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Hospitality In The Park 2017

Perks of the Park: For Starters

Anyone who has attended one of our BBQs in the past knows that when it comes to refreshment, nobody in the game does it better. With the culinary details receiving just as much attention as the music, each dining option is carefully curated to ensure optimum enjoyment for all our ravenous ravers.

This time we will be bringing you 12 (yes thats right, 12) hand-picked eateries to deliver an untold dining experience that no other drum & bass event could dream of providing. To celebrate this elaborate range of exquisite food vendors, we will be engaging in a three-part blog series covering, in detail, the picks of each and what to expect when the 23rd of September comes rolling around.


ANNA MAE’S MAC & CHEESE

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First up is the London legend Anna Mae. If you consider yourself a foodie and you’re unaware of who this then lower your head in shame. From vending to the BBC, The Guardian, Nike, Glastonbury and now Hospitality, this monolithic macaroni provider is too starchy delights what Hospital is to Liquidfunk. So it was only fitting that these two titans joined forces for a party that’s cheesy in all the right ways…

With three trademark staples, you can go for the classic: ‘The Annie Mac’ which is simple macaroni with a secret three cheese sauce. One for the purists, albeit slightly non-adventurous. ‘The Don Macaroni’ is second on the menu which includes Macaroni, crispy bacon, fresh basil and a drizzle of basil oil. This fresh combination is followed by ‘The Spicy Juan’, which injects a little latin flair into the dish. Jalapeños, chipotle pepper, sour cream, and coriander are the ingredients that create this masterpiece and with plenty more options available, and no doubt something extra special in store for the Park, you won’t be dissatisfied. And if you are, there’s something wrong with you.


CARIBOU POUTINE

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The second of our fine food outlets will be making a journey down from Liverpool, as one of the few eateries based outside the capital. With the inspiration for their food hailing from even further away, Caribou Poutine will be bringing an injection of Canadian flavour with the perfect combination of fries, cheese curd, and gravy. With options including the Mrs Piggy, The Tex Mex, Big Liz and Shroom Poutine, the breadth of the options available is as extensive as they are indulgent. Pork, sausage, sour cream, chives, creamed cabbage, stilton, garlic and spring onion, the toppings are endless. Oh, they also serve maple butter fries. Just looking at the menu rendered me somewhat catatonic with delight in preparation for the divine delicacies that await.


BUTCHIES

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Rolling on through at numero tres is Butchies. A simple yet refined buttermilk fried chicken sandwich purveyor that serves up that crispy heaven in a bun oh so well. With only three options, these Camden-based chicken champions offer a simple selection, fried chicken and pickles, with the choice of garlic and herb aioli, or red leicester and sriracha. Although these sumptuous sarnies may be somewhat less extravagant than the prior two food stalls, less is more in this case. You can’t go wrong with fried chicken really, and the fellas at Butchies are perfect when it comes to poultry. With fries and strips available for those who’d rather avoid the bread, this crispy fried goodness is the perfect power source to keep you dancing at this years HITP.


CHEEKY ITALIAN

The final of our festive foodie friends are the fine people at Cheeky Italian. From the winding roads of Naples to the tower blocks of New York, street food has always been a big part of Italian culture and cuisine, and this classic food vendor with a contemporary twist aims to deliver simple, staple foods, with no compromise in terms of flavour or quality. Expect fresh pasta, seafood and burgers with only the finest ingredients from the ever so cheeky ‘primavera farfalle’ to their grilled tiger prawns with sourdough accompanied by sweet cherry tomatoes, oregano & lemon dressing and chilli.

Hearty, fresh and healthy yet with decadent options (such as their fried chicken and meatballs), this sophisticated solution to your hunger will no doubt leave you satisfied beyond measure.

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As you can plainly see, there will be no shortage of quality this year, and if that wasn’t enough, there are still another 8 food vendors to cover! We will continue with the entrées some point in the near future so keep your eyes peeled for instalment two. But remember, if you’re not at Hospitality In The Park, you won’t be able to enjoy all of this glorious food so don’t sleep and get your tickets now!



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Words Ed Priest

Posted 25th May 2017 in Blog, Features

Keeno @ Hospitality In The Park 2016

Hospitality has been instrumental in taking drum & bass music worldwide with annual tours in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and regular shows across the UK. In our hometown Hospitality has sold out London’s biggest venues including Heaven, Building Six, Fabric and Brixton Academy. In 2015 the third sold-out Hospitality Midsummer BBQ at Studio 338 was an unforgettable event and called for a bigger and better summer show in 2016.

On 24th September 2016 Hospitality In The Park was born. A UK outdoor event that brings together all things drum & bass in one place, Hospitality In The Park is a 360-degree celebration of dance music’s most diverse and exciting genre, in North London’s much-loved Finsbury Park. Multiple stages host drum & bass’ finest DJs, MCs, vocalists and live talent from all around the globe. In 2017 expect the unexpected from unique, high-end production and sound design, to a hand-picked range of BBQ, craft beer, and street-food delights.

Keeno is providing all things Drum & Bass with his mix from in the park, using his mixing ability to compliment the hard work put into production. Having been named in Knowledge Magazine’s top 20 producers to watch out for in 2013 and with support from the likes of London Elektricity, S.P.Y, Camo & Krooked, BCee and many more, he’s moving up in the scene fast. The UK-based producer is rapidly becoming synonymous for his ability to add orchestral and cinematic elements to Drum & Bass on a grand scale whilst retaining a strong dancefloor impact.

Posted 18th May 2017 in Blog, Mixes

Etherwood @ Hospitality In The Park 2016

Hospitality has been instrumental in taking drum & bass music worldwide with annual tours in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and regular shows across the UK. In our hometown Hospitality has sold out London’s biggest venues including Heaven, Building Six, Fabric and Brixton Academy. In 2015 the third sold-out Hospitality Midsummer BBQ at Studio 338 was an unforgettable event and called for a bigger and better summer show in 2016.

On 24th September 2016 Hospitality In The Park was born. A UK outdoor event that brings together all things drum & bass in one place, Hospitality In The Park is a 360-degree celebration of dance music’s most diverse and exciting genre, in North London’s much-loved Finsbury Park. Multiple stages host drum & bass’ finest DJs, MCs, vocalists and live talent from all around the globe. In 2017 expect the unexpected from unique, high-end production and sound design, to a hand-picked range of BBQ, craft beer, and street-food delights.

This mix brings you the sounds of the Etherwood! Undoubtedly one of the most promising young talents in the scene today. Originally from Lincoln and now living in London, Woody has already captured the imagination of thousands across the globe with his achingly beautiful beats and heartfelt melodies. As we look to the horizon, things are looking very promising for Woody as he unquestionably holds down the title of man of the moment in the scene. With a signature sound that is both instantly recognisable and deeply compelling, his dedicated fan-base continues to grow in all corners of the globe.

Posted 18th May 2017 in Blog, Mixes

Nu:Logic at Hospitality In The Park 2016

Hospitality has been instrumental in taking drum & bass music worldwide with annual tours in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and regular shows across the UK. In our hometown Hospitality has sold out London’s biggest venues including Heaven, Building Six, Fabric and Brixton Academy. In 2015 the third sold-out Hospitality Midsummer BBQ at Studio 338 was an unforgettable event and called for a bigger and better summer show in 2016.

On 24th September 2016 Hospitality In The Park was born. A UK outdoor event that brings together all things drum & bass in one place, Hospitality In The Park is a 360-degree celebration of dance music’s most diverse and exciting genre, in North London’s much-loved Finsbury Park. Multiple stages host drum & bass’ finest DJs, MCs, vocalists and live talent from all around the globe. In 2017 expect the unexpected from unique, high-end production and sound design, to a hand-picked range of BBQ, craft beer, and street-food delights.

This Nu:Logic mix provides quality tracks by both DJ’s involved. Since signing to Hospital in 2003, Nu:Tone has risen through the ranks to become one of the most highly respected producers in the scene, with everyone from LTJ Bukem to Sub Focus busting his tunes.

Logistics grew up on a self-prescribed musical diet made up of equal parts guitar-based compositions down tempo efforts and finally acquired a taste for Drum + Bass through the Full Cycle “Music Box” LP. The younger brother of Nu:Tone, Matt Gresham a.k.a Logistics, has gone on to become one of Hospital’s most prolific producers. These two brothers in arms make for a deadly combination behind the turntables!

Posted 18th May 2017 in Blog, Mixes

Perks of The Park: MIST:I:CAL maneuvers in the Med School Warehouse

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There is an abundance of collaboration within drum & bass, as with all musical genres. From individual artists colliding together, to the creation of entirely new sonic entities. Urban Shakedown (Aphrodite & Micky Finn), Scorpio (DJ Die & Krust), Nu:Logic (Nu:Tone & Logistics) and more recently The King of The Rollers (Serum, Bladerunner & Voltage). The list could go on. But one of the most infamous of collaborative musical identities was that of Mist:i:cal.

This triage of producers forged from Marcus Intalex, St Files and Calibre created one of the most prolific characters within drum & bass, and with such esteemed members as those, it’s no wonder why. Each of them were famed for their trademark deep and soulful sound, rolling drums and warm subs with a strong dose of melody and groove throughout. This combo resulted in some of the best drum & bass after the turn of the millennium from 2002-2007.

Initially M.I.S.T, as Marcus Intalex & ST Files, but evolving into Mist:i:cal through the addition of Calibre, they began releasing as the latter alias in 2002, with their debut album release in 2007, both of which on Mr Intalex’s Soul:R records. However, beyond the release of the album ‘The Eleventh Hour’ they disappeared and went their separate ways, focusing on their individual production. Until now.

Breaking their silence, Mist:i:cal will be guest headlining the Med School Warehouse at this year’s Hospitality In The Park for their first united performance in a decade. ST Files hasn’t graced a set of decks in the public eye for around 10 years, and this long-awaited return couldn’t happen in a better setting. Joining this incredible collective will be Med School maestro Etherwood, LTJ  Bukem and Alix Perez & Eprom alongside many, many more.

Soul:R records has been putting out beautiful music consistently over the past decade with a broad array of established artists ranging from dBridge, Klute, Break, Alix Perez and of course, Calibre. The enigmatic Irishman hasn’t shied away from any of his musical duties since the dissolution of Mist:i:cal, with his most recent album ‘The Deep’ generating some incredible responses on his own imprint ‘Signature’. He’s keeping things as hot as ever with his impeccable production and silky smooth musical styling.

As one of the leading purveyors of deep and intelligent drum & bass, it was only fitting that such a decorated entourage would lead proceedings at this years Hospitality In The Park. Dubplates for days would be an apt way to describe what to expect from this performance, both old and new, deep and rolling. What more could you want? Raw to the core yet exquisitely symphonic, the long-awaited reunion will be one of the highlights of the event, of this, we are of no doubt. Ensure you do not miss on this re-emergence of titans and get your ticket to the Park today, you’ll only have yourself to blame…

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Words Ed Priest

 

Posted 16th May 2017 in Blog, Features