Review: After last year's album adventure on Hospital Lynx returns with his old imprint, beat-melting creativity and uncompromised attitude. "WHAT!" sums up our frustrating times with a riotous steppy drum arrangement and venom hanging off every spat-out sample. "Coffee Blanche" steps back from the scrap and looks up to the stars with a futurist riff that you'll be humming into the next century.
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".
Review: 15 years. Has it really been 15 years since Focuz became part of all our lives? To celebrate, some of D&B's finest have come out to play, offering up slices of pure gold as their presents to us all. Kicking off with Lenzman's beautiful remix of Command Strange's "Rock Steady", legendary producer BCee also joins the party along with Scott Allen, Lynx, Enei, intelligent Manners, Malaky, and newcomers Soligen and Type-2 and many more, creating a very special celebratory get together indeed.
Review: It's not often a true legend delivers the goods long into their career but MC Fats is still delivering the goods as this LP proves. Filled with collaborations and remixes from the MC Fats Collective and beyond and pushing his unique sound to the next level. Huge names like Calibre, Basher, Total Science, SIN, Lynx and Dom & Roland move in to attack their own slices of the action, taking what could simply be an outstanding LP to cult status and beyond. It's no surprise that a man of his experience could wrangle in some of the biggest names in D&B for his album - what is surprising though is that none of the input is an afterthought. Each contributor has given their best and it shows.