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CMU #88: Tony Colman, Hospital Records

London-based drum n bass label Hospital Records was launched by Tony Colman and Chris Goss in 1996, with the company’s initial releases coming from their own projects, Peter Nice Trio, Dwarf Electro and London Elektricity. Following the success of the latter’s debut album, ‘Pull The Plug’, in 1999, the label began to expand and sign other artists, including Landslide, Danny Byrd and High Contrast.

In 2002, Goss retired from the studio in order to concentrate full time on running the ever growing label, with Colman continuing London Elektricity as a solo project. As well as signing some of the best electronic producers on offer, the label also launched the first of its various popular compilation series, ‘Out Patients’ and ‘Plastic Surgery’, with a club night, Hospitality, following in 2005 and the company’s award winning podcast in 2007.

With a new compilation to mark the fifteenth anniversary of Hospital Records, featuring classic, extended and previously unreleased tracks from the label, out on Monday (28 Nov), we asked Colman to look back through the Hospital catalogue to select ten favourites for this week’s CMU playlist.

Colman explains: “We’re celebrating fifteen years of Hospital Records this year so I’ve picked some of my highlights from throughout the last decade and a half; from club anthems to deep electronica on [experimental spin-off label] Med School, one-off releases to remixes, all these tracks in some way come together to form the sonic identity of Hospital Records”.

Read what Tony has to say about each of his choices <a href="http://www.thecmuwebsite.com/article/hospital-records-fifteenth-anniversary-playlist/">here</a>.



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