Hospitality 2016 - Album Review and Top Tracks

Throw your resolutions out the door, it's gonna be a damn good year...
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Throw your resolutions out the door, it's gonna be a damn good year...
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Revisiting the vibes of last years big hitters and stressing me out with the overload of 24 brand new and exemplary tracks - Hospitality 2016 is one slick package. The track list is a diabolical mix of big hitters and new kids on the block showcasing their wares with aplomb. Aplomb is a word! Yes, they’re all doing the damn ting for Hospo over the course of two full length CD’s which, all up, is a fat 62 tracks for the listening.

Hospitality spread themselves around deliciously last year - achieving 82 shows in twenty countries, no less. By summarising allllla that hustle in a format for auditory consumption they have jimmied themselves a spot in the official compilation, dance album and album download charts.

The top five roundup - in my frequently misguided and humble opinion - is as follows:

'Lust Thrust' - Krakota

The trophy winner.* This verdict partially reached by the humplike move conceived off the back of it. 

*willing to have a street fight over it.

'Terminus' - Metrik

Sounding quite like 'Lust Thrust' weirdly, which I feel only proves that you can't have too much of a good thing. Ever. 

'Calling My Name' - High Contrast

The most beautiful. Have been running to this on High Contrast's UKF podcast for the last month...and now there's a brand spanking new vid to obsess over! (see below)

'People On The Ground' - Royalston

Absolute sucker for this.

'Perspective' - Keeno ft. MC Fava

New album out at the end of February got us wriggling!

'Light My Way Home (Logistics Remix)' - Etherwood ft. Eve Lazarus 

The hum! I can't help myself!

There's 6 - I got greedy. 

To write this review, I was forced to dedicate some solid man sized listening hours. At one point, there was non-dance related head shaking as I marvelled at the sheer goodness of this album. It's pretty great. I can imagine listening to it on a road trip - I can imagine listening to it while cooking dinner - I can imagine listening to it while doing the polar opposite of sleeping in bed. Yes...that. Surely this is the ultimate criteria checklist when ticking off a compilation album - trifecta!!! If not, search me, I just don't know what is.

If you would like to experience the album vibes in person, and I recommend that you do, take a little twirl to Brixton in London at the end of April where you will experience the full face melting quality of Hospitality's Return to Brixton.

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But be fast! Currently on 3rd release tickets chums....

Hospitality 2016 was released on the 29th January so if you fancy throwing some coin, you can do that here.

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