the dub plate that won us the first battle tune round in our sound clash with Rudimental at V festival 170814. Respect to Rudimental for being excellent competitors and their kind words on the mic at the end. Very sporting! Massive props to Detweiller for this incredible dub plate!
LE-GEN-DA-RY ! 100% vinyl set !
Big up to Tony Colman for bringing his vintage sounds to legendary Prague club.
After Movie: http://youtu.be/03DnajhLgTY
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London Elektricity ‘Are We There Yet?’ (The Med School Scans)
Release date: 5th August
12″ Green Vinyl LP+CD // CD // Digital
"Working on the original album with LE was amazing but then I had the chance to take our original track "Artificial Skin" in a completely different direction. It's not often that you get to take apart Tony's tracks layer by layer and re-imagine them so to be involved in this project was fascinating. It's always a pleasure to be a part of collaborative albums like these."
this tune is created for the amazing charity StreetChild World Cup to support their Rio 2014 campaign. It's their anthem. any revenue generated by it goes to them. Check the amazing video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhoEX_Kanzs
Rediscovered this little mash-up of our track ‘Above Words‘ and London Elektricity’s ‘Just One Second‘ that got made one bored evening.
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I thought why not upload a little exclusive, my favourite version of the "Just One Second" Remix....
It's unreleased and although it isn't massively different from the released vip it's my preferred Edit and some people might like to still hear it...(?)
As always, thanks to Tony at Hospital and Elsa for their inspiring original.
(And no, i have no idea how i managed to do 7 different vips...!?)
I was so impressed when I saw GDC live I asked them to remix All Hell is Breaking Loose from my album Syncopated City. Here's the result, I hope you like it! This drops June 6th on ltd edition 10". I'll upload the fab b side soon x
Solid Steel (13th September) We welcome London Elektricity to the show having appeared 4 times from '99 to 2002 and as always, we wanted something a little different. Here in his own words;
"I'm known for being a d&b DJ who leans towards the eccentric side, so here's a mix that represents the weird and wonderful music that keeps me from falling asleep whilst driving home from a night club. Most of these records were blind purchases - or should that be deaf purchases - I bought the records on the strength of the artwork alone, usually featuring improbably large breasted and frankly weird looking women silhouetted against a backdrop of Hawaii. This is music to perhaps help you dream of summer, or maybe to prepare you for your own demise. That not withstanding remember this: I know what it is to be young, but you, you don't know what it is to be old."
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PART 1 + 2 - London Elektricity https://twitter.com/LondonElek
Ekseption _ Toccata No 2 _ Philips
Helmut Zacharias _ Naturally Stoned _ Polydor
Origin _ Music Man _ Planet Earth
Arvo Part _ Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten _ Capriccio
The Geoff Love Orchestra _ Tubular Bells _ Music For Pleasure
Beaver Krause _ By Your Grace _ Warner
Orson Wells _ I Know What It Is To Be Young _ GNP
John Barry _ Orson Wells _ Polydor
Siouxsie & The Banshees _ Hong Kong Garden (Orchestral intro edit) _ Polydor
Air Frog _ Bon Voyage _ Svek
Hot Butter _ Popcorn _ Musicor
Klaus Wunderlich _ Summertime _ Telefunken
CCS _ Whole Lotta Love _ RAK
Ian O'Brien _ Where Does The Past End & The Present Begin _ Peacefrog
Rahzel _ If Your Mother Only Knew _ MCA
Shirley Bassey _ Easy To Be Hard _ United Artists
Japan _ Ghosts _ Virgin
John Cameron _ Close Shave _ Bruton
Linda Lewis _ Winter Wonderland _ Arista
XTC _ The Somnambulist _ Virgin
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“Are We There Yet?” is the sixth studio album from London Elektricity out on the 6th November on his own nineteen-year-old label Hospital Records.
Over 14 tracks “Are We There Yet?” combines beautiful chord progressions recorded from his own Steinway piano - a family heirloom passed down through generations - with perfect vocal harmonies from Tony himself, Emer Dineen, Pete Simpson and a welcomed return of award-winning jazz singer Lianne Carroll all underlain with rolling percussion and enveloping bass lines.
From the uplifting and playful opening of “Singing Ringing Tree” to the soulful “Why Are We Here?”, the spine-tingling roller “Artificial Skin” right through the deeper layers of “Dropship”, London Elektricity’s latest project incorporates a number of styles whilst still keeping to the true and world famous “London Elektricity” sound.
Best experienced in its entirety, “Are We There Yet?” maintains the live finesse which London Elektricity is known for, giving a gentle reminder to the paramount success of “London Elektricity Live” in the early 00's.
Since his last album “Yikes!” London Elektricity has continued to grow his drum & bass empire, overseeing the development of two labels, a number of talented artists and internationally renowned events brand "Hospitality". His encyclopedic knowledge of music spans across several decades and in turn gives a unique quality to his own production as is clear with the outstanding "Are We There Yet?" LP
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Buy here: https://Krakota.lnk.to/StrangeSystemso
Following a string of successful releases Krakota is back with a massive 14-track collection. ‘Strange System’ marries heavy distortion with razor-sharp clarity, crossing and colouring the black and white lines of drum & bass with his versatile style and slick production. His debut album stands tall and proud shouting his individual sound. Never underestimate Krakota, he’s full of surprises!
In ‘Colour The Past’ Krakota simultaneously tugs at the heartstrings and hits hard in the face with vocals brought by new finding Karina Ramage. The French-Scottish-English songwriter was a surprise find by label boss Chris Goss as he discovered her busking on London’s South Bank. Another clear highlight is his partnering with our second label boss for ‘Powder Coated’ - the perfect mix of London Elektricity soul and Krakota power.
‘Half Life’ is a reminder back to the massive dancefloor damage caused by ‘Ice Hands’, ‘Ghosts’ and ‘Xylo’ last year. Its gritty split of siren calls and deep bouncing bass hits in all the right places. Krakota's musical edge shows in ‘Elastic’ with funk flare and horns hailing. ‘North Winds’ and ‘Turn of Fate’ blend arcade style synth work with crackles of white noise.
A consistently brilliant producer, Krakota’s carved out his own style over the past few years getting his name noticed on dancefloors around the UK and Europe. He's received support from the likes of BBC Radio 1's Friction and well remembered for his tear out live mix on BBC Radio 1Xtra's Soundclash in 2015. His solitary stance in the drum & bass world has been making waves and that’s sure to continue with his outstanding debut album ‘Strange System’.
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London Elektricity Live In The Park is available for download, streaming and on CD. Grab your copy at HospitalRecords.lnk.to/LEBBso
In 2016 London Elektricity took on a huge challenge, to step back in front of the crowd not only as a DJ but also as a live musician. With Hospitality moving leaps and bounds over the past decade, growing into a huge 10,000 capacity festival in London’s Finsbury Park, it was the perfect time for Tony Colman to transform his signature jazz infused drum & bass into a spectacular live big brass band styled performance.
It was the highlight of Hospitality In The Park 2016. Electric vibrations ran through everyone in the tent - Tony Colman shredded his bass guitar, jazz legend Liane Carroll and new discovery Emers’ vocals soared with style and finesse, members of the Riot Jazz collective uplifted the drum & bass tempo all led by the never ending energy of our resident Dynamite MC.
The ‘Live In The Park’ LP reminisces back to this unforgettable hour with 10 tracks seamlessly running through London Elektricity classics, new material and a surprising cover.
“The LE Big Band show at Finsbury Park was actually our first ever gig. I had no idea what to expect at all. When our set time came around all 20 of us set up, I plugged in and off we went. the hour flew by in a blur, but the crowd went totally mental, and we were on fire. To hear my music played by a big band was an honour - to be part of that big band was amazing. I hope you enjoy listening to this live recording as much as we did playing it!” – Tony Colman (London Elektricity)