New D&BArena 2012 album
Recently had some words from D&BArena boss The Risky about the huge new comp (link and sampler below)
DB: I notice the exclusives on here and I feel that this is a really varied compilation of tunes, is that the case?
Risky: When looking for the exclusives, I wanted a broad range of tracks, so you’ve got everything from the jungle flavoured ‘Look Sharp’ by Serum, to the minimal sounds of ‘Rude Industry’ by Stray & Halogenix, to the dark rollin’ sounds of ‘Ignition’ by Optiv & BTK featuring the vocal talents of Ryme Tyme. I’ve been playing all the tracks in the Drum&BassArena podcast and they’ve all been received really well, even Radio 1’s Zane Lowe picked up on Dimension’s ‘Children’ and made it his first ever drum&bass Next Hype track.
DB: Was speaking to ZL in person last week, who spoke about his love of the music. So what new changes have you had at Arena HQ and what’s coming up in the pipeline?
R: The biggest change recently has been evolving our editorial content with lots of new written features. We’ve also got some pretty big events coming up this year and we’re due to hit our 200th show on D&BTV LIVE on 6th June, where we’re doing a very special 24hr show, with the aim to give back to the music community, in particular the future generation who will carry on the drum&bass/music legacy – which we’re doing with leading music charity, Rhythmix.