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Hospitality Leeds 14.09.16: A Freshers Guide To Hospitality

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Calling all freshers! Starting uni is a daunting experience for anyone and we here at Hospital Records understand that. So what better way to get to know your new uni pals than partying until 6am at Hospitality? Here are our top tips to making the most out of our Canal Mills takeover this Friday… and being a fresher in the right way!

1. Pre-Drinks Playlist

The pre’s playlist… We’ve all been to a pre-drinks where the music just isn’t on point. And let’s face it, playing Taylor Swift’s new tune just isn’t on before a drum & bass night is it? So look no further! Hospital’s Best of D+B playlist has a huge 31 hours (!!) of the finest beats and bass from over the years and every shade and style of D+B.


2. Put on your Hospital T-Shirt

Ladies and gents if you want to be truly representing at Canal Mills this October make sure you have a browse on the Hospital Shop  and grab one of our fresh designs. D+B family unite!


3. Comfortable Shoes

This is very important. Heels are a nemesis for anybody at a Hospitality night, for those wearing them and those in close distance! Drum & bass is an energetic game, so a heel on the foot would be enough to ruin your mood or your night. And if you’re wearing them, by the time mid night comes around your feet will be calling you to go home… Don’t make that mistake and slip ono a comfy pair of trainers!


4. Find a good kebab shop for the walk home

If it’s one thing freshers are guilty of, it’s having way more kebabs than anyone should in 12 months! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled around Leeds for a decent spot to grab a bite after Hospitality! You’ll have burnt so many calories during the show (if you took my advice in step 3) it technically won’t even count, right?

5. Don’t Try And Sneak In Booze

We’re not here to judge, but that really (not really) discrete litre of voddy isn’t going to make it past the front door. Don’t ruin your much anticipated Hospitality night by trying to get wasted for a fraction of the price… it may end up losing you a night you won’t get back. Which is a much bigger cost to pay!

6. Sing a song with your new best mates on the way home

There’s nothing like a classic tune to bring a group of people together, and we all love to sing loud and proud after a few too many drinks. Round off the perfect night by singing a cheesy tune with all your new mates on the walk back to halls. Personally we recommend Fred V & Grafix – ‘Ultraviolet’!

7. Don’t Forget The After Party!

A very important part of the night is ensuring it doesn’t end too soon! As a fresher it’s essential to stay up way longer than necessary for absolutely no other reason than because you can. Plan or find a good afters to mingle with even more fellow freshers! A Hospitality night is one to be celebrated all the way through until dawn…NRfd9X

Final release tickets are available now, grab yours before they’re all gone!


Words by Philippa Ghosh

Posted 10th October 2016 in Blog, Features

City Spotlight: Leeds


Leeds has always been one of our favourite cities to host a Hospitality, we’ve made over 6 years of memories in the North’s vibrant city and we’re proud to keep coming back every year with even bigger takeovers than before! Throughout the past decade we’ve been lucky enough to play in some of England’s best venues and Leeds definitely looks after some of our favourites!

Nottingham’s party bringers Detonate are the perfect partner in crime to take Hospitality to Leeds with. They’re also responsible for getting the best in bass to Sheffield and Nottingham and have appeared at some of the biggest dance music festivals in the UK such as Mint festival.

The almighty Leeds O2 Academy has been the home to some incredible nights over the years! We had one of our fastest ever selling shows in 2011, the family force has always been strong within its walls.

Since 2015 we’ve added Canal Mills to our Leeds stop-offs, an 18th century creative and artistic space for art, fashion, food and electronic music events – the perfect place for a Hospitality showdown.

D+B in Leeds continues to stay strong with numerous other nights like ‘Jungle Jam’, ‘Overflow’ and ‘Central Beatz’ representing the 174BPM contingent. These three separate nights all come together for ‘License To Jungle’ at The Old Red Bus Station. Alongside holding some pretty memorable drum & bass parties Leeds is also home to some seriously talented artists including high flying duo Sigma and Dispatch Recordings label owner Ant TC1.

To Hospital Records, Leeds is so much more than a city – its a community rich in music culture and bubbling hub of creative minds that have contributed to the diverse and open armed exploration of drum & bass. For these reasons Leeds has become one of our favourite cities to visit, and we cannot wait to see you again in October!

Catch Hospital favourites Fred V & Grafix, Metrik, Maduk, Krakota and Ownglow alongside special guests Wilkinson and Calyx & Teebee on Friday 14th October at Canal Mills.


By Philippa Ghosh

Posted 20th September 2016 in Blog, Features

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