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In the Spotlight: London Elektricity

Supporting the scene for nearly two decades, curator of the longstanding label Hospital Records and forward-thinking music imprint Med School is Tony Colman, better known as London Elektricity.

Although, what is now a solo project has also taken on several other forms in the past. Beginning as a production duo, Tony alongside Chris Goss released their debut album “Pull the Plug” back in 1999. Inspired by a wave of internet addiction, pulling together elements of  disco, jazz and funk. The album featured Hastings-based vocalist Lianne Carol on “Rewind” – a track inspired by the sounds of 4 Hero’s remix of “Blackgold Of The Sun”.

 

Four years on and with Chris deciding to focus more on managing the label, album number two came along as the first solo London Elek project. Tony grabbed the bull by the horns and unveiled  “Billion Dollar Gravy”, a melting pot of influences resulting in carefully thought out arrangement and soulful instrumentation, London Elektricity had become fully immersed in a unique branch of break-beat fantasia – “Fast Soul Music”.

 

 

It was during the recording of “Billon Dollar Gravy” that the idea was sparked to create a live band with session musicians Andy Waterworth, Landslide, the Jungle Drummer and Robert Owens amongst others, with vocalists MC Wrec, Liane Carroll and Diane Charlemagne also performing alongside.

 

 

London Elektricity Live continued until 2005, with the third full studio album “Power Ballads” incorporated into their performances.  Recognised for delivering only the most powerful and soulful D+B with standout track “The Strangest Secret in the World” gaining huge support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Zane Lowe.  London Elektricity continued to go from strength to strength as an artist and performer, all the while overseeing the ever-growing roster of Hospital Records artists.

 

 

Fast-forwarding to 2008, which saw the release of Tony’s fourth studio album “Syncopated City” including the iconic “Just One Second”, which giving way to the anthemic Apex remix. Released as part of “Sick Music” in 2009 and still guaranteed to uplift every single member of a dance-floor, a true D+B classic.

 

 

A multi-tasking master whilst managing to ace the balancing act of a world-wide D+B imprint, countless weekends of tours and regularly hosting the award-winning Hospital podcast, Mr Colman has squeezed in some time to start work on his fifth album. With three years passed since the incredible “Yikes”, there are exciting times ahead as London Elek is buried deep in the studio, carefully creating his next D+B masterpiece. Lucky for some, just before Tony locks himself away he’ll be heading across the UK throughout February for Hospitality, check out the full dates below:

 

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Posted 26th January 2015 in Blog, Features

Back Catalogue Bangers: Danny Byrd

We’re “back once again with the ill behaviour” for Hospitality Northampton for what’s to be a huge night of beats, bass and all round good times. Joining us all will be the vocal chop-up master Danny Byrd to send us flying high from start to finish. He’s been part of the Hospital family since (pretty much) day dot meaning a pretty extensive back catalogue. Its not been an easy task narrowing it down to our top five favourites so apologies in advance if yours hasn’t quite made the cut, although all the more reason to join us on the 7th February to hear more from the man himself!

For número uno, it had to be done…

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Feeling ready? Additional to the incredible line up, we’re also bringing down the bass pounding RC1 Sound System to Northampton for the very first time, find out more HERE.

 

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Posted 9th January 2015 in Blog, Features

Hospitality Birmingham 21.03.15: RC1 Soundsystem

The bass pounding RC1 sound system is no stranger to Hospitality but for the first time we’re taking it to Birmingham for our Hospitality show on the 21st March at The Rainbow Venues. It’ll be pumping out D+B goodness from the likes of Danny Byrd, S.P.Y, Logistics, Reso, Keeno and special guest DJ Hazard.

Developed by Jon Evelegh – a music lover and DJ with a keen interest in engineering and electronics from a young age. Jon took part in a number of voluntary roadie trips, this eventually leading to engineering grander shows up and down the country. It was here that his motivation to build his own epic rig was sparked. Jon felt there was something missing from the existing systems out there, none which would send your spine spiralling and chest thumping like he knew was possible. The result – a benchmark sound system that has established itself as a prominent fixture in bass music culture.

What sets the RC1 aside from other players in the game is the absolute lack of compromise in sound quality. Reaching unbeknown levels of loudness all the while ensuring any battering bassline will pulsate with full force and maintain all clarity – you’ll find no distortion in earshot.

Back at Hospitality Birmingham in 2012, the RC1 not only tore up the Rainbow Warehouse but set off a load of car alarms outside the venue! The 26-piece set up brought down Indigo2 at the O2 Arena literally shaking the cobwebs from the ceiling just during sound check! Since then Jon’s continued to develop the system to even larger and louder levels.

The RC1’s versatility across venues and genres makes us incredibly proud and excited to have it as part of our 2015 Hospitality line up.

Don’t take our word for it, check it for yourself and get down there on the 21st March.

 

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Posted 18th December 2014 in Blog, Features