A bit of a controversial one for Hospital as they bring us their first non-D&B signing for nearly a decade! The younger brother of Nu:Tone and Logistics, Other Echoes is a promising new dubstep producer (in its original, non-EDM form) who blends elements of broken beat and future garage into dubstep in his self-titled EP. A monster seven-tracker, the "Other Echoes EP" is simply bursting with innovation. Opening cut "Juice Bumps" has been particularly popular, with its echoing vocal and gorgeous synth haze; then there's "Got The Music" with its sweeping atmospherics, vocodered vox and punchy beats. "You'll Be My Medicine (feat. Alice Smith)" is also a cracking cut, whilst in the latter half of the EP, watch out for a collab with older brother Logistics "Asteriod" which is a must listen.
Other Echoes' previous eponymous release was Hospital's first non-DnB release for a decade. Well the gamble must have paid off because here they're back again with the follow-up. "Run & Hide" sounds a bit like if Michael Nyman decided to jam with a bunch of urban kids, resulting in elegant modern classic piano chords accompanied by brittle 2-steppy beats and big, portentous vocals, posh-step if you will. Things loosen up for the perky, wobble-heavy bleep-step of "Be Happy", and other highlights include the 4/4 pop-house of "Planets" and the electro-disco on downers of "Tides For Them".