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Hospitality Bournemouth

Hospitality Bournemouth

Hospitality Bournemouth

Hospitality Bournemouth 20.02.15: DJ Marky

Hey Marky,  did you have a good Christmas & New Year? What did you get up to?

Hi yeah, I had a fantastic Xmas with my family and I played in Trancoso and Caraíva in Brazil with my friends including my brother Matthew Bushwacka! There’s an incredible vibe in Brazil!

 

We’re really excited to have you back at Hospitality Bournemouth, the last time you played with us was way back in March at Motion in Bristol, what a great night?!

Yeah, I can’t wait too. Was a fantastic party and I love the Bristol vibe since the Drive By party days. Such a great crowd!

 

There’s nothing quite like playing D+B in an old converted church. You’re joining us at a pretty unique venue – Halo in Bournemouth, have you played here before? 

I think I played before with SP:MC but I can’t remember if was last year or the year before, but the venue is amazing and I’m sure the party it’s gonna be wicked!

 

You’ve played at shows all over the world, what would you say has been a highlight moment of your career so far?

I’ve had a lot of great moments, it’s hard to pick just one but last year was definitely the Boogie Boat with the mighty DJ Die in Croatia! We played our influences, pure boogie, soul, funk, disco. It was insane and of course my night at Sun & Bass Festival. That party is so special to me.

 

Bournemouth has come out with its fair share of D+B producers, including Hospital’s recent signing Krakota. What do you think it is about the southern seaside that’s getting artists inspired?

I think it’s a fantastic place – they have the sea and the great woman to inspire them haha!  I love the Krakota tracks, I been playing Xylo and Stepping Stones every set, I love the vibe from Ulterior Motive as well, very talented guys and they’re producing great music!

 

You recently remixed Gravity with DJ Fresh and Ella Eyre, what else have you been up to since we last saw you?

I loved working on the Gravity remix and I have to say big thanks to my great friend the Japanese Bob James called Makoto for always helping me with the keys. I’ve also decided to make my album after 10 years so get ready!

 

We know you’re a fan of the old skool as well as the new, are there any producers that you’re really feeling at the moment or that you think are ones to watch out for in 2015?

Well hard to say, there are so many good tunes around at the moment but to mention a few, Krakota, The Invaderz, L Side, DJ Chap, Simplification & Translate, Tyke, Ivy Lab, TC, Pulsaar, Technimatic, Random Movement, Hugh Hardie, Jubei…too many haha!

 

You’ve had a long history with some of our Hospital Artists over the 18 years, across that time what’s been your top three go-to Hospital tracks to play out?

Yeah, I remember when Chris & Tony started the label and I met them at Swerve (Fabio’s Night). I remember when I met Lincoln High Contrast as well because he was the first promoter to book me in Cardiff, also Jon Wrec when I played for him in Southampton for 50 quid haha.

 

But yeah, it’s hard to pick just three Hospital tunes but I’ll try:

For a live performance of Billion Dollar Gravy see HERE.

 

 

 

Event Link HERE // Ticket Link HERE

Posted 15th January 2015 in Blog, Interviews

In the Spotlight: Lynx

He may be a fresh addition to the Hospital roster, but he is in no way a new player on the D+B board. From sound engineer to producer, DJ to label owner, it seems there’s not much that Lynx hasn’t taken on over the years; already deeply rooted in the world of drum and bass, with a long list of releases on a number of imprints. With a wide range of musical influences from The Prodigy to MJ, Lynx has developed a unique edge on his production, firmly establishing his own musical identity. So let’s take it back to ’96, at just seventeen years old Lynx had already caught the eye of Hardcore pioneers Ramos Supreme & Sunset Regime. A few years forward and he’s taken under the wing by Stakka and Skynet, where he honed in his skills for the techier side of D+B with several releases on Underfire Recordings. 

Throughout the early noughties, Lynx spent his time working as a sound engineer at Chichester-based Airtight Studios while gaining his MA in Audio Technology. It was here that the inspiration was sparked to fully shift his focus from engineer to artist. After several releases with Renegade Recordings, Lynx began refining his production, striving for organic and realistic sounds. He hit the ground running in 2007, picked up by Drum & Bass Arena ‘Hall of Famer’ Fabio on his innovative label Creative Source. It was here that really marked the start of the Lynx-esque bass heavy beats that we recognize him for today.

The next chapter in our story is entitled “Kemo”. After an old school Myspace meet they collaborated on the hauntingly brilliant “Global Enemies” (Soul:R) and eventually caught up face-to-face at a gig in Holland – it was clearly a match made in D+B heaven with their working relationship continuing to blossom over several years. For more from them see HERE.

By 2009 it was about time that Lynx released his debut LP. So of course alongside his partner in crime Kemo MC, “The Raw Truth” made its way to our ears – an album covered in class and from head to toe.

After the success of his debut album, it was time for Steve Lynx to face the music and go it alone. With ever-evolving ingenuity, Detail Recordings was born, with an aim to highlight the parallels between electronic genres, allowing listeners to appreciate the content of a track in itself, rather than be fixated on specific qualities of genre. Round two, “Devil’s in the Detail”. An album heavy with collaborations featuring the likes of DRS, Marcus Intalex and MC Sense. An amalgamation of all things Lynx, every style, every mood, definitely one for a Sunday afternoon. Here’s a little taster…

Since then Lynx has continued to make noise with his massive releases on Playaz and Ram Records before his exclusive signing to Hospital Records. Now we’ll wrap up a pretty D+B bow on the Lynx tale so far as we reach his latest release and Hospital debut “Where Are You?” EP available to download HERE.

 

You can catch Lynx at Hospitality Southampton in just a few short weeks at Switch on April 3rd – tickets on sale now!

 

 

 

Event Page HERE // Ticket Link HERE

Posted 5th January 2015 in Blog, Features

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