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".
Various - "Hospital Mixtape: Fred V & Grafix" (continuous mix) - (1:04:04) 175 BPM
Review: It must be summer! Hospital Records get the British heatwave season cracking with a brand new whopper-length mixtape, this time from the label's own Fred V & Grafix. The sheer number of quality names clambering all over this tracklist gives the release some weight even before it begins, but then again it's hard to see people like S.P.Y, Lynx, Ivy Lab, Urbandawn, Etherwood, Bungle and Cynatific without getting a touch of the vapours. Look out also for the stunning Logistics remix of Andreya Triana's "Lullaby".