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The founding father of the Hospital imprint and mouthpiece of the multi-award winning, chart topping Hospital podcast, London Elektricity is a name that should need no introduction. Since starting the label in 1996, Tony Colman has carved out a fearsome reputation as one of the pre-eminent names in D&B and remains at the forefront of the scene to this day.
This incredible 12" release marks the first London Elektricity release for over two years and is the first single to be taken from his highly anticipated forthcoming album 'Yikes!' which is due out at the end of April. His last release 'All Hell Is Breaking Loose' stormed on to the Radio One playlist, proving his underground and overground credentials once again. A lot has changed since 2008's 'Syncopated City: 'this is my first release for 3 years, and features the vocals of Elsa Esmeralda who graced 'Just One Second' from my last album Syncopated City. Elsa features on 7 tracks on my new album 'Yikes', and I can safely say this is easily my best work to date. Yikes has been 2 years in the making, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! '
Sparse and minimal, 'Elektricity Will Keep Me Warm' is UK bass music at its most soulful and imaginative. A stripped down 'think' break, 808 subs and laconic piano chords drive the main tune along with an absolutely outstanding vocal performance from Elsa Esmarelda, whose previous London Elektricity collaboration "Just One Second" has become a massive Hospital anthem.
"The Plan That Cannot Fail" on the flip side is an awesome slice of instrumental d+b magic. Get ready for hands and lighters in the air as the tune builds and evolves into a heart-rending powerhouse, built around a rich piano progression and tripping breaks. Absolutely sublime.
London Elektricity continues to be one of the finest purveyors of forward thinking, ground-breaking music and this single is a testament to his ongoing success. As the mounting anticipation surrounding the release of his album builds, all eyes are firmly fixed on the Colminator as we enter spring 2011.