Hospital Records bring out the big guns in time for festival season with possibly the summeriest experimental drum & bass smash hit of the year so far. Forgoing the obvious build and drop, a piano intro makes way for lovely retro pads building the beat again and again as intricate percussion pops, clicks and buzzes around them. Light airy piano lifts the whole track alongside smashing live drums and euphoric vocals and then - get this - funk guitar a la Daft Punk's latest effort melts into 1970s jazz-disco-synthpop for the final minute. A set ender to end all set enders. Giorgio Moroder would be proud.
Camo & Krooked, the mighty Austrian duo signed exclusively to Hospital Records, return to the fore with "Between The Lines", an immense 14-track remix album which takes their award-winning debut Cross The Line to a whole new level. Particular highlights from across the selection include Inside Info's superb, tech-y interpretation of "Anubis", SubZero's turbocharged jump up remix of "Run Riot" and Funtcase's unrelenting version of "Hot Pursuit". There are also some exclusive tracks from the boys themselves, just to top things off. Miss this at your peril!
The mighty Austrian duo who have brought us smash hit singles such as "Make The Call" and "All Fall Down" now step up with their piece de resistance Cross The Line on genre-defining label Hospital Records. Featuring collaborations with Ayah Marar, TC, Skittles, Shaz Sparks, Futurebound and Jenna G, the album spans D&B, dubstep, drumstep and electro-house in a 14-track genre-crossing opus that will have you raising the roof with excitement. Highlights from across the album include the immense, tempo-switching "Run Riot" and the euphoric, feel-good title track "Cross The Line". Essential listening.
Hospital's very own Austrian super duo hit back hard with their fourth full length LP releasing two years of hard work and studio time out into the open. No doubt made with packed dancefloors across the globe in mind, we of course all know and love the addictive keys and white static of "All Night" like it was our very own, but there's much more to see here. Featuring a whole host of fresh influences from French house, funk and indie-electronica, there's more to see here than your average smash-hit D&B album. Even if you think this isn't for you, trust us, "All Night" is. It so is.
This Austrian super duo recently dropped their fourth full length LP, Zeitgeist, back in September. For a D&B album, it was particularly varied - including the almost French touch banger "Loving You Is Easy". Now it's back for more as a single boasting a host of killer mixes. The new radio edit is pure "Get Lucky" vibes, Spy ups the pitch for some poppy D&B, Infuze goes for some epic fidget bass and Pomrad pushes the LP version 's filtered loop approach even further. Also non-album track "Armageddon" ends things with a hypey Chase & Status-esque frenzy. Rad!
Been missing the hyperactive influence of Danny Byrd in your lives? Stop your whining and get your eardrums wrapped around this. The original party starter's latest collection of tunes has been designed to get glowsticks raised across the country. "4th Dimension" powerslams old school rave with high energy drum & bass to create an unmistakeable Hospitality soundtrack. "Bad Boy (Back Again)" adds some serious jungle vibing to proceedings, bubbling over with bassline bounce and a seriously sing-along-able vocal hit. With a hard-hitting remix from 303 as Flux Pavillion bring some swag with their "Bad boy" refix, get hoping for some good weather because these are going to blow the roof off clubs everywhere.
Get On It (feat Brookes Brothers) - (4:04) 174 BPM
In The Street (skit) - (0:31) 152 BPM
Bad Monday (feat Tanya Lacey) - (4:30) 175 BPM
Throw Ya Hands - (5:13) 175 BPM
Battle (feat Mz Bratt) - (4:04) 140 BPM
Make It Weighty (feat Serocee) - (3:45) 175 BPM
Love You Like This - (4:27) 175 BPM
Bang! (feat Jaguar Skills) - (5:00) 175 BPM
Touchline (feat Serocee) - (4:55)
U Turn - (5:45) 174 BPM
JFK (Holy Mackerel) - (5:37) 168 BPM
Like A Byrd (feat Saint Louis) - (4:58) 175 BPM
I nThe Factory (skit) - (0:36) 142 BPM
Golden Ticket (feat Tanya Lacey) - (5:08) 175 BPM
Ill Behaviour (feat I-Kay - VIP) - (5:10) 175 BPM
New Day (feat Xavier) - (4:44)
Break Free - (5:01) 175 BPM
Grit (feat Roni Size) - (5:04) 174 BPM
Sublow Junkie (feat Rhymestar) - (4:25) 175 BPM
Golden Ticket (continuous DJ mix) - (46:09) 175 BPM
Danny Byrd's never been one to do things by halves and this release is pure bass madness across a full spectrum of genres from D&B to garage, house and hip-hop. Of course it's all high-energy at the 170bpm mark - you know what he's like - but the exciting thing about this LP is that you never know what you're going to get from track to track. Featuring massive singles "Bad Boy (Back Again)", "Ill Behaviour"and "4th Dimension", a certain chocolate factory makes a number of appearances in mentions throughout, as well as guest spots from Brookes Brothers, Rhymestar and Serocee among others. Elsewhere, garage-calypso-grime-D&B hybrid "Battle" sits side by side with punchy rave stormer "Touchline" like genre-clashing ain't no thing. It's a proper collection of full-blast party tunes held together by one man's hyperactive imagination. How can you not love that?
Danny Byrd is back with none other than legendary jungle MC General Levy. Kicking off with a turbo-charged intro, "Blaze The Fire (Rah!)" fuses dancehall sensibility with Danny Byrd's trademark high energy sound - all punctuated by the General's inimitable vocal ticks and blazing energy. Leading light of the Playaz camp Sub Zero provides a stepping 2012 jump up re-interpretation, complete with shuddering subs and grinding synths. Keeping the original junglist vibe in check Sub Zero condenses the format down for the jump up contingent. A digital exclusive from Stray completes the EP, amplifying the jungle vibes with rattling breaks, punchy kicks and oodles of old skool flavour. This one's all about the drums. Enjoy!
Hospital Records continue to impress by bringing together two legends of the D&B scene together for the first part of this new single from Danny Byrd, as he teams up with the Bristol based, ex-Full Cycle boss Roni Size for a magnificent display of prowess. "Grit", which has already become a favourite of Mistajam and Zane Lowe, is a wonderful, rambunctious outing with signature bouncing jump up styles, coupled with plenty of gritty undertones. "Love You Like This" is another awesome vocal-led venture, which is guaranteed to get results. Amazing from start to finish - make sure you check the video too.
Taking a melodic turn for their latest release, Devon duo Fred V & Grafix take soulful vocals (courtesy of Collin McLoughlin) and let them fly high over a huge, hands-in-the-sky anthem. Any Hospital Records fan worth their salt will have experienced the sheer scale of this track in its natural habitat, Hospitality, but this take-home version does the job just as readily. On the flip, "Minor Happy" shows a more chilled side to the pair, with delicate percussive experiments and an uplifting melody. They can't resist a good anthemic build though, but then if you're Fred V & Grafix, why should you?
As part of the much anticipated Sick Music 3 album, Hospital have released two superb samplers which provide a little taster of what is to come. First come BBC Radio 1Xtra regulars and recent Hospital signings Fred V & Grafix who head the release up with their immense dancefloor banger "Major Happy" - a future Hospitality anthem for sure featuring a bleepy hook, driving beats and euphoric melodies. Hands in the air business straight up. This is accompanied by "Rollerball" - a glorious Med School inspired piece from Med School stalwart and collaborator with High Contrast, the inimitable Lung. Lush, stylish melodies dominate here with plenty of atmosphere and mystique.