into the backstage rooms, I also met Etherwood, Chris Goss and Matt Logistics. After Keeno had played his enormous set, we went on with the party, together with Logistics and Etherwood. We had a lot of fun.

In May, Woody came to Würzburg, to play another one of his fabulous sets. We met before the evening, went out for dinner with the label/event boss and had once again a perfect night.  I have a lot memories stuck to these nights, and will never forget the fun we had, changing hats and glasses in Amsterdam or talking about the evolution of Drum and Bass in Würzburg, and so on.

I’m planning to get to Brixton again in September, maybe I will meet everybody again.

How did you celebrate your 18th Birthday?

When I had my 18th birthday I was racing a road bike cycling road race as a professional junior. Sadly I only finished as 32nd of 150 participants so I didn’t really celebrate my 18th birthday with a party.

Do you have a Birthday message for Hospital Records?

I hope Hospital Records continues signing fabulous artists and bringing special moments to the drum and bass scene. Etherwood’s live performance for example is just another big part of the on going Med School/Hospital Records story.

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Posted 24th June 2014 in Blog, Interviews

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