Various Artists – Hospital Mixtape: Lens (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:13:05 minutes | 917 MB | Genre: Electronic, Drum & Bass
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Hospital Records
“Digging for unheard music and curating sets are some of my favourite things to do, so to be asked to create the next mixtape for Hospital was an absolute dream. My vision for the mixtape was to represent the jungle flavours that I’m passionate about but also to include some deep, soulful tracks which is what captured my heart when I first got into D&B. It’s also been amazing to release my first ever track with Lally alongside fresh music from so many artists that I’m extremely excited about.” – LensAfter a five-year hiatus, Hospital Records is extremely proud to present the return of their beloved mixtape series, curated by rising star and top-tier selector, Lens. With previous editions compiled by S.P.Y, Fred V & Grafix and Etherwood, and with a nod back to the iconic artist-led Hospital Mix series put together by London Elektricity, Logistics, Danny Byrd, Nu:Tone and Cyantific, Lens is swiftly on her way to joining the ranks of D&B royalty. Get locked and loaded for a sub-thumping, 17-track selection of new and exclusive cuts from Camo & Krooked, Fade Black, Watch The Ride & Emz, Logistics, Subwave, TC, Whiney, Winslow, Lally & Lens plus heaps more.
The ‘Lens Mixtape’ will be available on limited edition cassette tapes as well as on all major streaming platforms, which will include a continuous DJ mix of compilation cuts together with some fresh Hospital Records heat.
Dance music kingpins Watch The Ride consisting of DJ Randall, DJ Die and Dismantle supply a crisp cut bouncer of an instrumental straight out the gate for Bristol based mic controller Emz to shell down. Legendary doesn’t quite cut it – this one will be rolling through raves left, right and centre.
Lens’ debut release ‘Love The Way’ is an exciting jungle fused collaboration with rising producer Lally whose already dropped impressive releases with the likes of Hospital, Soulvent and Archway. Expect soul-infused samples, raw breakbeats and a shredding bassline.
Other compilation highlights include the widely anticipated Fade Black remix of Camo & Krooked’s anthem ‘Loa’, alongside a brand new bubbler from Whiney & Slay, a fresh feel-good dancefloor destroyer from Logistics, as well as cold killer cuts from SL8R, Joja, Euphonique & Redders, Nectax & Parly B, and lots more…
Tearing up clubs, festivals and airwaves worldwide, Lens is in huge demand, relentlessly unleashing her untestable armoury of tunes at a long list of legendary shows including Sun & Bass, Audioriver, Fabric and Drumsheds. For stay-at-home listeners, Lens also hosts the monthly Hospital Records Rinse FM show. Appearing on her very own Hospital Mixtape compilation is just the start of an extremely busy 2022. Keep an eye out for more releases soon appearing on another legendary D&B imprint and, naturally, a non-stop schedule of explosive DJ sets around the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
01. Watch the Ride, EMZ – READY4DEM (04:22)
02. Lally, Lens (UK) – Love The Way (03:51)
03. Nectax, Parly B – Babylon Get Weak (04:12)
04. Camo & Krooked – Loa (Fade Black Remix) (03:58)
05. SL8R – In Ur Arms (04:06)
06. Rohaan, Ava Grace – Ares (02:45)
07. Winslow – Bob & Weave (04:34)
08. Whiney, Slay – Back In Action (04:18)
09. Athena – Divine Intervention (04:59)
10. Stay-C – Sploof (04:24)
11. Logistics – Rituals (04:34)
12. Euphonique, Redders – Reload (03:59)
13. Joja – Bounce (04:58)
14. Tc – Decades (03:51)
15. Subwave – Possession (04:56)
16. imo-Lu – Hard Feelings (04:39)
17. enta – Keep Your Distance (04:31)