London Elektricity Big Band - (Live at Pohoda) Hospital Records
Once again, London Elektricity is back with a brand new release! Live at Pohoda brings the music alive with a full band, including all of the bells and whistles one would expect and hope for. Seeing and hearing drum and bass being performed in such a new and organic way is not only exciting, but is truly an entirely new approach that will have you tapping your toes to 174bpm with joy. The big brass sounds build a Great Wall of sound that packs such a musical punch that you'll stop and ask yourself why this isn’t happening more often. As the songs audio quality strikes you with such clarity that you feel the energy that only a live performance by trained and talented musicians, actually playing their instruments, up close and personal, can bring. Seeing Drum+Bass live like this is a first for many fans that will leave a lasting impression. Mainly, the experience that cannot be duplicated with two decks or turntables, is the the synergy that connects the audience to the artists performing together as a group. This wonderful idea, by Tony Coleman (a/k/a London Elektricity) to bring these songs out of the studio and into a live, action packed performance, might just be one of the rare opportunities that DNB audience members may ever be so lucky to witness.Jason Bakes
Hospital Records Podcast 300 - Live with London Elektricity
It’s been a decade since London Elektricity stepped up to the mic to record the first instalment of the Hospital Podcast! Fast forward through countless interviews, live recordings from Australian beaches, air-drum dancing, democasts, rubber chickens and of course many Christmas specials and you’ll land down at number 300.
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Its a Shocking crowds by fusing funk fuelled D+B with a high-octane live jazz outfit; the London Elektricity Big Band has rocked shows across the globe with rousingly slick 22-piece brass band performances with the highlight being Slovakia’s incredible Pohoda festival.
The ‘Live At Pohoda’ LP showcases 12 classic tracks, handpicked for their unique live re-creation. Available on a highly limited orange London Elektricity lightning bolt USB stick, in a custom designed foil-printed box, sold exclusively on the Hospital Shop – an essential collectable for any London Elek fan worth their salt.
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Featuring tracks from across the full London Elektricity discography, we see iconic songs such as the loungecore manifest ‘South Eastern Dream’ and the autobiographical jazztastic ‘Syncopated City Revisited’ taken from the iconic 2008 album and available live for the first time ever following their high voltage execution at one of Eastern-Europe’s grandest festivals. Add to this ‘Billion Dollar Gravy’, ‘The Plan That Cannot Fail’, ‘Different Drum’, and many others and this exquisite musical medley re-defines the possibilities of live D+B performance.
“I’ve been gigging with various bands throughout my adult life, been lucky enough to DJ at amazing D+B parties for the last 21 years and this year we toured the London Elektricity Big Band. All the gigs were amazing in their own way but the show at Pohoda Festival in Slovakia takes the biscuit. It was many levels higher than any show i’ve ever been involved with. Let’s hope there’s even better to come!” – London Elektricity
London Elektricity (21 Years Of Hospital Set) @ Hospitality In The Dock [Tobacco Dock/London]