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Hospitality In The Dock 2018

Locked in the Dock: History Lessons

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Since the dawn of rave, it’s safe to say that there has been one genre that has always been the undisputed champion. We’re talking, of course, about Jungle. In the early 90s, we were blessed with a sound like no other. Punchy Amen breaks, weighty basslines and mad samples graced our warehouses and sound systems. With the likes of Kenny Ken, Randall, Fabio & Grooverider, Aphrodite and Micky Finn all championing this new sound.

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Here at Hospital, we are linking up with the mighty Jungle Jam for the next Hospitality in the Dock event on the 30th of March 2018. Jungle Jam has been jamming jungle out to the masses since 2005. Starting out in Leeds to then putting on events that span up and down the U.K. and even with events covering across parts of Europe, these guys really know how to rinse it out proper!

 

DJ Randall : History Lesson

First up, we are delighted to have the DJ that we all know and love, DJ Randall, Mr Too-hot-too-handleRandall will be teaching us all a lesson or two in the long history of Drum and Bass at the dock this year. Having been around since the birth of Jungle, Randall‘s no stranger when it comes to spinning out an old-skool set. His mixing skill and tune selection are second to none which makes him the perfect DJ to guide us through the many years of Drum & Bass music. 

 

30 years of: Micky Finn & Aphrodite

Next, we have the mighty Micky Finn going B2B with Aphrodite. Its safe to say that these two are bonafide jungle legends and will be guiding us through the 30 years of their iconic Urban Takeover label and beyond. Having both been in the game for a very long time and pretty much pioneering the genre, there couldn’t be Jungle without the Finn and Aphrodite. Most notably In 1996, they teamed together in production and released their iconic DnB anthem, Badass. A track that continues to destroy dance floors whenever it gets played to this day. This set is definitely one not to be missed!

 

Krust: Warhead era classics set

Finally touching down to grace the Jungle Jam stage we have the Bristol don that is none other than DJ Krust. During the late 90s and early 2000s, Krust was bombarding the scene with his heavy style of Drum & Bass that was never heard before on his and Roni Sizes’ label Full Cycle Records. Tunes like ‘Don’t Front’ and ‘Break ya Neck’ to name a few. But ultimately everybody who knows their D&B will think of one tune and one tune only when they hear Krusts name. That tune is Warhead. Released back in 1997 on V Recordings. The tune was an instant classic and was getting dropped by every DJ at every rave across the U.K., putting Krusts name firmly on the Drum & Bass map for good!

Catch the man himself doing a ‘Warhead Era’ classics set alongside so many other original junglist dons. Less than a month to go now, calling all junglists, your time is now!

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Words by James Hillyard

Posted 12th March 2018 in Blog, Features

Hospitality In The Dock 14.04.17 – Part 2

 

Hospitality In The Dock 14.04.17 @ The Tobacco Dock London

Posted 27th April 2017 in Photos

Hospitality In The Dock 14.04.17 – Part 1

Hospitality In The Dock 14.04.17 @ The Tobacco Dock London

 

Posted 27th April 2017 in Photos, Uncategorized

Hospitality in The Dock: Line Up Announcement

GigSoup – Hospitality In The Dock 14th April

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Words by Zoe Anderson

Hospital Records certainly have their heads screwed on right. After twenty-one years in the game, the infamous drum and bass record label is still churning out some serious talent, with names like High Contrast and Camo and Krooked all under their wing. If you’re a d’n’b fan in the UK, it’s more than likely that you’ve either been to, or heard of one of Hospitality’s legendary events that spring up all around the country more than a handful of times a year. Their scope is so far reaching now, that they can command control of huge venues and sound systems that shake the earth and draw in thousands of people.
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The main star of the show however, was always going to be The Great Gallery. After electrifying sets from S.P.Y and Nu:Logic (a collaboration of Nu:Tone and Logistics) there was a swift change over to make way for Dutch electronic trio Noisia. Their act was to be the grand-finale of a very fast-paced, high intensity day of music, and their hour set was billed as a multi-media stage experience, rather than a typical live performance. The trio sported strange flashing hoods as they took to the stage, and their set was accompanied by a constant stream of psychedelic visuals. As a spectacle, the set was hugely impressive, drawing in all kinds of creative elements to create a visually gorgeous experience. Unfortunately, their hard-hitting music seemed to get lost in the mix somewhere, and their sound became oddly disjoined as their set moved on.

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Posted 24th April 2017 in Reviews