D anny Byrd aka The Byrdman has just dropped his latest release on Hospital Records Atomic Funk! All the way from Bath with love! Danny stays true to his roots of UK Garage, breaks, jungle and dnb herd throughout this monster release filled with club-friendly radio ready bangers. Get your “Golden Ticket” to see The Byrdman live in Leeds on October 20th and feel the blaze. If you are a loyal jungliest then you already know that Danny has been bringing down the house and breaking the dance floors all the way back since his debut release from Hospital records ‘Supersized’ dropped in 2008, to a thunderous reception. If your a true old school fan of Danny then you’ll remember the Danny Byrd - Grit (feat. Roni Size) / Love You Like This featuring the Muppets! Also, Danny has been also releasing awesome production tutorials to help aspiring dnb producers get those incredible sounds that are so unique to jungle and dnb. Danny has been a personal inspiration to me since I started producing dnb back in the late 90’s. Without a doubt, Atomic Funk is the best release yet from The Byrdmans nest of tracks to date. Lastly with Hospitals recent release of Founder Tony Colemans aka London Elektricity's classic debut album “Syncopated City” The directors cut celebrates the 10 year anniversary remastered release is making this month one of the best for both new and old fans alike.Congrats to all at Hospital HQ’s and Tony and Danny!Thank you for all you do to keep drum + bass true. BC#9 dnbunited.com
Hospital Record’s favourite purveyor of all things rolling and funky is back, partnered with the one and only MC GQ for a legend-packed single. ‘Salute’ hits with a joint force, throwing back to the pioneering jungle sound, brought straight into 2018 with Danny Byrd’s signature dancefloor bounce. A funky guitar intro leads into a fanfare of live recorded horns, keeping things rooted with sub-heavy bass and nostalgic broken-beats that rises as the lyrical domination from GQ begins - the perfect match for Danny’s amen-laden drumwork. ‘Salute’ is definitely the result of a master at work blending everything there is to love about drum & bass and sets the tone for what is an exciting year for the mighty Danny Byrd.
Striking while the iron’s hot, Hospital legend and drum & bass kingpin Danny Byrd hits us with the second single from his forthcoming album, ‘Hold Up The Crown (feat. Ky Lenz)’. Vocal driven and drenched in that vintage Byrd goodness, this future anthem is primed to be a key part of the summer soundtrack of 2018. This liquid sizzler is high octane D+B at its best, reaching new heights with vocal and production prowess. Truly striking a chord; this sing-along, rolling, rap infused banger showcases Danny's classic R&B and hip-hop influences, matched up with a soul-filled performance from singer/songwriter Ky Lenz. It’s already been a sensational return for Danny Byrd with ‘Devil’s Drop’ deemed Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on BBC Radio 1 and ‘Salute (feat. MC GQ)’ having taken over airwaves and bass-bins across the globe. 2018 is certainly set to be the year of the Byrd!
We go behind the scenes with Danny Byrd to find out how he created the magic that is 'Devil's Drop'. You can listen to this and 23 other brand new tracks on the 'Sick Music 2018' compilation. Buy & Stream here: https://HospitalRecords.lnk.to/SickMu... After a six-year hiatus, everyone’s favourite Hospital compilation returns. Witness the sickness, this is drum & bass, this is 'Sick Music 2018'. With 24 brand new tracks, the series that brought the world early stories of Netsky, Wilkinson, Sigma and Fred V & Grafix is back. The heritage of this series speaks volumes, and 'Sick Music 2018' takes the quality to a whole new level. Filled to the brim with dangerous dubplates this full spectrum injection is a must have for each and every D+B devotee. Hospital's leading dancefloor duke Danny Byrd has taken things straight back to ’99 with ‘Devil’s Drop’. Firing on all cylinders he's keeping it raw, rolling and funky. In a similarly devilish fashion we have 'Bootstrap Bill’ finally unleashed by the enigmatic Unglued. Unashamedly destructive and executed with precision, this track is more dangerous than Donald Trump drunk on Twitter. In a perfect fusion of Hospital and Med School, we see Fred V & Grafix's 'Hurricanes (Wild Love)' re-worked with pristine precision by everyone’s favourite prodigy Keeno. Keeping the vibe level at eleven, Hugh Hardie's delivered the gorgeous ‘Nightingale’, both seductively simple and oozing with elegance. ‘Just One Second’ by London Elektricity gets its first re-work since the late Apex’s famous remix on the very first Sick Music. The beautiful track see’s a sterling contemporary edit and is a testament to Mitekiss’ talent. This album also brings the first solo single from the biggest name in D+B right now, Kings Of The Rollers. Fiercely pushing into new territory ‘Burnt Ends’ has been causing carnage on the dancefloor, getting double wheel-ups from across the globe. Joining this rich tapestry of exemplary D+B are both veteran composers and new blood alike including: Klute, Whiney, Urbandawn, Reso, Logistics, John B, and of course Hospital Records' commander-in-chief London Elektricity. The release will be available across all formats but its grandest form will take that off the highly limited box set. Featuring a CD, the 4x12” plates, some box set only stickers and an exclusive T-shirt. One for the collectors, this is not a release to be overlooked.
• Nominated for Best Concept at the Ibiza Music Video Festival Awards, 2013.• Screened at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival, 2013.• Showcased at the BBC Music Video Festival, 2013.I was commissioned by Hospital Records to direct this music video for Danny Byrd's double A side January 2013 single release "Grit" (with Roni Size) and "Love You Like This". Taking the idea of a double A side literally, I went down the unconventional route of using two tracks in one video. Also unconventionally, the video features start titles and end credits, and a fair bit of dialogue from the cast (you'll have to watch to see who they are!).
Drum & bass pioneer and Hospital Record’s crown jewel Danny Byrd is back! He’s set 2018 ablaze with monolith anthems ‘Devil’s Drop’, ‘Salute’ ft MC GQ and ‘Hold Up The Crown’ ft Ky Lenz, now he proudly presents his first album in five years, ‘Atomic Funk’.
Hospital Records invites you to download an exclusive copy of their upcoming release by Danny Byrd.
A 15-track funk-fuelled compendium of rolling dancefloor-fillers that tributes to the jungle foundation moulding his early discography. Collaborations with the likes of I-Kay, Maduk, Ownglow, Times x Two and MC GQ, fuse with powerful doses of Danny’s hip-hop and R&B infused 174BPM productions. ‘Atomic Funk’ is undoubtedly Mr Byrd’s finest work to date and includes one of the biggest future D+B anthems ‘Holy Star’ that’s brought to life with vocal delights from MC Foxy.
‘Just A Step Away’ (ft. Ownglow) has become a silver bullet for the Byrd, taking a spotlight in his DJ sets as his finishing move. With its gorgeous vocals, volatile rave synths and humming sub-bass, it’s not hard to see why. However, that’s far from the only weapon in this legend’s locker. ‘Roll The Drums’ is a certified sub shaker bringing a fierce bassline and thundering percussion, plus there’s raw jungle madness with ‘Starting It Over’ (ft. Hannah Symons).
With fifteen incredible tracks from Hospital Records’ longest standing signing, ‘Atomic Funk’ is Danny Byrd at his best. Crafted for the dancefloor and feel-good from start to finish, a must-have for any true drum & bass fan.