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Perks Of The Park: Young Guns

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Music is a long game. Honing your sound, perfecting your performance and reaching your audience all take monumental levels of dedication, hard work and of course skill (a bit of luck always helps too). We at Hospital recognize how important it is to nurture the next generation of artists, whether they be fledgling DJs, or, established producers who haven’t quite got the hype they deserve. To combat these concerns we have created a stage for these budding artists to take flight. I am, of course, talking about ‘The Incubator’. Aptly named, this stage was designed to provide talented artists a platform to earn greater recognition. Names for the headz today, but the headliners of tomorrow.

 

ATYK

 

The first fine fellas featuring on our list of premium future D+B real estate (In A-Z order) is ATYK. Picked up by MTA their diverse blend of Breaks, Grime and Trap sees them heralded as a true potential pioneer of a new sound. With singles on MTA and Skankandbass, the future is exciting for this duo.

GLXY

 

GLXY have been making some excellent movements in the last 18 months. With tracks racking up some serious hits on channels like UKF, Drum & Bass Arena and Liquicity, their blend of soulful and deep D+B has seen them heralded as some of the most exciting new prospects. We look forward to hearing more.

In:Most

 

Rolling on through is In:Most, Soulvent records newest protege. This is your trademark Liquid artist. Hailing from Cambridge, these guys have collaborated with fellow Cambridge man Logistics and have seen their tracks premiered on Ninja Ninja and Drum & Bass Arena. With the future looking bright, we await with keen anticipation to see how they shut down the Incubator stage this year.

 Unglued

 

Now few represent the Incubator as well as Unglued, previously known as Josh Brown. Since earning his place on the Incubator line-up, this Brighton-based House and Techno producer has morphed into a new musical identity. Having switched his style up, you can expect to hear some D+B from this young gun very soon…

Kyrist

 

Next up is one of the most exciting new producers on the scene. With releases on Dispatch, Addictive Behaviour and more to come, Kyrist has been a breath of fresh air in the Tech D+B scene, and repping it for the galdem too! One of my personal favorites on this list, we expect nothing but great things to happen under the Kyrist banner.

Lurch

 

One of the most diverse producers on our list is Lurch. A versatile range of musical stylings encompass from up front, rollers and liquid, he manages to merge his sounds into different areas without compromising his own production identity, something to be proud of so big up yourself Lurch. Releases on Liquid V, Soul Deep, Intrigue and Flexout, there’s not much this guy can’t do.

Matti Limitless

 

The following chap knows no limits, you could, in fact, say he is limitless. A man with no boundaries, Matti Limitless is the head honcho of Limitless Recordings and the man behind the monolith musical channel ‘Liquid Musick’. Having cemented himself as an exquisite DJ warming up for London Elektricity at Hospitality In The Dock, we look forward to seeing how he brings the vibes come September 23rd.

Soul Motion & Colossus

 

Fellow Limitless Recordings artists ‘Soul Motion & Colossus’ will be joining their label honcho at the Incubator stage this year. Known for their soulfully elegant sounds, they manage to manifest a classic sound with contemporary fusion that gives them a unique identity, although separate producers, they often join forces, and we are very glad they do.

Submorphics

 

Submorphics is one of the most established artists in the Incubator stage. Hailing all the way from the US, and able to boast releases on SGN:LTD, Metalheadz and Liquid V, his groovy basslines and rolling drums will keep any D+B purist well and truly satisfied. You know when Calibre remixes your music that you’re doing a pretty bang up job…

T>I

 

Last, but certainly not least is new badman on the block T>I. With releases on Serial Killaz, Natty Dub, Murky Digital, Yard Rock, Boom Sound AND his keenly anticipated single ‘All I Do’ forthcoming on Randalls very own Mac II digital, this is one of the hottest prospects in the D+B world at the moment. Having his tracks supported by Randall, Kings Of The Rollers, Serial Killaz and other titans of the game, it’s no wonder this man has been selected for incubation, as he is ready to blow.

And there you have it. A comprehensive account of all the young guns ready to unload their weapons at this years Hospitality In The Park. Witness the bigness that is soon to come from all these talented people.

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Words Ed Priest

Posted 6th July 2017 in Blog, Features

Perks of The Park: Soulvent Records bring the Soul Van!

We’re extremely excited to announce that the innovative imprint Soulvent Records are hosting the Soul Van at Hospitality in the Park! Launching their label back in 2013, the three masterminds, Liam, Jack ‘Pola’ and Joe, have grown Soulvent rapidly over the last few years. Soulvent are responsible for sourcing some of the smoothest movers in underground liquid drum & bass such as GLXY, Phaction, Arch Origin and Pola & Bryson – who are releasing their debut album very soon.

Hospital caught up with Liam and Joe for an exclusive interview to discuss their views on the current D+B scene, what their plans are over the next few months and what we can expect from their Soul Van this September.


Your ‘soul’ intention as a label is to find quality drum & bass by young, talented, up and coming producers. How easy is this to achieve nowadays, with just about anyone having access to production software?

The scene is constantly growing and evolving these days. With producers now having access to countless DAWs at a couple clicks of a button, it feels like production isn’t as elitist as it used to be. It no longer relies on access to the rarest analog hardware or most expensive up to date software (though these things do give you a bit of a leg-up!). We receive a fair few demos digitally, and every now and then an absolute gem turns up.

 

One of the most exciting things about running a fledging record label in this day and age is you’re relatively easy to find. It’s amazing when we’re sent a fire dub from a young kid based in another country or continent. That kind of thing I think truly keeps us going; hungry to expand our horizons. That doesn’t mean to say we don’t receive some pretty interesting demos! Very important that people remember quality not quantity!

 

Are there any particular artists that have caught your eye recently? And why?

The European scene is buzzing right now. NCT caught our eye last year, releasing their debut single with us ‘Scars’ and we’ve been very pleased to see them get a track on ‘The Future Sound of Holland’ alongside Soulvent-faithful Arch Origin… UK wise people like GLXY, Rho & Phaction are starting to make waves. And of course Pola & Bryson are killing it as ever! 😉

The events scene is fairly new to you guys as a label, do you have any words of wisdom for aspiring promoters out there?

Events can definitely make or break more than just your wallet. It’s definitely very important for us to be conscious of our immediate target audience. We always try to keep the line up relevant to what our fans might want to see, as well as trying to keep the venue and ticket pricing in accordance with our patrons. It’s also important to keep an eye on the rest of the scene. As much as I’d want to go support an up and coming night, like Rework at Qube Project, if it clashed with a heavyweight line-up, it would be a fairly easy decision…

 

What’s on the agenda over the next few months for Soulvent?

Well after what feels like an absolute age, we’re pleased to announce the release of Pola & Bryson’s debut album, entitled ‘This Time Last Year’. We’re running a launch night at the Red Lion in Leytonstone on the 12th August, which should be sick. The Vanguard Project & Loz Contreras will be playing alongside the usual Soulvent suspects. The second volume of our annual comp is out later this year too, that’s something we’re really proud of and gives us the opportunity to reach out to loads of fresh talent, 14 tracks, all brand new exclusives!

We’re very lucky to have you joining us for Hospitality In The Park, who are you most looking forward to seeing?

We’re properly excited to see The Mouse Outfit live. And of course the London Elektricity Big Band, we’ve been waiting to see Tony and the rest of the band get back together for years! After seeing Liane Carroll play at Simon Says 2016 this year, we’re overly gassed for HITP! Oh and Pola & Bryson, those kids aren’t bad!

 

Who can we look forward to playing a set in The Soul-van in September?

Phaction’s coming up from Bristol, Data 3, GLXY, Pola & Bryson and Arch Origin. We’ve also got Jack Christie aka Altar, who’s representing the Container Records set up in Brixton. And last but not least, Hospital Record’s very own Harry Smith, aka Thought Trails.

Come and support the Soul Van set and feast your ears on some of Soulvent’s biggest talents. With a string of strong releases over the last two years, we’re excited to see what the label brings over the up and coming months. Stay tuned with their artists, music and events HERE and make sure to check-out the much anticipated debut album from Pola & Bryson released on 8 August.

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Posted 25th July 2016 in Blog, Interviews