- Drum & Bass
Hospital Records is an independent record label based in South London. Primarily releasing Drum and bass, the label was started in 1996 by Tony Colman and Chris Goss, and has grown in recent years to become one of the most well known labels within UK dance music. From its HQ in Forest Hill, South London, Hospital also runs the more experimental label Med School, as well as publishing company "Songs In The Key Of Knife" and their worldwide events brand "Hospitality". In December 2011, Hospital Records won the Best Label title at the 2011 Drum and Bass Arena Awards.
'Hospitality' is Hospital Record's event brand. Drum and bass events involving a set of artists from the label are often advertised as 'Hospitality' events, with events such as Hospital's biggest event 'Hospitality Brixton'. Hospital Records provides a number of compilation albums over the year named 'Hospitality'. The albums contain tracks, VIP mixes, and remixes from both artists of the label as well as artists outside the label, such as Genetic Bros, Cyantific, Sub Zero, and TC.
In 2014 Hospital Records is celebrating its 18th birthday. To celebrate our 18 years in the game, we bring you an outstanding selection of brand new and exclusive tracks. Curated over the last six months specifically for this project this outstanding triple album is groaning at the seams with label heavy hitters such as High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Netsky and London Elektricity, as well as showcasing new music from some of the most exciting new talents around, including Fred V & Grafix, Metrik, S.P.Y, and Medschool’s man of the moment Etherwood.
Hospital Records has managed to deliver not only a steady quality in production standards, but also on many occasions, very different tunes that differ from the generic Drum&Bass "wobble" style. Some people might argue that this label has taken a turn for the more commercial and soft type of Drum&Bass, but one really has to check out all the releases before passing judgement.
Sublabels: Casualty, Galactic Disco, Hospital Advent Calendar 2012, Hospital Advent Calendar 2013, Hospital Classic Symptoms, M*A*S*H, Med School, Songs In The Key Of Knife Casualty, Galactic Disco, Hospital Advent Calendar 2012, Hospital Advent Calendar 2013, Hospital Classic Symptoms, M*A*S*H, Med School, Songs In The Key Of Knife.
The label is home to artists such as High Contrast, London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, Netsky, Camo & Krooked, Logistics, Nu:Tone and Cyantific, but also releases tracks from a whole host of other artists across the D+B genre.
Here's hoping that this label will survive the next 50 years!