Syncopated City: The Directors Cut Ten Year Anniversary (Commentary Version) London Elektricity Hosp


This year marks the 10th anniversary of London Elektricity’s seminal album ‘Syncopated City’. To celebrate this landmark, label boss Tony Colman has given the LP a full 2018 update, remastering all twelve tracks for a very special ‘Director's Cut’ release.

The album includes the undisputed classics such as ‘Just One Second’ and ‘All Hell Is Breaking Loose’, that can be heard in a brand new light with updated mixdowns and masters. Plus you can hear the stories and inspiration behind the compositions that you know and love with a special Spotify Commentary, where label heads Chris Goss and Tony Colman give an in depth insight into each track.

The ‘Director’s Cut’ is available to download on digital formats exclusively from the Hospital Records shop and on all good streaming platforms. Plus a limited edition 7” record featuring ‘Outnumbered’ and ‘Syncopated City Revisited’ will also be available on the Hospital Records Shop. One for the collectors, this London Elektricity release is a must have.

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In 2008, London Elektricity unleashed his fourth studio album ‘Syncopated City’ - 10 years later he has delivered a remastered ‘Directors Cut’ edition. Tony takes you on a trip down memory lane and goes through the album in its entirety.

This was the album that introduced so many of us to the early sounds of Tony Coleman aka London Elektricity. Tony & Chris Goss would form the dnb label and institution Hospital records circa 1996. The track Just One Second feat. Elsa Esmerelda would become a dnb anthem heard around the world. To date, Syncopated City is still the number 1 selling dnb album of all time from Hospital Records extensive catalog. If not for this organic musical demonstration of what the genre of dnb was capable of along with the growth of Hospital & Med school records artists I don't believe we would have arrived at the sound and evolution of modern-day drum+bass and its sub-genres.Hospital Records and Hospitalitydnb is an institution that continues to set the standard and raise the bar for both the brand and the artists. keeping the art, culture, and evolution of dnb alive and well for generations to come. Cheers from BC#9 and the staff at dnbunited.com.

Ever since I can remember listening to London Elektricity, I can remember being amazed by the videos that were released with the songs. The first video I remember that gripped me was “All Hell is Breaking Loose” by London Elektricity. The video was the creation of Kenny Frankland a/k/a TinSpider. Then, when LE released “Yikes” in 2011, “Meteorites” featuring Elsa Esmerelda on vocals, had the most incredible video I had ever seen with a DNB track. The song was intoxicating on its on and blew me away! I mean, this track had something no other DNB track had embodied at the time, and to date no one else has captured its essence in any way, shape, or form. Just to put it in context, my litmus test is my eleven year old son. We listened in the car one day, and he loved it and hit replay every chance he got. Then, the video dropped. My son, finance and myself are all sci-fi fans. Especially Star Wars, and those early 1980’s video games that are too many to list. My son sat on my lap in front of my 27” iMac and together, we watched the video. To say we were blown away would be an understatement. In addition to the original video, there was eventually an extended version that just got better! So my quest to find out more about TinSpider started. As I stated earlier, my son and I both love sci-fi, Godzilla movies, the Star Wars series, and any art form that involves robots. When Kenny released the video for the LE song “Tape Loops” from “Are We There Yet”, (Kenny actually did an amazing video for every song on that album, I might add) it had these super kewl vintage robots from the 1950’s. My son and I watched the video before I took him to school one morning, and when he got home that day, we starting looking for the robots online and found them! We bought one that wound up with a key, and waited for it to finally arrive from Japan. It’s one of our favorite possessions. On with the story of my relationship with Kenny…I am a member of Vimeo. When I joined, I started uploading my own time-lapse videos for my DNB tracks, and met Kenny there on the Vimeo platform. He gave me pointers based on his expertise, and befriended me. I would tell him about my son and the robots and he would tell me about the same in his home. Kenny is a true stand-up gentleman, and great artist. Those two traits are not always found in the same person.

The album includes the undisputed classics such as ‘Just One Second’ and ‘All Hell Is Breaking Loose’, that can be heard in a brand new light with updated mixdowns and masters. Plus you can hear the stories and inspiration behind the compositions that you know and love with a special Spotify Commentary, where label heads Chris Goss and Tony Colman give an in-depth insight into each track.

The ‘Director’s Cut’ is available to download on digital formats exclusively from the Hospital Records shop and on all good streaming platforms. Plus a limited edition 7” record featuring ‘Outnumbered’ and ‘Syncopated City Revisited’ will also be available on the Hospital Records Shop. One for the collectors, this London Elektricity release is a must-have.

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