Review: This is how you do Let It Roll in style... You roll out to Prague with four of Hospital's deepest, most respected technicians on soundtrack duties: Anile, Krakota, Keeno and S.P.Y. Naturally they all smash the mission to pieces, Anile's brilliantly titled "Caveman Neil" does weird and wonderful things with harmonics, Keeno goes all-out gospel to tremendous effect on "Empath", Krakota cooks up some bouldering, smouldering drums and showers them with disco sprinkles while S.P.Y serves up a Randall-level roller. Take us to Let It Roll already!
Review: Russian donny deepsmiths Bop and Subwave team up for the first post-Med School (RIP) signing to Hospital and it's a bit of a special one. A full showcase of styles, it gives us much more than you'd ever expect from either individual. "Teardrops" is a glistening oceanic steppy, all spiralling, cosmic and sensual in all the right places, "Space Warp" is the dancefloor bomb of the package with its swooping droning bassline, "Don't Wake Me Up" takes us into shoegazing, head-tickling indie dance territory while "The Touch" closes on a sexy UKG tip that none us would expect from the duo. What an impressive debut collaborative EP statement, we can't wait to hear what's next.
Lost In The Future (feat Jenna G & Futurebound) - (4:56) 174 BPM
Dusk To Dawn - (4:32) 175 BPM
Afterlife (BCee remix) - (4:28) 175 BPM
Cross The Line (Metrik remix) - (4:48) 175 BPM
Anubis (Inside Info remix) - (4:38) 175 BPM
Further Away - (4:17) 175 BPM
Run Riot (Sub Zero remix) - (5:21) 175 BPM
Cryptkeeper (Mind Vortex remix) - (4:09) 58 BPM
All Fall Down (feat Shaz Sparks - Fred V & Grafix remix) - (4:55) 58 BPM
Hot Pursuit (Funtcase remix) - (4:10) 175 BPM
Watch It Burn (feat Ayah Marar - High Maintenence remix) - (4:37) 173 BPM
Change Me (Submorphics remix) - (5:00) 175 BPM
Hot Pursuit (Dead Battery remix) - (3:47) 140 BPM
Menace (Mefjus remix) - (5:45) 172 BPM
Portal (Subwave remix) - (5:47) 175 BPM
Make The Call (Drum & Bass mix) - (5:20) 174 BPM
The Lesson (feat Skittles - Body & Soul vs Fourward remix) - (4:32) 175 BPM
Hot Pursuit (Cazio remix) - (4:36) 64 BPM
Review: 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!
Loving You Is Easy (Infuze remix) - (3:52) 128 BPM
Loving You Is Easy (Pomrad remix) - (5:01) 124 BPM
Armageddon - (4:58) 87 BPM
Review: 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!
Review: 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.
Review: 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.
Review: It's rare we see the high profile combo of Danny Byrd and Hospital not pull of some exceptional results. This brand new track entitled "Salute" is an example of how to turn a drum & bass dance into a zoo in three simple steps. First of all, the vocal presence of MC GQ plays as the perfect host for the track as it rolls out with fantastic drum arrangements beneath. When you couple this with lethal sub weight and emotive horn-like synthesis, it's hard to not find yourself moving to this one!
Review: Word! It's the return of the Byrd and he's back in fine fettle for his fourth longer. Taking things back to his high energy, break heavy jungle influenced roots, the entire album is loaded with unassailable thumpers as the title track "Atomic Funk" and fellow slap-about sessions such as "Lizard Steppa" and "Devil's Drop" set the rampant choppy tone while vocal moments such as "Money Calling" and the badboy switching "Starting It Over" add a little soul to proceedings. With stacks of disco and funk deep in the mix (such as "Better Life" with Maduk and "Holy Star" with MC Foxy), this is full spectrum of Danny Byrd at his realest, happiest and gulliest.
Review: 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?
Review: 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.
Review: 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!
Review: Following Inja, Degs is the latest new mic recruit to join the Hospital camp. And he's bringing a whole truck of soul with him. Fresh from his appearance on Logistics' recent album with "Safe In Your Arms" comes this sublime soulful skipper "Poveglia". Produced by fellow new-gen riser De:Tune, the track is a blissful bed of sparse pianos and brisk spacious beats while Degs lays down some serious dulcet honey and clever rhythmic hooks that match the beats with a very natural ease and hookiness. We're excited to hear what he brings to Hospital next.
Review: Songwriter, singer, MC, producer, absolute G: since landing on Hospital exactly two years ago in 2018 Degs has consistently peppered us with vibes by way of beautiful releases and powerfully energetic and inspiring shows. Now he levels up with his debut solo album Letters From Ndegwa, a widescreen bounty of musical D&B featuring collaborations with the likes of LSB, Phil:osophy, Unglued, Logistics, Pola & Bryson, S.P.Y and many more. Ranging from the touching almost-beatless ballads such as "4 Days" to the outrageous gully energy of tracks like "The Roots" via raw funkular missions like "Levitate Your Mind", this album doesn't just wrap up why Degs is one of the most exciting artists to join Hospital but a shining example of just how versatile and musical D&B artists can truly be. What an album.
Review: Known at large for his drum and bass productions, lockdown in 2020 has led Etherwood to embrace the truly instrumental side of his music. Delving deeper into more traditional values of his trade, Etherwood conjures up six acoustic covers of his drum and bass material, swapping liquid rhythms, subby basslines and quicker tempos for moody guitars, crooner vocals and high fidelity bedroom ambience. Showcasing Etherwood's raw flair as a multi-talented singer-songwriter, soulful vocals and meaningful lyrics are brought to the front of his mixes, giving new life to classic tracks like "Begin By Letting Go" (from his self-titled debut album, 2013) and others like "After Glow" and "Clouds".