Remembering back to our first ever Hospitality experience back in 2015 at the Hospitality BBQ in Motion, the sun was shining and the tunes were blasting. I only really booked tickets because I loved one song by London Eleckricity (Just One Second), managing to drag a few friends along with me…
Since then we’ve not missed a single Hospitality gig in Bristol
Since then we’ve not missed a single Hospitality gig in Bristol, and travelled to few in London, including last month’s Hospitality in the Park at Finsbury Park – although our favourite ones are always at our local stomping ground in Bristol.
We were particularly excited about In:Motion’s Hospitality night earlier this month, not just because of the incredible lineup, but because we’d managed to convince two London friends who we had met at the Hospitality Tobacco Dock event last year to come along, who never been to Motion or Bristol before.
Hospitality, as always, was spot on with the atmosphere and the vibe in the crowd. There was no nonsense or aggro from anyone; everyone was there to have a good time.
Hospitality, as always, was spot on with the atmosphere and the vibe in the crowd
First on the Med School stage was new boy Whiney at 11pm – and what an introduction! Deeply hypnotising and uplifting orchestral samples accompanied thunderous, brain-rattling basslines. He played an awesome set to kick start the night, dropping a number of tracks from his newly released album Talisman to get the crowd pumped. If this was anything to go by, I’m sure were going to see great things from this lad in the next few years to come.
Another highlight was Keeno, also on Med School, with a beautiful blend of liquid and rollers. Everyone in the room was loving every minute.
The legends Fabio and Grooverider then smashed their classic 90s jungle rage era set, as we knew they would.
We spend most of our time in Med school where London Elecktricty owned the stage with a headline 20 Years of Med School set, encompassing all the classics from all the artists that have come to make the sub label over the years.
London Elecktricty owned the stage with a headline 20 Years of Med School set, encompassing all the classics from all the artists that have come to make the sub label over the years
The main stage was pretty rammed throughout the evening, although we did get a chance to see Fred V & Grafix do their live set. This was one of the sets I was most looking forward to after seeing them perform together at Hospitality in the Park. Their song Altitude with Amy J Pryce never fails to gives me goosebumps. This would be the last live show of their tour and they definitely went out with a bang. And it great to see Fred on the dancefloor after their set, back over in Med School.
A great night was topped off by the legend that is High Contrast spinning all his classics going all the way back to when he launched his debut album on Hospital Records in 2002. Great night. Great vibes. Bring on the next one!
Words by Maddie Heath
Photos by Entirety Labs