Drum & bass doesn’t get more soulful than when Makoto is at the controls, and he’s upped the bar yet again with his highly anticipated ‘Spread Love (feat. Pete Simpson)’ cover, which is seeing a standalone release B-side and atmospheric masterpiece ‘Contact’. With a complete recreation of the entire instrumentation including freshly recorded strings, guitars, backing vocals and Pete Simpson tearing up the lead vocal, Makoto’s 2021 version is a truly phenomenal body of work which has been crafted with the utmost precision and delicacy.
As one of the founders of Japan’s drum & bass culture, Makoto is a man who needs little introduction. On his sixth studio album, ‘Tomodachi Sessions’, he presents 15-tracks of exquisite, sun-drenched drum & bass soul. Each and every track is a collaboration with a close friend, that has played a part in his twenty-year career, with the likes of DJ Marky, S.P.Y, Bop, MC Conrad, Pola & Bryson, Degs, Karina Ramage and more.
In collaboration with Microsoft Studios for the release of the critically acclaimed game for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be releasing the first ever exclusive and bespoke soundtrack for the game!
2018 sees the return of Hospitals’ most iconic compilation series, Sick Music! After a 6 year hiatus, we’re bringing back the series that launched artists like Fred V & Grafix, Wilkinson, Sigma, and Netsky! In 2018 we bring 24 brand new and unreleased tracks, from the likes of Danny Byrd, Hugh Hardie, Keeno, Mitekiss, Unglued, Whiney, Urbandawn and the first ever single from Kings Of The Rollers. Spanning the full spectrum of D+B this flagship compilation’s return is the ultimate way to kick start 2018.
Mullett is back in the Rinse FM studios for our monthly takeover showcasing the very best in worldwide drum & bass, including new music from Royalston, Fred V & Grafix, S.P.Y, Enei and more + a 30 minute guest mix from Makoto.
Makoto, a man who’s been instrumental in Japan’s drum & bass movement since the birth of the genre, now signed exclusively to Hospital Records presenting his fifth solo album ‘Salvation’. A perfect fit bringing that trademark sound across 14 tracks of authentic soul and rolling jazz inspirited drum & bass.
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