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Monday, January 14, 2008

Eat Your Pudding


Hospital Records has been synonymous with liquid funk for over 10 years now and with good reason. The label boasts some of the hottest talent in the game (think High Contrast, Logistics and Nu:Tone), puts on a massive club night and their records are played all over the world from 'Cardiff to Cape Town'.

However, what really sets them apart is their award-winning Podcast and their ability to unearth shockingly good talent seemingly week in week out. These demos are played in special "Democast" versions of the show or whenever the flavour is too hot to suppress; which i may add, is pretty fucken often.

Mistabishi is one artist who's rise to fame was via these channels. His smashing tune "No Matter What" was first heard on the podcast at the end of last year and went on to gain massive support and radio play from the likes of Zane Lowe and Annie Mac. He subsequently signed another 5 tracks to the label, including "She lied", which featured in the Essential Mix of the year, crafted by none other than partner in crime Lincoln Barrett, aka High Contrast. The track is a beautiful example of the array of sounds, melodies and switch-ups that can be brought to the genre and is one not to be missed. So listen to it. Now.

Mistabishi - No Matter What - Hospital

Mistabishi Myspace

But wait, there's more.

Another man creating waves in the scene is none other than Donnie Dubson; a Dublin born German expat who's basslines and grooves have been known to move grown men to tears. His track "Lines To Draw" was heard on the very same episode as Mistabishi's slammer and it too received warm reviews. However it was "Rolling Home" which was released on the German label, Have-A-Break that really caught my ear. Simply put, this was one of the most beautiful recordings i heard all year. Talk about unsigned hype.

Donnie Dubson - Rolling Home - Have-A-Break

Donnie's Myspace

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