Is it fair to criticise artists sharing their Spotify stats?

The drum and bass scene has had its fair share of beef, drama and internal politics over the years, but few events in recent memory have kicked up such a furore as this weekend’s Spotify stat sharing scandal.

Since last Thursday, when the streaming platform provided all artists and fans with their listening stats for the year, some of saltiest and cynical sides to certain factions of the D&B community have been on display.

In case you need to catch up; Spotify’s Wrapped 2018 campaign tells artists the amount of plays they’ve had, how many fans they have, how many hours have been spent listening to their music and the number of countries in which people have tuned in. Some artists, especially the new generation, have been pleased enough with their stats to share them online. Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About Whiney: Waystone

We already shouted Whiney’s second album Waystone as being one of the strongest albums Med School has released in years when we announced its release.

Now with even more weeks of listening time, and finding out more about how it came to be and where Whiney is at creatively and mentally, we stand by that description even more.

It’s evident the minute you hear those ‘London’ samples and the low passed amen rumbling in the background of the almighty intro track The Capital; Whiney’s going in all guns blazing. Continue reading

Insomniac Unveils ‘Insomniac Music Group’ Label Services For Artists

It’s a big day for Insomniac, as the company has announced Insomniac Music Group. Moving forward, the in-house record label services group will oversee music operations including management and distribution for established and upcoming artists alike.

Insomniac currently provides services to Chris Lake’s Black Book Records, Fisher’s Catch & Release, NGHTMRE & SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations and more. Insomniac has countless prominent releases under its belt including Fisher’s smash “Losing It,” Chris Lake’s “Turn Off The Lights,” “Lose My Mind,” and “Deceiver” with Green Velvet. Continue reading

Sydney Festival: Overdoses Result In 1 Death, 2 More In Critical But Stable Conditions

There were three reported overdoses at a Sydney music festival over the weekend, resulting in one death and two others in critical but stable conditions. The occurrences happened at Knockout Games of Destiny at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday night.

Despite extensive searches and bans on 69 individuals, festival goers inevitably partook in drug activity. One 19-year-old man at Concord Hospital pronounced dead, and two women ages women, ages 19 and 25, suffered from treatable overdoses.

Earlier this year, two other people died of overdoes at Sydney music festival Defqon.1. Continue reading