Posts Tagged ‘Reggae’

Perks Of The Park: Back To The Roots


We at Hospital Records recognise the importance of bridging gaps between music. This year at Hospitality in the Park we are delighted to announce a brand new stage, Deep Medi vs Roots of Jungle. We will be welcoming Mala’s Deep Medi Musik to the Park to bring the best in 140 beats, and having celebrated their 10th anniversary last year, I’m sure it will be one heck of a party. Alongside them, a few well-known faces from the roots of jungle music will be taking to the stage, all of which have over 20 years producing and DJing jungle music for the masses.


Where would dubstep be without Mala? The big boss of Deep Medi has been one of the most influential artists ever in the UK underground scene. As one half of Digital Mystikz (DMZ) alongside Coki, Mala has been banging out tune after tune since the early days of dubstep and has access to one of the most extensive back catalogues in dubstep. Even if you aren’t big into your 140 music, this is a legend not to miss.


A/T/O/S have released two killer albums now on Deep Medi, the most recent Outboxed being released in February to very high acclaim. Beautifully blending soulful vocals with minimalistic yet masterful production, the duo could draw comparisons to Submotion Orchestra but with their own unique flavour.

Benny Ill:

One of the faces of Horsepower Productions, Benny Ill has been involved in the dubstep music scene since its beginnings. With multiple releases on Deep Medi as well as heavyweight label Tempa, Benny will be bringing his extensive experience and knowhow to the Deep Medi vs Roots of Jungle stage.


A perfect mix between grime and dubstep. If you haven’t heard Compa’s newest single No Hype with Footsie of Newham Generals, the link is below and is a must listen. Early on, his drum and bass roots quickly lent to the discovery of dubstep where he has been making waves ever since. He joins us at Hospitality in the Park, having been touring North America and Europe over the summer to packed shows.

Jack Sparrow:

The act I’m most excited to see. Following numerous releases on Deep Medi and Tectonic, Leeds resident Jack Sparrow comes to Hospitality in the Park having recently started his own label Navy Cut. For years, he has been one of the most featured names in dubstep and has a yearly residency at Outlook Festival, where he is able to show off his own unique flavour on dubstep.

Kahn & Neek:

Bristol’s finest underground musicians. Every EP released under their Bandulu label is hot property, selling out in minutes and for good reason. The duo combine a variety of styles over the 140 spectrum, producing grime, dubstep and under their Gorgon Sound alias, strictly dubplate and vinyl dub and soundsytem music.


The duo have been big names in the dubstep game for some time now. Their bass-heavy track Justice has undoubtedly been played at every underground dancefloor around the country, propelling them into the spotlight of 140 music. It’s fair to say these two love a sub-bass, and for good reason!

Kenny Ken b2b Randall feat. MC Det:

Names that need no introduction, two of the most iconic artists in the history of jungle and drum & bass will be gracing the Deep Medi vs Roots of Jungle stage, joined by the legend that is MC Det. Kenny Ken and Randall have over 50 years between them spent in the industry, and are for sure some of the most influential DJs at this year’s festival.

Remarc & Navigator:

We are excited to bring ‘King of the Amen’ Remarc alongside old school junglist Navigator to the park, for what will definitely be a showcase in the true zest of jungle music. There is no doubt that you will hear the best in jungle music with these two.


One of London’s finest dubstep DJs who has been part of the Deep Medi crew for some time, giving a colourful taste of dubstep to the label’s back catalogue. Silkie is a true representation of what the dubstep sound of London really is.

Sir Spyro b2b Spooky & Killa P:

If you haven’t head Sir Spyro’s release Topper Top with Killa P released on Deep Medi Musik last year, then where have you been? Undoubtedly THE grime/dubstep track of the last year it has been spun round more times than Kylie Minogue and which has bridged the gap beautifully between the two genres. Joining Sir Spyro on stage is the underground legend that is Spooky, one of the most important faces and best producers in the grime scene.


Swindle has to be one of the most creative and masterful producers of our generation, dabbling in the world of funk, dubstep and electronica to name a few. His experimental sound has led to attention from all corners of the world, making his name one of the most recognisable in the underground circuit.

In short, the fine folks ready to come and unleash hell on the Deep Medi Vs Roots of Jungle stage are nothing short of legendary. To make sure you witness the sickness and feel the pressure you’re gonna have to come along to Hospitality In The Park. Ticket’s are rolling out the door like there’s no tomorrow so be quick!



Words by Viv Beech




Posted 10th August 2017 in Blog, Features

Time Out: David Rodigan @ Brixton


We were very pleased to see that Time Out are excited about the appearance of David “Ram Jam” Rodigan at Hospitality Brixton this Friday.

They included a little snapshot of what to expect on the clubbing pages in this week’s edition. Check it out in the picture to the left.

Now if you haven’t got your ticket for Hospitality Brixton on Friday 25th January yet then you can be a part of all the fun by getting your ticket HERE!

Posted 22nd January 2013 in Blog, Features

Looking forward to David Rodigan at Brixton 25.01.13

We’re all really excited about David “Ram Jam” Rodigan’s appearance as a special guest in Room One at Hospitality Brixton on Friday 25th January. If you haven’t already got your ticket for the show then get one HERE.

For those of you who don’t know, David Rodigan is a legendary reggae selector famed for his impressive performances in traditional Jamaican soundclashes and being a passionate evangelist of reggae music.

His radio shows over the years have attracted hundreds of thousands of listeners and his recent move from Kiss FM to BBC Radio 1Xtra has once again placed him in the spotlight.

A popular figure in clubs across the country, David Rodigan joins the dots between D&B and dubstep with their dub and reggae roots, interspersed with his famous history lessons, educating new fans about the origins of the music.

If you don’t know about the soundclashes, then watch this video from 1997:

Also, check out this amazing lecture he did for the Red Bull Music Academy at Fabric last year:-

Lecture: David Rodigan, MBE (2012) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.

Make sure you catch David Rodigan at Hospitality Brixton on Friday 25th January alongside (Room One) Danny Byrd, Roni Size *Full Cycle Classics Set*, London Elektricity, Nu:Logic, S.P.Y, Fred V & Grafix, Metrik Hosted by: Wrec, Dynamite, SP:MC, Carasel, Script (Room Two) Delta Heavy, Swindle, Broke ‘n’ English, Om Unit, Other Echoes, Rack N Ruin Hosted by: DRS & Strategy (Room Three) Hosted by Unit 137

Posted 10th January 2013 in Blog, Features

Introducing…Unit 137

We always like to do something a bit different in Room Three at Hospitality Brixton. Over the past two years since our inaugural show in September 2010, we’ve had Reggae Roast, Get Low Cartel, Main Squeeze, Wah Wah 45s, Rompa’s Reggae Shack, and on Friday 25th January, London based collective Unit 137 will be hosting. We’re looking forward to welcoming the guys to the O2 Academy, Brixton and in anticipation of this we decided to have a quick catch up with them to find out more about Unit 137. We were also lucky enough to get a FREE Hospitality mix from them aswell. Oh, and if you’ve not got your tickets for Hospitality Brixton yet then don’t hang about as the event will sell out – buy your tickets HERE.

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Posted 19th December 2012 in Blog, Mixes

Introducing… Rompa’s Reggae Shack

On Friday 28th September, Rompa’s Reggae Shack will be taking over Room Three at Hospitality Brixton. We caught up with the main man to find out more…

Hey Rompa. Can you explain who you are and what you do?
Hello hello, well I’m James Rompani aka Rompa representing Rompa’s Reggae Shack, The Audio-Revolution, STEP:ONE and the Urban Nerds. I’ve been DJing since I brought my first set of decks in 1998 and promoting events since 2000. I run an events promotion company called Urban Nerds alongside two other guys, Mark and James. I also DJ under the guise of Daddy Nature and work as a journalist and consultant covering all aspects of current underground music and music culture.

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Posted 17th August 2012 in Blog

Celebrating Dynamite MC @ Hospitality Bristol

As one of the most respected MCs in the business, Dynamite MC has a rich past, exciting present and very bright future ahead.  Otherwise known as Dominic Smith, Dynamite’s meteoric rise to fame with Mercury Music Prize-winning Bristol based outfit Roni Size & Reprazent in the 90s, saw him feature on their debut album “New Forms” in 1997 as well as “In The Mode” in 2000.

Since then he has established himself as an artist within his own right, releasing “The World Of Dynamite” in 2004 and the first in his “Big Man Talk” mixtape series in 2006, with the follow up in 2009 and another just recently.

It goes without saying that Dynamite MC is an MC who we love to book for Hospitality events, anywhere from Brixton to Bristol and back again, you can always rely on Dynamite for his signature lyrical dexterity, fantastic stage presence and amazing ability to hype up a crowd.

We’re very pleased to reveal that Hospitality Bristol on Friday 7th October is also Dynamite’s birthday, so it’s going to be celebrations all round! We spoke to Dom to find out more…

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Posted 19th September 2011 in Blog, Interviews