The South London drum & bass authority Hospital Records brings to us their 23rd year of events under their world famous brand Hospitality. Spoiling us in the past with some of the most renowned drum & bass high flyers; Netsky, Camo & Krooked and High Contrast – what can we say, Hospitality only bring on the badass.
The UK’s biggest celebration of drum & bass culture, Hospitality In The Park 2019 now in its 4th year is almost upon us. Making a triumphant return to Finsbury Park, London on Saturday 21st September. After winning the ‘Best – Festival’ accolade at 2018’s Drum & Bass Awards this 360-degree celebration of dance music’s most exciting and diverse genre is not one to miss. A festival where you’re up close and personal with every other like minded festival goer, bouncing and moving together to the beat of what you love DRUM & BASS.
This year’s line up sees the festival host some of the finest array of bass-flavoured talent with Hospitality head honcho London Elektricity, BBC 1 resident Danny Byrd, and S.P.Y who will be curating a full stage of his own jungle driven event on the Dubplate Style stage. But that’s not all, with further arenas at the event courtesy of the likes of Outlook Festival, Dubplate Style, Med School and Main Squeeze, you’ll be spoilt for choice as the 1-day festival has set the bar high…
Personally, having always struggled with not knowing who to see when given an ensemble of the best I thought you’d appreciate a list of 5 ACTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS… of course in no particular order, starting with…
RONI SIZE x DAZEE x D*MINDS + MC JAKES (Royal Rumble x Run stage)
YES! YES! Ooomph! Bringing together these renowned DJ legends of Bristol with many strings to their bows – DJ and Mercury Prize winner Roni Size, producer, label owner, and broadcaster Dazee, producing and DJ Duo D*Minds, former pendulum MC and H.E.N.C.H record label owner MC Jakes. The suspense is more than intense, a compilation of explosive talent, from bouncy mix of jungle rollers, steppers with a peppering of jump up, and classic vibes, we cannot wait to see what’s brought to us before our eyes.
Roni Size – It’s a Jazz Thing (2015)
Dazee – Make Some Noise (2014)
D*Minds – Looking for Us? (2003)
Mc Jakes – Masochist (2006)
FLAVA D (Hospitality stage)
Currently in the thick of another nonstop touring schedule, Flava D is in the position that most producers only dream of; showing the entirety of her musical spectrum of influences, inspirations and direction with pigeonhole-shattering consistency, continuing to maintain the purity of that initial enthusiasm.
Soul Shake (2016)
Acting Stank (2018)
Hold On (2015)
Return to Me (2019)
LTJ BUKEM (Med School stage)
This geezers records launched breakbeat into a brand new galaxy of sound… LTJ Bukem falls into the minority of the Drum & Bass DJs that have attained the cult status that he has reached. Boasting a skill of being able to prove his productions to be truly timeless but remaining relevant, and staying true to his dedication to real music is a testament to his talent.
Demon’s Theme (2000)
Bang the Drum (2002)
Return to Atlantis (1993)
DJ MARKY + GQ (Outlook stage)
DJ Marky is already a veritable superstar, undoubtedly one of the most exciting selectors to have emerged in the drum & bass scene, with more than 100 successful releases and high profile remixes including Fatboy Slim, and Deadmau5. Exerting his phenomenal tech skills with a twist of Brazilian flair has solidified his position amongst the Drum & Bass royalty. Throwing GQ into the mix, to host some of these DJ Marky bangers it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited for this one.
Yellow Shoes (2011)
Honey Sugar (2017)
MAKOTO (Hospitality stage)
A man who’s been instrumental in Japan’s drum & bass movement since the birth of the genre. His ability to embed genuine soul and true-born 70s funk into his music landed him to sign exclusively to Hospital Records.
Down Angel (1998)
You’re Divine (2001)
My soul (2003)
Bring yourself, family, friends – bring whoever (18+) and come join us for a day of embracing the beats and rhythms that flow through your veins plus enjoy a hand-picked range of BBQ, craft beer, street-food delights and that unbeatable Hospitality atmosphere.
Persephone Quarme | WRITER