Hospitality in the Park is back in session for its second term! GIGsoup had an absolute blast last year, and to celebrate we’ve put together a list of our top five acts not to miss in Finsbury Park this year!
Swindle marries together dubstep, drum and bass altogether with a heavy helping of jazz. Giles Peterson has pegged him as “one of the most exciting, charismatic young producers coming out of the UK at the moment”, and GIGsoup is inclined to agree. If you like your heavy hitting rave sound with a groove, then defenetly check out Swindle at Hospitality in the Park 2017.
Under the umbrella of Hospitality’s baby; Med School Records, Etherwood’s style of liquid drum and bass is smooth, ethereal and hard not to fall in love with. The young producer is now a Hospitality vetran and commands huge crowds with his dreamy drum and bass lead sound.
Fred V and Grafix
Fred V and Grafix are now so senonimous with the Hospitality sound that you’ll find them doing the rounds at pretty much all of the label’s events. Nevertheless, they’re and act that a worth a watch, if not two or three. They’re dancey, hard hitting and have hints of trap, dubstep and even chiptune tones threaded through their marathon sets.
My Nu Leng
If you like a bit of creative variety in your listening, then search no further than My Nu Leng. The English duo are a staple at London’s Fabric, and have commanded one of the largest in-tent festival crowds that GIGsoup has ever seen (check out our review of Parklife Festival for the low-down on that one). From drum and bass to trap, from bassline to grime, this pair literally spin it all. Their skill in weaving it all together is simply a must see for this year’s Hospitality In The Park.
The London Elektricity Big Band
Last year, Tony Coleman’s legendary moniker London Elektricty brought together 22 classically trained musicans to premier his new project: The London Elektricty Big Band. Taking classic electronic drum and bass tracks and using live instrumentation to replicate the sound is no mean feat. The group’s performace at Hospitality In the Park last year was certainly one of the highlights of the festival. Defenetly one to check out, if you’re after a twist in your drum and bass.