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Words by Rachel Russel
The sound of drum and bass will be echoing round Finsbury Park this Saturday for the first ever Hospitality In The Park festival.
Organised by Hospital Records, based in south London, under the renowned Hospitality events banner, the day will be packed with dance music from artists and 300 DJs including Tim Westwood, The Prototypes, The Upbeats, Need For Mirrors and Keeno among others.
DJ and electronic musician Tony Colman, who uses the stage name London Elektricity and is the CEO of Hospital Records, reveals there will be six tents full of surprises, plus a hot air balloon and the London electricity big band, which will include 20 people playing bass and a full 14-piece horn section.
Video of Metrik smashing a sterling set during Hospitality In The Park 2016.
Words by Shane Armijo
In our beloved world of drum and bass, it’s quite a rare anomaly to find a label that prioritizes quality as though it’s the very fabric and lifeblood of their everyday decisions. With their followers’ best interests worn like hearts on their sleeves, Hospital Records and its band of die-hard followers are truly in a league of their own. Spearheaded by Chris Goss and Tony Colman (AKA London Elektricity), the nearly 21-year-old label has exemplified time and time again their originality, self-distinction and forward-thinking desire to nourish talented individuals to the best of their abilities. Is it their passion for consistency? Some would argue that it’s their phenomenal event planning. Or could it be their undeniably exceptional taste in music? Whether it is one or ALL of the above, fans from all over our little blue planet can rest comfortably knowing that deep in the heart of London, there’s a team working tirelessly to put forth the music that flows through our very bodies like the blood that circulates through our daily lives.
Words by Stevie Beer
So, unsurprisingly, when the label declared it was to hold its first ever festival, eager fans wasted no time in rummaging around their pockets and purchasing the 10,000 available tickets. Occupying a modest section of North London’s Finsbury Park, Hospitality In The Park marked the last chapter of everyone’s festival season. Since the announcement of Fabric’s closure earlier this month, there’s been a sombre vibe infiltrating London’s drum & bass scene.
Words by Sam Crabb
A melancholy and sombre feeling has very much been present throughout London since the announcement of Fabric’s closure. The iconic venue has been immensely important to dance music; drum and bass in particularly having really benefitted from the support provided by this champion of underground Sonic’s. It’s no wonder many are feeling left without any love.
Thankfully for drum and bass, Tony Colman, Chris Goss and the Hospitality team are renowned for spreading love and have taken a huge leap creating a festival that would make any dnb head salivate at not only the line up on offer with its ‘something for everyone’ approach but by going that extra mile to add a truly unique experience.