Building Better Worlds London Elektricity
- 1Final View From The Rooftops06:11
- 2Build A Better World04:33
- 3Possible Worlds06:23
- 4The Prescription Is Love06:07
- 5Lonely Sirens06:10
- 6Kubrick’s View04:59
- 7She Slowly Caught Fire06:27
- 8Time To Think04:46
- 9I Wish You Could See It Too06:34
- 10Empty Seat At The Table04:35
- 11Never Trust A Hippy05:06
- 12Well That's A Switch04:52
- 14Don't Give Up Now06:08
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Following six studio albums of funk-driven loungecore, Hospital Records’ head honcho London Elektricity embarks on the boldest musical adventure of his 30-year career with his seventh long-player ‘Building Better Worlds’.
It began in a Forest Hill cafe in 2017 where London Elektricity adoringly browsed through a series of Benjamin Beech’s photography of perfectly untouched, derelict buildings and towns in Japan, Taiwan and China. “Many of the images show what has been, what could have been and what will be. The duality of beauty and melancholia within appealed to me immensely.” Each track was married to a photo, to join the sights to sounds from each of his tales of ‘Building Better Worlds.’
Leading the voyage is the orchestral masterpiece ‘Final View From The Rooftops’, that’s been 13 years in the making and is the “most unusual piece of D+B” [he’s] ever made”, featuring the incredible operatic talent of Cydnei B. ‘Build A Better World’ is a smooth drum & bass sonnet with the vocals of Hospital family favourite Emer Dineen. “The beauty of this song lies in its simplicity, but also its duality. I'll leave you to work out what the lyrics are really about… They are some of the darkest lyrics I've come across in years.”
Another special moment is the feature of London Elektricity’s youngest son, The Secretary-General. The talented nine-year-old takes no ‘Time To Think’ as he flawlessly flows through Inja’s lyrics with the ever-vibrant MC following suit, bringing the track full-circle across generations.
London Elektricity is the mastermind behind classic Hospital albums such as ‘Pull The Plug’, ‘Syncopated City’, ‘Are We There Yet?’, and ‘Yikes’. His latest body of work delves into uncharted depths for a very personal and expressive collection of tracks where drum & bass and live instrumentation meet. London Elektricity can be found showcasing this latest chapter with tours in China, Japan, the UK and Europe throughout 2019.
The co-founder and CEO of Hospital Records and sister label Med School, mastermind behind the multi award-winning Hospital podcast, producer and vinyl-only DJ, has been instrumental in the development of D+B as we know it today.
Responsible for some of Hospital's biggest anthems, such as 'Billion Dollar Gravy", 'Different Drum" and 'Just One Second", London Elektricity has cultivated a first class reputation as both a producer and DJ and continues to push the genre he fell in love with in the mid 1990s to this day.
With an impressive back catalogue of singles, EPs, remixes and no less than five artist studio albums and two live albums under his belt, London Elektricity is an undisputed legend in the D+B scene with legions of fans and a global following. His debut album 'Pull The Plug" was released on Hospital in 1999, with the follow up 'Billion Dollar Gravy" in 2003 and 'Power Ballads" in 2005.
Between 2003 and 2005 Tony fronted London Elektricity Live with jazz/soul legend Liane Caroll, vocalist MC Wrec, co-producer Landslide and The Jungle Drummer. Touring everywhere from Birmingham to Brazil, they released two DVDs – 'Live Gravy" (2005) and 'Live At The Scala" (2007).
Returning to the studio in 2008 London Elek created his fourth studio album 'Syncopated City" followed by album number five, 'Yikes!" in 2011, which features the vocal talents of Swedish vocalist Elsa Esmeralda and was launched at the iconic Hospitality Brixton.
In recent years London Elektricity has continued to push the boundaries of drum & bass with his talented roster of artists signed to the ever-growing label that is Hospital. With London Elek leading the way, last year the drum and bass powerhouse took home two impressive sound-clash trophies; with London Elek's mixing abilities and knock-out selection taking out all competitors in the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Drum & Bass Soundclash and V Festival's Rudimental vs Hospital Allstars takeover.
In 2014 Tony also worked on an exciting project, alongside S.P.Y and Diane Charlemagne, creating the soundtrack for the incredible Street Child World Cup in Rio – 'I Am Somebody". Of course London Elektricity continues to tour the globe, having already hit Australia, New Zealand and Japan in just the first half of 2015. Somehow he's also managed to squeeze in enough time in the studio to work on his highly anticipated sixth studio album, just watch this space.