Posts Tagged ‘Soul In Motion’

PERKS OF THE PARK: Meet the Minds Behind Soul In Motion

unspecifiedFor our 4th stage at Hospitality In The Park we have a before unseen mix up of D+B dons. Bringing the deepest sounds of D+B is London’s finest mid-week residency Soul In Motion and our uprising sister label Med School. Soul In Motion have been running their bi-weekly D+B nights for two years now, and man do they do it well. We’ve got together with its founders Bailey & Joe (Need For Mirrors) for an insight into the night and what we can look forward to at their stage takeover in the park. First of all, a little introduction to each of them…

A pioneer in D+B, Bailey has an impressive array of attributes to his name including, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra presenter and Metalheadz resident DJ at the infamous Blue Note Sunday Sessions. His turntable & selection skills are second to none, not to mention his ability to adapt to any crowd or environment with ease.

Since moving over to the UK from New Zealand back in 2003, Joe has not only co-founded Soul In Motion, he’s also started his own label, Zoltar. He’s been a busy guy, releasing an impressive amount of music on labels like Metalheadz, Spearhead, Playaz and Dispatch. Much like Bailey, Joe has secured his reputation as a major contributor to the genre.

We caught up with them both to find out some exclusive info to get you ready for their meet up with Med School at Hospitality In The Park…

When and what were the beginnings of the idea of Soul In Motion?
Soul In Motion started March 2014 at The Basement, Edition Hotel, Soho. We both felt that London needed a regular mid-week Drum & Bass night again. It was sorely missed not having Swerve, Movement etc, nights which we both regularly attended.

Soul In Motion has become one of the biggest, most consistent drum & bass nights in London. Why do you think it has become so successful?
We’ve tried to involve many different camps and keep it focused on the music as well as maintain the RSVP free entry policy. It’s been about building a community at our night with regulars, producers, DJs, label owners and everybody in-between religiously coming down every two weeks.

When and how did you both meet?
I think it was 98/99 at Metalheadz Sunday Sessions.

In five words, how would you describe a SIM night?
We’ll do it in three… ‘Soul In Motion’

Have you thought about expanding Soul In Motion outside of London or the UK? If so, where?
Yes. We have our first non-London event at Motion in Bristol on December 9th. We feel the time has come to take our night and ethos outside of London.

A boutique hotel isn’t normally the location for an underground drum & bass night. So, what stood out about Miranda and why do you think it’s worked so well?
Miranda was a nice change to the original venue Basement at Edition Hotel so when we left there it seemed like the logical direction was to move from Soho to Shoreditch and keep dynamic of working within a hotel setting such as Ace Hotel / Miranda. Hotels like these have a great energy, hub of creatives and foot traffic already buzzing around them. It feels like something’s happening every time you’re arriving at the hotel.

What has been one of your most exciting line-ups to date?
The Diane Charlemagne Benefit event was very special. An amazing evening with lots of talent under one roof such as Goldie, Grooverider, Doc Scott, Fabio and London Elektricity. Also our second birthday event deserves a mention which was earlier this year with Roni Size, Klute, S.P.Y, Alix Perez and Breakage.

How did your stage collaboration with Med School at Hospitality In The Park come about?
Hospitality approached us with the idea and we jumped at it.

Do you have any surprises for your stage at HITP?
Yes. We have a surprise guest on the evening. Watch this space… 

The Soul In Motion meets Med School stage will also feature sets from the infamous LTJ Bukem, Nu:Logic, a B2B from Spectrasoul and LSB, Keeno and Anile. Be a part of a huge stamp in D+B history and grab your ticket for Hospitality In The Park, our biggest outdoor event yet!

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Posted 17th August 2016 in Blog, Interviews

PERKS OF THE PARK: Live Acts

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Not only is our Hospitality In The Park line-up jam packed with the best DJs in the scene, we’ve also booked a whole load of live acts for you lovely people to enjoy. For some they’ve been performing live for some time and for others it’s a brand new debut show specially for us! Here’s a closer look at each of them…

 

The London Elektricity Big Band

(featuring Liane Carroll, Emer, Dynamite and a 12-piece brass band)

On the Hospitality stage our head honcho is back in the live game but this time it’s bigger than ever before. Joined by his original vocalist, the wonderful Liane Carroll, The London Elektricity Big Band also features vocals from the gorgeous Emer Dineen. From Riot Jazz, London Elek will be joined incredible 12-piece brass band from Manchester will make up the core of the performance with Hospital veteran Dynamite MC on hosting duties.

 

The Erised

Next up, joining us for their premiere UK appearance are The Erised. Hot off Med School’s roster, this five piece band have built up a huge following in Ukraine and it’s no surprise they caught our eye. Catch their spine tingling performance in September on the Soul In Motion Meets Med School stage. If you’re keen to find out more, have a read of ‘Perks of the Park: The Erised’.

 

Frederic Robinson

Bringing his unique live show to the Soul In Motion Meets Med School stage will be Frederic Robinson. It really is a set to behold, complete with keyboard, midi-controllers and a Monophonic Bass Synthesizer this guy brings a whole new level to the electronic live set.

 

The Mouse Outfit

Made up of a production team and nine piece hip hop band, The Mouse Outfit have been making waves in their scene now for over eight years. Lyrical acrobatics, stunning samples and the smoothest of beats make up their live show be sure to catch them at Dub Phizix and Strategy’s Well Good Do.

 

Gentleman’s Dub Club

Coming to the park with their dub, ska, roots reggae vibes are the nine piece band from Leeds – Gentleman’s Dub Club. They’ve built a reputation on their high energy heavyweight sound, with their shows often ending in a frenzied mosh pit. Live effects and mixing top it all off making this larger than life stage presence a must see on the Hospitality stage!

 

DRS

One of drum and bass’ most talented rappers, DRS is bringing his lyrical craft to the Dub Phizix and Strategy’s Well Good Do at Hospitality in the Park this September. Boasting an impressive career in the scene, Estate Recordings’ main man has shown over the years that he has a talent for writing, singing, rapping and an unrivalled ability to hold a crowd in the palm of his hand.

 

Jenna & The G’s

Responsible for some of the most recognised vocals in drum and bass, Jenna G has worked with countless producers throughout her impressive career. Going back to her roots, the stunning vocalist has teamed up with 8 Gold Rings for a live show packed with her eclectic releases past, present and future. These guys will be lighting up the Dub Phizix and Strategy’s Well Good Do Stage, be sure to pay them a visit!

As well as all those amazing live performances, we’ve also lined up an incredible amount of DJ sets and that all important delicious food to keep you all energised throughout the day! It’s going to be one to remember, the full line up is now up on the Facebook event. Tickets available via the link below!

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Words by Sarah Hancock

Posted 27th June 2016 in Blog, Features

Hospitality In The Park: Soul In Motion Meets Med School Line-Up Announcement

Buy tickets here: http://hospitalityinthepark.eventgenius.co.uk/events/Hospitality-in-the-park-2016/index.html?lf=e17c0491612368277788684c181a39fe

We’re teaming up with Soul In Motion at Hospitality In The Park to present the “Soul In Motion Meets Med School” stage!

There’s nowhere else quite like a Hospitality dancefloor and on Saturday 24th September we welcome the whole Hospital family to join us as we take on the great outdoors at Hospitality in the Park in North London’s much-loved Finsbury Park.

We are very proud to present the UK’s first outdoor event that brings together all things drum & bass in one place with a 360-degree celebration of dance music’s most diverse and exciting genre. A step up from our sold-out BBQs of last summer, across multiple stages we’ll be welcoming drum & bass’ finest DJs and live talent from all over the globe.

Expect the unexpected from high-end production to the delectable street-food delights! We can’t wait for our biggest show in over 20 years to take place, for any drum & bass soldier this is one date in your diary not to be missed. Mark out the final chapter of the festival season with the very first Hospitality in the Park.

Posted 10th May 2016 in Media, Video

Hospitality In The Park – Stage 4 Announcement

Hospitality In The Park – Stage 4 Announcement

Buy tickets here:
http://hospitalityinthepark.eventgenius.co.uk//?lf=e8a8a6f2a34f91d08149050614512137

There’s nowhere else quite like a Hospitality dancefloor and on Saturday 24th September we welcome the whole Hospital family to join us as we take on the great outdoors at Hospitality in the Park in North London’s much-loved Finsbury Park.

We are very proud to present the UK’s first outdoor event that brings together all things drum & bass in one place with a 360-degree celebration of dance music’s most diverse and exciting genre. A step up from our sold-out BBQs of last summer, across multiple stages we’ll be welcoming drum & bass’ finest DJs and live talent from all over the globe.

Expect the unexpected from high-end production to the delectable street-food delights! We can’t wait for our biggest show in over 20 years to take place, for any drum & bass soldier this is one date in your diary not to be missed. Mark out the final chapter of the festival season with the very first Hospitality in the Park.

Posted 26th April 2016 in Media, Video