In a very open and informative interview Chris Goss Managoing Director gives us his opinions on the Music Industry & Drum & Bass.
Hospital Records is an independent record label based in South London. Primarily releasing Drum and bass, the label was started in 1996 by Tony Colman and Chris Goss, and has grown in recent years to become one of the most well known labels within UK dance music. The label is home to artists such as High Contrast, Netsky, London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, Camo & Krooked, Logistics, Nu:Tone, Metrik, Fred V & Grafix and S.P.Y. but also releases tracks from a whole host of other artists across the DnB genre. From its HQ in Forest Hill, South London, Hospital also runs the more experimental label Med School, as well as publishing company "Songs In The Key Of Knife" and their worldwide events brand "Hospitality". In December 2011, Hospital Records won the Best Label title at the 2011 Drum and Bass Arena Awards.
It’s December 2012, we turned up at Hospital records HQ in what I can only describe as -100c. As we walked through the building it was immediately clear how well oiled their machine really was, a kind of self sustaining hub with everything they need under one roof. Their 'Hospital’ branding has even made its way into the building itself, with the DJ equipment sitting on an old-timey hospital bed! They’re well equipped for any accidents at work.. Obviously forward thinkers in more than just the music domain. Our interview with Chris is very interesting and informative, you can really feel the wisdom flooding into the room within just a few minutes. A great learning experience, and we caught it all on camera!
Look out for Chris and the Hospital recs’ artists on Music Gateway come spring 2013. We wish him and everyone at Hospital records all the best for the future.
Music Gateway Team.